Community Links Receive Website Funding

Community Links Receive Website Funding

Recently the Community Links, executive director, Pam FinGado met with Ted Schneider one of the donor advisors of the Harrison and Muriel Dauer Stackpole Family Fund to express their gratitude for their recent grant. The donor advised fund is held and administered by the Elk County Community Foundation (ECCF). Last month the advisors met and approve a grant for $4,750 to help fund Community Link’s new website. Community Links, based in Bradford PA, is a small, non-profit organization founded in October 2003 which provides direct care services for those with intellectual disabilities in Elk, Cameron, and McKean Counties.

Community Links provides home and community habilitation, respite care, and behavioral support services that promote and support the independence of our individuals in their homes or in their community. The agency also provides relief to primary caregivers by offering alternative care in the consumer’s home or in the home of respite staff. The agency originated in response to the limited availability of services to individuals with intellectual disabilities. Their goal is to give a choice in service delivery.

With this gift the Community Links will have a professional presence on the web. They know that this website will enhance their services and meet many of the training needs of the staff. “We can hardly wait to start to showcase the abilities and accomplishments of those we serve on our web page” commented Mrs. FinGado. She went on to say how this grant will allow them the ability to become part of the online community. Their hope is that it will promote their efforts to support the intellectually disabled population as they achieve greater independence and success in their communities.

The Advisors for the Harrison and Muriel Dauer Stackpole Family Fund are made up of the family and friends of Harrison and Muriel. Their goal is to ensure that the Fund continues the good works that both Mr. & Mrs. Stackpole had done in our community during their lifetime and to support the philanthropic causes that were important to both of them. Applications for the Harrison and Muriel Dauer Stackpole Family Fund are accepted and reviewed quarterly. Please contact the Elk County Community Foundation for specific deadline dates or check out the website at

ECCF is a non- profit organization that manages endowed funds established by donors for area non profit organizations as wells as administers a number of scholarships for individuals and groups. Donor gifts to the Foundations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Pictured are left to right: Pam FinGado, Executive Director of Community Links and Ted Schneider, advisor to the Harrison and Muriel Dauer Stackpole Family Fund