Congratulations to the 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar
The Women’s Fund at the Steuben County Community Foundation (SCCF) awarded Turning Point Homeless Shelter $5,400 in May 2017 to upgrade their small kitchen. Recently completed, the kitchen is now an open area that families, who are without a home, can utilize during their stay at the shelter. Turning Point transformed a space that had been used for storage and was not functional at all into an area where families can cook together, children can work on homework at the table, and families spend their evenings in conversation.
The Women’s Fund at SCCF, established through the legacy of Lucille Whitman and Wava Aughenbaugh, awards grants to local organizations who are working to improve the lives of women and girls.
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Pictured here are Jacqui Gentile, SCCF Program Officer; Shannon Hentzell, Director of Turning Point Homeless Shelter; Rita Lechleidner, Women’s Fund Member; and Julie Troyer, Women’s Fund Member and Secretary of SCCF Board of Directors.
The FIST School Personnel Resource Grant is now open! This grant is for school personnel looking to enhance instruction programs or support school activities that correspond with the FIST mission statement.