Freeport CF Awards Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Grant

Sep 8, 2015 by

 

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FREEPORT, IL. –  September 8, 2015 – The Freeport Community Foundation Board of Directors awarded a $4,000.00 grant from the John M. Drogosz Youth Substance Abuse Prevention/Treatment Memorial Fund to The Rosecrance Foundation at a grant reception on August 27 at Rosecrance’s Griffin Williamson Campus.   Grants made from this Fund are directed to non-profit organizations with educational, prevention and/or treatment of substance abuse programs focused on helping youth ages 21 or younger in Stephenson, Jo Daviess, and Carroll Counties.

The Rosecrance Foundation will use the grant to acquire learning resources for the Rosecrance School, which is housed at the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus.  These resources include software that enables adolescents to prepare for their GED and four computers.  This technology will enhance the students’ learning experience at the school, a vital component of the clients’ treatment plan and unique among adolescent treatment centers in offering four hours of schooling daily.

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Dick and Marianne Drogosz present a $4000 check to Jason Gorham, Administrator at Rosecrance’s Griffin Williamson Campus; and Anne Boccignone, VP of Development for The Rosecrance Foundation. This grant, a gift from the John M. Drogosz Youth Substance Abuse Prevention/Treatment Memorial Fund at the Freeport Community Foundation, will be used to acquire learning resources including software that enables adolescents to prepare for their GED plus four computers.

Also, the Foundation will announce its fall grant awards at the Foundation’s 40th Anniversary Fall Grant Reception on October 22 at the Freeport Eagles Club, 1200 West Galena Ave., Freeport, IL.  Please RSVP to the Foundation by October 9 if you plan on attending.

The Freeport Community Foundation has a 40-year history as a community-based charitable organization guided by community leaders dedicated to providing financial solutions for current and future community needs.  501(c) (3) not-for-profit organizations from Northwest Illinois and the surrounding communities are eligible to receive funding.

For information or to apply for a Freeport Community Foundation grant, visit the web-site: www.freeportcommunityfoundation.org , or call 815.801.3035.  The foundation is located at 524 West Stephenson Street, Suite 102, in Freeport, IL.

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If you would like more information on this topic or to schedule an interview, please contact Dan Schmitt at 815-801-3035 or email Dan at fcfdirector@freeportcommunityfoundation.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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