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Crawford Heritage

About Crawford Heritage

The Crawford Heritage Community Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Crawford County, Pennsylvania. We help people make the most of their philanthropy by giving to endowed funds. Grant awards are made from these funds to support the causes donors care about as well as worthwhile programs we select. We manage more than 100 funds, which benefit more than 100 different organizations, scholarships and charitable purposes. More than $2.5 million has been awarded since our establishment in 1998.

Foundation Awards Medical Scholarships

The Crawford Heritage Foundation presents two scholarships each year to students from Crawford County enrolled in an accredited graduate program leading to a degree of doctor of medicine, dentistry, osteopathy or podiatry. The Meadville Medical Center Medical Staff Memorial Scholarship honors the deceased members of the hospital’s medical staff. The Thomas M. Watson Memorial Scholarship [...]

By |June 17th, 2009|News|0 Comments

Philanthropist Leaves Foundation $1.4 Million

The Crawford Heritage Foundation has received the largest gift in its history from the estate of Blanche H. Stuller of Meadville. An initial payment of $475,000—of an estimated $1.4 million—was made in November. The money will be used to establish a permanent endowment. Each and every year, forever, a percentage will be granted to fourteen [...]

By |December 28th, 2008|News|0 Comments

Fund Benefits Library and Medical Center

A $300,000 bequest from the estate of Donald G. Leberman of Meadville has been used to establish a permanent charitable endowment with the Crawford Heritage Foundation. Each and every year—forever—a percentage of the Donald G. and Ruth E. Leberman Fund will be paid to Meadville Medical Center and Meadville Public Library. “Don was always generous [...]

By |December 23rd, 2008|News|0 Comments

Government Makes It Easier to Be Charitable

EDITORIAL: "Government Makes It Easier to Be Charitable" by Christian Maher The primary purpose of the recently authorized Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 is to “bailout” the troubled financial services industry. It will take time for the effect on the economy to be known. However, one small provision of the legislation will have an [...]

By |October 20th, 2008|News|0 Comments

Endowment Benefits Seven Organizations

A $100,000 bequest from the estate of Myrtle E. Offi of Meadville has been used to establish a charitable endowment with the Crawford Heritage Foundation. The Myrtle E. Offi Fund will pay an annual benefit to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Center for Family Services, Inc., Crawford County Humane Society, First Church of [...]

By |September 23rd, 2008|News|0 Comments

Endowment Honors George S. DeArment

The United Way of Western Crawford County has established an organizational endowment in honor of former Channellock president, George S. DeArment. A charitable remainder trust established by Mr. DeArment in 1989 recently came to term and money from the trust was used to start the endowment. “George DeArment was a lifelong supporter of the United [...]

By |August 22nd, 2008|News|0 Comments

Saegertown Couple Establish Scholarship

Some exceptional high school seniors from the Saegertown area will find it easier to pay for college thanks to the generosity of Evelyn and Chalmer Jordan. A gift of $250,000 to the Crawford Heritage Foundation established the Evelyn and Chalmer Jordan Scholarship Fund. Each and every year, forever, a percentage of the permanent endowment will [...]

By |July 31st, 2008|News|0 Comments

Foundation Awards $8,000 In Grants

The Board of Directors of the Crawford Heritage Foundation has approved discretionary grant awards totaling more than $8,997. Grants are made county-wide from the Crawford Heritage Foundation Unrestricted Fund and Ben Franklin Trust, in the Titusville area from the Fred Lintner Fund and from the Bernadene R. and John B. Cooley Fund to benefit programs [...]

By |February 20th, 2008|News|0 Comments

MARC Establishes Endowment

An organizational endowment has been established with the Crawford Heritage Foundation to benefit the Meadville Area Recreation Complex (MARC). It will help the MARC to continue to provide superior exercise and leisure activities for the people of the greater Meadville area. The MARC operates the George S. DeArment Ice Arena, the George J. Barco Aquatic [...]

By |February 5th, 2008|News|0 Comments

EDITORIAL: “Charitable Giving – Meadville Tribune” by Christian Maher

Amen and Alleluia! Jennifer Franz’s [Meadville Tribune] column from Friday, October 21 preached to the choir of ethical and caring nonprofit staff people. I’ve received address labels and even dollar bills from organizations attempting to raise money. It is shameful when “charities” use lazy or questionable means to get a buck—and give very little back. [...]

By |July 6th, 2006|News|0 Comments