Foundation Announces Grants for Veterans' Programs

Farash Foundation News Release

September 11, 2012

The Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation today announced a quarter of a million dollars in grants to local agencies for projects on behalf of local veterans.

“September 11 is a day of public and private remembrances about what so tragically happened in 2001,” said Theresa Mazzullo, chair of the Foundation Board of Trustees’ Grants Committee. “This anniversary makes us think about our country’s security, about the importance of the armed forces in protecting our nation, and, consequently, how much we need to support our veterans. I am proud to announce these grants supporting those who have served.”

Grants are going to:

·Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School for a veterans spiritual care initiative.

·Compeer for supportive friendships and community integration for veterans with social emotional problems.

·EquiCenter, Inc. to implement the Strong Veteran Families Program: Therapeutic Support for Veterans and their Families.

·Hochstein School of Music & Dance for a music therapy program at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center.

·The Housing Council for veterans’ family programs.

·Loyola Recovery Foundation, Inc. for intervention, treatment, and long-term recovery programs.

·Nazareth College for a workshop series on “Coming Home from War.”

·Oasis Adaptive Sports for an adaptive sports program for returning veterans.

·Veterans Outreach Center, Inc. to support transitional services.

·Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County, Inc. for pro bono legal services for senior veterans.

·YMCA of Greater Rochester for a Military Family Camp.

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Residents of Rochester for virtually all of their lives, Max and Marian Farash cared deeply about their community. In 1988, they established the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation (www.farashfoundation.org), which makes grants to nonprofit organizations in Monroe and Ontario Counties, half of them for Jewish projects and programs.