Harrison and Muriel Dauer Stackpole Family Fund awards grant to PH Auxiliary

Penn Highlands Elk President, Brad Chapman; Chris Lynn, Stackpole Family Advisor; Paula Fritz Eddy, ECCF Executive Director; Therese Skryzpek, Auxiliary Board member; and Jane Chapman, Secretary of the Penn Highland Auxiliary

The Harrison and Muriel Dauer Stackpole Family Fund, held at the Elk County Community Foundation, (ECCF) recently awarded a grant of $5,000.00 to Penn Highlands Auxiliary.  The Grant will be used to help support the 2020 Project Pinecrest Christmas Cheer. This grant will provide the dollars to purchase individual gifts for the residents and make available other holiday activities held at Pinecrest Manor.   

The Penn Highlands Elk Auxiliary supports a variety of projects throughout the year that benefits the health and well-being of the Community.   In addition to the annual holiday activities at Pinecrest Manor, they fill the Jaxon Bags (goodies and activities for families who are being transferred to Children’s Hospital); a Scholarship program (an award for high school students entering the medical field) and other programs as needed for the Hospital community.  The Auxiliary is able to do these projects annually with the support of the Peppermint Stick Gift Shop proceeds, in house Uniform Sales, the Penn Highlands Annual Christmas Giving and Angel Ornament Trees Campaign and grants like the one from the Harrison Muriel Dauer Stackpole Family.

Applications for the Harrison and Muriel Dauer Stackpole Family Fund are accepted and reviewed quarterly.  The next deadline is coming up January 15, 2020.  Please contact the Elk County Community Foundation at 814-834-2125 for specific deadline dates or check out their website under open grants at www.elkcountyfoundation.org.   The Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that manages over 175 endowed funds established by donors to support  area nonprofit organizations and scholarships. Donor gifts to the Foundations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.