Honesdale, PA – The Board of The John and Helen Villaume Foundation announced that the Wayne County Public Library was selected to receive one of the Foundation’s 2023 community grant awards. Amanda Kerna, President, Library Board, received a check in the amount of $50,000.00 from Villaume Foundation board members Jon Villaume and Tracy L. Schwarz.
The John and Helen Villaume Foundation, established by Honesdale natives John and Helen Villaume, was created to benefit charitable, religious, scientific, literary and educational programs within Wayne County. Since its inception, the Foundation has made awards totaling over $2,425,000.00 with Wayne Bank managing the account in the Wealth Management and Trust Services Division of Wayne Bank.
The Wayne County Public Library is a non-profit with a service area of 25,857 people. It’s part of a 7-member federated library system providing free access to information, technology, and services to the entire county. It operates as a community hub, life-long learning institution and provider of free resources for the community.
Additional information about the Foundation and grant applications may be obtained from: The John and Helen Villaume Foundation, c/o Wayne Bank Wealth Management and Trust Services Division, 717 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431, or by phone: 570-253-1571 or email: Trust@WayneBank.com
PHOTO CAPTION-LEFT TO RIGHT: Tracy L. Schwarz, Villaume Foundation Board Member, Amanda Kerna, President, Library Board, Wayne County Public Library, Jon Villaume, Villlaume Foundation Board Member.