Established in 2021 in loving memory of Ennis Townsend, this fund will support grants to students in the Morris NY Central School District who want to develop and expand their creativity.
From the Family of Ennis Townsend
“The idea of establishing the Ennis J. Townsend Scholarship Fund began soon after the unexpected loss of our 9-year-old son, Ennis.
It has been a very difficult time for our family, and the many people that knew, and were also affected by his loss. As we have said to them, he has departed but is not forgotten.
The Ennis J. Townsend Memorial Creative Grant Award will be awarded each year to a student (or students,) that shows an extraordinary level of creativity, imagination, and profound thinking.
Although they may choose to use the money towards higher education, they would also be free to use the award to assist them to obtain what they need right away to start on their next great journey.
Maybe it will go to a new painting easel, or musical instrument. Maybe it will buy video editing software or set up a recording studio. Maybe they will use the money to pay for pilot lessons or a new telescope.
As with their imagination, the sky’s the limit.
So, we thank you for doing your part in all of this, and please know you will be a big reason it will go from idea to reality.”
Or mail your check to:
Community Foundation for South Central New York
520 Columbia Drive, Suite 100
Johnson City, New York 13790
Note: “Townsend Memorial Creative Grant Fund” in the memo
For gifts of stock or gifts other than cash, please contact foundation staff at (607) 772-6773