July 16, 2010

Thank you Lincoln Financial for aiding "Access for All"

We at the Science Center are very thankful to Lincoln Financial Foundation for awarding a $5,000 grant to us to support “Access for All, ” a program to provide access the Science Center’s main Gephart Exhibit Trail for elderly and physically challenged individuals who have difficulty walking. The generous grant from the Lincoln Financial allowed the Science Center to replace two older, worn-out mobility scooters for which replacement parts were no longer available. The scooters are available to the public at no charge, by reservation, and are used several times a week from May 1 through November 1, when the Science Center’s trails are open. Keene Medical Products of Concord gave an in-kind discount of $2,180 on the purchase price of the scooters.

“Squam Lakes Natural Science Center provides valuable access to New Hampshire’s natural world as well as wonderful environmental education programs for all ages.” said Byron O. Champlin, CLU Program Officer, Lincoln Financial Foundation. "We are pleased to support a program that makes such a significant positive impact in the lives of New Hampshire residents and visitors."

“We are extremely grateful to the Lincoln Financial Foundation for their generous gift to allow our visitors to access our main exhibit trail independently.” said Iain MacLeod, Executive Director of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center.

About Lincoln Financial Foundation

The Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, is the charitable giving arm of Lincoln Financial Group. Under Lincoln Foundation guidelines, grants are made in the areas of arts, education, human services, and workforce/economic development. Lincoln Financial sets aside up to 2% of its pre-tax earnings for charitable causes that support philanthropic endeavors in the communities where its employees work. The Lincoln Foundation allocated $300,000 to support nonprofits in New Hampshire in 2009. Since 2006, the Lincoln Foundation has contributed more than $1.3 million to New Hampshire nonprofits.

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