Collegiate Church Corp Approves $2,500 Grant

June 7, 2007: THE COLLEGIATE CHURCH CORP LAST NIGHT APPROVED A $2,500 GRANT TO SHIP A 20 FOOT CONTAINER OF COMPUTERS TO GUATEMALA.

Having barely finished our web site, we emailed it on June 4th to Casey Kemper, E.V.P & C.O.O. of the Collegiate Church Corp., oldest Protestant Church (1624) and oldest corporation (1696) in the US, to see if their Benevolence Committee might consider a grant. He said their last meeting until October was in two days, and submit a proposal. Carol Adams, AVP, Corporatre Secretary & Administration for the Corporation, provided us with a list of documentation required for the application.

We quickly prepared a proposal, with lots of photos from the web site and required documentation. The application from the religious order in Guatemala had to be translated from Spanish to English by David Milholland in Portland, Or, fellow Group XI Guatemala Peace Corps Volunteer, whose computer died just as he was working on the translation. He rushed out to get it fixed.

After numerous calls to Guatemala and California to find a Quaker Clerk of Meeting, or treasuer, Martha Dugan of the Quakers in NY, in 15 minutes, wrote the committee a required letter agreeing to be the 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit that would accept the donation on behalf of Computers for Guatemala which is not yet a not-for-profit. The final, and very rough, proposal was submitted to the committee half way through their meeting.

THANK YOU CASEY, and CAROL ADAMS for getting the proposal into the agenda at the last minute, and KEN CHASE AND THE BENEVOLENCE COMMITTEE! Gracias Madre Chusita in Barillas for writing your application so quickly (two drafts), and struggling with a quirky fax machine, gracias to David for translating, and gracias to Martha for her quick work that saved the day! And gracias to Eric Madsen of FOG and Mike McLeod Group XI Peace Corps/Guatemala for offering to help! Next time, pues!

FEEDBACK


Don, The Benevolence Committee of the Collegiate Church was pleased to answer your request for support of the Computers for Guatemala Project. We are impressed by the deep need of the people of Guatemala and how you and your cohorts have responded in such a meaningful way. Our Committee looks for ways to have impact and it believes that the $2500 grant fills that objective. All the best, Casey.”

Casey Kemper,EVP/COO of the Collegiate Church Corp., commenting on their Benevolence Committee grant of $2,500.
 039_39_04
Casey Kemper, EVP/COO of the Collegiate Church Corp.

No Comments »

Leave a Reply

Trackback URI | Comments RSS