April 2016 – Allegany Franciscan Ministries is pleased to announce the appointment of the inaugural Grants Committee for Miami-Dade County. The five member committee includes Tracey Bowen Bell, Intervention Specialist, Miami Dade College; Educator Sr. Lucy Cardet, Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, NY; Ana Colls, Assistant Director, Parks and Recreations Department, Village of Key Biscayne; Russell Correa, Vice President of Client Services, CCA, Inc.; and Sr. Michele Dolyk, Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, NY.
The Grants Committee for Miami-Dade County is an advisory group comprised of individuals who are residents and stakeholders of Miami-Dade County. The committee reviews grant requests and makes fair and informed funding recommendations in alignment with the vision and mission of Allegany Franciscan Ministries. Recommendations are presented to the Allegany Franciscan Ministries board of directors for action. The Grants Committee for Miami-Dade County meets regularly according to the Allegany Franciscan Ministries’ grant funding cycle. The committee is supported by Jessica Gonzalez, Allegany Franciscan Ministries’ Program Officer.
Allegany Franciscan Ministries has been investing in Miami-Dade County since 1999. Grants support organizations that positively impact the health of individuals, families and communities, and improve access to health services and information for marginalized, vulnerable and underserved residents. Since 1999, the organization has invested more than $7 million to benefit people in Miami-Dade County, and has committed $600,000 this year. Reports about past grants and information about currently available funds are available at www.afmfl.org.
“Allegany Franciscan Ministries is privileged to benefit from the leadership of these individuals on our committee,” said Eileen Coogan, Allegany Franciscan Ministries’ president and CEO. “All have demonstrated their dedication and commitment to our ministry and meeting the needs of those who are marginalized and underserved in our communities.”