Established in 1997, the Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation is a tax-exempt organization that raises funds to support the post-secondary education and vocational training of graduates from public and private high schools in the greater Saratoga community. The Foundation is striving to establish an endowment of $1 million.
The Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation presented two local women with Community Service Awards at its thirteenth annual fundraising brunch on Sunday, October 21 at the Saratoga Springs City Center. The two honorees were Jeannette Jordan, former features editor and society columnist at The Saratogian, and Libby Smith-Holmes, previously a writer, editor, and program manager for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s water program. Both women have also been active volunteers in numerous community organizations.
About the two recipients of this year’s awards, Florence Andresen, the Foundation’s event chair since its inception and a longtime Saratoga Rotarian commented, “It’s always fascinating to select our honorees, from a community so rich in volunteer and professional talent. This year’s two recipients bring a wealth of stories and inspiration to us, not only from their professional lives but also from their many volunteer activities.”
Read coverage of the event by The Saratogian’s Toga Tattlers, the blog post of Jeannette Jordan, or see photos in The Saratogian.
Greg Grieco, President of the Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation, congratulates honorees Jeannette Jordan and Libby Smith-Holmes on their Community Service awards
6/6/2012 – Eleven Local Students Receive $45,050 in Rotary Scholarships
The Saratoga Springs Rotary Club awarded $45,050 in scholarships to eleven area students at its June 6 luncheon. This year’s recipients were among 63 students who applied for the scholarships.
Read more and see the photo in this article from The Saratogian.
The Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation honored Marcia White, President and Executive Director of Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and Alphonse Lambert, Athletic Director, Head Coach, and Physical Education teacher at Saratoga Central Catholic High School, at its twelfth annual fundraising brunch on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at the Saratoga Springs City Center. The brunch raises funds to provide substantial scholarships for college and post-secondary vocational education to local students and honors citizens who contribute to education and community service in Saratoga Springs. Read the full story and see the photos.
The Saratoga Springs Rotary Club awarded $48,000 of scholarships in June to 14 area high school students with funding provided by the Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation. Erica Miller and Jeannette Jordan of The Saratogian covered this special ceremony; read the article and view the photo here. The 14 recipients were chosen from 75 applicants. We wish all the scholarship recipients the very best as they begin their new programs of study in the fall.