2005 Highlights

John R. Duskey

John R. Duskey

Total Assets: $2,974,000

Cumulative Grant-making: $638,000

Total Funds: 106

Chairman: John R. Duskey

Marketing Theme: A Decade of Service

Celebrating 10 Years

Hosted the Decade of Service Donor Recognition and Grant Ceremony 10th Anniversary Celebration


Marketing Theme

Introduced the marketing theme, A Decade of Service


10 at $10,000

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Awarded ten grants of $10,000 each to:


  • Center in the Woods
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network
  • Little Lake Theatre
  • Monongahela Historical Society
  • United Cerebral Palsy
  • Washington County Food Bank
  • Washington Hospital Foundation
  • Washington County Humane Society
  • Washington County Library Association
  • Washington County Watershed Alliance

Decade of Service Award

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Richard White accepts the award from Chuck Keller

Presented the Decade of Service Award to Richard White


100th Permanent Fund

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Mary Kerns

Received the 100th Permanent Fund: Kerns Family Scholarship Fund


Noteworthy Contributions

Received contributions of nearly $900,000, including a $300,000 bequest to create theJohn & Sophie Choratch Scholarship Fund


Largest Grant to Date

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Joe Hardy with Telford Thomas, who served as President & CEO of The Washington Hospital

Awarded the largest grant to date: $50,000 from Dorothy P. Hardy Charitable Fund to The Washington Hospital for its hospice program


A New Record!

Set a new record for annual grants awarded at $204,000


Philanthropists of the Year

Bassi Melvin And Lillian

Melvin & Lillian Bassi

Honored Melvin and Lillian Bassi as the Philanthropists of the Year