Westbrook Foundation Provides $37,500 to Boost, Gives $35,400 For Road Work in Local Cemetery
The newly formed Westbrook Youth & Family Services, located in offices next to the town green, received $37,500, the second payment of a $75,000 Grant the Foundation had promised when the Agency began operations last year.
According to John Hall, III, Foundation president, “ this agency’s charter is to help our town’s families and children, which is exactly the kind of activity the Foundation’s donors wanted us to support“.
Tanya Jones, the Agency’s executive director, says, “ the donation gives us the ability to both enhance and expand programs for our clients, supports the development of clinical services and helps pay initial administrative expenses.”
The Westbrook Cemetery Association received $35,400 to pave nearly a half mile of dirt roods in the old portion of Cypress cemetery that dates back 200 years. Hall said that the Foundation was finishing a project it started several years ago when it gave the Association funds to pave the newer part of Cypress. Sally Correll, Association president, says that the paving makes the roads cleaner and safer for both visitors and workers.
Since 1985, the Westbrook Foundation, Inc. awards scholarships to local students and grants to town organizations involved in medical, social, cultural, recreational and civic endeavors. Founded by lifelong Westbrook resident and educator, Barbara Spencer, in memory of her father, the Foundation is a non-profit organization administered by a volunteer board of towns people. In 2001, the Foundation gave more than $130,000 in grants, scholarships and other awards.