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CBL Foundation awards $9,000 to Visions of Excellence

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Published on Thursday, December 3, 2015

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Laurens (Larry) James, Jr., right, founder of Visions of Excellence, receives a $9,000 donation presented by CBL Executive Vice President Jennifer Jones.
 

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Laurens (Larry) James, Jr., right, founder of Visions of Excellence, receives a $9,000 donation presented by CBL Executive Vice President Jennifer Jones.

 

The CBL Foundation of Citizens Building & Loan awarded $9,000 to support Visions Of Excellence, which focuses on supplying instructional supplies and teaching aids to greater Greer area elementary, middle and high schools.

The check was presented to Laurens (Larry) James, Jr., founder of Visions of Excellence, by CBL Executive Vice President Jennifer Jones.

“The support of the CBL Foundation is critical to Visions of Excellence, Inc. and has been from our inception,” James said. “The yearly donations from The CBL Foundation, coupled with those by the Nancy Tooley Memorial Education Fund, made it possible for us to buy goods valued at over $100,000 this year.”

The focus of Visions of Excellence is to arm teachers with teaching kits to spark learning and engage students in various subject matters with interesting hands-on materials.

The non-profit also provides large library displays, including dinosaurs, American wildlife, and Civil War scenes that rotate between six elementary schools: Chandler Creek, Crestview, Mountain View, Skyland, Tigerville and Woodland. The Bond Center, Greer Middle School and Greer High School are also recipients of supplies.

The CBL Charitable Foundation was established in 1999 to support local non-profit and charitable entities that serve the greater Greer area.

 

 

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