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WAF awards funds to 21 organizations

WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington Area Foundation awarded $41,297.26 to a total of 21 organizations during a program at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center.

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Grant recipients and members of the Worthington Area Foundation Board of Directors pose for a photo following Monday night's awards program. (Ryan McGaughey/Daily Globe)

WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington Area Foundation awarded $41,297.26 to a total of 21 organizations during a program at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center.

  The $41,297.26 amount represented a record amount of philanthropy for the foundation. Of that total, $18,856.90 of the awards were given to six organizations that had endowments established by generous donors for their specific organizations. Those included Hospice Cottage, Manna Food Pantry, St. Mary’s School, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation and the Worthington Area YMCA.

  The remaining $22,440.36 was awarded to 15 organizations selected by the Worthington Area Foundation Board of Directors, along with members of the Wolf and Baker-Merrigan endowments, after reviewing the many applications the foundation received through its RFP application process.

  The following organizations were selected by the Wolf family and the foundation board: International Festival ($2,500), Kids-R-It ($2,000), Worthington Middle School ($750).

  The following organization was selected by the Wolf and Baker-Merrigan families: Our Lady of Guadalupe Free Clinic ($3,000).

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  The following organizations were selected by the Baker-Merrigan family and the foundation board: Love INC ($1,500), District 518 Marching Band ($1,500), Atlas of Osceola County ($950.06).

  The following organizations were selected by the foundation board: Junior Achievement ($500), Adrian Boy Scout Troop 32 ($1,625.46), Historic Dayton House ($1,000), Adrian Girls Scouts ($1,000), St. Mary’s School ($1,740), Friends of Memorial Auditorium ($2,000), Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra ($868) and Worthington Hockey Association ($1,500).

 

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