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LETTERS: A Baldwinsville Community Scholarship Foundation ‘Thank You’

— To the editor: On Behalf of the Board of Directors of the Baldwinsville Community Scholarship Foundation, I would like to thank the Baldwinsville community for its support of our recent Dollars for Scholars Phone-A-Thon.

Money raised from this event will be directed into $1,000 scholarships awarded to deserving college bound seniors during the district’s annual Moving Up Day ceremony on Friday, May 25. The Foundation, which awarded one $300 scholarship in 1974, handed out more than 90 scholarships in 2011.

We wish to acknowledge the more than 90 students who participated in the Phone-A-thon as well as the many volunteers who helped in countless ways. A special “thank you” to Verizon Wireless who provided cell phones for the two evenings, Tops Friendly Markets for providing pizza and beverages for both evenings and Immediate Mailing Services, Inc. who provided postage services and the Baldwinsville Department of Public Works for hanging our banners in the village. In addition, we would like to thank Renee Teich who worked tirelessly organizing all of the refreshments for both nights of the Phone-A-Thon.

We would also like to thank the families who donated their time, provided baked goods and beverages for our student volunteers.

If you were not contacted by one of our student volunteers during the Phone-A-thon, and would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please make your checks payable to BCSF, and mail to P.O. Box 88, Baldwinsville, NY 13027 or through our on-line giving at bvillescholars.org.

We are continually grateful for the support of the Baldwinsville Community and its belief in the value of higher education. This is clearly demonstrated through the current donations totaling more than $35,000. Our students are indeed fortunate to live in such a caring community.

Jennifer Saraceni Leitgeb is the president of the Baldwinsville Community Scholarship Foundation.

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