Date: May 1, 2007

Chaney Beautification Grant Program Celebrates Five Years

The Chaney Foundation recently celebrated the 5th year of the Beautification Grant Program with an awards ceremony. Over twenty-five representatives from twelve winning organizations for 2007 attended. Chaney Foundation board member Frank Chaney and Community Relations Associate, Jessica Pinkey presented plaques and grants to the winners. Beautification Grant recipients include Archbishop Neale School, BSA Troop 1709, Caroline County Historical Society, Charles County Fair, College of Southern Maryland, Charles County Master Gardeners, Charles County Public School, Dr. James Craik Elementary School, La Plata Community Garden Club, Matthew Henson Middle School, St. Mary's Bryantown School and William B. Wade Elementary School.

The Beautification Grant Program for Charles County was created in 2003. Foundation board member Bob Agee explained the idea behind the program. "The purpose of this program is to assist people in beautifying Charles County, encourage them to identify their own problems, and determine the best way to resolve it. We just provide the resources and encouragement; they provide the ideas and the labor." This year, the Chaney Foundation Board selected twelve Charles County schools and non-profit organizations proposed beautification projects to receive grants in the amount up to $1,000.00.

2007 Chaney Beautification Grant recipients are: Archbishop Neale School, Boy Scout Troop 1709, Caroline County Historical Society, Charles County Fair, College of Southern Maryland, Charles County Master Gardeners, Charles County Public Library, Dr. James Craik Elementary School, La Plata Community Garden Club, Matthew Henson Middle School, St. Mary's Bryantown School and William B. Wade Elementary School.

Ten percent of Chaney Enterprises' overall net profit is transferred to the Chaney Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Chaney Enterprises, to be donated to charitable non profit organizations. The purpose of the Chaney Foundation is to improve the health, education, environment and welfare of our neighbors and their children. Additionally, funds are provided by local businesses and through Chaney Enterprises customer base. Funds are also donated by Chaney Enterprises employees and are matched 100 percent by the company to be given to their charity of choice.

Chaney Enterprises is a construction materials supplier servicing the entire Mid-Atlantic region with concrete, sand, gravel, stone and concrete block. The company operates seven ready mix concrete plants, four sand and gravel facilities throughout the state of Maryland and the Concrete Store, a 19,000-square-foot contractor-grade construction materials supply store.

For more information regarding possible funding from the Chaney Foundation, contact Jessica Pinkey at 301-932-5665 or email jpinkey@ChaneyEnterprises.com.


Chaney Beautification Grant Program Celebrates Five Years