From Napa Valley Register: Abramowicz Family Fund bestows grants

March 16, 2014 9:00 am  • Register Staff •

Three Napa County organizations will receive four grants totaling more than $15,000 from The Abramowicz Family Fund at Napa Valley Community Foundation.

Myrna Abramowicz, a longtime Napa resident who was a supporter of environmental, educational and political causes in Napa, established the charitable Fund shortly before her death last May.

She established the fund with a focus on programs for children and youth in Napa County that promote awareness, understanding and appreciation of our natural environment, as well as providing access to parks and open spaces, the foundation said in a news release.

The organizations that will receive grants are: Connolly Ranch for its Field Trip program, Friends of the Napa River for its In-School Watershed Education program, and Napa County Resource Conservation District for its LandSmart for Kids program, as well as the Napa Eco Reserve Education and Field Trip project in collaboration with the Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District.

“This fund is an example of how anyone can be a philanthropist — you don’t need to be Bill Gates to make a difference,” said foundation president Terence Mulligan.

Dozens of Abramowicz’s friends also contributed to the fund in her memory.

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