The Chautauqua Regional Community Foundation to be Recognized

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Chautauqua Regional Community Foundation

The Chautauqua Regional Community Foundation will be recognized by the Blackwell Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church and its Blackwell Chapel Baby Cafe for their outstanding commitment and support in establishing a not-for-profit status in being a fiduciary agent to both organizations from 2016 until June 2021.

The Blackwell Chapel Church is the oldest and first African American Church in Chautauqua County founded by a notable conductor, Catherine Harris, who ran the Underground Railroad Station out of the attic of her home on west 7th street here in the city.

The grass-roots Baby Cafe was evolved in 2016 to help and encourage breast feeding mothers choose to breast for a longer duration for a healthier infant/baby with help from certified Lactation Counselors in a baby friendly atmosphere.

“The Community Foundation was founded in 1978. Throughout its 40 plus year history it has brilliantly enriched the quality of life in the Chautauqua region while benefiting the people of the community it serves. For that, we are so deeply grateful. Their help and support allowed us to continue enriching people’s lives we are serving in the Chautauqua region, stated Angie Peck, Board President of the Baby Cafe.”

The church and the Cafe will host a recognition luncheon for the staff of the Community Region Foundation at the Marvin House on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at noon. For more information or to attend you may contact Catherine Harrison@ 716-969-5244 0r 716-708-6399 leave a message with your info. Thank you.