The Springville-Griffith Community Education Foundation is seeking ideas from local organizations and community groups as it plans its annual silent auction and wine tasting event, scheduled for November 9.
Community Education Foundation Organizes Spring Event
The Springville-Griffith Community Education Foundation will hold a steak dinner to raise funds to replace curtain panels in the S-GI High School Auditorium on Thursday, April 18.
Last summer, the Foundation organized a similar event to support the purchase of equipment for the S-GI athletics department, in particular the football program. For the spring, the organization reached out to the district’s music program to find out if there were any immediate needs that could be met by a fundraising effort from the Foundation.
After hearing of the state of some of the curtain panels in the auditorium, Foundation members agreed that their replacement would give a much needed update to the look and color scheme of the district’s popular and well-used performance space.
When: Thursday, April 18 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Papa Jake’s Restaurant, Springville
Tickets: $25 per person; tickets will be available for purchase before and during the “Spam-a-lot” production at the high school; advance purchase strongly suggested, as quantity is limited.
For more information: 592-2296, 592-2988, or email@example.com
For tickets or more information, call 592-2296 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cash donations and raffle items are gratefully accepted.
The Springville-Griffith Community Education Foundation is now accepting applications for minigrants and grants for 2013.
Please return completed applications before May 3, 2013 to:
Springville-Griffith Community Education Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 7 / 243 West Main Street
Springville, NY 14141
Text of the Application:
The Springville-Griffith Community Education Foundation, Inc. (the “Foundation”) is dedicated to providing funding for the creation and implementation of educational programs, facilities and activities involving education, art, physical education and other school and community programs. The Foundation is pleased to offer grants to individuals and organizations in the Springville community for projects that fulfill our mission.
Who May Apply? Individuals and organizations will be considered for Mini-Grants in the amount of $250-$1,499. Organizations will be considered for funding above $1,500. The proposed projects must take place within the Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District area.
What Projects Are Eligible? The Foundation looks for projects that fulfill our mission in innovative, creative ways. Proposed projects should provide a significant and defined benefit to target beneficiaries, and represent a new, or rethinking of an existing, community initiative.
- At the conclusion of their project, recipients of grants are expected to submit a report describing project results to the Foundation.
- Mini-Grant funds may be used for educational materials and supplies, computer hardware and/or software, scientific or mathematical equipment, printing expenses, and other uses as part of innovative initiatives.
- Any equipment purchased through a Foundation grant becomes the property of the organization awarded the grant, or the Foundation. It shall not become the property of any individual who is expected to implement the project. The foundation will indicate property rights in its award of grants.
- Grant requests may be partially- or wholly-funded.
- Have potential for replication or dissemination among teachers and/or schools (if applicable);
- Be outside normal budget or planning considerations;
- Projects might also explore use and integration of new technologies, expand experiential learning opportunities and/or engage families and/or communities in education.
- The Foundation requests that Mini-Grant and Grant funds be used within six months of being awarded.
How do I apply? Grant applications should be received by the Foundation on or before the stated deadline. To expedite the approval of your application, be sure to include all of the requested information. You will receive a confirmation by phone or by email when your application has been received.
Please contact the Foundation at email@example.com with any questions, or direct your question to any board member.
Mail applications to: Springville-Griffith Community Education Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 7 / 243 West Main Street
Springville, N.Y. 14141
Please attach the following information to your application:
Describe the project, including its benefits, objectives and target beneficiaries, and explain how the project is expected to fulfill the Foundation’s mission. Be sure to provide a timeline for implementation and to explain how you will evaluate the project’s success. Think through who this project will assist, when and where it will be implemented, and how and why it’s important. Please include the projected submission date for a project evaluation. Provide a brief summary of relevant background experiences that will contribute to the success of the proposal.
Be specific about the funds you are requesting and your preferred funding schedule. If you will be purchasing equipment or software, be sure to verify that all technical requirements have been met. This section should include realistic estimates of all goods, services, etc. to be purchased. If you exceed the amount of a grant, your organization will be responsible for the cost. All expenses should be documented in the final project evaluation. In addition, the Foundation may, at its discretion, require periodic reports of expenses incurred during the course of project implementation. Equipment or intellectual property acquired through the grant shall be the property of the Foundation.
The Springville‐Griffith Community Education Foundation, Inc. reserves the right to reject any application for funding, without qualifying its decision.
Many thanks to Marlene Golabek of Golabek Photography in Springville for taking these pictures to capture some great moments form our event.
The board of directors of the Springville-Griffith Community Education Foundation would like to express its gratitude and thanks for the support given by dozens of local businesses, individuals, and organizations as we held our successful annual fund raising event on November 10. The auction items, sponsorships, contributions of time and talent, and the hard work of volunteers made it possible for our group to raise $15,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of Springville, $15,000 for Springville Youth Incorporated, and at least $7,000 above our $30,000 goal. We will be able to fulfill our pledges to both groups as promised, and allow us to continue our support of other local efforts through grants and mini-grants.
The support of the community made this possible. Our warmest thanks goes to an anonymous donor, who again supported our event at the platinum level. Gold sponsors included Gernatt Asphalt Products, Inc., Hannon Excavating/Hannon Site Development, Lamb and Webster, Peerless-Winsmith, Inc., and Waste Management.
Silver sponsors included Agri-Business Insurance/Roland Lunser, Michael A. Benson, Attorney at Law, Emerling Ford, Harris Beach PLLC, Hodgson Russ LLP, McDonald’s of Springville, Seneca Steel Erectors, and M&M Holland and Sons Propane.
Additional sponsors and friends included Aftermath Restoration, American Legion Post, Concord Post No. 431, Apple Dumplin Restaurant, Bank of Holland, Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, Brierwood Childcare, Creighton, Johnsen & Giroux, Attorneys at Law, Clear Creek Land Surveyors, Concord Land Realty, Dr. Paul Connelly, Franklin Street Storage, Joseph Giroux, Esq., Tom and Mary Irish, Jake’s Greenhouse and Christmas Trees, Gramco, Leslie Gibbon, Attorney at Law, Haddad Agency, Lehigh Construction, Pioneer Motorsport, R.A. Mercer & Co., P.C., Landscaping & Excavating by Miller’s, RJR Engineering, Schroder, Joseph & Associates, LLP, Spectrum Human Services, Springville Animal Hospital, Springville Door and Window, Springville Pediatrics, Stephen R. Schunk, MBA, VFW Post 5260, Wyoming County Mental Health Clinic and Chemical Dependency Services, and Boston Lions Club, Fornes Agency, Genesee Community College at Arcade, Jim Merenick, State Farm Agency, Grover and Elizabeth Riefler, John Sopko, Springville Veterinary Services, and S&S Taxidermy.
Thank you to Springville Health and Fitness, who offered a perfect venue for our event along with continued support for our organization as we planned the details.
Snacks and refreshments were generously provided by Julie’s Pizza, Papa Jake’s, The Office, Tops, Wegmans, Kiril’s, and helpful volunteer bakers.
Sincerest thanks to Erin Hannon and Barefoot Wines, who donated our delicious wine offerings, and to Faye Garbay, who volunteered for another year to organize our strong selection of basket items.
And thanks to entertainment, the Springville-Griffith Institute High School Jazz Band and Springville Community Jazz Band, and Tyler Bursee, who served as the master of ceremonies.
Basket Items Generously Provided by: Anonymous, Anything Printed, AutoZone, Baker’s Polish Pottery, Michael Basehart, Birdie Bishop, Bob Johnson Motors, Bonds Meats, Boston Hotel, Boys and Girls Club of Springville, Buffalo Ski Club, Buffalo Ski Club, Calico Club, Carpet World, Ceramics of NY, Cheap Chollies, Colden Country Inn, Colden Kitchen, Sue Michels/Colden Lakes, Colden Ski Shop, Concord Crest, Concord Detail, Concord Mechanical, Diamond Alpacas, Dr. Deb Dinoto, Steve Dyviniak, LMT, Laurel Ebert, Molly Frank, Friends of SYI, Frosty’s Zoar Valley Inn, Alpha Fountain, Beverly Gambino, Brett and Erin Hannon, Michael and Mary Hannon, Shea and Tammy Hannon, Heary Brothers, Fred and Tammy Heary, Joanna Heary, Ken and Marilyn Heary, Holland Hills Country Club, Holland Willows, Dr. Pat Hurley, Tom Irish, Linda Joseph, Jeremiah and Kara Kane, Scott Kearns, Margaret Keeney/Keeney Printing, Kissing Bridge, Kathy and Jerry Lunders/St. Louis Zoo, M&T Bank, Main Street Pizza, Mark’s Country Store, Melissa Massage, Michelle Oatman/Sorrento Cheese, Microtel of Springville, Ron and Nancy Phillips, Prima Oliva, Pukay Family, Root 39, S&S Taxidermy, SGI Faculty Association, SGI Music Department, SGI Varsity Club, Jen Shearer, John and Crystal Sopko, Southtowns Tireman, Spring Creek Athletic Club, Springville Country Club, Springville Hardware, Springville Health and Fitness, Springville Journal, Springville Opticians, SYI Student Program at Kissing Bridge, The Meat Shoppe, Three Girls Café, Tractor Supply Com., Valvo Candies, Village Optical, Becki Wendley, Mel Williams, Witter Davis, and Judy Wright. And additional supporters Alfred W. Dye Insurance, Attea & Attea P.C., Dee Bonenberger, and Mr. and Mrs. Lawton; and special thanks to A&J Rentals, Joe Casino and Son.
We hope to see you all next year!
Sincerely, the SGCEF Board of Directors
SPRINGVILLE, NY – Since 2008, the Springville-Griffith Community Education Foundation has selected a local organization to receive funds raised at its annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction. This fall, the organization is making change from its major support of one organization by choosing to support two groups with the proceeds of the fifth annual event, scheduled for Saturday, November 10.
Volunteers from Springville Youth Incorporated (SYI) and the Boys and Girls Club of Springville presented proposals to the foundation’s board in the spring that outlined how their organizations would make use of funding. The board selected these two organizations based on their positive service to the community and specific impact on changing the lives of children for the better. With the anticipated outcome of the November 10 event, the board anticipates providing $15,000 each to these groups.
SYI intends to put this funding towards the installation of playground equipment in the village of Springville. The Boys and Girls Club of Springville plans to use this funding to support a learning center room in its new facility on Maple Street.
Tickets are available for $20 or two for $30. They will be available from any board member, or by contacting 592-2296 or firstname.lastname@example.org after October 4. The event is scheduled for Saturday, November 10 at 6 p.m. at Springville Health
and Fitness at 243 Main Street in Springville.
The foundation has supported several large projects in the past five years that have contributed to the health, education and culture of Springville. In August, the foundation held a successful fund raiser in support of warmup uniforms and software for the S-GI athletic department. In 2011, it provided $25,000 to the Springville Center for
the Arts for capital improvements, and the year before, it gave $25,000 toward the purchase of a digital mammography machine at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital. The foundation has also provided grants and mini-grants to classroom teachers at Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District and community organizations.
As the date of the silent auction and wine tasting quickly approaches,
the foundation’s board is actively looking for sponsors, auction baskets, raffle items, and volunteers. For more information, contact Michael Hannon at 592-2296 or email email@example.com.
Over 200 guests joined the S-GI football program — players and coaches — at a steak dinner at Papa Jake’s in Springville on August 29. The event, planned by the foundation, drew guests and fans of the program in an event that raised funds for two items for the team. The first is a software package, Hudl, which is used by high school, college, and professional athletic teams to track statistics and support coaching efforts. The second is a set of warm up uniforms for the student-athletes to wear on game days and for travel to away games. These purple uniforms are team equipment and will serve the athletic program for years to come.
The raffle for five different items proved to be a very popular part of the event. Lamb and Webster provided a children’s riding tractor; S&S Taxidermy donated a hunting bow; Football Head Coach John Sopko and his wife, Crystal, provided a basket of cheer and UB Bulls tickets; Springville Health and Fitness offered a three-month gym membership; and, a community member gave two tickets on the 50 yard line for the first Buffalo Bills home game of the regular season.
The final total has not yet been calculated, but the foundation is very sure that it raised more than enough to cover the amount of the software package and uniforms.
On behalf of the foundation, thank you to all the student-athletes, the coaching staff, parents, district employees, fans, community members, and foundation volunteers who made it happen. Thanks also to Papa Jake’s for providing such a nice venue and delicious food.
The foundation has plans for a similar fundraiser to support arts and music at S-GI in the spring. Until then, look for information about the annual wine tasting and silent auction, to be held on Saturday, November 10, at Springville Health and Fitness.
See the team battle Salamanca on August 31, and come down to the S-GI High School Stadium on September 7 to watch them play their first home game against Eden.
The Springville-Griffith Community Education Foundation has announced that it has selected a group of grant recipients from its latest round of funding. The Foundation, which has provided mini-grant and grant funding to classroom, school district, and community projects since its beginning in 2006, will provide funding to the following projects.
Colden Elementary, Ms. Mitchell’s fifth grade classroom
$600 for math instruction materials
Colden Elementary, Ms. Krohn’s second grade classroom
$800 for math instruction materials
Springville-Griffith Institute High School, Ms. Urban/S.A.D.D.
$350 for S.A.D.D. Plants the Promise, to replace trees that were planted in memory of two S-GI students
Springville Elementary, Ms. Roskow
$1,300 for “garden games,” to be used for outdoor learning by elementary classes
Preschool Learning Center
$400 for musical instruments for use by students
The Foundation members are pleased to be able to support these worthy educational initiatives. Funding for these projects comes from community sponsorship and support for the Foundation events, such as the steak dinner on August 29, and its signature event, the annual wine tasting and silent auction, scheduled this year for Saturday, November 10. The Foundation intends to offer additional grant opportunities at a later date.
The Foundation will “keep the Friday Night Lights burning” with a fundraiser on Wednesday, August 29 to support the S-GI football program.
Join the S-GI Football Team, coaching staff, community members and new friends at Papa Jake’s at 6 p.m.
Get your tickets from any board member, by calling (716) 592-2296, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $25 per person.