Greenlee Family Foundation Establishes $50,000 Challenge Grant in Response to Columbine High School Tragedy.
LAKEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 27, 1999--
In response to the tragic events at Columbine High School Columbine High School is a secondary school in unincorporated Jefferson County, Colorado. The school is located at 6201 South Pierce Street, one mile west of the Littleton city limits and half a mile south of the Denver city/county line. in Littleton, Colo., the Greenlee Family Foundation has established a $50,000 challenge grant to support existing programs for public school students in the Jefferson County Jefferson County is the name of 25 counties and one parish in the United States. The following are named for Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States:
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"Our goal in making this grant available is quite simply to serve as a catalyst," said AnneMarie Kemp, Executive Director of the Greenlee Family Foundation. "Everyone who has seen or heard about this terrible tragedy has been profoundly affected by it, leaving many people with feelings of hopelessness. What we are hoping to do is find a way for the community to turn their despair into something more proactive."
The Jefferson Foundation and the Foundation for Boulder Valley Schools will each receive a challenge grant of $25,000. These organizations will then raise an additional $25,000 to match those funds, for a total of $100,000. The challenge money is to be raised through individual contributions of any size. Over the short term the funds will be used to meet immediate needs, such as grief counseling
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Individuals interested in making a contribution to the challenge grant are encouraged to contact the Jefferson Foundation by calling 303-982-2210; or simply mail a contribution c/o: Jefferson Foundation attn: Greenlee Challenge, to 809 Quail quail, common name for a variety of small game birds related to the partridge, pheasant, and more distantly to the grouse. There are three subfamilies in the quail family: the New World quails; the Old World quails and partridges; and the true pheasants and seafowls. Street, Building No. 1, Lakewood, Colorado The City of Lakewood is a home rule municipality located in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Lakewood is the fourth most populous city in the State of Colorado and the 164th most populous city in the United States. 80215. The Foundation for Boulder Valley Schools will accept donations at P.O. Box 9011, Boulder, CO 80301, or call 303-447-5132.
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"We are delighted that the Greenlee Family Foundation has shown such a strong commitment to the community and to the district," said Susie Cabell, Executive Director of the Foundation for Boulder Valley Schools. "This challenge grant will help us further our mission of supporting public education while allowing us to work with students in the weeks and months to come, hear what they are concerned about and what they need, and along with the district, determine the most appropriate use of these funds."