Gonzales Rotary Donates $10,000 to The Ascension Fund

Allison B. Hudson

GONZALES, LA, Jan. 11, 2011—In keeping with its longstanding commitment to education, the Gonzales Rotary presented a check for $10,000 to The Ascension Fund during a luncheon on Tue., Jan. 11, 2011. Fritz Englade, Jr. and Bret Hughes, who served as chairperson and committee member for the Gonzales Rotary’s annual “Steer & Beer“ fundraiser presented the donation to Dr. Elizabeth Nealy, executive director, and Peggy Walker, president of the board, representing The Ascension Fund.

The Gonzales Rotary donates the revenues from this annual event to a charity of its choosing.

In 1991, the Gonzales Rotary helped establish The Ascension Fund and has been a loyal and generous and supporter since then.

“There’s no denying The Ascension Fund’s importance to the quality of education for our

children,” said Englade. “And contributing to The Fund is one of the most significant ways the Gonzales Rotary can ensure a bright future for our community,” he said.

The Ascension Fund celebrates its 20th anniversary on January 16th of this year, and is proud to announce that since that time, it has awarded more than $1.2 million, representing 980 grants, to the public schools and teachers of Ascension Parish.

The Fund’s mission is to enhance public education in Ascension Parish. To accomplish this goal it awards $500, $1,000 and $2,500 grants to winning applicants.