Goal Set for Community Chest Fund Drive

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

Total                                                                                      $101,000

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