Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont (GSCP2P) was recently awarded a $1,000 Vibrant Community Grant through the Corning Incorporated Foundation. Lane Cook, CEO of GSCP2P, accepted the check in July from Corning employee, Leah Robinson, who submitted the application on behalf of the council.
Every year, 50 non-profit organizations, ranging from art organizations, colleges and universities, health-care based companies, libraries, public education districts and more, are recipients of the Vibrant Community Grants.
When nominating GSCP2P, Robinson wrote “The local council is part of a network of 2.6 million Girl Scouts. Girls prepare for a lifetime of leadership, success and adventure in a safe, no-limits place. STEM activities are core to the experience, as are the outdoors, life skills and entrepreneurship. When a girl joins Girl Scouts, she’ll find out who she is, what she cares about and what her talents are….She’ll do something to make the world a better place.”
The Corning Incorporated Foundation is a charitable contributions organization established by Corning Incorporated in 1952. Through leadership and collaboration, the Foundation strives to foster vibrant, enriching and supportive Corning communities. The Foundation focuses on education, human services, culture and volunteerism in Corning business locations.
The Employee Vibrant Community Grants began in 2018 as a celebration of Corning Incorporated Foundation’s 65th anniversary, and encourages employees to nominate eligible non-profit organizations in their local communities.