Community Foundation Awards $28,000 in Engineering Scholarships

The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County is pleased to announce that a total of $28,000 from the Wilbur Gaunder Engineering Scholarship Fund has been distributed to several Knox County residents.  Scholarships include both new and renewing scholarships.  The announcement was made by Bruce Hawkins, chairman of the Community Foundation. Scholarships were renewed…

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Community Foundation Awards Hickman Medical Scholarships

The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County is pleased to announce that a total of $15,000 in medical scholarships has been distributed to seven Knox County residents from the Lillian C. Hickman Medical Scholarship Fund.  The announcement was made by Bruce Hawkins, chairman of the Community Foundation. Corinne Salva is a graduate of…

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Community Foundation scholarships totalling $542,350 awarded to area students

Scholarship Fund checks totaling $542,350 will be distributed in August by the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County to new and recent graduates of area high schools, as well as to several non-traditional students, according to Executive Director Sam Barone. Scholarships from four new funds are among those being awarded for the 2012-13…

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Welcome to our redesigned website!

Website technology has evolved tremendously since the Community Foundation’s first site went online in 2003. We are pleased to welcome you to our first major site update in almost a decade. In addition to improved navigation capabilities, our redesigned website offers greater flexibility in the presentation of video and photographic content, as well as better…

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2012-13 Youth Philanthropy Initiative members named by Community Foundation

Selection of 2012-13 Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) members has concluded with the naming of 18 new representatives from Knox County high schools and the home school community, Community Foundation Executive Director Sam Barone has announced. True to the spirit of the initiative, selection of new members was conducted last month by the 11  youth members…

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Work progressing on MVNU’s Buchwald Center Plaza

It’s always reassuring to see something positive resulting from tragedy, such as the 2010 fire that destroyed the landmark Downtown Mount Vernon S. S. Kresge Building at the corner of Gambier and South Main Streets. Construction crews today were pouring the curbs that are beginning to delineate the Buchwald Center Plaza and  adjacent parking area.…

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