JHS Alumni Support Scholarship Fund for Graduating Seniors

In 2010, Jamestown High School’s Class of 1960 celebrated their 50th class reunion by collecting donations from classmates, friends and family members to establish a scholarship fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. This past August, the Class of 1962 celebrated their 50th reunion with a weekend full of fun, old friends and a bit […]

Falconer Residents Plan for the Future

FALCONER – A group of residents are making sure charitable activity will continue to thrive in the Falconer Region. Recently, they established the Falconer Region Community Fund with the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. This fund will be unrestricted in nature-meaning the funds for this grants process may be used to benefit a wide variety of […]

Family Service Gets a New Roof

JAMESTOWN – Thanks to a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Axel W. Carlson Memorial Fund, Family Service of the Chautauqua Region has a new entryway roof. “The old roof had become damaged from poor drainage and ice back-up” said Donna Vanstrom, Executive Director of Family Service of the Chautauqua Region. “The result of […]

The Roselle Files: A Morning At The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation

JAMESTOWN – On Thursday, November 15, 2012, the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, CRCF, invited community leaders and local citizens to an open house in celebration of National Community Foundation Week. Featured was a selection of individuals representing organizations whose work has been advanced by grants from CRCF in the last year. While guests mingled with […]

RHJC Hosts Continuing Education Seminar: “Lincoln on Professionalism”

JAMESTOWN – The Robert H. Jackson Center hosted a free Continuing Legal Education Seminar titled “Lincoln on Professionalism” on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. The event opened with remarks by Greg Peterson (board member, Jackson Center) and Randy Sweeney (Executive Director, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation). The seminar began with a presentation on “Charitable Gift Giving” by […]

Astronomical Association Awards Telescopes at Fundraiser

JAMESTOWN – William G. Aitken, of Fredonia, is seeing stars after winning a 3” beginner’s Newtonian telescope from the Marshal Martz Memorial Astronomical Association. The telescope has been fully restored and ready to be used to view the moon, planets and stars. Randy Sweeney, Executive Director of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, pulled the winning […]

United Arts Appeal Receives Community Foundation Grant

Jamestown, NY – The United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County recently received a major grant for operational support from the Chautauqua Regional Community Foundation. “We are thrilled with this support from the Community Foundation,” said UAA board member and grants coordinator Sally Ulrich. “It is especially meaningful to us as it comes from the Foundation’s […]

Rolling Hills Radio Kicks Off Third Season on WRFA

Live radio program gets support from local and regional sponsors JAMESTOWN – Chautauqua County’s only local radio program dedicated to live music is now in its third season on the air. Hosted by local singer Ken Hardly, Rolling Hills Radio combines performance and interviews to both showcase the music and reveal the inspiration behind the […]

War Vets Recreation, Inc. Supports Veterans Relocation Project

JAMESTOWN – Established in 1943 as a place for veterans to meet, share meals and enjoy entertainment, War Vets Recreation, Inc. has a time honored tradition of being there for local veterans in many capacities. Recently, their generosity took the form of a donation to the Veterans Memorial Commission Relocation Fund. Barclay Wellman, Major General […]