Community of - Windham's non-profit
Supported Programs, 
Projects, 
and Organizations
 

Recurring Efforts:
 
Annual WAJ Scholarships: 
~ Pat Meehan Leadership Award ~

~ The Michael & Jane Avella Arts/Environmental Science Award ~ 

~ Sonny Rock Music Scholarship ~


Congrats to the 2014 Recipients : 
Gabriella Iacono, 
Janelle Albert, and Nick Spinetti

2009 Recipient is Shannon Black
2008 Recipient is Rachel Messina
2007 Recipient is Mary K. “Katie” Lenseth
 


Community Recognition Awards
Every year COWF recognizes individuals who go above and beyond to benefit the comminunity. Awards are given to recipients during the Civil War Encampment.
2010 Winners were:
Jeannie Scotti
Nicole Baldner
Robert Stephanko
John & Sharon Quinn
(See the Windham Journal article here)
 
2011 Recipients will be posted after the award ceremony.
 
Click here to view past recipients and photos.    
 
NDI
Since 2008, the National Dance Institute has brought its programming to the mountaintop by offering a two-week dance residency for local youth, culminating in a live performance. Hosted by the Catskill Mountain Foundation, COWF has committed to sponsoring 2 scholarships for local youth. This July, the performance will take place in Tannersville's newly opened Orpheum Theater! 
 
                 For more information on NDI, click here!
 
Civil War Music Heritage Gathering & Encampment 
 
Now in its fourteenth year, the Civil War Heritage Gathering & Encampment is a living history event featuring a Grand Concert, history lectures, battle reenactment, youth programming and education.     
                            
                                   Read about the 2011 Encampment here.
 
 
 
Old Thyme Holiday Gathering at Windham Centre Church
Every holiday season,COWF sponsors an elaborate and inventive concert event in which the proceeds directly benefit a local non-profit organization. Some past recipients include the Adaptive Sports Foundation and the Windham Equestrian Center.
 
Pat Meehan Walk
The Family of T. Patrick Meehan and The Community of Windham Foundation would like to invite you to the second annual “Walking Windham /Remembering Pat”. An educational scholarship fund has been established in Pats name, and the goal of the Walk/Run/Crawl is to raise funds for the Windham , Ashland , Jewett School Educational Scholarship Fund. The Walk/Run/Crawl will start at 10a.m., October 2nd  at the Waste Water Treatment Plant on South Street , Windham . Registration will begin at 8:30am. It is a 3 mile trip but you can Walk/Run/Crawl any distance that you feel comfortable with. A casual lunch will follow the walk. Please bring families and friends!! There will be a $25 registration fee for adults and free for children under 13. Please fill in the Registration Form below and return it to The Community of Windham Foundation, P.O. Box 217, Windham, N.Y., 12496 by September 20, 2011.  Corporate sponsorship is welcomed. We are all looking forward to seeing you!   Information 734-4335
 
Watershed Week
Thanks to funding provided by Greene County Soil & Water Conservation, this May marked the second annual Schoharie Watershed Week Celebration. Visitors and residents are welcome to learn about water conservation and environmental stewardship and to participate in various activities and demos throughout the week.
 
 
 
 
VFW Victory Days & Vietnam "Stand-Down"
 
Every July, the VFW post 1545 hosts a COWF-sponsored event for vets to reconnect, decompress, and honor their experience in the Catskills.
 
For more information on the Windham VFW, visit the official site.
 
 
Rip Lives!
 
Now in its second year, the Rip Lives! festival brings together the town of Hunter and Windham to celebrate art and history for the mountaintop community. Over 50 statues throughout Tannersville, Windham, Hunter, Haines Falls, Jewett and Ashland are located along Routes 23 and 23A, as interpreted by the over 50 fine artists/craftspeople who were inspired by Washington Irving's imaginative story that has captivated so many people worldwide. On September 24th there will be an auction at Windham Mountain.
 
 
Click here to visit the official Rip Lives website!
 
Completed Efforts:
 
Greene Room Players
Greene Room Players’ Founder and Executive Director Linda Nichols thanks Community of Windham Foundation board member Mike Avella for the COWF’s contribution of $3,000 towards the Greene Room Players 2006 Annual Holiday Concert at the Windham Civic Centre. The COWF awarded this popular and talented local arts group an additional $3,000 towards the 2007 annual holiday concert.
 
Windham Skate Park
Thanks to the generosity of its donors and the hard work of skateboarders and their families, the Community of Windham Foundation was able to award $20,000 to the Town of Windham to support the creation of the Skateboard Park at Windham Mountain.
 
Fitness Concepts
Thanks to a Main Street Revitalization Grant from the Catskill Watershed Corporation, the Community of Windham Foundation was able to award $20,000 in matching funds to Mary and Paul Schoepe of Fitness Concepts to renovate the former Hensonville UM Church into a state-of-the-art health fitness studio.
 
 
 
 
Community Food Pantry
The Community of Windham Foundation awarded $1,250 to the Windham Community Food Pantry for a new sign to match the already-existing elegant sign at their location at the 
Hope Restoration Church on Route 296.
 
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