2016 NEWSLETTER OF THE GRANVILLE-TOLLAND DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS®
On behalf of all the volunteers and scholarship recipients of the Granville-Tolland Dollars for Scholars®, our heartfelt thanks to all patrons and sponsors for their generosity in supporting the Chapter’s ongoing work. We are pleased to share our activities over the past year.
Scholarships were awarded to 28 undergraduate students from our two towns, totaling $25,200 in 2016-2017. Scholarships are based upon merit, incentive and history of community service.
Our on-line application, located on our website, Granville-Tolland.dollarsforscholars.org, provides access for students to apply for scholarships conveniently and from any location.
The 2016 Mail-a-thon generated $10,342 and with other fundraising efforts from our towns, raising $3,197 (Harvest Fair proceeds, etc.), a total of $13,539 was added to this year’s available scholarship funds.
Scholarships were provided, honoring the following creators of our permanent endowment: Dorothy Miller, Jane & Stuart Watson, Everett O. and Miriam T. Rockwell, Walter A. and Katherine E. Phelon, 1st Lt. Travis Fuller, Elizabeth Meiklejohn Memorial Endowment, the Robert & Gloria Gery Endowment and The Ladies Aid Society of Tolland Honoring Bertha Fowler Hale. Benefiting from positive market performance and sound investment strategies, the endowment investment returns also provided significant monies for the scholarship funds.
In February, we held a “PaintSipFundraiser,” providing an evening of fun, creativity, and fundraising for scholarships.
In August, the Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub in Westfield supported us in “Dining for a Cause.” This was a terrific evening of laughter and fun, to see so many friends and neighbors enjoying a great dinner out while supporting our students. Be on the lookout for our next evening to be announced!
Through the continued generosity of the Granville Village School’s teachers and staff, Granville-Tolland Dollars for Scholars recipients continue to be beneficiaries of the school’s Dress-Down Days fundraiser. Special thanks to Lauri Schlosser for her support and organization of these funds!
The national motocross championships returned to the historic track in Southwick in 2016. Volunteers representing Granville-Tolland Dollars for Scholars donated their time to park cars on the regional school grounds and raised over $3,000 toward annual scholarships!
We participated in Granville’s 2016 Harvest Fair by providing an inflatable joust booth for kids and families and a Samsung tablet raffle. We wish to thank our volunteers and our local sponsors, who are listed below.
Art & Sarajane Adams
Don Johnson Carpentry
Jerome’s Party Plus/Taylor Rental
Karen McLaughlin, CPA
L & M Auto, Inc.
Paul Holmes Construction
Quality Auto Care
Southwick Collision Center
Southwoods Magazine Printing & Signs
Town Line Auto Salvage
West Side Oil
The Executive Board of Granville-Tolland Dollars for Scholars would like to extend our appreciation to everyone who helped to make this year’s Harvest Fair event very successful. Without student volunteers, committee members and especially our generous sponsors and patrons, the Joust booth and our annual raffle would not have been possible. The money raised from these events will go directly toward scholarship funds for the 2017-2018 academic year.
“Like” us on Facebook, and we’ll keep you updated on the “happenings” through the year. We welcome volunteers, whether for a single event or many through the year!
We are greatly appreciative for the continuous trust and support from many individual patrons, sponsors and those who established named endowments. Collectively, this financial support provides valuable financial assistance to our Granville-Tolland undergraduate scholarship recipients.