Million Dollar Sundae Social Celebrates Nearly $1 Million for Students and Citizens in the Southern Local School District
Hemlock, OH – Donors, current and former board members, and people passionate about the Southern Local community in Perry County gathered on Sunday, September 11over ice cream, sprinkles, and hot fudge to celebrate a major milestone: raising nearly $1 million dollars for the Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund (SPCAEF).
The event, held on the Southern Local School District campus in Corning, brought together people passionate about the Southern Local School District to celebrate nearly $1 million in funds while enjoying time with one another and ice cream. Local citizens and businesses supported the event, including Kathy Jones who baked cakes, Tom’s Ice Cream Bowl which provided the ice cream sundae toppings, and Anew View which created the floral centerpieces.
“The SPCAEF board is thrilled to share that we are just $11,000 from reaching our $1 million milestone,” said Angela Plant, president of the Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund board. “By reaching $1 million in endowment, SPCAEF will be able to award approximately $40,000 each year in grants and scholarships to Southern Perry County citizens. This day is the result of so many generous gifts from donors committed to the Southern Local community and volunteers committed to the cause. We look forward to seeing who will participate next.”
SPCAEF was established in 1987 to create resources to promote academic experiences for residents of the Southern Local School district. A member of the Community Foundation for Perry County’s Family of Funds and composed of 21 donor-established funds, SPCAEF partners with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) to provide scholarships as well as community mini-grants to promote academic excellence and enrichment opportunities for Southern Local School District residents.
SPCAEF is just $11,000 away from reaching its $1 million endowment goal. Your gift today will allow citizens in the Southern Local School District to benefit from $40,000 in grants and scholarships annually. Gifts to the Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund are tax deductible and can be made in many ways, including cash, bequests, and life insurance. Donations can be made online at www.AppalachianOhio.org by designating the Southern Perry County Academic Endowment or one of its component funds when donating. To mail your donation, please designate the Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund and mail to PO Box 456, Nelsonville, OH 45764.
To learn more about SPCAEF and how you can support students and residents alike in your community, please call 740.753.111 or visit www.AppalachianOhio.org.
About the Community Foundation for Perry County
In 2012, past and present Perry County residents created the Community Foundation for Perry County (CFPC) Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. The CFPC was created to provide grants to advance charitable projects of benefit to Perry County residents. It also establishes a collective resource for all those looking to support Perry County’s current and future opportunities through charitable giving. More information can be found at www.cfpcohio.org.
About the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is a regional community foundation serving the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. A 501(c)(3) public charity, the Foundation creates opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. For more information about FAO, visit www.AppalachianOhio.org.