Each year, the Alumni Association Endowment Fund Committee awards grants to Wheelock College alumni to assist in the development or completion of a clearly defined idea or project. This year, the committee awarded four grants, each in the amount of $750.
Called the Marjorie Wolf grant, the award is given to alumni with proposed projects that demonstrate Wheelock’s mission to improve the lives of children and families, and it is given with the expectation that each recipient will keep the Alumni Association Endowment Fund Committee informed about the status of his/her project and share it in its completion with them and the Wheelock community within a year of receiving the grant.
This 2016 winners are:
- Gwynneth Delong ’71 for her program titled “Girls’ Circle,” which is the center of the Working Group on Girls of Schenectady. The grant will fund field trips for girls to visit college campuses and theater productions and to host an author visit.
- Jamie Donchin ’10 for her program titled “Continuing Connections: Guest Artist Guarantee,” which will fund the visits of guest artists to Continuing Connections, an organization that supports people with Alzheimer’s or with dementia and their caregivers as the disease progresses.
- Lauren LaBelle Morin ’08 for her program titled “Children’s Discovery Museum — Market Exhibit,” which will encourage healthy food choices to children of Cowlitz County, rated as one of the top five unhealthiest areas in the state of Washington.
- Jean Norman Clancy ’87 for her program titled “STEM 2 GO TOTES,” which gives children the tools to continue learning and discovering different elements in the STEM field even when they are outside the classroom. The “totes” will include books, activity cards, and all of the additional supplies that accompany the activity.
Wheelock congratulates all of you and thanks you for your commitment to the Wheelock mission.