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NY Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund, Inc. Special Grants Program

Author: Grace LeGendre/Tuesday, July 22, 2014/Categories: Grace LeGendre

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JOIN IN ALL THE EXCITEMENT!  Apply for a special grant from the Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund, Inc. and help your chapter fulfill a dream. Your community will benefit and learn more about NYS Women, Inc., its chapters and regions.  This can also be a wonderful membership tool.

The special grants program began in 2004 and is now an annual event.

What is the special grants program and which organizations are eligible?

The NY Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund, Inc. awards special grants to NYS Women, Inc. chapters or regions. Also eligible are organizations, not affiliated with NYS Women, Inc., that sponsor educational or research opportunities to further the advancement of working women (for example: AAUW).

Which NYS Women, Inc. chapters have received grants in the past?

The following chapters have received grants – Buffalo Niagara, Norwich BPW, Youth Leadership, Grand Island (twice), Professional Women of the Finger Lakes, and Steuben County – for programs on I.D., the Women’s Conference, breast cancer awareness, diabetes awareness, jumpstarting careers and business, and military awareness.

How can NYS Women, Inc. chapters help to continue the special grants program?

Collect your quarters and donate the proceeds to NY Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund, Inc. The Mohawk Valley Chapter has collected funds all year by using Owls! Their handout pictures owls with the GLEF logo; the caption reads. “Owl help . . . will you?” Great job, Robin Bridson and Mohawk Valley Chapter members!

Who is is on the special grants committee?

The special grants committee chair is Barbara Ziegler. For additional information please contact her at bpwyonkers@aol.com. Betty Drislane and Sue Fayle are also members of this committee.

Applications for the 2015 special grants program will be available in fall 2014 on the GLEF website, www.gracelegendre.org.  Applications must be submitted by February 28, 2015.  The special grants program is available to NYS Women, Inc. chapters, regions and other women’s organizations.

For more information on GLEF, go to www.gracelegendre.org.  Help spread the word that financial help is available for a woman registered in an advanced degree program at an accredited New York State college or university. 

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