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FBA “Trust” awards Village $40,000 grant for Volunteer Coordinator
Pardon us for sounding “official,” but we’re so very excited to announce what is indeed a big deal for the Village:
The Foggy Bottom Association Defense and Improvement Corporation, (The Trust), has awarded a $40,000 grant to Foggy Bottom West End Village.
The grant will provide funding for a Volunteer Coordinator and reduced membership fees for individuals with limited income.
“We at The Trust are delighted to support this important effort in our community and to recognize the people involved who have been working on the Village for the past two years,” said Ron Cocome, president of The Foggy Bottom Association Defense and Improvement Corporation and a past president of the Foggy Bottom Association.
Because nearly all Village services will be provided by a cadre of trained volunteers who mostly live in the Foggy Bottom West End neighborhood, the Trust’s funding for a part-time Volunteer Coordinator is crucial.
In addition, $10,000 of the grant is earmarked for reduced fee memberships to ensure that all neighborhood residents will have an opportunity to join, regardless of income. Or you can telephone Board member and membership co-chair Lorna Grenadier.
“Our Board of Directors is grateful to The Trust for their support and acknowledgment of this vital addition to community life in Foggy Bottom West End,” said Rev. Monroe Wright, Village Board President. “The gift to our reduced fee membership fund will ensure that persons of limited financial means will be able to participate fully in the Village offerings.”
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