Tillotson Coaticook Regional Fund Highlights
$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.
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.
Rose-Ange Hebert of Coaticook’s Bassinette et Layette receives her
cheque from Johnny Samson.