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Pugliese Foundation grants announced

December 22, 2008
Trustees for the Charles M. and Thelma M. Pugliese Charitable Foundation recently announced the final grants for 2008, brings the total awards given this year to $502,000. Earlier this year, the foundation announced student scholarship grants to 11 area high schools totaling $22,000 and made a $170,000 payment to Steubenville City Schools for the newly opened West Pugliese Elementary School. The Pugliese Foundation Trust document provides grants to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations within 30 miles of Fourth and Market streets in downtown Steubenville. Receiving the final grants for the year were the Indian Creek Local School District, $100,000; the Community Foundation of Jefferson County, $60,000; Bethany College, $50,000; Salem Township’s Mills Community Senior Center, $29,000; Jefferson Joint Vocational School, $20,000; Jefferson Kiwanis Youth Soccer Club, $20,000; Steubenville City School’s Foundation, $5,000; Hounds’ Haven Inc., $2,500; East Springfield Community Center, $1,351; A Child’s Place Ltd., $1,149; and Eastern Ohio Correction Center for Men, $1,000. On hand for the distribution of the second half of this year’s awards were, sitting from left, Cathy Rusnak of CASA; Betty Davis of Martha Manor; Douglas F. Naylor, Pugliese Foundation trustee; Terri Antill of the Community Foundation of Jefferson County; and Barbara Florak of Martha Manor: and standing, Tom Timmons of the Steubenville Kiwanis; Jene Watkins, superintendent of Indian Creek; John Marshall of East Ohio Correction Center; H. Lee Kinney, Pugliese Foundation trustee; Dale Edwards, superintendent of Jefferson County Vocational School; Terry Bell, Salem Township trustee; Bill McElwain, Pugliese Foundation trustee; and Charlie Dinger, vice president of Hounds’ Haven.
-- Ron Smith

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