Jonesboro, Ga. (March 17, 2017) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a $2,000 grant to Jerry Hesselink, Founder, Henry for Music, on Friday, March 14, 2017. The grant will be used acquire and refurbish used musical instruments to be used by middle school band students. The grant award presentation to Henry for Music was hosted by the Henry County Middle School Band Department and was attended by members of the Henry Arts Alliance, the Henry County School Board, and the Board members from the Heritage Community Foundation.
“We are pleased to award this grant to Henry For Music because of their ongoing commitment to provide musical instruments to students in our area that would not otherwise be able to participate in band,” said Mark Dose, Executive Director of the Heritage Community Foundation. “This grant makes it possible for students who cannot afford to buy or rent an instrument to be able to participate in the school’s band, orchestra, or music class”.
Heritage Community Foundation (HCF) is a 501c3 organization which provides funding to local nonprofit organizations in Clayton, Henry and Fayette counties. HCF is designed to support Heritage Bank’s first mission, “Committed to those we serve.” Heritage Bank absorbs all of the operating costs of the foundation, so 100% of the funds raised go directly to meet community needs.
In addition to the support from Heritage Bank, a number of other local businesses support the HCF through their partnership in the HCF Community IMPACT Club. These businesses include Harding Plumbing, Brent Scarbrough & Co., C & C Fence Co., Heritage Cadillac, Lincoln Insurance, Paragon Alarm Systems, Central Station Monitoring, The Dockery Group, Waldrop & Trite, LLC.,, JR Davis Tools, Griffin Insurance, New South Package and Emmett J. Arnold Law, P.C., and David Curry.
For more information on how to apply for a grant with Heritage Community Foundation, to make a donation or volunteer, please visit www.heritagecommunityfoundation.org. You may also contact Mark Dose, Heritage Community Foundation Executive Director, at 770-478-8881.
Heritage Bank, a state chartered commercial bank, has been serving metro Atlanta’s Southern Crescent since 1955. The independent community bank has six full-service offices, features a well-rounded offering of commercial and consumer products, and is an active, involved member of the community it serves. The company’s stock is traded under the symbol “CCFH”.