BAYOU COMMUNITY FOUNDATION PROVIDES FLETCHER FOUNDATION WITH NEARLY $40,000 IN 2020
(Schriever, LA) – During 2020, the Fletcher Technical Community College Foundation received $35,000 in COVID-19 Relief funding along with a $4,000 annual grant from the Bayou Community Foundation.
Since April, the Bayou Community Foundation has distributed grants to qualified local nonprofit organizations and local government agencies specifically for COVID-19 relief efforts from its donor-supported Bayou Recovery Fund.
In April’s Round 1 of funding, the Fletcher Foundation received a $10,000 Student Emergency Grant. This grant helped students in the height of the pandemic with hardship and new technology in order to complete coursework for spring 2020.
In June, Fletcher Foundation received $5,000 in Round 2 for Nursing/Allied Health Simulation Equipment. This equipment enabled nursing and allied health students to continue schoolwork in spite of not being able to participate in on-site clinicals.
Round 3 of the COVID-19 Relief funds were awarded October 12. This $20,000 grant to Fletcher Foundation provided funding for pipefitting/ship fitting equipment for training to help increase the workforce due to loss of jobs because of COVID-19.
The Fletcher Foundation also received a $4,000 Bayou Community Foundation Annual Grant for technology and software that will help students in Fletcher’s WorkReadyU Adult Education Program complete coursework.
“The Fletcher Foundation is so very grateful to Bayou Community Foundation for their generous investment,” commented Dr. Kristine Strickland, Chancellor. “We know that these dollars, targeted toward helping members of our community to get back to work, are essential to economic recovery. We believe that through BCF’s continuous support of non-profits in our region that we have an opportunity to help support more families in our community.”
Photo caption: In 2020, the Fletcher Foundation has received $39,000 in grants from the Bayou Community Foundation. Pictured left to right, Miles Forrest, Bayou Community Foundation Vice President; Bonnie Babin, Bayou Community Foundation board member; Henry Lafont, President, Bayou Community Foundation; Dr. Chandler LeBoeuf, Vice Chancellor for External Relations and Workforce Innovation, Executive Director, Fletcher Foundation; and Jennifer Armand, Executive Director, Bayou Community Foundation.