Two New Grants for CLC

Like most nonprofits, Craven Literacy Council relies on a mix of private gifts and corporate and foundation grants. These grants vary in size, but all are vital to us achieving our mission of helping adults learn to read, write, compute and use technology effectively in their every day lives.

This year CLC received 2 new grants. christchurchnbThe Christ Episcopal Church Women gave a $500 grant for the purchase of a laminator and binding machine. We will use this equipment to develop more professional and easy to use instructional materials.

Our other new grant is from Bank of America in the amount of $2,500.

ED Donna Marshall receives $2,500 check
ED Donna Marshall receives $2,500 check

We will use this money to purchase software and additional laptops for our students’ use. We are thrilled that Bank of America is funding CLC’s efforts in our community and look forward to collaborating with Bank of America on Financial Literacy classes for our students.

As another grant season comes to a close, our Executive Director here at Craven Literacy Council can give a big sigh of relief. The time she spent at her computer this spring writing grants to the wonderful companies who support adult literacy in the US has been rewarded.

Thank you to all our supporters!

Fun & Funds at Trivia Night

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Coming up with the right answer

Our inaugural Trivia Night and Silent Auction fundraiser held on June 12 was a rollicking success. Guests enjoyed social time and light snacks as they assembled their teams. Then after brief introductions, the games began with emcee Nelson McDaniel asking the questions for round 1 of 4.

During the break after each round, guests had a chance to refresh their drinks, bid on silent auction items and visit with friends. Then it was back to the tables to hear the answers, find out who won and check out cumulative team scores on the interactive scoreboard.

Competition was intense, but in the end the Quizzly Bears had one more point to earn their first place medals and take home the trophy.

winning team
Quizzly Bears: (Front row) Brandon Christian, Mary Kay Furimsky, Karen Segal. (Back row) Dan Furimsky, Cassie Segal, Jon Segal.

The night got even better for Craven Literacy when team captain Jon Segal announced that they were donating their $500 prize to the council.

Thanks to all who helped raise $8,000 to improve adult literacy in our community.