The board and active membership of the Sewanee Civic Association has set the goal for this year’s Community Chest campaign.
This year, $128,950 was requested from 27 organizations. The goal has been set at $101,000 for this year.
The campaign will begin on Friday, Sept. 26 at the third annual AngelFest. Association members and community chest stewards will be on hand to answer questions about the organizations and to solicit donations.
Since 1908, the Sewanee Civic Association and its precursors have believed in the power of area citizens to help sustain community projects and programs. Because of Sewanee’s non-incorporated status, the citizens have always raised money for many municipal improvements. Through these associations, the community has funded many worthwhile endeavors, such as building parks and the elementary school, helping to complete Alto Road, funding a state highway to the Marion County line, and underwriting blue prints for the stone gates.
Since 1943 the Community Chest has raised tens of thousands of dollars each year for local groups that serve the common good. This money is used for annual funding, not just one-time grants. The goal of the Sewanee Community Chest is to help citizens by funding the community, which leads to a stronger quality of life for all. The Sewanee Civic Association is the supporting entity for the Community Chest.
Last year the Sewanee Community Chest, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, supported youth sports, outreach, and many community and educational programs in the tri-county area, a total of $108,000 in support to 28 organizations.
Donations are accepted at any time to PO Box 99, Sewanee, TN 37375. AmazonSmile donations are also accepted.
FOCUS NAME APPROVED
Beyond Sewanee Animal Alliance $1,250.00
Beyond Sewanee Blue Monarch $1,000.00
Beyond Sewanee Franklin County Adult Activity Center $500.00
Beyond Sewanee Franklin County Humane Society $3,000.00
Beyond Sewanee Mountain Goat Trail Alliance $1,500.00
Children Boy Scout Troop 14 $300.00
Children Children’s Center $12,000.00
Children Cub Scout Pack 152 $800.00
Children Girl Scout Troop 2107 $200.00
Children Girls Scout Troop 621 $200.00
Children SES Parent’s Organization $20,000.00
Children Sewanee Little League $2,500.00
Children TigerSharks Swim Team $500.00
Community Aid CCJP $500.00
Community Aid Community Action Committee $10,500.00
Community Aid Folks at Home $5,150.00
Community Aid Grundy Area Arts Council $500.00
Community Aid Housing Sewanee $5,000.00
Quality of Life Dog Park $500.00
Quality of Life Fourth of July Celebration $3,000.00
Quality of Life Senior Citizen’s Center $12,000.00
Quality of Life Sewanee Angel Park $1,500.00
Quality of Life Sewanee Chorale $750.00
Quality of Life Sewanee Community Center $4,500.00
Quality of Life Sewanee Mountain Messenger $11,850.00
Quality of Life Thurmond Memorial Library $500.00