2015 Highlights

Deborah E. Takach

Deborah E. Takach

Total Assets: $18,000,000

Cumulative Grant-making: $6,561,000

Total Funds: 182

Chairman: Deborah E. Takach

Marketing Theme: Heart of Giving

Heart of Giving

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Launched the "Heart of Giving" marketing theme to

  • Position the WCCF as the heart (center) of charitable giving in Washington County
  • Educate the community about charities working to improve our quality of life in Washington County
  • Increase charitable giving in Washington County

LSA Grant for Brownlee House Project

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Was approved for a $50,000 grant from the county's Local Share Account for exterior repairs to the historic Samuel T. Brownlee House

A New Home

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Moved its offices into the second floor of the historic Samuel T. Brownlee House in Eighty Four, PA. Rehabilitation work on the first floor continues.

Director's Choice Award

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Kelley Swift & Vivian Osowski

Presented the Director's Choice Award to CASA for Kids

Richard L. White Excellence Award for Board Service

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Recognized Trustee E. Alex Paris with the Richard L. White Excellence Award for Board Service

Dr. Howard Jack Outstanding Public Educator Award

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Recognized Thomas Trettel (Trinity Area School District) with the Dr. Howard Jack Outstanding Public Educator Award

Louis E. Waller Humanitarian Award

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Recognized Dave Richards with the Louis E. Waller Humanitarian Award

$106,000 in Post-Secondary Scholarships

Awarded a record-breaking $106,000 in Post-Secondary Scholarships to area students.

$10,000 Arts Fund Grant

Awarded a $10,000 grant from the Arts Fund to Little Lake Theatre Company

A Game of Phones

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Launched the Game of Phones in celebration of 20 years of promoting and facilitating local philanthropy

$10,000 Mother's Fund Grant

Awarded a $10,000 Mother's Fund grant to Metro Pittsburgh Youth for Christ, Campus Life, for the Canonsburg Armory Youth Center.

A Trustee Remembered

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Mourned the loss of Trustee Dr. Thomas W. Hart

WCCF Gives Raises More Than $735,000

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Awarded more than $735,000 in unrestricted grants through the third WCCF Gives event.

Heart of Giving Charity Storybook

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Launched the Heart of Giving Charity Storybook website, an online collection of impact stories about the charities that serve Washington County.

Charles C. Keller Excellence Award for Corporate Philanthropy

Recognized SunnySide Supply, NSA Security Forces, and ANSYS with Charles C. Keller Excellence Awards for Corporate Philanthropy

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SunnySide Supply

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NSA Security Forces

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Philanthropists of the Year

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Ed & Nancy Bedwell

Honored Ed & Nancy Bedwell as the Philanthropists of the Year.

$6.5 Million

Reached $6.5 million in cumulative grant-making.