Donation Fund

Archives Maintenance – The Association collects and maintains over 500 family heirloom items such as books, paintings, music, photographs, tableware, textiles, correspondence, newspapers, furniture, etc., produced or owned by Tenney’s. Donations received are used to fund the cost of storing, maintaining and exhibiting the various items. Funds may also be used to acquire additional items for the collection from sources such as private individuals, auction houses and ebay. A long-term goal is to locate a permanent “public home” for the collection. This fund has been supported since prior to 2005.

Archives Digitization – Donations received are used to fund the cost of digitizing items in the Association Archives in order to make the collection more accessible to members. In addition to digitizing, such costs may include identifying and indexing items to facilitate searches and uploading images to the website. Excess funds could be combined with the Maintenance Fund above. Currently this project is pending funding and implementation. This fund has been supported since 2013.

Education Fund – Donations received are used to fund the cost of special certifications such as genealogy certification, and provide educational programs, speakers, demonstrations, etc., at annual reunions and meetings. This fund has been supported since 2010.

Membership Fund – Donations received are used to fund the cost of special campaigns and activities to enlarge and strengthen Association membership, in memoriam of a beloved member of the Association. Funds may also contribute to membership operating costs. This fund has been supported since 2007.

Old Bradford Burial Ground (OBBG) – In addition to the Member Participation activities, the Association annually contributes monies towards expenses of maintaining and improving the conditions of OBBG and Tenney family graves and markers located in the cemetery. This may include necessary tree removal, gravestone restoration, signage and landscaping. Examples of prior fund disbursements include landscape equipment replacement and the creation, modification & installment of the Tenney family monument. Monies are received through member donations and fund-raising. This fund has been supported since prior to 2005.