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Community Foundation grant will match $20,000 in donations to Honor the Mountain monument

The Northern New York Community Foundation announced Wednesday it will match up to $20,000 of civilian donations to the North Country Honors the Mountain monument project.

The project, expected to be unveiled in July 2016 in Thompson Park’s Tower Square, has a fundraising goal of $400,000. Foundation Executive Director Rande S. Richardson said he hopes the matching grant will get locals excited about reaching that goal.

“The focus of our matching grant is really to be part of the citizen-level campaign,” he said. “We feel that this is an important way to engage members of the community at a grass-roots level. The 10th Mountain Division has been an important part of the community and they are our neighbors.”

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