Supervisors of Cussewago Township voted at their meeting on Tuesday, July 13 to establish a permanent charitable endowment with the Crawford Heritage Community Foundation. The permanent endowment will be funded with a bequest from the estate of township residents Harold and Genevieve Zemlansky. The couple left money to the township with instructions that it be used to provide scholarships for residents of the township.
The community foundation was selected for their expertise and experience to invest and administer the scholarship. Established in 1998, the foundation awards more than $200,000 in scholarships each year from forty-two permanently endowed scholarships. They estimate that more than $4,000 will be awarded each year from the Zemlansky Scholarship in its first few years of existence.
Applications will be accepted from people who have or will have graduated from Saegertown High School or Cambridge Springs High School and are a resident of Cussewago Township during the foundation’s annual scholarship program cycle. Awards will be made directly to the student’s account at an accredited trade/technical school, two-year/community college, or four-year college/university.
The Crawford Heritage Community Foundation is dedicated to making Crawford County a better place to live, learn, work and raise a family. The Foundation helps 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 selected by the Foundation. The Foundation manages more than 100 funds, which benefit more than 100 different organizations, scholarships and charitable purposes. They make grants totaling more than $1 million each year. More than $10 million has been awarded since the organization was established in 1998. For more information about making a gift or seeking grant support for a project, write the Crawford Heritage Community Foundation, PO Box 933, Meadville, PA 16335, phone (814) 336-5206 or visit them on-line at www.crawfordheritage.org.