2016 Highlights

Edward C. Morascyzk

Edward C. Morascyzk

Total Assets: $18,000,000

Cumulative Grant-making: $7,975,000

Total Funds: 184

Chairman: Edward C. Morascyzk

Marketing Theme: Heart of Giving

Strategic Plan Adopted

Adopted a Strategic Plan to chart the direction for the Foundation over the next five years.

President's Choice Award

Presented the President's Choice Award, previously the Director's Choice Award, to Highland Ridge Community Development Corporation and Independence Conservancy.  This year marks the first time the Foundation has been able to issue two of these awards 

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Sandy Mansmann and Justin Dandoy

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Peg Schweinsberg and Gary Stokum

Richard L. White Excellence Award for Board Service

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Recognized Kenneth Donahue with the Richard L. White Excellence Award for Board Service

Dr. Howard Jack Outstanding Public Educator Award

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Recognized Virginia Vasko (Bentworth School District) with the Dr. Howard Jack Outstanding Public Educator Award

Louis E. Waller Humanitarian Award

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Recognized Traci McDonald with the Louis E. Waller Humanitarian Award

$25,000 Acorn Fund Grant

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Awarded a $25,000 Acorn Fund grant to Washington City Mission to assist in rebuilding after a fire did extensive damage to the Mission's facilities.

Brownlee House Project Receives $500,000 Grant

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Received a $500,000 grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to continue rehabilitative work at the historic Brownlee House.

New Scholarship Funds

  • Established the Friends of MarkWest Scholarship Fund to support students attending the Western Area Career & Technology Center.
  • Initiated the Washington Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships to students attending the Washington Hospital School of Nursing.

$10,000 Arts Fund Grant

Awarded a $10,000 grant from the Arts Fund to the LeMoyne Community Center for the Threading Through Our History quilting project.

$10,000 Mother's Fund Grant

Awarded a $10,000 Mother's Fund grant to the Greater Washington County Food Bank for the Country Thrift Market Project.

Charles C. Keller Excellence Award for Corporate Philanthropy

Recognized Cox Market, cfsbank, and Community Bank with Charles C. Keller Excellence Awards for Corporate Philanthropy

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Community Bank

Philanthropist of the Year

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Andrew Uram

Honored Andrew Uram as the Philanthropist of the Year.