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CAMBRIA COUNTY---“Having a deserving student receive the scholarship each year,” said Bud Strandquest, benefactor. “That’s my favorite part.” Bud Strandquest is the reason the Strandquest-Simmons Program and Scholarship exists. “The scholarship was set up as a means for us to give…

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Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund Offers Grants

BEDFORD, CAMBRIA, SOMERSET COUNTIES---The Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund (managed by the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies) is pleased to offer its Energy Audit Grant Program for the fourth consecutive year. This year, the program has broadened the eligibility requirements to…

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Making Makers of the Future

CAMBRIA COUNTY---Did you ever think about creating or inventing something? Or do you have an idea for a new business? If you do, then PittLIVE is the place where you can put your imagination to the test and the sky…

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Capture the Excitement

CAMBRIA COUNTY---The excitement surrounding Vision 2025 has really taken off in the last year, and now it’s adding a new twist. Vision 2025, Discover Downtown Johnstown Partnership, and Community Foundation for the Alleghenies have announced a new opportunity designed to…

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A Scholarship to Honor Olivia

SOMERSET COUNTY---The expression here today and gone tomorrow is bittersweet for the Van Deusen family. “Be thankful for each day you have to share with family and friends,” said Rebecca Van Deusen. Her daughter, 17-year-old Olivia was killed last June…

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Walking for Chris

SOMERSET COUNTY---“Promise me you will go on walks with me this summer? Even when it’s hot?” That was a voice memo on Christopher ‘Bub’ Ream’s computer, and the reason his mom decided to change a fundraiser for a scholarship fund…

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Empowering a Community

CAMBRIA COUNTY---One Johnstown family is turning their personal loss into a movement to energize a younger generation with the creation of a scholarship fund at the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies to honor their loved one and a walk/run to…

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Cuvée Community 2016

SOMERSET COUNTY--- When it comes to pairing the finest wines with the most delicious meals, look no further than the Cuvée Community fundraiser to benefit the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies and the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County. "We are…

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CFA Welcomes Hencel to the Team

CAMBRIA COUNTY---The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies is pleased to announce that Paula L. Hencel has joined the Foundation as its new Donor Services Officer. In her role, Hencel will serve as the frontline contact for donors who have established…

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Two CFA Interns Recognized

CAMBRIA COUNTY--- Two former Community Foundation for the Alleghenies Youth Philanthropy Interns were honored with a national award for the radio documentary, "An Unlikely Oasis in Johnstown, PA – Tranquility Gardens." This recognition comes as both an honor and surprise…

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