KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (April 29, 2020) – The Corning Incorporated Foundation has made an Employee Vibrant Community Grant of $1,000 to the Kennebunkport Historical Society. Arundel resident Denise Stevens, who works at Corning as a cell culture lab technician, has volunteered for the Society since 2014. Stevens applied for the one-time grant in January.
“It would be impossible for the Kennebunkport Historical Society to deliver its programs and services without the support of our loyal volunteers, members and donors,” said Executive Administrator Kirsten Camp. “This grant from the Corning Foundation has come at a particularly critical time, as the economic impacts of the pandemic are being felt across our community. We are extremely grateful that Denise applied for the Employee Vibrant Community Grant on our behalf, and to the Corning Foundation for their support.”
The Employee Vibrant Community Grants program began in 2018 as a celebration of Corning Incorporated Foundation’s 65th Anniversary. Due to its success, it became an annual program in 2019. The program encourages employees to nominate eligible non-profit organizations for a $1,000 grant, which allows the Foundation to invest in the non-profit organizations that mean the most to Corning employees. A complete list of the 2020 grant recipients is available on the Foundation’s website at www.CorningFoundation.org.