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CWCF grants $5000 at The Grand 101 Gala to help provide local emergency messaging

Feb 13, 2016 – Elora ON – For Immediate Release  

When disaster strikes, who’s listening? The Centre Wellington Community Foundation (CWCF) is very excited to announce their support of the purchase of special technology that will provide 24-hour emergency messaging to Centre Wellington. The Grand 101.1, our local not-for-profit radio station, in partnership with the Township of Centre Wellington, is leading this worthy community initiative.

The Grand 101.1 hosted a fundraiser, the Grand Gala, on Saturday February 13th to raise awareness and funds for this important cause. Attendees enjoyed a delicious five-course dinner, participated in both live and silent auctions and were entertained by MC (and radio host) Mark Paine, before they danced to live music performed by The Lucas Rogerson Band.

In addition to ticket sales and auction bids, which contributed to the monies raised, the Centre Wellington Community Foundation (CWCF) provided a grant of $5000 to support the Emergency Communications System project.

CWCF cheque presentation to Grand 101_B

L-R: Scott Jensen (President TheGrand), Merrilynn Patterson, Mayor Kelly Linton, Randall Howard (CWCF Chair)

One of the Community Foundation’s primary mandates is to help match donors with community needs. CWCF is able to accept bequests and donations from individual community members to fund grants to support current community needs and initiatives. In this case, two funds, recently established by local Centre Wellington residents, the Kate & Margot Community Fund and the Middlebrook Community Fund contributed $2500 each to this grant.

The Kate & Margot Community Fund, supports a broad range of charitable activities especially those with significant volunteer commitment and the Middlebrook Community Fund, aims to support a broad spectrum of granting focused on the local Community and around emerging community needs. For more information about all of CWCF granting funds, visit: http://cwcfoundation.ca/funds

Download release PDF here: CWCF Media Release – CWCF grants $5000 to TheGrand101 2016-02-13