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12/31/2019

Our Impact on THMS

Everyday I'm thankful for the opportunities MCF has given us to spread the love of reading and academics in unique ways at THMS. Mrs. Jenny Ewell, M. Ed., Library Media Specialist, Thomas Hunter Middle School

7/10/2018

Mathews Community Foundation Local Business Partners

Every dollar you give to the Mathews Community Foundation is invested to help others.  Our operating costs are covered by contributions from our local Business Partners. When you patronize the businesses listed below, please thank them for their support of the Mathews Community Foundation.

6/25/2018

GMCC Volunteer Appreciation Picnic

The staff & Board of the Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic took time out on June 5th to thank the Clinic’s many volunteers for their service at the organization’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic.  Each volunteer received a “Volunteers Are the Heart of our Team” pin, and volunteers who have given twenty years of service were recognized.

6/17/2018

Mathews Community Foundation Announces 2018 Grants

The Mathews Community Foundation (MCF), which was founded in 1999 by a small group of citizens, has announced 33 grants totaling $131,934 for local non-profit, and programs in the Mathews County schools. The grants are focused in four areas: economic prosperity, educational success, health and wellness and cultural vibrancy. An awards ceremony was held at Kingston Parish Hall on Wednesday evening, May 30 honoring this years grantees. 

7/5/2017

MCF Awards $112,000 in 2017 Grants

$112,942 was awarded in community grants to local nonprofits and organizations at MCF's annual grants reception.

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  • Our Impact on THMS Articled 6 months ago
    News Our 7th grade science students worked in small teams to recreate an animal or plant cell utilizing LEGOs. This project was a culminating activity, reinforcing mastery of the concept before the final assessment. Mrs. Patterson (7th grade science teacher) provided each student with a rubric for the project. One student was out sick during the scheduled time and upon his return, he asked if he could use his study hall to complete his cell! He did so on his own! Awesome! I'm working with Ms. Carmine, 7th grade math teacher, on a LEGO project to teach transformations after the holidays. Until then, my 5/6th grade classes are completing LEGO challenge tasks incorporating holiday fun. The bookshelves look very festive, displayed with new & holiday books. I love hearing the students on either side of the bookshelves "book-talking." Having the lower bookshelves with displays has fueled the independent conversations. As I eavesdrop, it helps me to guide their book selections based on their interests. I've been able to steer several to explore different genres, series, and authors. I love the connections I'm making ...
  • GMCC Volunteer Appreciation Picnic Articled 2 years ago
    The staff & Board of the Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic took time out on June 5th to thank the Clinic’s many volunteers for their service at the organization’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic.  Each volunteer received a “Volunteers Are the Heart of our Team” pin, and volunteers who have given twenty years of service were recognized.  Director of Volunteer Resources Jayme Sweten and Board President Louise Theberge also honored those volunteer physicians who have retired or moved away from the Clinic.  Finally, Sweten and Theberge honored the late Dr. John Quarles for 10 years of volunteer service to the Clinic, and presented a beautiful framed remembrance which will hang in the Clinic in his honor.   Quarles photo: Betty Quarles and her daughters attended and were honored with a remembrance of Dr. John Quarles’ volunteer service. Pictured (L-R):  Lorie Jones, Mrs. Betty Quarles, Louise Theberge (GMCC Board President), Jeanne Brooks and Margie Stinson.  20 year volunteers photo:  Eight volunteers who have given 20 years of service to the Clinic received a special commemorative pin from Board President Louise Theberge.  Pictured (L-R) Dr. Peter Zullo, Board President Louise ...
  • Mathews Community Foundation Announces 2018 Grants Articled 2 years ago
      The Mathews Community Foundation (MCF), which was founded in 1999 by a small group of citizens, has announced 33 grants totaling $131,934 for local non-profit, and programs in the Mathews County schools. The grants are focused in four areas: economic prosperity, educational success, health and wellness and cultural vibrancy. An awards ceremony was held at Kingston Parish Hall on Wednesday evening, May 30 honoring this years grantees. The grants are awarded through a public application and a board level review process that is announced every spring. A total of $277,800 was requested by local non-profits this year, which reflects the level of needs in the region, but all available funds were awarded to those chosen through this process. The mission of the MCF is to improve the quality of life for those living and working in Mathews, by encouraging local philanthropy, establishing and maintaining endowment funds, and providing donors a way to create enduring charitable funds that reflect their priorities, and creating grants that meet changing community needs. Donors may establish funds with a specific purpose, or for general charitable causes. The ...