PHOTO CAPTION-LEFT TO RIGHT:   Rev. William Samford, Villaume Foundation Board Member, Steven J. Scheinman, M.D., President and Dean of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine accepts the check from Dr. Paula Bennett, Villaume Foundation Board Member, and Jane A. Kanyock, CFR, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

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For Immediate Release

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Receives Grant from Villaume Foundation

The Board of The John and Helen Villaume Foundation announced that the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine was selected to receive one of the Foundation’s 2016 community grant awards. Steven J. Scheinman, M.D., President and Dean of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine as well as Jane A. Kanyock, CFRE, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations received a check in the amount of $5,000.00 which represented the first of four annual awards totaling $20,000.00 from Villaume Foundation board members Dr. Paula Bennett and Rev. William Samford.

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is one of the nation’s newest medical colleges with four regional campuses located in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport and Sayre, Pennsylvania. In total Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine serves 17 counties in Northeast and North Central Pennsylvania. The $20,000.00 grant Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine received from The Villaume Foundation will be utilized as a scholarship which will be drawn in $5,000.00 increments over a four year period and will be awarded to a current or incoming medical student from Wayne County. For more information regarding the curriculums offered by Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, please visit their website at www.tcmc.edu.

The John and Helen Villaume Foundation established by Honesdale natives John and Helen Villaume was created to benefit charitable, religious, scientific, literary and educational programs within Wayne County. Since its inception, the Foundation has made awards totaling over $1,000,000.00 with Wayne Bank managing the account in the Wealth Management and Trust Services Division of Wayne Bank.

Additional information about the Foundation and grant applications may be obtained from: The John and Helen Villaume Foundation, c/o Wayne Bank Wealth Management and Trust Services Division, 717 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431, or by phone: 570-253-8507 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PHOTO CAPTION-LEFT TO RIGHT: Rev. William Samford, Villaume Foundation Board Member, Steven J. Scheinman, M.D., President and Dean of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine accepts the check from Dr. Paula Bennett, Villaume Foundation Board Member, and Jane A. Kanyock, CFR, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.

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