Cynthia Ford-Johnston, superintendent of Keene Central School and a former Crary recipient, commented: This scholarship was, to me, such a financial support. Initially I worried that I could not afford to go [to college], but this scholarship grant for housing and books was a tremendous assistance. Now, nearly 30 years later, the need is greater than ever for our young people. As I see it, the scholarships given by the Crary Foundation support both the financial and emotional needs of our North Country graduates.
Meredith Prime, Chair of ACTs Board of Trustee, said, Both organizations are strengthened by the new relationship. Crary divests itself of the burdens of investment management and associated administration, permitting it to focus its efforts on what it has done with great distinction for so many years - providing scholarship funding for North Country students. The Crary assets now under management by ACT increase the total ACT investment pool to more than $22 million.
For anyone who is interested in supporting this scholarship program or would like more information about the Bruce L. Crary Foundation, call Mary Bell, Executive Director at (518) 873-6496 or 866-242-5294. For more information on supporting organizations or the Adirondack Community Trust, call Cali Brooks, Executive Director, at (518) 523-9904 or visit