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Two Permanent Endowments Transferred to the Foundation

Two private foundations were transferred to the management of the Crawford Heritage Community Foundation in 2016. The William S. Trowbridge Fund benefits Wesbury United Methodist Community. The William Mong Memorial Fund benefits programs that assist people suffering from respiratory disease....

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Rodebaugh Fund Will Benefit Five Organizations

One new endowment was created in May 2016. Hildred Rodebaugh of Cochranton established the Carl and Hildred Rodebaugh Fund to provide annual support to five organizations. Her generous gift of $60,000 will help Ronald McDonald House Charities of Erie, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children—Erie Ambulatory Surgery…...

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Sperry Scholarship to Promote Agriculture Careers

A new scholarship will help to support the education of young people seeking careers in agriculture. The Sperry Ag Scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduating senior from Conneaut Area Senior High School who is pursuing a degree in agriculture or a related field. The scholarship was established with…...

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4-H Establishes Endowment Fund

Penn State Cooperative Extension has established the 4-H Youth Development in Crawford County Fund with the Crawford Heritage Community Foundation. The fund will support the activities of the county-wide 4-H program. An endowed fund provides a permanent source of financial support. The fund is invested and each year a percentage…...

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Scholarship to Promote Tool, Die and Manufacturing

A new scholarship will help to improve the supply of well-trained people with technical skills to work in our region’s tool, die and manufacturing industry. The Ronald J. Cummings Scholarship will support the education of students who plan to pursue certificates or degrees in fields such as mechanical, electrical, technical…...

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New Titusville Philanthropic Fund Announced

The Crawford Heritage Community Foundation has deepened its commitment to the Titusville community with the establishment of a new permanent endowment—the Titusville Fund. The fund will support meaningful projects that benefit Titusville and those that call it home. Monies will be granted through a twice-yearly competitive grant-making process. The fund…...

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Fund Helps Support Greendale Cemetery

An endowment has been established with the Crawford Heritage Community Foundation to provide support for Meadville’s historic Greendale Cemetery. The Greendale Cemetery Fund is a permanent endowment whose purpose is to provide support for the maintenance and upkeep of the more than 150 year-old cemetery. The fund was established with…...

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Tamarack Wildlife Center and 4-H Create Endowments

The Crawford County Dairy 4-H and the Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center have established funds with the Crawford Heritage Community Foundation. An endowed fund provides a permanent source of financial support. The fund is invested and each year a percentage of its value is paid out as a grant.…...

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Fund Honors Dr. David D. Kirkpatrick, Jr.

Friends and family of Dr. David D. Kirkpatrick, Jr. have given to honor his memory by establishing an endowment with the Crawford Heritage Community Foundation. The endowment will provide financial support—each and every year, forever—to the Meadville Area Free Clinic. Dr. Kirkpatrick helped to establish the Free Clinic and served…...

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Community Foundation Week November 12-18

During the week of November 12-18, 2012, the Crawford Heritage Community Foundation will join more than 700 community foundations across America for Community Foundation Week to tell the stories of lives changed, jobs created, and communities transformed through philanthropy’s partnership with private and public community leaders and organizations. “The Crawford…...

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