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Morden Foundation announces board, events

The Brian Morden Foundation held its annual board meeting on Jan. 10, Brian Morden’s 37th birthday.

The 2021 BMF board includes: Dawn Morden, president; Barbara Piper, vice president; Cathy Chirdon, secretary; Silvia Maddox, Bob Chirdon, Julie Turano Good, treasurer; and Paula Kaufmann, Carol Kelley, Peggy McLucas and Pat Miles, board members.

Brian Morden Foundation Scholarship applications are being accepted through March 21.

Eligible applicants may apply at brianmordenfoundation.com/scholarships.

The foundation’s first-ever virtual event — Sweet Art from the Heart, a virtual decorating and awareness event — is being presented by the Brian Morden Foundation and ArtsAltoona at 2 p.m. Feb. 13.

The event is being sponsored by Rachel Bites and Martin’s. Their generosity will allow for all proceeds to help local children currently battling cancer and to further the goals of ArtsAltoona in serving and inspiring a more creative region.

Participants will share an afternoon at home with those they love and decorate six Valentine’s cookies with the help of virtual instruction from Rachel of Rachel Bites.

In addition to decorating, participants will virtually meet members of and hear information about both foundations.

Martin’s, a local leader in supporting the Brian Morden Foundation, is donating the supplies for the cookies, and marketing help has been given by Candance Holiday, ArtsAltoona board member and marketing and development chair.

Registrations are being accepted at brianmordenfoundation/sweetart or by calling 931-4635.

For additional information about any of these events, contact Dawn Morden at dbjmorden@brianmordenfoundation.org or 946-9369.

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