Chi Sig Supports Boys and Girls Club

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Former members of the Chi Sigma Chi fraternity at Jamestown High School recently visited the WCD Boys and Girls Club. Pictured back row from left are Al Johnson; WCD Boys and Girls Club program director; Jim Gustafson; Dave Chall; and Ollie Erickson. Pictured front row from left are WCD Boys and Girls Club members Savannah, Jayden and Kyiaire.

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Chautauqua Region Community Foundation

Legacy members of Jamestown High School’s Chi Sigma Chi fraternity recently presented a donation to the Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys and Girls Club of Jamestown. The contribution was made in support of The Club’s commitment to offering youth a safe place to gather, work toward academic success, build good character and citizenship, and establish healthy lifestyles.

While the brothers of Chi Sig graduated from Jamestown High School decades ago, they established the Chi Sigma Chi Remembrance Fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation in 2008. As a designated fund, annual awards are given specifically to support the WCD Boys and Girls Club. Says Club Executive Director Jeff Kroon, “these annual dollars are used to promote summer activities for youth members aged 5-18,” adding “they’ll help us to purchase supplies, sports equipment, and snacks.”

At the time the fund was established, members of the Chi Sig fraternity stated “our time spent at The Boys Club was so important to the development of our members.” With such a positive experience, they aimed to assure today’s community youth the same developmental, social and leadership opportunities.

To support the Chi Sigma Chi Remembrance Fund, tax deductible donations can be made via credit card by visiting crcfonline.org or by mailing a check to the Foundation’s office at 418 Spring Street in Jamestown.

The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation administers over 700 endowments in support of emerging community needs, charitable organizations and local students pursuing higher education. For more information visit www.crcfonline.org or contact Lisa Lynde, Donor Services Officer at 716-661-3390 or llynde@crcfonline.org.