From Napa Valley Register: Abramowicz Family Funds make grants for children and the environment

September 28, 2015 9:30 am  • 

Last week, four Napa County organizations received grants totaling $5,000 from The Abramowicz Family Fund and the Steven and Myrna Abramowicz Family Fund at Napa Valley Community Foundation.

Myrna Abramowicz, a longtime Napa resident, established a charitable fund shortly before her death in May of 2013. After her death, her friends and family continued to contribute to her fund, and her son, Steve Abramowicz, also started a charitable fund that works in conjunction with his mother’s fund to make grants that carry out Myrna and her family’s charitable wishes.

Abramowicz was a civic activist, and a dedicated supporter of environmental, educational and political causes in Napa.

She established her 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 provide access to parks and open spaces.

The organizations that will receive grants from The Abramowicz Family Funds are: Connolly Ranch for its Field Trip program; Friends of the Napa River for its In-School Watershed Education program; Land Trust of Napa County for its Valley Oak Restoration and Service Learning at Wantrup Preserve program; and, Napa County Resource Conservation District for its LandSmart Youth Stewards program. Collectively, the grants will serve more than 3,500 Napa County children.

“The funds are an example of how a donor can make a lasting difference and leave a legacy for their community,” said NVCF President Terence Mulligan. “Through her fund, her family can continue to support the work to which she was so dedicated during her lifetime.”

To learn more visit NapaValleyCF.org.

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