Tillotson Coat­i­cook Re­gional Fund High­lights

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Coat­i­cook

$240,000 in grants de­liv­ered to lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties since Tillotson Fund formed in 2012

$60,000 in grants de­liv­ered to 24 com­mu­nity groups Wide va­ri­ety of ap­pli­ca­tions, from Day camps to Se­niors’ en­ter­tain­ment On April 30, 2014, win­ners of the Spring com­pe­ti­tion of the Tillotson Fund gath­ered in Coat­i­cook to re­ceived fund­ing for their projects.

Mike Everett, Chair of the Tillotson Fund said, “We are ex­tremely pleased with the re­sponse of the com­mu­nity to our now-2-year-old fund. We had al­most twice the num­ber of ap­pli­ca­tions that we granted, in­di­cat­ing to us that the com­mu­nity has be­come more aware of our ex­is­tence”.

M. Everett pointed out that the Fund is grant­ing only the in­ter­est earned

on the funds do­nated by Neil Tillotson to es­tab­lish the Fund. Said Everett, “Ev­ery penny earned goes to com­mu­nity projects: we highly value the en­tre­pre­neur­ial and phil­an­thropic spirit of Mr. Tillotson, and we plan to be around for a long time.”

Among the grants awarded, many went to projects that en­cour­age young people to be ac­tive in sport, sev­eral dif­fer­ent projects ad­min­is­tered by the Lions Club of Coat­i­cook, and sev­eral to projects that fo­cus on the en­vi­ron­ment. “The only thing we don’t fund is con­struc­tion projects”, said Mr. Everett.

Mr. Everett was gen­er­ous in his praise of vol­un­teers who help the Tillotson Fund do their work: “Showa Best Glove pro­vided wine and cheese for our awards re­cep­tion, and of course the em­ploy­ees of Best Glove whose hard work pro­vided the prof­its to be­gin the Tillotson Foun­da­tion. And we want to ac­knowl­edge the vol­un­teers who give their time to the or­ga­ni­za­tions that we have funded.”

Ap­pli­ca­tions for the Fall Com­pe­ti­tion are be­ing ac­cepted and must reach Tillotson by Septem­ber 3 2014.

For more in­for­ma­tion or an ap­pli­ca­tion, con­tact Ms Ber­nais at 819 849 2737 or email Til­lot­sonFund@BestGlove.ca.

Photo cour­tesy

Ber­trand Gagnon and Monique Bé­gin, of the Club Lions de Comp­ton, re­ceived a cheque from Johnny Sam­son with Mr. Neil Tillotson (in framed pho­to­graph) look­ing on.

Lu­cie L’Esper­ance and Jean-Fran­cois Quirion, of Coat­i­cook mi­nor base­ball, are

Ju­dith Bolduc (cen­tre) rep­re­sent­ing the Tillotson Foun­da­tion.

Pho­tos cour­tesy

Rose-Ange He­bert of Coat­i­cook’s Bassinette et Layette re­ceives her

cheque from Johnny Sam­son.

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