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Q. Walter Peabody - Tue Oct 02, 2018 @ 06:38PM
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Now accepting applications for another round of Fine Arts Grants!

The grant is open to any high school student enrolled in the Meriden school system during the 2018-2019 school year. Interested students must request a specific sum of funding to aid them in beginning, advancing, or completing any arts-related project, or to obtain additional instruction in the arts. Funding can be used towards endeavors in the musical, dramatic, written, or visual arts. One or more grants of up to $500.00 will be awarded.

It is our intention to offer this funding in a way that is easily accessible to students who take the time to research and outline their needs. This method serves two purposes: to aid a student/s creative expression while also offering valuable experience in the grants process.

Interested students must complete the application by November 15, 2018. Selected applicants will be contacted for more information and the grant(s) will be awarded in January 2019.

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Q. Walter Peabody - Tue Jun 19, 2018 @ 08:29PM
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Congratulations to Julia Kudewicz, the 2018 winner of the Zachary Weston Memorial Scholarship! Julia is an exceptional and well-rounded student, excelling both academically and in her extra-curricular interests. She plans to attend Central Connecticut State University to pursue a teaching degree so that she can teach high school chemistry. Julia not only received multiple nominations from her teachers, but dazzled the interview committee with her candor and thoughtfulness. Congratulations, Julia!

This year's nominees for the Zachary Weston Memorial Scholarship were so outstanding that the committee decided to offer a second award to one of the candidates. The mysterious and elusive Peabody Award was awarded to the formidable and impressive Marielle Perreault at Senior Night. Marielle impressed us with her compassion and practicality; wanting to use her skills and passions to help others. Congratulations, Marielle! (Pictured below with board member Zachary Corey)

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Q. Walter Peabody - Wed Jan 24, 2018 @ 08:56AM
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We are pleased to award another Fine Arts Grant to a deserving Meriden teen. Deandre Riddle, a junior at Maloney High School, impressed our search committee with his passion and talent for photography. Deandre will use the $500 grant to purchase a film camera, lens and lighting equipment.  Thank you to all who support the Foundation because you have made this grant possible. Congratulations, Deandre!


Photo by Deandre Riddle

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Q. Walter Peabody - Fri Dec 22, 2017 @ 10:42AM
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Dear Friend,

The bustle of the holiday season is upon us, but we wanted to take a few moments to wish you all the best and thank each of you for continuing to support the Q. Walter Peabody Foundation. We are truly lucky to receive so many gifts from you not just during this special time, but year round. And we should all feel proud of the gifts we, in turn, get to bestow upon the children of our communities.

We were thrilled to award the 2017 Zachary Weston Memorial Scholarship to Platt High School's valedictorian - Shaharia Ferdus. Shaharia impressed us with her ambition, intelligence, fortitude, and - above all - her desire to use her talents to help others. Planning to attend UCONN and then go on to medical school, Shaharia wants to help educate and provide medical care to those who need it most.

And our Spring Fine Arts Grant winner, Tracy Becker, is helping to spread joy through puppetry. Tracy, a senior at Platt High School, impressed us with her puppeteering skills and passion for using her art to promote inclusion and acceptance. We will be awarding additional Peabody Fine Arts Grants in January so stay tuned for more inspiring stories of young artists in our community.

Whether you donate, attend one of our events, or promote us among members of the community, you are making a difference.

On behalf of the Foundation, I wish you happy and healthy holidays.

Gratefully,
Luciano Racco

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Q. Walter Peabody - Wed Nov 15, 2017 @ 08:21PM
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We are so pleased to announce that we are once again selling holiday wreaths, made by our good friends at Casertano's Greenhouse and Farms! In addition to the 22-inch wreaths we sold last year, we are offering two more options: 28-inch wreaths and hanging kissing balls! 

Your wreath will be hand-delivered by the Peabody Foundation's Board of Directors the weekend of December 2-3, 2017.

22-inch decorated wreaths = minimum donation of $25
28-inch decorated wreaths = minimum donation of $30
Hanging kissing ball = minimum donation of $35

ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017 

Let us know your order by emailing us or by calling Jessica at (203) 213-1252 or Zack at (203) 631-8784. Payments may then be made through our online payment service (please list "Christmas Wreath" in the comments field), or via cash or check upon delivery.

Thank you for your continued support!

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Q. Walter Peabody - Tue Sep 26, 2017 @ 11:53AM
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We are pleased to tee off another round of the Q. Walter Peabody Foundation Fine Arts Grant. The grant is open to any high school student enrolled in the Meriden school system during the 2017-2018 school year. Interested students must request a specific sum of funding to aid them in beginning, advancing, or completing any arts-related project, or to obtain additional instruction in the arts. Funding can be used towards endeavors in the musical, dramatic, written, or visual arts. One or more grants of up to $500.00 will be awarded.

It is our intention to offer this funding in a way that is easily accessible to students who take the time to research and outline their needs. This method serves two purposes: to aid a student/s creative expression while also offering valuable experience in the grants process.

Interested students must complete the application by November 3, 2017. Selected applicants will be contacted for more information and the grant(s) will be awarded in January 2018.

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Q. Walter Peabody - Mon Jun 19, 2017 @ 07:30PM
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Last week we were thrilled to award the 2017 Zachary Weston Memorial Scholarship to Platt High School's valedictorian - Shaharia Ferdus. Shaharia impressed us with her ambition, intelligence, fortitude, and - above all - her desire to use her talents to help others. Planning to attend UCONN and then go on to medical school, Shaharia wants to help educate and provide medical care to those who need it most. We are so happy to be able to contribute to her dream. Congratulations, Shaharia! Learn more about Shaharia in a great article by the Record-Journal!

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Q. Walter Peabody - Wed Mar 22, 2017 @ 12:34PM
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Congratulations to Tracy Becker, the winner of Spring Fine Arts Grant in 2017. Tracy will be awarded $500 to use toward her passion: puppetry. Tracy, a senior at Platt High School, impressed us with her puppeteering skills and passion for using her art to spread positive messages of inclusion and acceptance. Tracy will use the funds to create more puppets and hopefully participate in "Puppet Slams" in the future, before heading off to UConn (to study puppetry!)

We are so happy to be able to support a unique and creative endeavor like this. Best of luck to you Tracy!

Thank you to all our loyal donors who have helped make this grant possible!



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Q. Walter Peabody - Mon Mar 20, 2017 @ 09:09AM
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Please join us for our 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

Date: Saturday, April 8
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Place: Walter Acres, off of Finch Avenue in Meriden
Ages: ALL (but probably most fun for children ages 12 and under)
Please bring your own basket. 
Special thanks to the Franciscan Life Center and Thompson Chocolate for their support!
A suggested donation of $5 would be appreciated and used to support scholarships and grants for Meriden students.
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Q. Walter Peabody - Thu Mar 02, 2017 @ 07:41AM
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Join us on Sunday, March 19 for our annual luncheon at Avanti! A generous 20% of food and drink proceeds will benefit the Q. Walter Peabody Foundation's scholarships and grants for Meriden students. All you have to do is show this coupon and your meal will count! 

Please make a reservation with Susan at Avanti by March 15th so Avanti can make preparations to provide the best possible service.

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