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RCEF Continues to Give

By Staff | Sep 11, 2015

Dale G. Niewoehner gives an appreciative Jorgen Knutson, Principal of Little Flower School, a check in the amount of $2,965.

The Rugby Community Endowment Fund (RCEF) recently awarded $14,248 in grants to local organizations. The Rugby Community Endowment Fund members are: Galen J. Mack, Dale G. Niewoehner, Robert Wilmot, Theone Stevenson and Tanner Johnson.

The RCEF recently announced that the committee has funded all applications they received for the 2015 grant disbursement period. According to Mack, “Every applicant received a portion or all of the funds they requested in their grant application.”

This year’s applicants and their awards as follows: Rugby High School Speech – National Forensics League Qualifying Tournament: $750, Pierce County Food Pantry – Food distribution & Christmas baskets: $1,000, The Growing Place Daycare Center – Air conditioner, toys & operational needs: $2,500, Village Arts, Inc. – 2015 community productions: $1,000, Tri County Senior Meals/Service – Nutrition services for senior citizens: $2,000, Little Flower School (Classroom Smart Board) – IFP Smart Board: $2,965, Little Flower Cemetery/Clarence A. Larson Post #23 American Legion – World War 1 Cemetery project & honors: $1,533, Geographical Center Historical Society – Building upkeep & renovations: $1,500, Heart of America Library – Board development workshop – Area Organization: $1,000.

According to Mack, these awards represent the largest annual distribution to community charitable organization ever made by the Rugby Community Endowment Fund. “Such grants are made possible, of course, by the current and past generosity of individuals and community business who have donated to this fund over the past 30 years,” he said. He continued, “Next year’s annual grant award will be even greater. Current and past members of the Rugby Community Endowment Advisory Committee thank everyone who has donated to the fund and make these annual grants possible.”

The RCEF was established in the early ’80s. The RCEF provides a method of receiving funds/donations to benefit projects for non-profits, schools and municipalities in the Rugby area. The monies that are being requested by the organization should be used for the general well-being of the people of rugby and the surrounding community. The fund is affiliated with the North Dakota Community Foundation, which is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation.

– Tribune Staff Report

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