Established in 2014, the ECHS Tahawus Legacy Education Fund
is named for Tahawus, New York, an Adirondack mining village that
thrived from the early 1940s until 1963 when the National Lead Co. moved the village to Newcomb in order to access additional titanium found on its site. Eventually the mining enterprise was totally closed.
The Tahawus Fund memorializes the men and women who lived in Tahawus, worked hard at their jobs, and also engendered a town spirit dedicated to universal respect, community service, mountain sportsmanship, and educational opportunity. As the beneficiaries of those efforts, many of the former children of Tahawus contributed their stories to Leonard Gereau’s Tahawus Memories 1941-1963, and Mr. Gereau, himself a former resident, founded and generously supported the Tahawus Legacy Education Fund with profits from his book. Additional donations continue to be welcome and will be directly applied to funding future awards.
If you would like to make a donation, please send a check
made payable to ECHS-Tahawus Legacy Education Fund
and mail to:
1108 Ashland Avenue
Bedford, VA 24523
Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.