Recently the Elk County Humane Society showed off their facilities to representatives from the Charles and Doris Schloder Memorial Fund. This donor advised fund is held and administered by the Elk County Community Foundation (ECCF). Annually the Donor advisors to the fund that include, Betsy and Bob Roberts and Betsy’s brother John Scholder, determine a worthy non profit who is in need of funds. This grant of $679 was a “pleasant and welcome surprise” said Gwen Hoffman, a volunteer and board member for the Humane Society. She said the dollars will be used for the ongoing support the Human Society’s work.
The representatives from the Foundation were very impressed with the shelter. They were equally impressed by the dedications of volunteers and the cleanliness of the operations, and of course, by the darling 8 weeks old pups pictured with the group. These are just a few of the adorable pets available for adoptions at the shelter. For more information about adoption visit their website at www.elkcountyhumanesociety.org.
Donor Advised Funds through the Community Foundation is an effective, flexible solution for charitable giving. After establishing a fund, donor advisors, like the Scholder Family, recommend grant distributions annually. Their goal is to ensure that the Fund continues the charitable works that both Mr. & Mrs. Schloder had done in our community during their lifetime.
ECCF is a non- profit organization that manages endowed funds and 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:
Morgan Bacon, Val Stump from the Humane Society, Donor advisors Betsy and Bob Roberts and Vanessa Eozzo and Gwen Hoffman also from the Human Society.