A detailed record of the Trust's gifts is now available.
The Birchwood Award is an annual award to two Nyack High School graduating seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic and athletic achievement in High School and have also made a significant committment to volunteer community service.
The award was named "The Birchwood Award" because Welles had often spoken to his friends about one day establishing a charitable foundation which he would name "The Birchwood Foundation" after the street where lived growing up. Therefore, each contribution made from the trust is called a "Birchwood Gift" or "Birchwood Award."
Gifts and annual awards have also been made to :
to help support the Annual Young People's Concert
The Fresh Air Fund
Camp Becket, a YMCA camp in the Berkshires, MA
The Valley Cottage Indians Youth Athletic Association
The Institute for Educational Achievement (for autistic children)
The Summit Speech School (for hearing impaired children)
The Bonnie Brae School for Boys
The Nyack/Valley Cottage Little League
George School Annual Fund
The Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks
The Trust also gave a Birchwood gift to a young and very talented flutist that helped her purchase a flute to support her advanced training.