Olney Civic Fund Grants Awarded
- Olney Help - emergency financial assistance for three Olney families in need
- Olney Theatre - enabling more students to participate in the New Voices Theatre Training Program
- Winter Growth - purchase of medicine cart enabling more interaction with residents
- Project Change - underwriting activities for their first annual Oktoberfestival (October 2019)
- Olney Theatre to support additional sensory sensitive shows for those on the autism spectrum
- Olney Help to support two families with financial assistance
- Olney Farmers and Artists Market to support their kids entrepreneur's program.
- Project Change to support Teen Coffeehouses with live music organized by and for teens
- Olney Help to support two families
- Our House to fund art supplies for their new art therapy program
- First Generation College Bound to support several Sherwood HS seniors through the college application process
- Project Change to support Teen Coffeehouses which has live music by and for teens
- Olney Adventist Preparatory School to work with Olney Civic Fund to plan and run the Olney Golf Classic. Proceeds will be shared
Impact of Olney Civic Fund Grants
The impact of Winter Growth's new medicine cart:
Having a medicine cart has improved staff oversight. Instead of having one staff member farther from the residents gathering medications, the cart allows all staff to be in close proximity of our residents. We are thankful for the funds provided by the Olney Civic Fund.
~Cyndi Rogers, Executive Director
It is thanks to partners like the Olney Civic Fund that we are able to inspire local youth, who are most in need of the transformative performing arts experiences.
OTC is also committed to ensuring students of all backgrounds may participate in the program [New Voices]. Given the financial strain that many families are experiencing, OTC will eliminate all fees for the 2020 program. Support from the Olney Civic Fund helps to make this possible. Thank you again for your generous investment in our mission to inspire and dedicate the next generation of theatre-makers.
~Michael Merier, Institutional Giving Manager at the Olney Theatre Center (OTC)
Debbie Ellinghaus from Olney Theatre Center
and Jodi Finkelstein, OCF Gifting Chair
Olney Farmers and Artists Market Members