Roy and Ellen Brigman founded Camp Roy-El in 1952. Over 40 years they welcomed 795 campers with physical disabilities.
After the camp closed, the passion of the Brigmans and Camp-Roy El continued through the Camp Roy-El Scholarship Endowment, created in 1992.
Looking back 25 years, 100 scholarships have been awarded to college students dedicated to helping those with disabilities. And, through the power of endowment, Roy and Ellen Brigman, and all of those who loved and were impacted by Camp Roy-El, are giving it forward, forever.
What impression will you make? Let's give it forward, together.
At your Community Foundation, we have the privilege of working with donors, helping them to create lasting endowments to support the causes they care about. We then also get to match that donor passion with a purpose – awarding grants to the organizations that are working every day to make life better here in our communities.
This concept – that we match donor passion with purpose – comes to life in many ways throughout the year. Most recently, it was realized when our Board of Directors approved more than $230,000 in grant awards to 50 organizations across our region, as part of our 2016 fall grant cycle. These awards bring our year-to-date grants total to more than $2.4 million.
Every one of our five focus areas – arts, education, environment, human services and youth – are represented in these recent awards. We are here to support varied donor interests and all of the areas that make our communities strong, vibrant, and healthy now and for generations to come… and our most recent grant awards reflect this unique way we participate in creating an exemplary philanthropic region.
Highlights from the 2016 Fall Grant Cycle:
These are just four quick highlights - there truly is a highlight and a story behind each of the grants awarded, as well as the donors that help to make these sorts of opportunities available for our communities. And, perhaps, one of the best highlights is that these grants are awarded from Endowments. This means that each and every year, forever, your Community Foundation has the wonderful responsibility and privilege of matching donor passion with purpose to help our communities thrive.
Want to see ALL of this cycle’s grant recipients? GO HERE.
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