Finger Lakes Museum gets $100,000 gift

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

The Finger Lakes Museum will soon receive a $100,000 grant from the Rochester based  Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation to help fund architectural and exhibit design studies and other startup expenses. In a letter to museum board president John Adamski, Foundation President Donald  Whitney said that the funds will become available within the next few weeks.

The Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation was founded in 1968 by philanthropist Daisy Marquis Jones and her nephew Leo Marquis Lyons as a way of giving back to the community. It is dedicated to improving the wellbeing of Monroe and Yates County residents by funding programs that aid disadvantaged children and families. Jones lived in Himrod at one time.

Adamski said the museum was chosen because it met the funder’s priorities “by offering educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities as well as acting as an economic development catalyst and job creator. And it has the potential to help bring economic stabilization to Yates County.”