In Schenectady, an anonymous donor contributed $1 million to SUNY Schenectady to help support college efforts such as its food pantry, mentoring, student scholarships and high school-based college courses. The donation will establish an endowed student support fund, providing investment income to support efforts that support students, according to the college. The timing of the donation is critical, given the status of state funding and the financial challenges facing students and their families during the coronavirus economic crisis.
In Glenville, the Grey Muzzle Organization has made a $10,000 grant to the Animal Protective Foundation to assist with medical care for older dogs, the third year of the grant. Last year, thanks to the grant, the foundation was able to treat and adopt out 22 “senior” dogs. Senior dogs are more of a challenge to adopt out because of their medical care requirements and the fact that some don’t feel emotionally comfortable adopting an older dog, especially after having gone through the trauma of losing a pet. The cost of adopting a senior dog is $175, and the grant will help offset the difference in the cost of caring for the dogs. For more information on the Animal Protective Foundation, and to donate or volunteer, visit: https://www.animalprotective.org. For more information on the Grey Muzzle Organization, a group dedicated to improving the lives of senior dogs, visit: https://www.greymuzzle.org.
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