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The Eugenia Pat Faucett Scholarship was established in 2007 and to date eleven students have received the prestigious award. The scholarship is open to students from TCHS who plan on attending the University of Alabama. The award is up to $6,000 for 4 years when meeting the necessary criteria. This year’s winner is Devin DiSalvo and is pictured with Sam Faucett and Claude Edwards.
Recently the CFWA held its spring grant cycle and awarded several grants. The following local recipients are pictured left to right. Marianne David of the Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre, Bill Shafer from the Salvation Army, Larry Deavers of Family Counseling Services, Rachel O’Sullivan and Bibby Bailey of Red Cross, Jean Rykaczewski with the West Alabama Food Bank, and Ashley Waid of the YMCA.
Anne Moman has faithfully served the CFWA as a director for 12 years! She has decided to step down and is shown accepting a plaque from Board Chair Claude Edwards and Vice President Mary Bess Paluzzi. We thank you Anne for your dedicated service!
Sherri Warner and Amy Echols of Kentuck Art Center and Museum are always happy to receive support from the Community Foundation. The CFWA gladly partners with them in their good work.
Ian Crawford directs the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society. This good work seeks to preserve the rich history here in West Alabama. The TCPS is also a supporter of the Community Foundation as we work together to enrich the lives of our citizens. Thank you Ian for your work!
Wilford Calhoun is a local historian and a treasure in his own right when it comes to history and West Alabama. He and the Friends of Historic Northport work tirelessly each year to educate the young students in our area about our rich heritage. The CFWA partners with the FHN to lend support to their good work.
The following teachers from the Tuscaloosa County School System received funding through the CFWA educational grants: Samantha Harbin, Dominique Tortorise, Dana Roy and Misty Turner. The CFWA is a strong supporter of education evidenced by the fact that over 50% of our funding in 2017 went to education!
The Tuscaloosa Children’s Center, Inc. has been a regular recipient of funding from the CFWA. This wonderful program partners with local law enforcement, the District Attorney’s Office, and the Department of Human Resources to provide investigative, advocacy, counseling, and community education to Alabama’s smallest victims of crime. We are proud to be a part of this great service. Ebony Johnson is the executive director of the TCC. The waiting room has hundreds of hand prints on the wall!
The Tuscaloosa City Schools and the Tuscaloosa County Schools were both represented recently with the presentation of grants for classroom teachers. In the past 5 years the CFWA has given $1 million to education in the form of teacher grants, scholarships, gifts to higher ed, etc. We are very thankful for our classroom teachers.