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Odds and Ends

Check out the video that MPF volunteers put together with the help of the folks involved with AppleTree Educational Center (one of our partners). Might we be able to help you with such a project as well?

We have three volunteers who are now on a regular schedule of working with the kids from Homework House (another partner).


Quick Update

The list of agencies that MPF will be inviting to apply to us for funding this year is complete and all the invitees should already have the invitation in their hands or they soon will.

Each of our current partners has been invited to apply.

Some wonderful pictures from Hope House of Colorado’s Christmas party.

MPF volunteers had a wonderful training session yesterday with Christie from Homework House. We’re excited to get started!

If you’re a member and are looking for volunteer opportunities, send us a message:

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Please let us know if you wish to post something and are having troubles or if you have any other questions about how this blog works.

FY2013 Partners Announced

We are really excited to report that we have decided which organizations we will be partnering with for our upcoming fiscal year. They are:

AppleTree Educational Center of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
Canones Early Childhood Center of Canones, New Mexico
Homework House of Holyoke, Massachusetts
Hope House of Colorado of Arvada, Colorado

These organizations have many things in common, but the one constant with each of them is that they are working with young children experiencing some exceptionally trying circumstances.

The Mt. Pleasant Fund board took particular interest in these organizations because we believe they are doing wonderful things for a segments of the population that are woefully underserved or ignored altogether.

It’s absolutely our pleasure to provide support to each of these agencies, and we look forward to partnering with them over the coming year.

Current Grantees Should Be Hearing From Us Soon

MPF President Flip Rosenberry will be contacting the current grantees soon to begin looking for concrete possibilities for MPF members to volunteerpartner with your organizations. Our board has had some interesting conversations relating to what we think we might be able to offer, but now it’s time to get your input. Let’s get this ball rolling!

The CARE Center Receives National Honor

CARE White House

(CARE Center Executive Director Anne Teschner, Student Tashia Davis, and First Lady Michelle Obama)

MPF grantee The CARE Center was a recent recipient of a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. Big congratulations to all at THE CARE Center for receiving this award presented by Michelle Obama at the White House last week.

You can read more about The CARE Center’s receiving the award here. You can read more about the other programs that received awards here. Finally, you can see a video of the entire presentation here. As you’ll see, there’s some pretty inspiring work being done not only at The CARE Center but all around the country as well.

MPF’s Annual Meeting Elects Three New Directors

For the first eight years of the Mt. Pleasant Fund’s existence, we have had the same four directors serving the organization. At the annual meeting held two weekends ago, the members of the Fund elected three new Directors to join Jimmy Curley, Peggy Rosenberry, Liz Rosenberry, and Flip Rosenberry. They are:

  • Lee Barstow of Amherst. Lee is the Director of Advancement Reporting and Systems at Amherst College. He is also the Interim Minister at the First Congregational Church of Leverett, MA.
  • Caroline Curley of Quincy, Massachusetts. Caroline is Jimmy’s daughter. She recently graduated from the University of Chicago and is an operations analyst with Atlantic Trust Company in Boston.
  • Kelly Keane of Amherst. Kelly is the Coordinator of the Nursing Success Program at Holyoke Community College. She also is the co-Director of Spirit Sports Camp for Girls.

Lee, Caroline, and Kelly were nominated by the current Directors because of the support and interest they have given to the Fund as members. We think they’re going to make a real difference for the Fund, and by obvious extension, our partners.