Matt's graduation pic 2007

Matt's graduation pic 2007

Thursday, September 24, 2015

A few great updates!

The 7th Annual Run for Row was a huge success! It's so incredibly uplifting to see so many people working together for a common cause - the volunteers who faithfully and tirelessly put this whole event on every year, the sponsors (big and small), the people who donate baskets and other Chinese auction items, the runners, walkers, and those who can't do either but are there to offer their moral support. I'm sure I'm forgetting to mention someone... Each and every person involved in any way of this event is so very much appreciated. Thank you, everybody!!!

Our first official board meeting in April was also a great success, and many crucial decisions were made to get the corporation's ball rolling:

            Election of the officers and directors of the corporation:
            President:               Andrea R. Row
            Vice Presidents:     Scott Boyko
                                           Kim Lewandowski
            Secretary:               Gina Ferrentino
            Treasurer:               Andrew Armitage

            Change of name:
           "Run for Row Corp" to "The Matthew R. Row Scholarship Foundation, Inc."

            Purposes of the corporation broadened:
            "The Corporation is a charitable corporation under Section 21 of the Not-For-Profit Corporation Law. The Corporation's purpose is to provide scholarships to students in Western New York who have lost a parent. The Corporation will provide scholarships to help assure that these children are able to obtain a college education and will accomplish this by hosting fundraising campaigns to fund scholarships. The Corporation may also provide grants and financial assistance to tax-exempt organizations and individuals to provide support and resources for widowed persons rebuilding their lives after the death of a spouse or partner."

This, in addition to getting all the little legal forms and policies in place to make everything legit and official.

On our way!!!