The Corning Glass Volunteerism Grant

September 22, 2021

Recognition of good work in the community by Corning Incorporated Foundation’s Excellence in Volunteerism Grant Fund will result in area girls getting a running start at building healthy habits, social skills and confidence.

Girls on the Run of the Southern Tier (GOTRST), a mission program of Southern Tier Rural Health Network and the Institute for Human Services, Inc., helps girls in grades 3-5 discover their limitless potential through a tested curriculum of physical activity and social and emotional skill development to help them overcome challenges and make intentional decisions that are grounded in care and compassion.

The grant is the result of GOTRST volunteer Emily Steves being nominated for recognition through the Excellence in Volunteerism Program by Corning Inc. employee Anna Giambrone and designating GOTRST as her recipient of choice. Steves was one of 50 to be recognized among nominees from the Elmira-Corning and other Corning Inc. business locations around the U.S.

The $1,000 award will be applied to GOTRST’s program operations, including its scholarship program.

“We are overjoyed to see the hard work of volunteers like Emily being recognized. Each year, program volunteers selflessly give hundreds of hours of difference-making service to positively impact the lives of local girls for the better. GOTRST would not be possible without all of our volunteers and supportive partnerships in the nonprofit and business community,” said GOTRST Council Director Krystle Blencowe.

Girls on the Run of the Southern Tier offers a Spring season at locations across the region. To learn more about program dates and locations, or support Girls on the Run of the Southern Tier with a donation, visit their