The Advisory Board of John Stewart Estate Memorial Trust is pleased to announce grants totaling $8,495.70 were recently made, for the year 2016, to agencies servicing the needs of the aged and poor in the City of Cornwall and the United Counties. There were 14 grants ranging in size from $250.00 to $1,100.00. The recipients in The City of Cornwall were: Centre Agape Center, Seaway Senior Citizens Club, and Cornwall Senior Citizens Club.
The money for such annual grants is investment income derived from the sale in 1991 of the John Stewart Home, once located at 613 Second Street East in Cornwall. The Home was opened in 1930 as a modest facility to provide housing for poor and indigent persons. To date over $218,670.00 in income has been distributed to appropriate agencies. Representatives from the United Counties and the City of Cornwall constitute the Advisory Board, with the Minister of St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Cornwall, sitting as a permanent member, to acknowledge the religious heritage of the original donor, Mr. John Stewart. This year is the 111th anniversary of his death. The Estate continues to be administered by Scotia Wealth.
: Carol Bennett Bray, CFP® and Alyssa Blais, Executive Director of the Agapè Centre