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St. Margaret’s to Enhance River Program with duPont Fund Grant

Posted on December 11, 2014 at 4:07 pm

  St. Margaret’s School secures a $140,000 grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund to expand environmental initiatives within the School and the region.  This is the second largest grant St. Margaret’s has received from the duPont Fund, which has generously supported various programs and activities for the School.  Funds will be used to establish a central focus on the Rappahannock River and advancing environmental education.   Since becoming installed

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    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:07 pm

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