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Wellsville Community Foundation created

WELLSVILLE — The Wellsville Community Foundation has been created with a mission “to contribute to charitable purposes, or conduct activities, for the common good, general welfare and civic benefits of the Wellsville community and its environs.”

Seven individuals have agreed to serve as trustees of the newly formed non-profit corporation: Attorney Nick Amato; new resident Cressey Belden; County Municipal Judge Tim McNicol; retired executive Eddie Murphy; former banker Peter Russell; retired educator Linda Weekley; and retired executive Robert E. Williamson.

Murphy was elected president, McNicol vice president, Belden secretary, and Weekley treasurer at the foundation’s organizational meeting in late December. Russell served as incorporator.

Fundamentally, the organization seeks to induce a public-private partnership with Village of Wellsville leadership and welcomes the participation of all community members and businesses.

Russell said the foundation has applied for 501(c)(3) status and will announce when it is ready to receive donations and project ideas.

“For two centuries, Wellsville was a shining example of what hard work, motivation and vision could accomplish in small-town America. That foundation is still present and our goal is to build upon it,” said Weekley.

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