2017 Highlights

Edward C. Morascyzk

Edward C. Morascyzk

Total Assets: $35,000,000

Cumulative Grant-making: $9,823,800

Total Funds: 184

Chairman: Edward C. Morascyzk

Marketing Theme: Envision the Future

Envision the Future

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Launched the "Envision the Future" marketing theme to

  • Increase awareness of the WCCF’s county-wide service territory and grant-making interests.
  • Educate the community regarding the WCCF partnerships with local charities to improve the quality of life in Washington County.
  • Create the Vision Fund to address vision and vision-related issues. 

President's Choice Award

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Shekinah Ranch Board Member DJ Fogiato

Presented the President's Choice Award, previously the Director's Choice Award, to Shekinah Ranch of the Mon Valley.

Richard L. White Excellence Award for Board Service

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Recognized Gwendolyn Simmons with the Richard L. White Excellence Award for Board Service

Dr. Howard Jack Outstanding Public Educator Award

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Recognized Melanie Sandrock (Ringgold School District) with the Dr. Howard Jack Outstanding Public Educator Award

Louis E. Waller Humanitarian Award

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Recognized Marc Scott with the Louis E. Waller Humanitarian Award

$160,500 in Post-Secondary Scholarships

Awarded a record-breaking $160,500 in Post-Secondary Scholarships to area students.

$10,000 Arts Fund Grant

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Awarded a $10,000 grant from the Arts Fund to the City of Washington Citywide Development Corporation for the Washington Park Main Pavilion restoration project.

$10,000 Mother's Fund Grant

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Awarded a $10,000 Mother's Fund grant to the Storehouse for Teachers / Education Partnership for the Adopt-A-School program at Ringgold Elementary South.

Charles C. Keller Excellence Award for Corporate Philanthropy

Recognized Crossgates, Model Cleaners, and Rice Energy with Charles C. Keller Excellence Awards for Corporate Philanthropy

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Model Cleaners

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Rice Energy

Philanthropists of the Year

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Honored John & Sophie Choratch, posthumously, as the Philanthropists of the Year.  

$1 Million Capacity Building Grants Program

Launched a new $1 million grants program through the Community CARE Fund (CCF) to help build the capacity of local charities.  CCF grants will normally range from $25,000 to $50,000 and may be paid over a period of years.