Cambridge Alumni and Friends Educational Fund 2012 disbursements

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The Cambridge Alumni and Friends Educational Fund recently awarded the group’s third cycle of grants.

Cambridge Alumni and Friends

The Cambridge Alumni and Friends Educational Fund recently announced the 2012 grant awards. Shown are, l to r, seated, grant recipient Johanna Morris, Fund Trustee Kathy Milligan; standing, Jose Borrel of Colgate-Palmolive, grant recipient Danielle Eubanks, grant recipient Lori Taylor, Fund Trustee Bill Cowgill.

Recipients and their award amounts for 2012 include:

• Danielle Eubanks, Cambridge Middle School — purchase four iPads, $2,500

• Johanna Morris, Cambridge Middle School — bullying prevention program, $550

• Lori Taylor, Cambridge Middle School — painted ceiling tiles, $350

• April Castello, South Elementary School — Ten Marks math program, $1,000.

Disbursements totaled $4,400.

The first disbursement of the Cambridge Alumni and Friends Educational Fund, began in 2008, took place in 2010. The organization funded a visit to all city elementary schools by COSI.

“More people have ties with their high schools than their colleges,” said Trustee Maribeth Wright. “It was started by an alumni group. We wanted to come back and support our schools.”

Funding sources include district alumni.

“Trustees reach out to donors, alumni of Cambridge city schools,” Wright explained. “We’ve been really successful at it. Every year we’re able to give grants as we develop the fund. Colgate partnered with us this year. We’re still in the process of building this fund.”

Committee members are graduates of Cambridge High School, and include: Dave Bennett, 1978; Bill Cowgill, 1975; Tom Green, 1968; Rick Lilienthal, 1972; Kathy Milligan, 1975; Dee Schick, 1963; Maribeth Wright, 1976; Dave Caldwell, 1981; Tim Evancho, 1978; Donna Gander, 1955; John Mark Nicholson, 1971; Debbie Mosser, 1976; and Ed Wright, 1980.

For information, call 740-753-1111.
Related information also is available at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio website: www.appalachianohio.org