This year the foundation honored Carol A. & James E. Stitt as the 2016 Friends of the Foundation. Carol served as the foundation's first executive director, and later, board president. Today she continues to serve as immediate past president of the board. Carol's leadership is the reason CRCF is the strong foundation it is today. Together with her husband, Cutco CEO James Stitt, the couple set up the Stitt Family Fund to provide scholarships to JCC graduates continuing their education at St. Bonaventure University. Not only is Jim a great community business leader, but he's an active volunteer, serving on the board of St. Bonaventure University and the Dresser Rand Challenger Learning Center. Both have worked tirelessly to bring their shared vision for the Greater Olean area to fruition. It is with great pleasure that we honor the Stitts as this year's Friends of the Foundation.