Barbara J. Buchanan Fund names grant winners

Milford. Delaware Dancers, Kindred Spirits, Pike County Historical Society, and Triversity Center for Gender and Sexual Identity are this year's recipients. The total money granted increased this year in part because of a fundraiser held last November in Buchanan's memory.

29 Apr 2020 | 10:50

The Barbara J. Buchanan Fund of Greater Pike Community Foundation recently announced $2,500 in awards to support four nonprofit organizations: Delaware Dancers, Kindred Spirits, Pike County Historical Society, and Triversity Center for Gender and Sexual Identity.

“Barbara Buchanan’s tireless philanthropy raised millions of dollars for many diverse organizations, including this year’s recipients,” said Maryanne Monte, Greater Pike Community Foundation’s Granting Chair. “We are honored to continue her legacy and make these awards in her memory.”

A grant of $1,000 will go to Delaware Dancers for a newly choreographed full evening performance by the Hanna Q Dance Company in the fall. Three grants of $500 each will go to:

Kindred Spirits — for a series of concerts (potentially online in light of social distancing) bringing world-class musicians together (virtually) with audiences

Pike County Historical Society — for an eight-week children’s program at Milford’s “Little Red Schoolhouse"

Triversity — to support start-up costs for an LGBTQ Legal Clinic located in Milford.

The total monetary award increased this year, partly because Buchanan’s close friend and partner, Ray Weeks, sponsored a memorial service and fundraising dinner last fall.

“It was near her November 2nd birthday,” Weeks said. “It was a wonderful evening of camaraderie and good food — and so many people got up to talk about their relationship with Barbara. She would be ecstatic to know the money we raised will go to good causes that she supported. I am pleased that her memory lives on with a fund that exemplifies her philanthropic work.”

The Barbara J. Buchanan Fund at Greater Pike Community Foundation is a donor-designated fund established in 2014. To learn how to establish a fund at Greater Pike, or to donate to the Buchanan J. Buchanan Fund, contact Jenni Hamill, Executive Director, at 570-832-4686 or jennihamill@greaterpike.org, or visit the website at greaterpike.org or Facebook.com/GreaterPike.

About The Greater Pike Community Foundation:
The Greater Pike Community Foundation (Greater Pike) was created to enable generous individuals, families and local businesses to maximize their charitable support through organized, targeted, long-term community philanthropy. Greater Pike provides a permanent and personal way to give back to the region.