Com­mu­nity will ben­e­fit from new fund

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier Coat­i­cook

There­cently formed Til­lot­son Coat­i­cook Re­gion Fund gave out its first grants to local com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions dur­ing a cock­tail evening held in Coat­i­cook on June 5th. Over $64,000.00 was do­nated to fif­teen dif­fer­ent or­ga­ni­za­tions in Coat­i­cook, Stanstead, Ayer’s Cliff, Dixville, Water­ville, St-Hermenegilde, Comp­ton and St.Malo, thanks to the gen­eros­ity of en­tre­pre­neur Neil Til­lot­son, who died in 2001.

The fol­low­ing or­ga­ni­za­tions re­ceived money from this foun­da­tion: Coat­i­cook MRC’s Car­refour loisirs, $1000 and $5000; Ayer’s Cliff Ele­men­tary School Break­fast pro­gram, $1000; Sancta Maria School in Dixville, $1,500; Coat­i­cook Lions Club, $2000; l’Har­monie de Coat­i­cook, $2000; Fron­tier Lodge, $5000 and $3000; Coat­i­cook Nourri- Source, $3000; Ecole Notre Dame de Toutes Aides, $5000; Coat­i­cook Mi­nor hockey, $5000; Coat­i­cook Bassinette and Layette, $5,700; Sun­ny­side Ele­men­tary Book Pro­gram, $7,500; Water­ville’s La Perle Rare respite home, $7,500; and the Five Year Border Health Care Ed­u­ca­tion Ini­tia­tive, $10,000.

The mem­bers of this new foun­da­tion’s com­mit­tee are pres­i­dent Michael Everett, Jackie Ber­nais, Ju­dith Bolduc, and Jim Crook. There are also two Amer­i­can rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the New Hamp­shire Char­i­ta­ble Foun­da­tion of Neil and Louise Til­lot­son on the com­mit­tee, Tom Deans and Ben Gay­man.

“We have about $120,000 to award an­nu­ally and we will be giv­ing out grants twice a year,” ex­plained Mr. Everett. The projects that are con­sid­ered are those that help im­prove the lives of the young or se­niors. For more in­for­ma­tion or to re­quest an ap­pli­ca­tion form, send an email to tillot­son­fund@best­glove.ca. The dead­line for the fall do­na­tions is Oc­to­ber 1st, 2012.

Michael Everett pre­sent­ing a cheque to Re­becca McKelvey of Ayer’s Cliff Ele­men­tary School for their break­fast pro­gram last Tues­day in Coat­i­cook.

Pho­tos cour­tesy

Suc­cess­ful busi­ness­man Neil Til­lot­son, who died in 2001, wanted most of his wealth to be do­nated to good causes.

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