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3M Provides Grant To The Garden Club

3M Provides Grant To The Garden Club

3M has donated $250 to The Garden Club of Orange in recognition of Patricia Dray’s commitment to the community.  Dray is currently Program Co-Chair of The Garden Club of Orange.  As a volunteer, she has served as Club Former President, and Chairperson of the Ways and Means Committee, leading the efforts to raise funds to support the Club’s mission of promoting garden skills and knowledge, furthering an understanding of horticulture, flower arranging, bird-life, conservation, and environmental awareness.  She is an award-winning floral designer, an accredited Flower Show Judge, NGC Certified Landscape Consultant, and The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. Flower Show School Chairperson.

“3M employees and alumni generously give their time and skills to help improve lives,” said Kimberly Price, vice-president 3Mgives.  “We are pleased to recognize their commitment to their communities.”

3M is a recognized global leader in corporate giving, strategic philanthropy, volunteerism and community engagement.  In 2014, 3M donated more than $78 million to non-profit organizations in U.S. and 3M employees and alumni devoted 300,000 hours to volunteer activities.  For more information, visit and follow them @3M.

The Garden Club of Orange is a member of the FGCCT, NGC, and NEGC.  For membership information contact Joanne Friedrichs 203-795-4266.

Left to right: Pat Dray presents new sound equipment purchased with 3M grant to Vice President Nancy Bartle.  [Photo by Linda Bradford]

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