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Foundation gets new leader

SILVER BAY The Glens Falls Foundation has announced the selection of Kay Barton of Silver Bay as its chairwoman. Barton is a 20-year member of the distribution committee of the foundation and her appointment fills the vacancy formerly held by the late Floyd Rourke. The Glens Falls Foundation is a non-profit community trust whose purpose is to improve the quality of life of people living in Warren, Washington and northern Saratoga counties. The foundation provides grants to civic and charitable organizations and scholarships to individuals. It is funded by bequests, contributions, and memorial contributions. Since its inception in 1939 it has provided approximately $6.5 million in grants and scholarships. Barton has served as chairwoman of the Pesquera Medical School Scholarship Committee for the Glens Falls Foundation. In addition to her foundation activities, Barton has served on the executive boards of the Glens Falls Home, Inc., the Chapman Museum, the Fund for Lake George and the Glens Falls Club of College Women. She is a past fund raiser for the Hyde Collection, the Adirondack Girl Scout Council and the Mohican Council of the Boy Scouts of America. She was a co-founder of Women Helping Women. She was co-chair of the Timing Committee for the North Creek White Water Derby for 12 years. She is a member of the Silver Bay Association and the enhancement committee for the town of Hague. Barton holds a bachelor of arts degree from Mount St. Marys College and a masters degree from the State University of New York. She is a former educator and supervisor of student teachers in Warren County. She is the widow of Charles Barton Jr., past vice president of Barton Mines, Inc. She is the mother of three children, four granddaughters, two grandsons, five step-children, nine step-grand children and eight great step-grand children.

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