Nonprofit community organizations encouraged to apply by February 23
Gifford Health Care is seeking applications for the annual Philip D. Levesque Memorial Community Award – a $1,000 grant established in memory of the hospital’s late administrator. Applications must be received at the hospital by February 23, 2018,
The award was established by Gifford’s Board of Trustees in 1994 in memory of Levesque, Gifford’s beloved president and chief executive officer from 1973-1994. Given annually to recognize Levesque’s personal commitment to the White River Valley, the grant is awarded to an agency or organization in Gifford’s service area that is involved in the arts, health, community development, education, or the environment.
“Philip Levesque was an admired leader who was dedicated to community service and improving our area,” said Ashley Lincoln, Gifford director of Development and Public Relations. “We’re excited to be able to carry on his legacy through this grant, and encourage community organizations to apply.”
The hospital first awarded the grant in 1995. Past recipients include Bethel Rec Department, Safeline, the Stagecoach, Orange County Parent Child Center; Quin Town Senior Center; Rochester, Hancock & Granville Food Shelf; South Royalton’s School Recycle Compost and Volunteer Program; Bluebird Recovery Program; Kimball Library; Bethel’s Playground Project; Chelsea’s Little League Field; Rochester’s Chamber Music Society; Royalton Memorial Library; Tunbridge Library; White River Craft Center; Safeline, Interfaith Caregivers; the Chelsea Family Center, and the Granville Volunteer Fire Department.
A committee of hospital staff and Levesque’s family will review the applications and choose a winner. Announcement of the grant award will be made at Gifford’s Annual Meeting in March. Applications must be made in writing and include:
- Detailed one-page description of the project
- Estimated budget and timeline for completion
- Expected results and benefits
- Copy of organizations 501 (c) (3) certificate
Send completed applications by February 23, 2018 to The Philip D. Levesque Memorial Fund, Gifford Medical Center Development Office, 44. S. Main St., Randolph, VT 05060. Contact Ashley Lincoln at (802) 728-2380 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.