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Endowment Helps the Show Go On

The Academy Theatre has helped to entertain Meadville for more than one-hundred years. An organizational endowment established with the Crawford Heritage Foundation to benefit the theatre will help to ensure that they will always be able to present quality performances to the community. “This endowment will help the theatre present…...

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Celebrate Charitable Giving During Community Foundation Week

The Crawford Heritage Foundation will join more than 700 community foundations across the United States in celebrating charitable giving during Community Foundation Week, November 12-18, 2009. In 2007, community foundations gave an estimated $4.1 billion to a variety of nonprofit activities in fields that included the arts, education, environment, disaster…...

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Pymatuning Property Sale Creates Endowment

Property consisting of five lots in the Sportsmen Allotment near Pymatuning Lake in Linesville was given to the Crawford Heritage Foundation in July. It was a gift of Kenneth and Thomas Bair of Chelmsford and Upton, Massachusetts, respectively. The Foundation listed the property for sale in August and accepted an…...

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Foundation Awards $9,000 In Grants

The Board of Directors of the Crawford Heritage Foundation has approved discretionary grant awards totaling $9,644. 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…...

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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…...

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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…...

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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…...

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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…...

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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…...

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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…...

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