Message From Our President - November 2019     

 

"As CSF of B-G-M Dollars for Scholars enters its 31st year, we are excited to announce continued growth. Two new permanently established scholarships were awarded to seniors this past May.

"Brooklyn Strong" Molly Tibbetts Memorial Scholarship - This endowed scholarship was established in Mollie's memory by her family with the loving support of a community and nation impassioned by her life. Mollie graduated from B-G-M in 2017 and attended the University of Iowa with plans to become a child psychologist to help children with mental health issues. This award gives preference to students pursuing the study of children's mental health or children's education.

Patrick McCoy Foundation Scholarship - The Patrick McCoy Foundation established an endowment to help fund scholarships, based on church attendance and participation, to graduating seniors who are also members of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Father Patrick McCoy served as priest of the church from 1970 to 1979.

Newsletter Distribution Changes - As Americans have migrated from landlines to cell phones, the foundation is faced with the ongoing challenge of maintaining an accurate address database. Along with increased postage expenses and world-wide Go Green initiatives, we have decided to reimagine our distribution practices. We will continue to mail or email the annual newsletter to donors who have established scholarships or donated within the past five years and individuals who have requested to be added to the newsletter distribution. Social media and website links will be used to reach out to alumni and families whose lives "have been or may be" touched by our scholarships.

New Partnership - We are excited to announce we have entered into an agreement with Great Western Wealth Management to assume the role of account custodian. The investment committee and board agreed this was an essential step towards sustaining a professional level of expertise as we develop a succession plan for a board comprised of volunteers. Our portfolio or assets will remain at D.M. Kelly & Company.

To Our Donors - Thank you for continuing to support the students of the B-G-M Community School District and making postsecondary education a possibility for all our students!"

-Becky Gwin-Lint, President and the Board of Trustees

 

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CSF of BGM 2019 Newsletter

A mailing campaign is held each year seeking contributions for CSF of BGM Dollars for Scholars. We mail or email the annual newsletter to donors who have established scholarships or donated within the past five years and individuals who have requested to be added to the newsletter distribution. If you have not received our newsletter or have a change of address, please send your updated information to us at csfofbgm@gmail.com. This email address is used for address updates only.