By Tianna Beckles
LEWES, Del.— Support services for people dealing with cancer, uniform shirts for the Boys Scouts and educational programs for senior citizens were just a few of several good causes supported by the Greater Lewes Foundation endowment for 2014.
A total of 17 proposals were received this fall by the GLF for grants to maintain and improve the quality of life in the Greater Lewes region. Successful applicants included Boy Scouts of America-Lewes Chapter, Cancer Support Community, Greater Lewes Community Village, Groome United Methodist Church, Lewes After-School Program, Lewes Historical Society, Lewes Senior Citizen Center, Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Ocean Waves Quilt Guild, and the Sussex Family YMCA.
“The foundation endowment receives many worthy requests each year,” said GLF chair Joe Stewart. “Our board and our grants committee were pleased to be able to continue their grant-making activities for the 12th consecutive year.”
Stewart also noted that in addition to annual grants made from the GLF endowment, the GLF has distributed over $5 million to local charitable causes through its various funds and program activities over the years. The GLF also awards a number of scholarships from several of the funds it maintains to graduating seniors from Cape Henlopen High School each June.
For more information about supporting the GLF endowment, leaving a bequest or starting a scholarship or charitable fund, call Executive Director Michael Rawl at (302) 644-0107.?