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Archives Parish cemetery gets $6,000 grant

May 10, 2023

St. Andrew’s Calvary Cemetery in Norwood has been awarded a grant of $6,000 from the Rock Charitable Fund, a component of the Northern New York Community Foundation.

The grant will pay for a designated support for the stone foundations from the late 1800s and early 1900s in Calvary Cemetery.

Father Shane Lynch, pastor of St. Andrew’s Church, noted that the parish is grateful to the Rock Charitable Fund and the Northern New York Community Foundation for their support for this project.

The Rock Charitable Fund was established through a bequest from St. Lawrence County resident and retired Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Army Marjorie J. Rock, who passed away in February 2017 at the age of 96.

The fund’s charitable purpose has three focus areas: for the maintenance and preservation of churches and cemeteries in St. Lawrence County; for the preservation and maintenance of places of legitimate historical significance in the county; and to benefit and/or assist veterans of the United States military who reside in St. Lawrence County.

Grant funding is awarded annually to qualified nonprofit organizations whose missions and efforts align with the fund’s objectives.

Since 1929, the Northern New York Community Foundation has invested in improving and enriching the quality of life for all in communities across Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.

Through partnerships with businesses and organizations, charitable foundations, and generous families and individual donors, the Community Foundation awards grants and scholarships from an endowment and collection of funds that benefit the region. Its commitment to donors helps individuals achieve their charitable objectives now and for generations to come by preserving and honoring legacies of community philanthropy while inspiring others.

For more information about the Rock Charitable Fund or Northern New York Community Foundation, visit nnycf.org.

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