The Northern Mercer County Community Foundation became a regional affiliate in 1999.
Kenneth Turcic, President
Robert Sherbondy, Vice President
John R. Hauser
Cris H. Loutzenhiser
Mario N. Marini
Archie Wallace, Esq.
Frances E. Adams Charitable Foundation
Established in early 2006, this fund will provide charitable funds to a variety of causes, including Grove City College, First Presbyterian Church, Greenville, United Presbyterian Church, Sheakleyville, Pa., St. Paul’s Homes, Greenville, Pa.
Lawrence B. Allen Scholarship Fund
This fund was created through the will of Martha Allen to honor the memory of Lawrence B. Allen, and will aid in the educational expenses of members of the Hartstown United Presbyterian Church of Hartstown, Pennsylvania.
David K. Anderson Memorial Foundation
This fund was created to honor the memory of David K. Anderson who died in 1996 at the age of 20 from liver cancer. At the time of his death he was studying architecture at Kent State University. He was a talented musician receiving the John Philip Sousa Award in 1994. An award in his memory is given annually at Mercer High School to the John Philip Sousa winner. Also, he was the Mercer County Outstanding 4-H’er in 1993 and an annual award is given to the Outstanding 4-H winner.
The Orville and Dorotha Anderson and Anderson Bus and Tour Scholarship Fund
The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarship assistance to qualifying students from the Reynolds School District. Established in October 2009, the reward is to be used for post- high school education.
Marguerite (Peggy) Baker Charitable Fund
This fund was established in 1989. Its purpose is to provide educational assistance for selected college and or higher education bound individuals.
Beh Family Charitable Foundation
The Beh Family has been active in their local community for many years. The purpose of the fund is to provide charitable gifts to benefit our region and beyond.
Mel Berry Wrestling Scholarship
This fund was established in 2003 to provide scholarship funds for a senior graduating from Greenville High School who will attend an institute of higher learning, participated in the varsity wrestling program at Greenville and shall not be the designated recipient of any other locally sponsored monetary award for wrestling. The current varsity wrestling coach shall select the recipient, who must then be approved by the committee.
Joseph and Meghan Bibart Education Fund
The Joseph and Meghan Bibart Education Fund was established by the family of Joseph and Meghan to help with future education expenses.
Jody Ray Billingsley Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund was established for graduating seniors of Franklin Area Senior High School who plan to further his or her education at a college or university. A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student and will be paid in two increments.
Raymond and Mildred Bost Memorial Scholarship Fund
Raymond and Mildred Bost were active in education in Northern Mercer County for more than 30 years. This scholarship fund was created by their family and friends to provide scholarships for graduating seniors from Reynolds High School and Jamestown High School, who demonstrate a positive attitude to succeed but my be hampered by financial need pursuing his/her higher education goals. Students who have struggled and persevered to become academically successful will receive strong consideration.
Charlton Dental Professional Scholarship Fund
Created by Dr. Dennis Charlton, the purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship funds for a graduating senior or graduate of Lakeview High School who is pursuing training to become a dental hygienist, expanded function dental assistant(EFDA), or a community health dental coordinator(CDHC). This scholarship may also be used to provide
scholarships to students pursuing certification in other dental related fields.
Harvey and Uta Childs Charitable Foundation
This fund was established in November 2007 by Harvey and Uta Childs to provide charitable funds for the benefit of the region. Eventually, the fund will benefit the Stray Haven, Greenville Public Library, scholarships for Thiel College students, and
Kennedy Catholic High School.
Glenn and Goldie Clark Scholarship Loan Trust Fund
Established in May 2006, this fund will provide monies for Mercer County residents and graduates of Mercer County high schools and home study programs. Students who receive this loan must enter college within two years after high school graduation and pursue an environmentally-oriented major such as game/forestry management, core of engineers, teaching environmental studies, conservation, etc.
David H. Clelland Award Fund
David H. Clelland was a Hall of Fame wrestling coach and an outstanding teacher. His family and friends have created this fund to benefit a senior wrestler from the Greenville School District who will be pursuing a post-secondary education. The Clelland Scholarship Committee is entrusted with making the annual scholarship selection.
Hester A. Craig Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2004, the fund will provide funds to honor the memory of Hester A. Craig by providing a scholarship to a Lakeview High School senior attending a college or university and pursuing a degree in education.
Cussewago Lodge #108 (Meadville) Independent Order of Odd Fellows Education Award
This fund was established in 2008 for the purpose of establishing an annual educational award from Cussewago Lodge #108 Meadville IOOF for a student at Meadville Area Senior High School and a student at Cochranton Senior High School. Eligible candidate must be a graduating high school senior with a demonstrated financial need who will pursue a bachelor’s degree. Students must also demonstrate good character and citizenship, and exhibit principles of friendship, truth and brotherly love.
Michael D’Alfonso Memorial Foundation
The purpose of the Fund is honor the memory of Michael A. D’Alfonso who loved his family and dedicated his life to helping at-risk young people. This charitable fund will benefit students in need from Mercer County who are served by Keystone Adolescent Center, Inc.
Donald and Edna Deist Charitable Trust
Set up in 2004, this fund will provide income from the trust on an annual basis to benefit the missions program of the Ellerslie Independent Baptist Church in Ellerslie, Maryland.
Deist Family Foundation
Established in 2004 by Barbara and Dale Deist, this foundation will benefit various designated and undesignated charitable causes the Deist family has outlined, including the First Presbyterian Church of Greenville.
Deist Millennium Eagle Foundation
This fund has been created by Dale and Barbara Deist to provide charitable funds and an annual scholarship to benefit Boy Scouts from the Northern Mercer County region who have earned the rank of Eagle Scout within the school year the scholarship is presented. The recipient must be planning to attend a trade school or other post-secondary institution of higher learning.
Mary and Lindsay Donaldson Charitable Fund
Having lived through the depression this couple became very wise stewards of their resources. Through careful estate planning they have utilized the Foundation to preserve their assets in perpetuity. This charitable fund will benefit Hempfield Township Fire Department, Greenville Area Public Library, St. Clement Episcopal Church, the Shenango Valley Cemetery Association and Stray Haven.
Patricia Ann Martin Donner Memorial Scholarship Fund
The purpose of the fund is to provide monies to benefit a non-college bound student or students who are either graduating from or are an alumnus of Jamestown Area High School, of a sum not to exceed 5% of the fund balance annually for education expenses, including but not limited to a trade, technical, business, career, nursing, etc. schools.
Carol Ann Eagle Foundation
Carol Ann Eagle was a loving mother, daughter and friend. Family and friends, in her memory, have created this Foundation to provide a scholarship to a Lakeview High School graduate who will pursue a career in cosmetology. This profession is chosen in remembrance of Carol Ann because she loved the time she spent working in her salon, and she would take pleasure in helping someone like herself obtain a degree in Cosmetology.
Stephanie Erdice Foundation
The purpose of the Fund is assist individuals and families contending with a long-term pediatric illness. The needs would include transportation, lodging, personal items that would enhance self- esteem and uninsured expenses. This fund will embody the strength and spirit of Stephanie Erdice, who along with family and friends overcame a life threatening illness.
Fresh Grounds Endowment Fund
In August of 2011, Fresh Grounds, located in Greenville, set up this endowment fund to support its mission, “to reach hearts and impact lives within our community with the love of Christ by providing opportunities for salvation and Christian growth in a place where God’s presence is tangibly felt.”
Friends of the Greenville Public Library Fund
The purpose of this fund, which was established in September 2008, is to provide funding for the Greenville Public Library in Greenville, Pa., as determined by its support group, the Friends of the Greenville Public Library.
Leah Cristine Furey Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in memory of Leah Cristine Furey who died tragically on June 15, 2004, from complications of pneumonia. Miss Furey was a 2004 honors graduate of Lakeview High School and a gifted pianist and musician. Among her many school and community activities, Leah was chosen as the drum major for the marching band, was elected Student Council president, and was selected as Lakeview’s 2003-2004 Homecoming Queen. A young woman of strong faith and moral character, she served as the pianist and organist for the Lakeview United Methodist Church since she was 11 years old. She planned to pursue a dual major in music education and music therapy at Slippery Rock University. Leah will always be remembered by those who knew and loved her for her friendly smile and caring spirit.
Bob Gay Memorial Scholarship Fund
This Memorial Scholarship honor’s the memory of all deceased men and women of the Jamestown Volunteer Firemen’s Association, and also honors the many contributions above and beyond the call of duty made by active members. The Scholarship is named for deceased member and Officer Robert T. Gay who was an educator and lifelong student that continually sought knowledge. This scholarship is awarded annually to family members associated with the Jamestown Volunteer Firemen’s Association who are pursuing a higher education.
Gateway Jamestown Foundation
This fund was established in September 2006 and seeks to provide funding for the Lake Pymatuning recreational region in Jamestown, Pa. Jamestown serves both a local residential base and a regional tourist base. The village-like Liberty Street business district of Jamestown supports this dual customer base by: developing and supporting a business community that understands the recreational needs and shopping interests of the tourists who enjoy the region’s amenities; providing for the daily convenience shopping needs of its residents; enhancing and maintaining the architectural quality of the “downtown village” through coordinated façade restoration, streetscape improvement, and infill development efforts; and supporting a local partnership of strong volunteer organizations and local businesses that utilize the Main Street approach.
T.C. Gibson Fund
In 1995, Frank C. Gibson died, leaving no close heirs. Under his will, the T.C. Gibson Award was established to honor his father, a former Greenville businessman. The will decreed that a trust fund of $25,000 be established with First National Trust Company and that the annual income be given to a graduating senior of Greenville High School with highest grades without consideration of whether or not the student is pursuing
The Katie Lynn Gilmore Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund was established by family and friends to honor the memory of Katie Lynn Gilmore, whose life ended prematurely from injuries sustained in a tragic car accident. Katie, an intelligent, caring, spiritual individual, who loved her church, family and friends, was looking forward to continuing her education. This fund will provide a scholarship to a graduating senior of Lakeview High School to continue his or her education at a college, university or accredited training school.
Good Shepherd Center Endowment Fund
This fund was established in October 2007 by the Good Shepherd Center to help create funding to further its mission “to address the physical needs of the economically challenged in the Greater Greenville Area” while maintaining the vision “to be an around the clock ministry center proclaiming the compassion of Christ.”
Established in 2004, GRASP, which stands for Greenville After School Program, seeks to provide funds for a program that serves children within the Greenville Community. The fund provides access to a spiritual outlet that acts as a safe haven and provides agency services and academic assistance on a consistent basis. The objectives of the program include, but are not limited to, social connectedness, personal responsibility and parental involvement.
Greenville 175th Anniversary Fund
Established in September 2012, the purpose of this fund is to provide charitable funds to support the various events for the 175th anniversary of Greenville, PA between May and October, 2012.
Greenville Area School District Foundation
The Greenville Area School District believes “Every child is a candidate for greatness.” This fund was created to enhance that purpose. This fund is to help provide funds to benefit the children and citizens of the Borough of Greenville, Hempfield Township, and Sugar Grove. For more information, visit www.greenville.k12.pa.us.
Greenville Acedemic Boosters
Paul J. Miller Theater Award
This scholarship award was created by the students of Paul J. Miller, a teacher and mentor at Greenville High School for 36 years, to recognize all he had done in both athletics as athletic director and in the theatre, which he both taught and directed. The recipient must have participated in both athletics and theater productions.
Ralph “Spike” Cooper Scholarship
Established by his parents after this 1959 Greenville High School graduate was killed in a helicopter crash during the Vietnam Conflict. It is presented to an outstanding senior for athletic and academic excellence.
Rowley Public Speaking Award
The George Rowley Public Speaking Award was established by the late Judge George H. Rowley in memory of his father, who emigrated to the United States in the late 1800s. from Ireland. Mr. Rowley believed that one of a man’s greatest strengths was his ability to speak in
public. This award ipresented to an outstanding senior for achievement in public speaking.
Kristal Johnson Chappell Scholarship
This award is presented to an outstanding senior cheerleader in memory of Kristal Johnson Chappell, who
was killed in an automobile accident in 2003.
Orpheus Music Award
This award is presented to an outstanding senior for achievement in music.
Greenville Community Playground Project
A fund set up in August of 2011 to provide a community designed, built, constructed and maintained playground in Greenville’s Riverside Park.
Greenville High School Choral Boosters Fund
Established in September of 2011, this fund will support the members and programming of the Greenville High School Choral Music Program.
Greenville Kiwanis Club Foundation
Created in 2004, the purpose of this fund is to provide funding for the charitable interest of the Greenville Kiwanis Club. The funds will be used to identify the needs of children in the Greenville community and to develop projects that meet those needs. For more information, visit www.pakiwanis.org/clubs/greenville.html.
Greenville Little League Memorial Fund
This endowment was established to provide funds to maintain the facilities and programs of the Greenville Little League.
Greenville Memorial Pool Fund
The Greenville Memorial Pool Fund was established in March of 2011 to foster community support for the construction of a new pool facility at Riverside Park in Greenville.
Greenville Symphony Endowment Fund
The purpose of this fund is to support the Greenville Symphony Society Inc.
Greenville VFW Scholarship Fund
Veterans of all ages understand the importance of sacrifice for the betterment of our nation. This fund was established by the Greenville VFW in 1996 to honor students in the Greenville Area School District.
Oscar and Dorothy Hanft Charitable Remainder Ann.
This fund, which was created in 2004, seeks to on an annual basis provide income from the trust to benefit St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Ravenna, Ohio, as designated by Dale W. and Barbara A. Deist.
Michael R. Hardesty Memorial Scholarship Fund
Created to honor the life and memory of Michael R. Hardesty, this fund will provide a scholarship to a graduating high school senior of Lakeview High School who has participated in the track or the cross country program. In high school, Michael excelled in cross-country and track and field. He earned PIAA State cross-country medals in 2003 and 2004 as well as 2 PIAA State track and field medals in 2005. Additionally, he set individual records at Lakeview in the 800-meter, 1600-meter and 3200-meter runs in 2005.
Ruth Morton Harris and Walter J. Harris Scholarship Fund
This fund was created to provide scholarships for worthy young men and women from Conneaut, Ohio and Albion, Pennsylvania who will be pursuing a secondary college education
Dale Edward Haws Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund has been established by the Northwest Democrat Alliance (NWDA) and named in honor of its founding president. Mr. Haws, born in Greenville, is a long-time resident of Transfer. The scholarship will be awarded to a qualifying senior in the Greenville High School, where Mr. Haws graduated, and Reynolds High School, where his children graduated. In addition, applications will be accepted from qualifying students who are members of the NWDA and from qualifying students who are the children of members of the organization if the students do not attend the two designated high schools.
Nancy E. Hawthorne Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was created in memory of Nancy Hawthorne, a dedicated wife of Lee Hawthorne and mother of Shaina and Hayden Hawthorne. Nancy took a very active role in activities at school, especially with the wrestling, cheerleading and cross country teams, and was considered the “go-to” person to get things done. Along with her husband, she started the successful reverse raffle fundraiser for the Wrestling Club, which they managed for many years. Nancy was funny, feisty and headstrong and a good friend to many people. Her presence is greatly missed by everyone who knew her. Because she was so involved with school and so proud of her children’s accomplishments in sports as well as academics, a scholarship was formed to award a deserving student. Nancy’s parents, Dorothy and Paul McDade and sisters Patti Frye and Janet McDade, along with the Hawthorne Family will try to have an annual fundraiser.
Historic Quaker Bridge Foundation
This fund will support the mission of “the Historic Quaker Bridge Foundation is to own, structurally maintain and aesthetically preserve the 1898 Williamson Road/Quaker Bridge. With the historic truss bridge as its centerpiece, the foundation will also create and maintain an inviting and accessible visitors’ park for the local community, along the banks of the Little Shenango River, adjacent to the bridges abutments.”
Gerald and Judy Hodge Family Fund
This fund was established in 2011 and will provide charitable funds to the Mercer County area.
Wesley S. Hodge Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was set up to benefit a graduate of Greenville High School who plans to attend Carnegie Mellon University and major in engineering.
Hripko Family Charitable Fund
The purpose of this donor advised fund is to benefit the Youngstown Catholic Diocese for the benefit of local poor, missions, education, children of foreign countries, and provide a scholarship for an Ursuline High School student of Slovak descent.
Eleanor Jackson Family Charitable Foundation
Eleanor Jackson of Greenville established a charitable foundation scholarship in 1997 for the purpose of providing educational scholarship beyond the high school level to graduates of Reynolds and Greenville high schools. Recipients are selected by an Advisory Committee comprised of high school staff members within each school.
Jamestown Area Development Association Foundation
This fund, established in 2003, seeks to provide funds for the mission of the Jamestown Area Development Association Group as it encourages participation in the economic and civic growth while maintaining a friendly, small-town atmosphere.
Jamestown Area School District
The Jamestown Area School District is fortunate to have Donald Greggs, Merle Higgins, John Werner and Lucy Rodgers, who were concerned about the future, and laid a charitable foundation upon which the Jamestown Area School District Foundation is established. The purpose of this Foundation is to provide funds to benefit the children and citizens of the Borough of Jamestown, West Shenango Township, South Shenango Township and Greene Township.
Jamestown Future Foundation
The purpose of this charitable fund is to provide local funding for the restoration of a cultural center and the creation of a Public Library that will facilitate programs and activities that will benefit the citizens of the greater Jamestown area.
John David Jarrett Scholarship Fund
Sara Jarrett left as her Last Will and Testament through First National Trust Company a scholarship in the name of her husband John David Jarrett. The scholarship is awarded to a student of Reynolds High School who has been accepted into a college or university and plans to major in some field of engineering.
John G. Johnson Charitable Fund
The purpose of this donor designated fund will be to provide annual contributions of interest earned from the principal of the Fund in equal amounts to Grove City College, Mercer United Methodist Church and the Mercer County Historical Society.
Jones Charitable Foundation
This fund, which was created in 2004, is primarily to provide means for the upkeep and maintenance of the Jones-Neely Log House in the Borough of Franklin Park with Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The trustees also may use this foundation for other worthy charitable projects within the region.
Millie I. Kelso Charitable Foundation
This foundation was established in 2006 and it will provide charitable funds to organizations such as Leader Dogs for the Blind, Samaritan’s Purse and the Northern Mercer County United Way.
Sherri Rae Kerns Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sherri was a free spirit who had a special talent in photography and art. Prior to her graduation from Lakeview High School in 1999, she was in a tragic car accident. This scholarship will perpetuate her memory by providing an annual scholarship to a Lakeview High School student who plans to major in art.
Ken Kull Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in November 2007 for the purpose of providing scholarships for Crawford County residents for further education in the Tool & Die – Plastic Mold Injection Field.
Keystone Continuing Education Scholarship
This fund was established in May 2008 to provide scholarship funds for Keystone Education graduates that are furthering their education. To be eligible students need to meet the following criteria: exemplify the Keystone Creed; attend Keystone Charter
School for at least one year; graduate from Keystone Charter School with at least a 70% GPA; apply by May 15 of each year; must have at least a 2.0 GPA in post high school education; and must have name submitted by a committee member and complete an essay. Recipients can reapply and more than one scholarship may be given in a given year.
Kindness Kampaign Foundation
This fund was established in November 2008 to help provide charitable funds to lead an unending “campaign” to promote the spread of random acts of kindness with nothing expected in return. For more info goto http://www.KindnessKampaign.org.
Lakeview Band Boosters Scholarship Fund
This fund, which was created in 2004, seeks to provide funds to honor the memory of Tara Smith and Leah Furey by providing a Lakeview High School senior who plans to pursue a career in the music field with a scholarship.
Lakeview Education Foundation
The purpose of this educational foundation is to provide funds to benefit the children and citizens of the Mill Creek Township, New Lebanon Borough, New Vernon Township, Fairview Township, Jackson Center Borough, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Sandy Lake Borough, Sandy Lake Township, Stoneboro Borough and Worth Township.
Mildred R. & Bruce A. Landis Charitable Foundation
Established in 2004, the purpose of this fund is to distribute annual interest income in equal amounts to St. Paul’s Homes, Greenville; the Children’s Aid Society, Mercer; Slippery Rock University; the Pennsylvania State University, University Park; the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh; the Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law; the Mildred Landis Elementary School, Houston, Texas; the First Presbyterian Church, Greenville; the United Methodist Church, Stoneboro; and the Grace Presbyterian Church, Houston.
William C. Larimer, Sr. Memorial Scholarship
Established in August of 2010, the purpose of this fund is to honor William C. Larimer, Sr. by providing scholarship funds to an individual wishing to further their education in the pursuit in Motorsports or Mechanic Studies.
Timothy Lauer Memorial Fund
Established in November 2006, this fund will honor the memory of Timothy Lauer – who died Oct. 14, 2006, while serving his country in Operation Iraqi Freedom – by providing funds for worthwhile charitable causes.
George B. & Zofia T. Liszka Memorial Fund
This fund was established in May 2007 to provide an annual contribution to St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Greenville, Pa.
Joseph C. Long Charitable Foundation
Joseph C. Long was a retired college professor who taught at both Thiel College and Youngstown State University. The purpose of this fund is to provide unrestricted funds to benefit the Northern Mercer County region.
Hugh P. McClimans Family Foundation
Linda McClimans, and Hugh’s six children have created this Foundation to honor Hugh Paul McClimans Sr., a well-known stonemason bricklayer born and raised in Jamestown, PA. The mission of the Foundation is to provide funds an annual scholarship to benefit the children and citizens of the Borough of Jamestown, West Shenango township, South Shenango Township, and Greene Township resident who are high school graduates and will attend a technical or trade school.
McEwen Family Foundation
Established in 2003, this fund’s purpose is to provide charitable funds to benefit the community.
Mercer County 4-H Foundation
Mercer County 4-H is non-profit organization dedicated to building partnerships for community youth development that value and involves youth in solving issues critical to their lives, their families and society. This Foundation was created to support special capital projects and expenditures, start up programs, and scholarships that fulfill the objectives and purposes of the Mercer County 4-H through gifts, bequests, legacies and memorials. For more information, please visit http://mercer.extension.psu.edu/4-H/4Hhistory.TP.htm.
Mercer 4 H Foundation – Elizabeth A. Cooper Fellnagle Memorial Award Fund
Established in February of 2012, this award will be granted to two Outstanding 4-Hers each year.
Mercer 4 H Foundation – Family Living Advisory Committee of Penn State Extension Fund
MThis fund was established in February of 2012 and will provide a $100 award given yearly to two Mercer County Career Center seniors – one from the Culinary Arts Program and one from the Child Care Program.
Zachariah R. Miller Foundation
This scholarship was established in memory of second Lieutenant Zachariah Robert Miller who died tragically on July 1, 2002, during an Army training exercise while serving his country. Lieutenant Miller, a 1998 graduate of Lakeview High School and 2002 honors graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, was also a Truman Scholar and the recipient of a prestigeous Rhodes Scholarship. He was deeply committed to academic excellence, leadership, participation in athletics, as well as selfless service to school activities and community projects.
Karen Moyer Good Sportsmanship Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award an annual scholarship to a graduating senior soccer player of Greenville or Commodore Perry High School that has exhibited good sportsmanship. The award will be chosen by the Varsity coaching staff and will specifically be based on positive attitude during practice, games, and encouraging teammates to do their best at all times.
Munnell Run Farm Foundation Fund
The purpose of this fund is to support the efforts of the Munnell Run Farm which strives to integrate agriculture and ecology education through hands-on programs for students and adults in watershed management, nonpoint source pollution control, stream ecology, wetlands, forestry and agriculture.
Northern Mercer County Community Foundation Emergency Relief Fund
Within our community there are times when emergency situations arise. This fund was created to allow concerned community members the opportunity to make contributions through the Northern Mercer County Community Foundation that will be disbursed based on the community need that may arise.
Northern Mercer County Community United Way Endowment Fund
Created in 2003, this endowment fund shall receive charitable funds from the friends of the Northern Mercer County United Way who wish to support financially the objectives and purposes of the Northern Mercer County United Way by gifts, bequests, legacies and memorials. The Northern Mercer County United Way Board of Directors shall make decisions in regard to the funds so that they fulfill the adopted Mission Statement of the Northern Mercer County Way and the agencies it serves.
Penn-Ohio Young Actor’s Playhouse Fund
Established in April 2009, this fund will provide charitable funds for affordable theatrical opportunities to all young people ages five through 18 within the Penn-Ohio community. All participants are guaranteed involvement and the chance to learn all aspects of theatre. In the event of dissolution, all remaining assets in the Penn-Ohio Young Actor’s Playhouse fund will be contributed to Greenville Area Public Library, Greenville, PA.
Peters Flower Fund
This fund was created in 2003 to provide funds for flowers at Decoration Day, also known as Memorial Day, on the graves of Charles H. and Sarah J. Peters in Riverside Cemetery, Sharpsville; Ralph M. and Mabel M. Peters in Oakwood Cemetery, Sharon; and on the graves of the Trustor, Arthur W. Peters, and his wife Sarah A. Peters in Shenango Valley Cemetery, Greenville.
Phi Theta Phi Charitable Foundation
Established in 2007, this fund will provide charitable funds for the expenses associated with the annual Phi Theta Phi Walk-a-thon to raise money for the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation Free-Care Fund. Should the Walk-a-thon be discontinued for any reason, thus eliminating any expenses for such an event, the yearly proceeds from this endowment should be sent to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation in the name of Phi Theta Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Pink Angels of the Greenville Area Foundation
Established in February 2009, Pink Angels of the Greenville Area Foundation will provide funds for medical expenses for breast cancer victims.
Jason L. Pyle Memorial Fund
This fund was set up to honor the life of a very special 8-year-old little boy who left this life too early on December 24, 2006 after battling the E. coli virus. Jason was a second grader at Oakview Elementary School in Stoneboro, Pa., where he enjoyed seeing and playing with his friends. He always had a smile for everyone and brought a smile to all who met him. Jason loved the outdoors; riding his bike; playing golf and hunting. He also enjoyed playing ball with the Lakeview Little League. This fund will benefit many projects in the Sandy Lake – Stoneboro area. It will also provide a scholarship starting with Jason’s graduating class of 2017.
Brian & Mary Reames Family Foundation
Established by the family and friends of this Greenville couple in recognition of their involvement in the community. Brian was a pioneer recipient of a heart transplant in 1980 and was a co-founder of the Transplant Recipient International Organization (TRIO) as well as serving on the boards of the Greenville Area School District, United Way of Northern Mercer County and Greenville Area Leisure Services Association. Mary serves on the boards of the Northern Mercer County United Way and the Friends of the Greenville Public Library and was president of the Thiel Women’s Club and a board member of TRIO. Before retiring, she was a teacher and administrator in the Jamestown Area School District for 28 years and has also served as a Eucharistic minister at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
Reynolds Alumni Association Scholarship
Established with the Community Foundation in 2010, the purpose of this scholarship fund is to provide an annual scholarship for graduating seniors from Reynolds High School, who have promoted the Reynolds High School’s legacy of excellence thru Academics, Athletics, Arts and/or Community Service.
Reynolds High School Alumni Association Fund
Established in July of 2010, the purpose of this fund is to utilize the resources of the Reynolds High School alumni to support the current students at Reynolds High School through scholarships, tutoring, mentoring, job opportunities and cultural events while striving to recapture the spirit and memories of Reynolds High School.
Clinton Lucas Rossi Memorial Fund
The purpose of this fund is to honor the memory of Clinton Lucas Rossi by providing funds for a scholarship to a Latin student that demonstrates great will and determination to learn Latin from the Reynolds Area School District, and other worthwhile causes that Clinton would appreciate.
Rosamond Kahle Rowley Memorial Fund
The purpose of the fund is to provide funds to perpetuate the memory of Rosamond Kahle Rowley who loved animals and her community. The income from this fund will be given to Stray Haven Inc. on an annual basis.
Rotary Club of Greenville Endowment
Established in October 2007, this fund will support the many charitable purposes and other financial needs of the Rotary Club of Greenville, Pa.
Kenzie Evon Royer Cheerleading Scholarship
This scholarship was created by Kenzie’s family to honor her memory – A beautiful life beautifully lived. The recipient will be a Greenville High School cheerleader pursuing a higher education. Kenzie was an honor student, band member, co-captain of the JV cheerleading squad, and Relay for Life team member. She was the recipient of the Presidential Academic Achievement Award, the Presidential Physical Fitness Award, and the Minerva Baines English Award. Kenzie dreamed of attending Penn State University to study psychiatry. Her friends and classmates said she was funny, outgoing, and friendly to all. Her smile is what they remember the most. She lit up a room with her presence. She had a unique capacity to transform any event or experience into an adventure. She embraced life with her own special spirit. She truly was a beautiful person inside and out.
Jason and Betsy Sperry Charitable Fund
The fund was established in December 2009 to provide charitable funds for worthwhile causes within the region of Northern Mercer County.
St. Michael’s Foundation
This endowment was created to fund charitable causes of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Greenville. For more information, please visit http://saintmichael1.org.
St. Paul Homes Endowment Fund
Established in April 2008, this endowment fund will provide funds for unfunded care for residents and other financial needs of St. Paul Homes, a continuing care retirement community in Greenville, Pa.
Stoneboro Lions Scholarship Foundation
The purpose of this fund is to provide funding for two scholarships of $1,500 and $750 to a Lakeview High School student with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in the core coursework. Because the Lions Club motto is “We Serve,” the ultimate choice of the scholarship committee will be base on the student’s service to the school and community. The scholarships are available to students planning to attend college, trade schools or specialized institutions.
Student Support Fund of the Class of 1966
This fund was established in February 2007 to promote, support and sustain opportunities with the Greenville Area School District for participation in educational and extra curricular by students in need due to lack of finances from family or other sources. The Student Support Fund of the Class of 1966 includes creating educational and cultural experiences, which will be available to all students on an equal basis.
Sweet 16 Mural Project Fund
Established in August of 2011, this fund provides charitable funds for a mural to be painted to welcome people to Greenville and add color and interest to the town.
Becky DeCapua Tokar Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship is awarded to a student of St. Michael’s School in Greenville, PA to be used towards tuition costs. St. Michael’s School is an accredited Catholic Elementary school which encourages its students’ success spiritually, morally, academically, physically, and socially.
Meghan Urey Memorial Fund
The purpose of this memorial fund is to provide charitable donations to perpetuate the memory of Meghan who loved her community, dancing, children and the outdoors. This fund will make contributions to benefit Stoneboro and Sandy Lake and will eventually provide scholarships to students from Lakeview High School, beginning with Meghan’s graduating class of 2011.
Valley Lyric Opera Foundation
This endowment will support the Valley Lyric Opera and its charitable causes.
David Veverka Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in October 2006 to honor the memory of Army Staff Sgt. David Veverka, 25, who died serving his country in Iraq on May 6. The fund will provide scholarships to eligible students in Jamestown and throughout Crawford and Mercer counties.
Archie O. Wallace and Ellen A. Wallace Family Foundation Fund
Established in November 2007, the purpose of this fund is to make grants to organizations
that encourage and support recreational, health facilities and programs for the youth of the Greenville Area.
Rodney K. Wentling Scholarship Fund
Established in January 2007, this fund will provide a scholarship to a senior student athlete who is a member of the Greenville High School wrestling program.
Merry D. Wise Scholarship Fund
Each year five outstanding students from Greenville High School are the recipients of the generosity of Merry D. Wise by being awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Winners must meet the criteria of high academic standards, diverse interests, financial need and plan to attend a four-year college.