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As an active part of the Foundation's communities, the following articles highlight the Shallow Ford Foundation in the news. If you would like any additional information regarding our work in the community, our logo, or our logo print guidelines, please contact the foundation's President and CEO, Sandi Scannelli.

Lewisville community center celebrates official opening

Lewisville community center celebrates official opening

Lewisville community center celebrates official opening. Facility named after Mary Alice Warren, who grew up on the property and recently celebrating her 100th birthday. The center, which features meeting, conference and activity rooms along with a full catering kitchen and large covered outdoor patio, will fill the needs of many of the town’s nonprofit organizations and be available for general rental beginning in December. Programs, classes and other activities for the public are scheduled to begin in January.

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November 18, 2021
Local Scholarship Founded In Honor Of Soldier Who Died In WWII

Local Scholarship Founded In Honor Of Soldier Who Died In WWII

It has been more than 75 years since the end of World War II. More than 16 million Americans served in the Armed forces in WWII with 405,399 killed and 671,278 wounded. It was common for those who served not to talk about the war after returning home. This is the story of just one of the 405,399 killed and how it affected their loved ones. Jerome (Fritz) Burkel was one of those who returned home a hero, but no longer able to tell his story.

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November 11, 2021
Expanding Childcare In Our Communities

Expanding Childcare In Our Communities

Childcare is an essential part of a vibrant community. Its availability, affordability and quality significantly impact every aspect of family and community life — education, income and employment, health and wellbeing, and even a topic headlining recent news — our supply chain. The childcare shortage is not news for local families with young children. They live with the stress of finding reliable, quality childcare every day.

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November 4, 2021
Scholarship To Honor West Forsyth's Coach Murph

Scholarship To Honor West Forsyth's Coach Murph

He’s described as the No. 1 Titan — West Forsyth High School’s biggest fan and supporter. He “bleeds green” and those associated with WFHS football and baseball know him as Coach Murph.

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October 28, 2021
Winston-Salem Street School Check Presentation

Winston-Salem Street School Check Presentation

Congratulations to our Fund partner, the Rotary Club of Western Forsyth in raising $41,477 for the Winston-Salem Street School through its Comedy Roast event honoring renowned David Odom.

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October 14, 2021
Rotary, faith groups know the value of mentoring

Rotary, faith groups know the value of mentoring

The Shallow Ford Foundation has been fortunate to work with generous individuals and organizations who want to truly impact the lives of students of all ages. In part two of this series, we will look at how two local organizations are making mentoring connections with students, including an opportunity for new mentors to step forward in the coming months.

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September 16, 2021
Mentorships impact students of all ages

Mentorships impact students of all ages

When we think of a “mentor,” we might think back to that high school or college educator who taught us more than historical dates and scientific facts. We might think of a coach providing motivation or a fellow church member offering formative advice. A mentor can come in many forms.

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September 9, 2021
Clemmons Food Pantry Ribbon Cutting

Clemmons Food Pantry Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations to Clemmons Food Pantry on their new facility.

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August 7, 2021
Grant Writing and Research Workshop

Grant Writing and Research Workshop

The information obtained during the Grant Writing Workshop was invaluable. Mandy Pearce with Funding For Good gave an excellent presentation full of tips and ideas on grant writing.

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July 29, 2021
Yadkin County EMS Receives a New , More Powerful Motor for River Rescues

Yadkin County EMS Receives a New , More Powerful Motor for River Rescues

Yadkin County Rescue Squad & EMS, Inc. has a new, more powerful motor for river rescues. This 30 horsepower Mercury outboard motor recently arrived and was purchased using their 2021 Shore Community Grant. The more powerful engine will allow them to travel upstream to closer take-out points and more quickly reach those in need of water rescue.

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July 16, 2021
The Shallow Ford Foundation announces three scholarship recipients

The Shallow Ford Foundation announces three scholarship recipients

The Shallow Ford Foundation (formerly The Clemmons Community Foundation) announces three scholarship recipients this week. Julia Grossnickle and Megan Putnam, both graduates of West Forsyth High School, were awarded Thad and Mary Bingham Education Assistance Awards for Graduating Seniors. Shamonni Graham, from Oak Grove High School, was awarded the Clarence “Big House” Gaines Reynolda Rotary College Assistance Scholarship.

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July 1, 2021
First Wayne Matthews scholarship awarded

First Wayne Matthews scholarship awarded

Memory of former Yadkin Center director honored with scholarship. The Shallow Ford Foundation (formerly The Clemmons Community Foundation) has awarded the first Wayne C. Matthews Continuing Education Award to Tyler Church of Jonesville.

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June 30, 2021
Clemmons Foundation announces name change to the Shallow Ford Foundation

Clemmons Foundation announces name change to the Shallow Ford Foundation

The Clemmons Community Foundation has announced it will be changing its name to the Shallow Ford Foundation, effective July 1. The new name is inspired by a historically-renowned shallow location on the Yadkin River that was used to cross the river between Forsyth and Yadkin counties. The name better reflects the broader geography served by the foundation, honors the area’s heritage, and reflects the foundation’s mission of connecting community and local philanthropy to achieve lasting outcomes.

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The Clemmons Community Foundation announces three scholarship recipients

The Clemmons Community Foundation announces three scholarship recipients

The Clemmons Community Foundation announced three scholarship recipients this week. Adia Redfearn, recipient of The Salem Glen College Assistance Program in memory of Richard ‘Dick’ Bunker. Kaliyah Fryer, recipient of the The Mary Elizabeth Dodson Conrad Scholarship. Melissa Celedon-Garcia, recipient of the The Mary Elizabeth Dodson Conrad Scholarship.

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Shallow Ford Foundation 'Nonprofit of the Month"

Shallow Ford Foundation 'Nonprofit of the Month"

Thanks to Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce for featuring the Shallow Ford Foundation as the 'Nonprofit of the Month" in July. Board members and staff appreciate the Chamber!

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