At its June 18, 2019, Scholarship Program, the Wayne County Community Foundation presented ten, $2000 Leon Scudder Scholarships to deserving Wayne County resident graduates. This is the thirteenth year that Scudder Memorial scholarships were presented. The Scholarship Fund was created in 2004 in a bequest by the late, Leon Scudder.
The Wayne County Community Foundation and the Luke Rickard Family are please to announce that Colin Rickard, a graduate of Honesdale High School, is thisyear's Scholarship winner. This scholarship sponsored by Luke's family, is presented in memory of Luke Rickard who died tragically in 1994. The $1000 scholarship is presented annually to a senior member of the Honesdale High School Boys Basketball Team. The recipient embodies the ideals of sportsmanship, teamwork and perseverance in the pursuit of excellence.
Wayne County Community Foundation "First Responders Fund" Awards Grant: The Wayne County Community Foundation's, "First Responders Fund," has awarded a grant to the Seelvyille Fire Company of Honesdale. The funds will purchase 'turn out' gear (bunker pants, coats,boots, etc) for their firefighters.
Foundation Helps Support "Thanksgiving Together:" The Wayne County Community Foundation awarded a grant to the "Thanksgiving Together" program at the Episcopal Church in Honesdale. The Church's efforts help provide a weekly Saturday, Free Community Luncheon for those in need in addition to a "full" Holiday dinner at Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.
Community Foundation Awards Grant to LACAWAC. The Yabon Foundation in association with the Wayne County Community Foundation recently award a $5000 grant to LACAWAC Sanctuary. The funds will be used for the development of a new Environmental Education Center that will increase LACAWAC's capacity to serve more students; provide environmental education programs year for local residents and visitors; and offer a venue where everyone can reconnect to nature and the world around us.
Foundation Gives to Farm Arts Collective. The Wayne County Community Foundation awarded a grant to the Farm Arts Collective ofDamascus. The funding will support this season of programs and for the infrastructure required to welcome the public to a working farm. The Farm Arts Collective mission is to nourish and build community through farming, at, food and ecology. Programs include farm-related workshops, agri-cultural public events,and performances.
Wayne County Community Awards Grant to Damascus Historical Society. Recently, the Wayne County Community Foundation awarded a grant to the Damascus Historical Society. The funds will be used for a building program and grounds improvement.
The Wayne County Community Foundation announces the appointment of Ryanne Jennings as the new Executive Director of the Wayne County Community Foundation, effective October 1, 2019. She will replace Paul Edwards who served as the Executive Director since August 2006.
Members of the Bryant Family presenting a check to the Wayne County Community Foundation
The estate of the late John E. Marshall has established a Donor Advised Fund at the Wayne County Community Foundation. Additionally, Mrs. Marjorie L. Marshall has donated substantially on her own to expand the projects that the Fund will support. The fund’s name is, “The John E. and Marjorie L. Marshall Fund.”