The Community Foundation of West Alabama has issued a grant of $10,000 from its Disaster Recovery Fund to the East Alabama Community Foundation to help with the recovery efforts in Lee County. “Tuscaloosa remembers all too well the storms of April 2011,” commented Glenn Taylor, President of the CFWA. “When that tornado ravaged our community, our peer institutions from around the country rallied to our aid. This is the least we can do to help our friends in Lee County.”
Glenn, Mary Bess, Cynthia, and Claude met to discuss the grant.
Glenn is pictured with former students from his days in education. Angie Fuller Morrison is a former student at Tuscaloosa County High School. Samantha Logan Harbin and Alicia Edmundson Bynum both graduated from Northside High School. They are all serving as teachers in our area.
These organizations received funding through the CFWA Fall Grant Cycle: Hayse Boyd with the West Alabama Heritage Learning Center, Kim Turner of Boys and Girls Club, Misty Moon of Catholic Social Services, Lisa Maddox of Child Abuse Prevention, Holly Morgan of UA, Jim Medley of Kings Home, and Matt Holdbrooks of Kid One Transport.
Teachers from the Tuscaloosa City and County Schools receiving grants in the Fall Grant Cycle are Stephanie Hamilton, Eva Vest, Lori McGill, Kathy Perkins, Georgia Tidwell, Allison Wright, Julie Reid, Alicia Bynum, and Samantha Harbin.
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!
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!