Community Foundation receives its over $1Million Estate Gift

Community Foundation receives its over $1Million Estate Gift

The Elk County Community Foundations(ECCF) received over $1.25 miollion dollar estate gift form Zita Sicheria to benefit the St. Boniface Church and School. Recently the first distribution was held a the Community Foundation office. On had were representatives from the Church, Elementary School, ECCSS system, the ECCF Board the Law Firm who has overseen the distribution of the will.

Jake Meyer and Brad Kraus of Meyer, Wagner, Brown and Krause Law firm has helped to administered the estate. Zita donated a good portion of her assets to the ECCF to establish the Frank and Josephine Sichari Family Fund in honor of her parents. The Fund will be for the sole purpose of support to her church and catholic education in her community.

The money will be used to create an endowment that will provide and annual gift to the church and the school, along with a donation for tuition assistants for student attend the school. Zita was born in Toby the daughter of Frank and Jospehine DiPre Sicheri. She had two sisters and two brothers who pasted before her and she was the last of her immediate family. She died in Dec of 2016.

The Elk County Community Foundation has been helping individuals and families realize their charitable goals for over 17 years. Through the Foundation, donors can create family funds to support causes they care about. It’s like having your own private foundation – but a lot easier. Funds can be started with just a few thousand dollars. Most can be set up in just one meeting, and your gifts are tax deductible. To find out more, call the Elk County Community Foundation at 834-2125 or visit their website at

Pictured left to right, Jake Meyer, Brad Kraus, Sam MacDonald and Monica Schloder, Fr. Ross Miceli and Gennaro Aiello, ECCF Board President