Save two dates in June for NCCF

Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation announces two upcoming events. Join the group June 8 for the first NCCF Apple-bee’s Flapjack Fundraiser.

Then, on June 17, help it celebrate another successful year at the annual meeting and the presentation of the prestigious George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award.

On June 8, start your Saturday by enjoying flapjacks while supporting NCCF and its Service Learning Project. This pilot program currently offers mini-grants to teachers in the Fredonia School District that encourage teaching and learning strategies that integrate meaningful community service for students. If successful, the program will expand into other school districts. NCCF volunteers will serve flapjacks from 810 a.m. at Applebee’s on Vineyard Drive. There will be balloons for the children and door prizes for everyone. Tickets are $5 and are available by calling 366-4892, visiting the website at www.nccfoundation.org, by e-mail at iklahn@nccfoundation.org, or by stopping by the office at 212 Lake Shore Drive West, Dunkirk.

June 17 is the date of the annual meeting. Attendees will receive updates on NCCF’s philanthropic successes and future strategies.

The votes are still out on the George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award, but join the group to celebrate another wonderful individual or organization’s contribution to Northern Chautauqua County. JCC North Training and Conference Center on Route 60 will host the event again this year from 46 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Call the office at 366-4892 with questions on either event.

Founded in 1986, the NCCF is dedicated to improving the community through the promotion of local philanthropy, strategic grantmaking and community leadership.

Served by a small staff and governed by an all-volunteer board of directors, the organization has distributed over $8.8 million in the form of grants and scholarships within the community.