Cummings School announces service fund for local nonprofits
Westborough/North Grafton – The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University announced a fund to support nonprofit organizations in its host communities of Westborough and Grafton Aug. 13.
Applications will be reviewed on an annual basis by the school and given priority based on their ability to address community-identified needs. Projects with relevance to education are encouraged.
“Our students, staff and faculty live, work and volunteer in our host communities, and formalizing this giving program is one way we can give thanks to Grafton and Westborough,” said Deborah T. Kochevar, DVM, PhD, dean of the Cummings School. “Supporting local organizations that enrich the culture in this area is key to our service mission.”
Requests for funding should be submitted no later than Friday, Oct. 1 for consideration for funding in the next fiscal year (July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012). A committee comprised of Cummings School administrators, faculty and staff meets annually to review proposals and select grant recipients, and will inform requesters of its funding decision by the end of October 2010.
The Cummings School Service Fund grants typically range from $200 to $500.
Any proposal for projects or activities are welcome. Activities funded or supported in the past include a local education foundation’s STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) conference for middleschool students, the town of Grafton’s holiday festival and the Lions Club July 4 celebration.
Questions about the Cummings School Community Fund can be directed to Jean Poteete at 508-887-4740 or via e-mail at jean.poteete@ tufts.edu.
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