WWC Donor for a Day winners award grants to local organizations

Women Who Care new members recently won the opportunity to award special granting dollars to two local nonprofits. Cly Horning, on left, accepts a $250 grant for the Guardian Angel Center from Sue McDonough, WWC member. Leslie Swope from St. Marys Library, far right, accepts a $250 check from Sharon Barbazenni, WWC member. In second photo: Hailey’s Reading Program at Floyd Fritz Elementary School was chosen to receive a $500 grant from WWC member, Jackie Candalor, far right. Receiving the grant from left, Marcia Raubenstraugh, Avary Nida, and Emmalyn Nida representing Hailey’s Reading Program.

Members of Women Who Care, a project of the Elk County Community Foundation, have the opportunity to qualify each year for the chance to award a special Donor-for-a-Day grant to a nonprofit organization of their choice.

Four lucky members were able to award granting dollars to a favorite organization during the WWC holiday membership drive. Renewing members, Joan Holjencin and Jackie Candalor awarded their $500 winnings to Holy Rosary Parish and Hailey’s Reading Program at Floyd Fretz Elementary School, respectively. New members gave $250 to their charity of choice. Sharon Barbazzeni chose to give her $250 winnings to the St. Marys Public Library, while Sue McDonough presented $250 to the Guardian Angel Center. Women Who Care has given $344,500 to area non-profits since 2010.

Women Who Care brings women from diverse backgrounds together to combine their philanthropic donations and strengthen the Elk County community through the power of collective giving. Close to 225 women make up the membership of Women Who Care. WWC is looking to grow its membership to make an even greater impact in the Elk County area. All area women are encouraged to consider joining WWC. For a minimal donation, you can make a difference for our communities. Find out all about Women Who Care on our website at www.elkcountyfoundation.org.

The Community Foundation is The Elk County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Northern Alleghenies, is a non-profit grant-making organization dedicated to improving the lives of people in our geographic area by working with philanthropic donors to help them meet their charitable goals. For more information, contact the Community Foundation at 814-834-2125.