Alleghany Foundation gives $2.6 million to projects to improve quality of life
Published: May 6, 2010
ALLEGHANY CO. – A number of projects in the Alleghany Highlands received a big financial boost on Thursday.
The Alleghany Foundation announced that is has given out more than $2.6 million through 16 grants to 12 organizations. Each grant is for a project designed to enhance the quality of life for people who live and work in the Highlands.
“In these economic times, the Foundation pleased to serve as a valuable resource to organizations that have a positive impact on our community’s way of life,“ said Charles Kahle, Foundation President, in a news release. “Our funding level this year is among the highest we’ve been able to offer the worthwhile causes that make the Alleghany Highlands a better place to live,“ Kahle added.
The Masonic Theatre Preservation Foundation received a $750,000 challenge grant for renovation work on the theatre’s first floor. The work will include replacing outdated plumbing, mechanical and wiring systems. The theatre was built back in 1905, and donated to Clifton Forge in 2003.