Through a collection of funds, YCF fosters greater giving and volunteerism, builds endowments to ensure that grants are always available, and works hand-in-hand with thousands of local residents and donors to address our region's pressing challenges and most promising opportunities.
Hundreds of people have trusted our organization with their hearts and donations. Whether it's supporting education or athletics, the homeless or the arts, a new animal shelter or a clean environment . . . there's no end to the good we can do.
The Warner Theatre Preservation Fund was established by Morgantown native Lori Tanner, a CPA and investment-money manager living in Tucson, Arizona, to support the restoration and up-keep of the historic Warner Theater in Morgantown.
The endowment will provide funds as long as the theater is open and operated as a non-profit facility for the benefit of the community.
Donations: Warner Theatre Preservation Fund, YCF, P.O. Box 409, Morgantown, WV 26507.
After the assassination of two police officers in New York City, a number of local citizens wanted to demonstrate support and appreciation for the Morgantown police.
A trust fund was created with YCF for the purchase of a police dog. Due to the generosity of the local citizens involved in this effort, $12,500 -- enough for the purchase of a well-trained canine -- was donated to the fund.
The dog will be trained to find illegal drugs and to serve as an educational tool in Monongalia County Schools.
When Cassidy Seamon was in the third grade, she had a cousin who was ill and in the hospital at Christmas time. She asked her mother Doreen if Santa could take the gifts intended for her and deliver them instead to other children who had to be in the hospital over Christmas.
When she turned 16, Cassidy decided she wanted to make a bigger impact for the children at the hospital, so she started The Little Toy Train Endowment Fund so it would continue to give gifts after she went away to college and beyond.
Bridgeport physician Mike Hess started the Child Instrument Recycle Program (Chirp) to make used musical instruments available to promising music students who canít afford to buy new or used instruments on their own.
Chirp brings together the desire of young students who want to learn to play an instrument with used, donated instruments. The goal is to keep people buying into music at a time when a lot of programs are being cut for lack of funding. The long-term purpose is to help children benefit from music education that can stay with them for the rest of their lives.
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March 31 deadline for scholarship applications
March 31st, 2016
Thursday, March 31 is the deadline for applications for scholarships distributed by Your Community Foundation.
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