Wausa Community Foundation Fund grants benefit local youth

WAUSA — Wausa Community Foundation Fund has distributed two grants this summer to benefit area youth. A grant of $4,000 will go to the Wausa Future Business Leaders of America chapter and $2,000 has been awarded to the Village of Wausa for free swimming lessons at the Wausa Municipal Pool.

Both grants came from the Wausa Community Foundation Fund unrestricted endowment account. WCFF is working to build a permanent unrestricted endowment for the future of the Wausa area. While WCFF grants out a portion of the income earned by the unrestricted endowment each year, the principal remains intact and grows forever creating a steady stream of revenue for community needs in the years to come.

A $4,000 grant to the Wausa Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter helped provide 16 local students the opportunity to attend the National Leadership Conference (NLC). To attend NLC, students must qualify by placing first, second or third at the State Leadership Conference in competitions testing their business knowledge and skills. At the national event, students from across the nation as well as Puerto Rico, China and other international chapters have the opportunity to compete against one another, as well as network and learn. Though the Wausa FBLA chapter works hard to fund raise to attend the conference, at $773 per student, it is difficult to raise all of the funds necessary. The WCFF grant will help close that gap.


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