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BCCF announces Chris Porter Scholarship Fund

Filed in Archive, District, District News by on May 11, 2018

Teachers touch the lives of so many students and those young people reach out and touch others. One can never truly know the boundaries of their reach, the lives impacted and the differences made.

As a teacher, colleague, mentor and valued friend, Chris Porter, fifth-grade teacher, left her mark on all of us. We hold her lessons dear in our hearts and we honor the teacher she will always be.

The Bethlehem Central Community Foundation (BCCF) has announced its support of a new scholarship fund honoring the late Chris Porter, a longtime Bethlehem fifth grade teacher who passed away last fall after a battle with brain cancer.

The Porter family and the Bethlehem Central Community Foundation have partnered with the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region to manage the Chris Porter Fund. The Fund will support an annual scholarship to Bethlehem High School Students.

Established in 1968, the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region is solely focused on strengthening our community through philanthropy. The Community Foundation achieves this through collaboration with donors and community partners who share a vision for community transformation through stewardship of charitable endowments, superior donor services, effective grantmaking, and leadership to address community needs.

The Community Foundation manages the money contributed to more than 400 component funds, ensuring that the income and principal (if applicable) are directed to charitable uses and are in accord with the governing documents of the Community Foundation and the individual component fund.

A copy of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region’s latest annual report may be obtained, on request, by contacting the Community Foundation, Two Tower Place, Albany, NY 12203 or from the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10271.

Please consider donating to The Chris Porter Scholarship so that Chris can continue to touch students’ lives forever.  

Making Your Gift


Cash/Check:

Make checks payable to The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region or CFGCR, with the “Chris Porter Fund” written on the memo line, and send to The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region Two Tower Place Albany, NY 12203.

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Online with a credit card:

MasterCard or Visa at https://www.cfgcr.org/chris-porter-fund/

Gifts of Stock:

Contact Mindy Derosia, The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region for transfer details at 518- 446-9638 or mderosia@cfgcr.org.

All gifts to the Chris Porter Fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region are tax-deductible and a gift receipt will be forwarded to you upon receipt of your donation. EIN 14-1505623