Philanthropy is strong in Greene County as several funds at the Greene County Foundation made their annual awards. The Women of Worth membership meets annually to nominate, review, and award grants generated by their annual $120 membership fee. With a goal of having 100 WOW members, membership is open to any women in Greene County who wishes to support local not for profits and wants a say in directing those awards. WOW recently awarded grants to Middle Way House for operations at their new location; Open Arms for renovation of bedrooms in their group home; and Greene County Health Clinics for purchase of crash carts.
Members from the Greene County Health Clinics receive their award grant from WOW. L-R, back row: Mary Lou Quiel, WOW member; Crystal Plano, Corianne Vanderkolk, & Linda Bedwell: Greene County Health Clinics; Linda Haseman, WOW; front row: Cara and Aedan Gambill & Megan Crowe, Greene County Health Clinics; Carolyn Crichfield & Shelia Corey, WOW.
Also, the Board of Realtors/Greene County Fund, a new fund held at the Foundation, recently awarded grants to three local not for profits. The Board of Realtors Fund made grants to: Old Clifty Memorial Association, for the new roof and windows at the historical Old Clifty Church built in 1867; Open Arms, to support their education programming; and Bright Beginnings Daycare for playground upgrades.
Members of the Old Clifty Memorial Association receive grant funding from the Bloomington Board of Realtors. L-R: Mark Bush & Lisa Abbott, BBOR; Tom Jochim & Malea Huffman, OCMA; Lisa Funkhouser, BBOR.