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Pugliese Foundation grants announced

December 22, 2008
The Herald-Star
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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