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2009 Events & News

Marynell Henry and Tracy Johnston named Citizens of the Year

Photo of Tracy Johnston and Marynell Henry

                                       From left, Tracy Johnston & Marynell Henry 

The CORSE foundation is thrilled to announce that our co-founders, Marynell Henry and Tracy Johnston, have been named the Scituate Mariner's 2009 Citizens of the Year.   Marynell and Tracy have worked tirelessly over the past several years to bring vision and leadership in supporting our community's children.  We are extremely proud of them, and also extend our very sincere thanks and gratitude to all who have helped make the foundation successful. 

Tracy and Marynell were honored at a dinner on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at the Barker Tavern in Scituate.  Click here to read an article about this award that was published in the Scituate Mariner on November 18 and here to view photos taken at the dinner.

Thank You to Sprinkler Fitters and Apprentices Local Union 550 U.A.

On December 24th,2009 we received a very generous gift from Local Union 550 U.A. - Sprinkler Fitters and Apprentices of Boston and Vicinity Brotherhood Fund. Tracy Johnston, CORSE President, attended a recent Sprinkler Fitters and Apprentices Local Union 550 meeting to personally thank them for their very generous donation and share a presentation highlighting CORSE's mission, programs and accomplishments.

 

Massachusetts Bankers Association Makes Generous Donation

The Massachusetts Bankers Association presented the Scituate CORSE Foundation with a check on December 10, 2009. We are extremely grateful for their generous donation, and also extend special thanks to  Joe Norton who was instrumental in coordinating this grant submission for CORSE.  Pictured below, from left to right: MBA President Kevin Kiley, SPS SPED Director Judy Norton, CORSE Board Members Peter Gates, Tracy Johnston, Suzanne Erwin, Noreen Hebert and Town Selectman Joe Norton.

 

 

Heartfelt Thanks to Everyone Who Helped Make Golf Tournament a Success

The CORSE Foundation held its 3rd Annual Golf Tournament "Hit the Course for C.O.R.S.E." at Widow's Walk Golf Course followed by dinner and a silent auction at the Scituate Country Club on September 25, 2009. We would like to thank all those individuals and businesses that donated to and participated in the success of our 2009 Golf Tournament, including Selectmen Joe Norton, Shawn Harris, John Danehey and Tony Vegnani.   Tracy Johnston, CORSE President stated "Everyone had a great time and the generosity people continue to show during these tough economic times is so amazing and greatly appreciated.  We will assure that these funds are directly used to provide high impact programs and resources to serve our community's children, parents and teachers. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the companies and individuals who participated." None of this would be possible without the leadership of Kristin Erickson, Jen Roche and Jennifer O'Neill, our golf tournament organizers, Widow's Walk, and Scituate Country Club.  We are very grateful to all of you.

 

   Left:  Tracy Johnston,with tournament organizers Jen Roche, Jen O'Neill, and Kristin Erickson
   Right:  Widow’s Walk Golf Course resident pro Bob Sanderson addresses the golfers with a bullhorn.                                            

 

C.O.R.S.E. Foundation Grateful for Generosity During Difficult Economic Times

The CORSE Foundation held its 2009 Gala at the Scituate Country Club on Saturday, May 16. We would like to thank all those individuals and businesses that donated to and participated in the success of its 2009 Gala. Tracy Johnston, CORSE President stated "The generosity people showed during these tough economic times will make a profound difference in the lives of children, parents and teachers. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the companies and individuals who participated." None of this would be possible without the leadership of Jen Roche, Gala Organizer, Jennifer O'Neill, 50/50 Organizer, Scituate Country Club, Mike Connor, Auctioneer, Dom D'Arcangelo, DJ and Lori and Peter Gates who coordinated so very many donations in honor of their son, Zachary. We are very grateful.

Click here to see the slide presentation that was shown at the 2009 Gala highlighting CORSE programs and activities during the previous year.

2009 RFP Recipients

The CORSE Foundation is pleased to announce our 2009 RFP Awards.  These proposals are in addition to the program initiatives we sponsor on a yearly basis such as our after-school academic and social skills programs, Scituate Public Schools and Social Skills Programming Coordinators, recreational sports programs and camps, Lose the Training Wheels, Therapeutic Riding, Music Therapy, professional and parent development, and the Verseckes and High School scholarships.


Since February 2006, the CORSE Foundation has dispersed over $145,000 worth of programs and initiatives back into the community.  For this RFP cycle, we have approved an additional $16,329 worth of new initiatives and have budgeted another $62,000 to continue running our most successful programs for the remainder of 2009.   This could not be possible without the continued commitment of our membership and community supporters. 

The new initiatives funded this cycle include:  Early Childhood Center Art Therapy Program, Primary and Intermediate Learning Center Augmentative and Alternative Communication System, Classroom Amplification Systems for Grade 1 at all Elementary Schools,  Behavioral Progress Monitoring for High School Psychology Office and Transitional Learning Center, High School Flipz Camera for the Vocational Life Skills Program, District-wide Social Skills Enrichment Materials and Scituate Recreation All-Stars Nautical Mile program.  The CORSE Foundation would like to thank all of the applicants who submitted proposals this cycle.

2009 Video Highlights

Click here to view a video shown at our 2009 Gala featuring photos from 2008-2009 student programs.

 

2009 Press Coverage

Several newspaper articles were published in 2009 about CORSE Foundation programs and events.  Click on the headline listed below to view the complete article: