Community orgs encouraged to apply by Feb. 22
Gifford Health Care seeks applicants for the 2019 Philip D. Levesque Memorial Community Award, a $1,000 grant given annually to a local organization involved in the arts, health, community development, education, or the environment.
The Gifford Board of Trustees established the award in 1994 in memory of Levesque, Gifford’s beloved president and chief executive officer from 1973-1994.
“Philip Levesque was an admired leader who was dedicated to serving our communities in the White River Valley,” said Ashley Lincoln, Gifford director of development and public relations. “His legacy of generosity continues through this award, and we look forward to reviewing applications from the many community-focused organizations in our area.”
Previous award recipients include the Bethel Recreation Department, Safeline, Stagecoach, Orange County Parent Child Center, Quin Town Senior Center, South Royalton School Recycle Compost and Volunteer Program, Bluebird Recovery Program, Kimball Library, Bethel Playground Project, Chelsea Little League Field, Rochester Chamber Music Society, Royalton Memorial Library, Tunbridge Library, White River Craft Center, Interfaith Caregivers, Chelsea Family Center, Granville Volunteer Fire Department, HealthHub School Clinic, and the Rochester, Hancock and Granville Food Shelf.
Applications for the 2019 award must be made in writing by Friday, Feb. 22, and include a detailed one-page description of a community project, estimated budget and timeline for project completion, expected results and benefits, and a copy of the organization’s 501 (c) (3) certificate. Completed applications may be sent to The Philip D. Levesque Memorial Fund, Gifford Medical Center Development Office, 44. S. Main St., Randolph, VT 05060.
A committee of hospital staff and Levesque’s family will review applications and select a winner. The 2019 award recipient will be announced March 9 at Gifford’s Annual Meeting. For more information, call 802-728-2380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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