Press Archives

Below is an archive of past achievements and works in which the Foundation was involved.

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Giving students a chance. Herbert Lenze's memory lives on through new scholarship program.

December 30, 2008
Herbert Lenze died on Nov. 8, 2007, but his legacy to the Ridgway Area School District will live forever through monies he has donated to the district earmarked for scholarships for boys’ basketball players and band members.

Ridgway Charitable Fund held at the Elk County Community Foundation is now accepting Grant Requests.

September 1, 2008
The Elk County Community Foundation (ECCF) announces they are now accepting grant applications from non profit organizations that serve the residents of Ridgway. The Borough of Ridgway Charitable Fund’s purpose is to provide financial support to those non-profit organizations whose application reflects a purpose or project that will benefit the residents of the Borough of Ridgway. ECCF welcomes all applications for funding as part of its mission to promote the betterment of the community and to enhance the quality of the life for all residents.

Shade Tree Commission Receives Funding

August 18, 2008
Representatives of the City of Saint Marys Shade Tree Commission met briefly on Thursday, August 14th with some of the Advisors of the Harrison and Muriel Dauer Stackpole Family Fund, which is held at the Elk County Community Foundation.

Dickinson Mental Health Center awarded grant

March 19, 2008
Dickinson Mental Health Center was awarded a $7,630 grant to support its new Children’s Autism Outreach Project through the Elk County Community Foundation and the Harrison and Muriel Dauer Stackpole Family Fund.

Grants provide school with new computer software

March 13, 2008
Students, faculty and staff at St. Boniface Elementary are reaping the benefits of new computer equipment due in part to two grants recently awarded to the school.

First Commonwealth presents check to Elk County Community Foundation

March 5, 2008
Recently First Commonwealth Bank presented a check to the Elk County Community Foundation. These funds will be included in the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) which then will make grants available to area public schools to support innovative educational programs that do not fall within the typical academic program.

Newly established memorial fund and art scholarship to benefit residents and students

February 5, 2008
Area non-profit organizations and art students are among the entities, which will benefit from two newly established funds through the Elk County Community Foundation.

Elk County Community Foundation reaches $5 million in endowed funds

September 1, 2008
The Elk County Community Foundation has reached a significant milestone in achieving over $5 million in permanently endowed funds. Earlier in the year, the foundation exceeded granting over half a million dollars to worthy organizations and college students throughout the community as well.

Dickinson Mental Health Center Children’s Prevention Services Establish an Endowment Fund

September 1, 2008
Everyone should have a “rainy day” fund in case there’s an emergency or to help plan for the future. The Dickinson Mental Health Center Children’s Prevention Services completes the paperwork to establish an endowment fund earmarked for Dickinson Mental Health Center Children’s Prevention Services with The Elk County Community Foundation.