LETTER: Foundation congratulates 2013 graduates, offers you ways of supporting schools

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This time of year is very exciting for graduating seniors and their families. The Perry County Community Foundation share in their excitement as they change chapters in their lives and begin new paths.

Thanks to the generosity of community members, the foundation is pleased we were able to award 34 scholarships in the amount of $23,990 to Perry County students. We were especially pleased to attend Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City schools’ ceremonies for seniors in which we and others in the community were able to publicly congratulate students. It was an honor to shake the hands of these young people and see all the graduates and their families.

Community members have worked hard to create funds that benefit the citizens of Perry County, not only through scholarships but also through funds that assist organizations, civic groups and all three Perry County school districts.

The foundation works very hard to help individuals make their charitable dreams come true. So what is a way to honor this year’s graduating class and a way to give back to a Perry County school?

You can honor your alma mater’s graduating class by making a donation to the foundation in the name of the alumni fund for Cannelton, Perry Central or Tell City high school.

Each fund is unique to the high school it represents and each year money is granted to the high school to use for various projects.

These donations can be anonymous or if you desire they will be mentioned in the foundation’s annual report, and the class it is honoring will be mentioned. To donate or for more information, you may contact the Perry County Community Foundation by calling 547-3176, visiting our Web site at www.perrycommunityfoundation.org or sending e-mail to renate@perrycommunityfoundation.org.

Thank you to all who have donated to help others in the community! And on behalf of all who have given to the foundation and therefore to the community, we wish success to this year’s graduates.

Best of luck to the Class of 2013!

Perry County Community Foundation Director