Sanders Foundation supports local organizations
Charitable groups receive $46,392
The gift of giving keeps on giving to local agencies through the annual awards presented by the Sanders Foundation of Winchester/Franklin County.
Sanders Foundation Awards Grants
Here are the award recipients of the Sanders Foundation grants. Pictured, not in direct order from left, are Kathy Pack with Salvation Army; Brenda Cannon, Sanders’ Foundation chair; Haven of Hope representative, Bruce Mitchell and Margina Wood; Janice Rose, Almost Home Transitional Housing Program; Pamela Morris, Raise-a-Reader in Franklin County; Lynne Farrar, CASA Works Inc.; Sarah Fell, Good Samaritan Ministries. In the middle row are David Rickey, Decherd Lions Club president; Rex Clark, Horse Play Inc. president; Belle Ruyten, Partners for Healing Clinical Resource and Outreach coordinator; Edith Snyder, Estill Springs Lions Club; Sharon Owens, New Life business manager; Robert Wright, New Life executive director; Lois Berryhill, New Life assistant director; Sherry Ashley, New Life assistant director; Angela Dupree, Franklin County Senior Citizens; Harry Fanning, Old Jail Museum.The back row includes John Cunningham, Salvation Army;T. Simmons, Sanders Foundation; and Angeline Mitchell,Volunteers in Medicine.
Last week, 17 local agencies were awarded a total of $46,392 from the Estelle, Abe, and Marjorie Sanders Foundation, according to Brenda Cannon, Foundation Chair.
The award checks were presented on Friday, Dec 20, 2014, at the Herald Chronicle offi ce.
“Again, the Sanders Foundation is pleased to continue the wishes of Estelle, Abe, and Marjorie Sanders by awarding financial support to agencies that impact the quality of life for residents in Franklin County,” Cannon said. “The diversity of the receiving agencies validates the vast needs within our community.”
She went on to say that each year there are more requests than (the board) can accommodate.
“However, we recognize the importance and impact of all agencies and appreciate the work they do to enhance the resources provided to the citizens of our community.”
The board awards the yearly interest income from the $1 million bequest given by Sanders Family to the citizens of Winchester and Franklin County.
The Sanders Foundation Board of Trustees in addition to Cannon are David Stewart, T. Simmons, Melinda Huffman, and Dr. Sam Paplanus.
The following organizations were awarded: Partners for Healing $4,000; Volunteers in Medicine $6,000; CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) $2,500; Franklin County Adult Activity Center $1,000; Wings of Hope Widows Ministry $2,000; Good Samaritan $2,000; Haven of Hope $3,892; Almost Home Transitional Housing Program $1,000; Salvation Army Franklin County Service Unit $2,000; Old Jail Museum $5,000; Winchester Lions Club $3,000; Raise-A- Reader $1,500; Estill Springs Lions Club $1,500; Horse Play $2,500; Decherd Lions Club $2,500; Franklin County Senior Citizens $2,500; South Middle School Life Skills $3,500.