George and Margaret Mee Charitable Foundation

2018 GRANTS (Totaling $947,011.22)


  • ARTS/CULTURE: ($32,400.00)

FRANKLIN STAGE COMPANY - $8,000.00 for installation of a new ADA accessible exterior ramp, handrail and lighting at the Chapel Hall historical building in Franklin, NY 

HANCOCK PARTNERS -  $9,250.00 for the purchase of sound equipment and transport trailer to be used for programming at the Summer Nights Live events held at the Town Square in Hancock, NY together with a two year stipend for the sound technician


TRI-CITIES OPERA - $16,950.00 to bring the Goldie B. Locks "Opera-Go-Round" to Delaware County, NY School Districts


  • COMMUNITY/RECREATION: ($284,167.60)

AMERICAN LEGION POST 194 - OLKOSKY JESSOP - $30,000.00 towards restoration of the WWI monument located at the Cameron County Courthouse in Emporium, PA

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA - BADEN POWELL COUNCIL - $50,000.00 towards the construction of the Tuscarora Scout Reservation Shower House Facility in Windsor, NY

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA - BUCKTAIL COUNCIL - $13,725.00 for the purchase of 25  9' x 9' canvas wall tents for its Mountain Camp Run in Pennsylvania

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF DEPOSIT - $5,300.00 for repairs and renovations in kitchen flooring and a railing along the sidewalk to the side entrance of the parish hall in Deposit, NY

DEPOSIT COMMUNITY PARK - $45,000.00 towards construction of a baseball field at the planned park located on the former Borden/Agway site in Deposit, NY


EMPORIUM SENIOR CENTER - $100,000.00 for renovations to its recently purchased building  at 104 E. 4th Street in Emporium, PA

FIRST WARD ACTION COUNCIL - $5,000.00 towards the purchase of a new work truck for the Broome County Home Repair Service for Seniors Program


GUARDIAN ANGEL CENTER - $3,645.00 to support the clothing program serving residents of the Cameron County, PA area


MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION - $6,497.60 to subsidize  the cost of Broome County children to attend the MDA Sunshine Rotary Camp in Rush, NY


YMCA RIDGWAY - $25,000.00 for the creation of the "Kiddie Konnection" area at the Ridgway, PA YMCA


  • EDUCATION: ($301,795.00)

BRIGHT HILL PRESS AND LITERARY CENTER  - $5,000.00 to fund the "Workshop for Kids"  in Delaware County, NY

BROOME TIOGA BOCES - $40,000.00 in transportation costs in support of the "Compass Academy" after school programming


COMMUNITY EDUCATION COUNCIL - $15,000.00 for the Discover Partnership Initiative in Elk and Cameron County, PA Schools


HANCOCK COMMUNITY EDUCATION FOUNDATION - $15,000 to fund the Children's Center (ages birth to 3) for 2019

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA -  $10,000.00 to provide the Junior Achievement programs in Elk and Cameron County Schools for 2018 and $10,000.00 for 2019


PRESTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT - $43,795.00 for first year start up costs in a new Grades K-8 after school program


SENECA HIGHLANDS CAREER & TECHNICAL CENTER - $20,000.00 first installment on a five year grant for the startup of a Homeland Security Program at the vocational school


SMETHPORT AREA SCHOOL (PA) - $128,000.00 for Phase I, Phase II and part of Phase III of the creation of STEM Classrooms


ST. PAUL'S CATHOLIC CHURCH - $15,000.00 to fund the Hancock Community Preschool 


  • HEALTH/HUMAN SERVICES: ($326,848.62)

AVRE (ASSOCIATION FOR VISION REHABILITATION & EMPLOYMENT) (BROOME COUNTY, NY) - $50,000.00 towards renovation of Building One Second Floor to expand contract services and employment for the visually impaired


AMERICAN RED CROSS (Southern Tier Chapter) - $25,000.00 towards the purchase of a new Emergency Response vehicle


BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS - $17,500.00 for expansion of its mentoring program in Broome County, NY in 2018

BROOME COUNTY COUNCIL OF CHURCHES - $5,000.00 towards the CHOW food pantry program in Binghamton, NY

DEPOSIT COMMUNITY CENTER D/B/A THE WILSON CHILDREN'S CENTER - $10,000.00 to fund the education based daycare program in Deposit, New York for 2018 


FAMILY & CHILDREN'S SOCIETY - $35,369.00 for renovations at the 257 Main Street, Binghamton, NY Office to add a new outpatient substance abuse program


JOHN MACK FOUNDATION - $10,000.00 to purchase and install 8 AEDs at various sites in Hancock, NY and 2 AEDs at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubater in Binghamton, NY


JOSHUA HOUSE - $30,000.00 for the purchase of a wheelchair accessible mini-van for use in its Community Habilitation Program in Delaware County, NY


NORTHERN TIER COMMUNITY ACTION (CAMERON COUNTY, PA) - $5,000.00 for the Emporium, PA Food Pantry


PENN HIGHLANDS ELK - PINECREST MANOR - $50,000.00 for the purchase of new beds for its Assisted Living Center in Elk County, PA


RESCUE MISSION ALLIANCE - $16,979.62 for privacy panels in the dormitory and in the office cubicles at the Whitney Street location in Binghamton, NY


ST. PAUL'S CATHOLIC CHURCH - $5,000.00 to fund the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry in Hancock, New York


VINES - $5,000.00 earmarked for the Farm Share Program supplying fresh produce to urban residents with limited access to same in Binghamton, NY


YMCA BINGHAMTON - $12,000.00 being the first installment on a five year grant for the Live Strong Program in Binghamton, NY


YWCA BINGHAMTON - $25,000.00 for the Young Wonders Daycare Program in Binghamton, NY


YWCA BINGHAMTON  - $25,000.00 for the Helping Hands Program in Binghamton, NY






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