At the Allen Bass Fund our mission
is helping children experience the
rewards, challenges and friendships
of a great summer camp.

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ABF board okays $20K+ in scholarships

At its annual meeting on August 12, 2017, the Allen Bass Fund Board of Directors approved expenditures of over $23,000 for scholarships, awards and grants for Camp Bil-O-Wood and its campers. A total of 62 donors gave $21,325 to the Fund in the 2016-17 fiscal year. In turn, the ABF board awarded 11 scholarships totaling $20,432. In addition, the board approved an Uncle Woody Award in the amount of $625 to a deserving camper. It also okayed a $2,000 outlay for the camp's tripping department and another $500 for the craft shop.

The 62 donors represent a slight increase from the average number of donors in recent years, but it was a significant drop from the 100 donors who supported Allen Bass in 2015-16. Prior to 2015-16, the average number of donors for the past three seasons was 59.

Since the Allen Bass Fund is recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization all donations to the Fund are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Since it started in 1987 the Allen Bass Fund has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to scores of needy campers through the generosity of its donors. If you would like to donate – any amount would be appreciated – mail your check, payable to the Allen Bass Fund, to:

Jeffrey Lapinski
Treasurer, Allen Bass Fund
601 Northlawn
East Lansing, Mi 48823

The Allen Bass Fund also offers its donors an online giving option through PayPal. By clicking the "Donate" button below, donors can make a credit card donation to the Allen Bass Fund through the secure PayPal website. Donors do not need a PayPal account in order to use this option.

The Allen Bass Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization and all contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Thank you.

Apply for a Scholarship

Would you like to apply for a camper scholarship to Camp Bil-O-Wood? You can download an application by clicking the button below. Once your application is complete, please mail it to:

Allen Bass Fund Scholarship
c/o Jeff Amsler
267 Sylvia Lane
Allentown, PA 18104

Applications should be returned by February 15 and decisions are made by the Allen Bass Fund board in early April. All applicants are notified of the results.