CCF Receives Scholarship Donation

Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) was the recent recipient of a generous donation originating from Petroglyphe Gallery, Mokelumne Hill.

“Petroglyphe Gallery’s one-year anniversary event “Art on the Hill” was the perfect opportunity to highlight and raise funds for the Calaveras Community Foundation’s Career & Technical Training (CT&T) Scholarship.  It seemed a natural fit since these scholarships are available to individuals seeking training for career choices including the arts,” stated Gallery co-owner, Denise Ebbett.

Many of the gallery event’s participating artists including painters Helen Betz, Robert Blair, Diana Boyd, Barbara Conley, Pamela Findleton, Dale Laitinen, Doug Lawler and Michael Severin as well as ceramic artist Mary Anderson and textile artist Melissa Arnold, were pleased to donate a portion of their artwork sales from the silent auction to the CT&T Scholarship fund. The donation was nearly $1100.

Denise stated regarding the Foundation, “It has been an honor for me to be involved with CCF since 2003.  I appreciate how the organization continues to grow and expand it’s efforts in helping to enrich the lives of those who live in Calaveras County.”

The Career and Technical Training Scholarship Fund, established by Paul and Darlene DeBaldo, in 2010, recognizes and addresses what statistics show to be a serious need in our communities. Annually, very few scholarships are offered for students interested in pursuing career training, by seeking an associate degree and/or certificate of training in a specific industry. Educators share that more than 25% of graduating seniors in Calaveras County are candidates for such career training.

The CT&T fund is one of more than 25 funds and scholarship funds administered by CCF. Annually grant applications are sought and awards given to fund projects that address particular areas of interest determined by the CCF grant committee.

Left to right. Linda McCall Kangeter, President CCF, accepts donation check from Denise Ebbett, Co-Owner, Petrogyphe Gallery, Mokelumne Hill.

Left to right. Linda McCall Kangeter, President CCF, accepts donation check from Denise Ebbett, Co-Owner, Petrogyphe Gallery, Mokelumne Hill.