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Q. Walter Peabody - Wed Mar 27, 2019 @ 07:26PM
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Join the fun at our fourth annual Easter egg hunt! 

Saturday, April 13, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.
Walter Acres (off of Finch Ave) in Meriden, CT

This free event is perfect for little ones under the age of 10. Please bring your own basket or bag for collecting eggs. The event is always free, but donations are always welcome! 100% of your donation will directly benefit Meriden students. Chocolate generously donated by our friends at Thompson Chocolate.

Please RSVP to help us get a headcount via our Facebook event!


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Q. Walter Peabody - Sat Mar 02, 2019 @ 06:32PM
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Friends! It's time to once again gather together and dine at Avanti! Please join us for lunch on Sunday, March 24th and 20% of your meal will be donated back to support the Q. Walter Peabody Foundation and our efforts to support the creative and academic opportunities for youth in Meriden. Please call Avanti in advance, and be sure to bring the coupon below!

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Q. Walter Peabody - Tue Feb 19, 2019 @ 07:11PM
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Congratulations to Natasha Schweiger, winner of our most recent round of Fine Arts Grant funding! Natasha is a senior at Maloney High School and her focus is on digital art. Natasha will use the funding to purchase a new tablet to enhance her art and develop a portfolio as she explores becoming a video game developer. We are so pleased to be able to contribute to Natasha's dream and supply her with the tools she needs to broaden her horizons. See more examples of Natasha's awesome work on our Facebook page!

Untitled, by Natasha Schweiger

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Q. Walter Peabody - Thu Nov 08, 2018 @ 06:46PM
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We are so pleased to announce that we are once again selling and hand-delivering holiday wreaths, made by our good friends at Casertano's Greenhouse and Farms! We've heard your requests and will be adding even more options! 

Like last year, we will have 22-inch wreaths, 28-inch wreaths and kissing balls for sale. But, NEW for 2018, you will also have the option of a "fancy" wreath, with more glitz and glamour, in both the 22-inch and 28-inch sizes.

Your wreath will be hand-delivered by the Peabody Foundation's Board of Directors the weekend of December 1-2, 2018.

22-inch decorated classic "natural" wreaths = minimum donation of $25
28-inch decorated classic "natural" wreaths = minimum donation of $35

22-inch new "Fancy" wreath = minimum donation of $30
28-inch new "Fancy" wreath = minimum donation of $40

Hanging kissing ball = minimum donation of $35

ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2018

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 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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