Community Chest Sets 2017-18 Goal at $128,535

The Sewanee Civic Association (SCA) is pleased to announce the beginning of the 2017–18 Sewanee Community Chest fundraising campaign. Due to growing demand from numerous deserving organizations, this year’s goal is $128,535, a 10 percent increase over the amount raised last year.

Since 1943, the SCA has organized the Sewanee Community Chest, which has raised more than $1 million for local organizations in the last decade. As a nonprofit organization serving three counties on the Cumberland Plateau, this year the Sewanee Community Chest will support 30 organizations that provide for basic needs in the community such as books, food, recreational spaces, elder care, childrens’ educational needs, and more.
Ruth and David Cobb will serve as this year’s Sewanee Community Chest Stewards. Following 30 years of urban life, the Cobbs moved to Sewanee in 2015. An Episcopal priest, David serves as acting director of contextual education at the School of Theology. Ruth holds a master’s in church music and was director of admission at St. Thomas Choir School in Manhattan. She is assistant to the chaplain for the development of student ministries at All Saints’ Chapel and directs the Sewanee Chorale. They look forward to getting to know their relatively new home in more meaningful ways through this endeavor and plan to reach out to all community members in the coming months.
For more information, go to sewaneecivic.wordpress.com. Donations can be made by credit, debit, or PayPal, either one-time or recurring. Checks may be mailed to Sewanee Community Chest, P.O. Box 99, Sewanee, TN 37375. The Sewanee Community Chest is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax deductible.

Community Chest Organizations

This year’s Sewanee Community Chest, with a goal of $128,535, will provide aid to the following 30 community organizations:

American Legion $435

Arcadia at Sewanee $1,000

Blue Monarch $1,000

Boy Scout Troop 14 $500

Community Action Committee $11,000

Cub Scout Pack 152 $700

Folks at Home $5,500

Fourth of July Celebration $2,000

Franklin County Humane Society $3,000

Friday Nights in the Park $300

Girl Scout Troop 2107 $200

Housing Sewanee $10,000

MARC $8,500

Mt. Goat Trail Alliance $1,800

Phil White Dog Park $600

S. Double A Ranch Inc. $250

SCA for the Parks $3,000

Senior Citizen’s Center $12,000

SES Parent Organization $25,000

Sewanee Angel Park $500

Sewanee Ball Park $7,500

Sewanee Children’s Center $12,000

Sewanee Chorale $750

Sewanee Community Center.$4,500

Sewanee Mountain Messenger $12,000

Sewanee Spoken Word $200

South Cumberland Farmers’ Market $1,000

St. James/Midway Community Park $2,000

St. Mark’s Community Center .$800

TigerSharks Swim Team $500