Foundation grants funds for Purchase of Shuttle Vans for UCC students

Union County College was able to purchase two shuttle vans with money awarded by the Westfield Foundation. 

The vans offer UCC students free, safe and reliable transportation between the Cranford, Elizabeth and Plainfield campuses of Union County College as well as transportation to and from the Cranford train station.  Each van is wheelchair accessible and can hold up to 20 passengers. 

The Westfield Foundation has been serving the needs of the community for 45 years.  Established as an endowment to provide a lasting source of funding, The Westfield Foundation seeks to support programs and projects that improve people’s lives. 

Pictured are: Union County College students; Doug Rouse, Union County College Foundation Executive Director; Munira Ismail, Westfield Foundation Board Member; Darielle Walsh, Union County College Foundation Board Member; Rich Elbert, Westfield Foundation Board Member; Gerard Boyle, Westfield Foundation Executive Director; Dr. Margaret McMenamin, Union County College President; Lawrence Darrow, Westfield Foundation President; Stanley Gersch, Westfield Foundation Board Member; Priscilla Mann, Westfield Foundation Office Administrator; Victor Richel, Union County College Board Chair; Union County College students.

1Q 2016 Grants Announced

We would like to announce a distribution of  $52,000 in grants to four organizations in the 1Q of 2016.  Additionally, the Foundation distributed over $106,000 to various organizations for further community support.

Grants for this quarter included Habitat for Humanity, WHS Band Parents Association, Groundwork Elizabeth and the Alzheimer’s Association.  Funds will be used for purchase of new uniforms for the marching band, an ongoing respite care program, ongoing building expenses and the purchase of passenger van.

Additional monies distributed in the first quarter will be used toward college scholarships for Westfield students, a summer youth employment program, and support for various programs including a local orchestra.