The Katy Stone Memorial Fund

DEADLINE: All applications must be submitted on or before 5 PM on Thursday, October 31, 2019.

Katy Stone was a longtime Long Beach resident. She worked for many decades in the Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation, and Marine, where her roles included the superintendent of recreation services and superintendent of aquatics. Multiple generations of Long Beach youth enjoyed the programs that she created and managed. An avid sportswoman, Katy played volleyball and softball, fished, and worked as a ski instructor. After her retirement, she started running marathons and became a world-class lawn bowler. As a member of the Long Beach Lawn Bowling Club, she was on the U.S. national lawn bowling team from 1999 to 2008 and was the U.S. women’s singles champion in 2000 and women’s pairs champion in 2005. Beloved for her wicked sense of humor and vivid personality, Katy made friends everywhere she went. As a teacher, mentor, manager, sister, and aunt, Katy had a special gift for helping people realize their potential. She lived her philosophy: to meld work and play, to develop both body and mind, and always act in a generous, fun-loving spirit!

The Katy Stone Memorial Fund makes grants to nonprofit organizations with programs that nurture the body, mind, and spirit of goal-oriented people of any age, but especially youth, in the City of Long Beach. These programs will promote their education and develop their physical, mental, and spiritual talents.

Grants will be awarded between $5,000 and $20,000. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, schools or government institutions are encouraged to apply for grants from this fund. 

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The Katy Stone Memorial Fund





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