August 16, 2016
The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce the election of officers at its recent annual meeting.
Elected as Chairman of the Board was Edward C. Morascyzk, Senior Partner in the law firm of Morascyzk Stopperich & Associates in Washington. A graduate of Washington & Jefferson College and the Duquesne University School of Law, Ed is currently serving as President of the Washington County Bar Association and is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
“I am thrilled and extremely honored to be elected Chairman of the Washington County Community Foundation,” said Morascyzk. “Having served on the Board of Trustees since 2005, I have seen firsthand the tremendous impact the Foundation has had on our community and look forward to the Foundation’s continued growth and impact in the coming years.”
For more than a decade, Ed served as pro bono counsel for the Washington County Chapter of the Association of Retarded Citizens (now ARC Human Services). Individually and on behalf of various business interests, he has supported numerous charities including Special Olympics, American Cancer Society, Canonsburg Hospital, Washington Hospital, Washington Area Humane Society and Washington & Jefferson College. Ed and his wife Elaine are members of the Foundation’s Family of Founders donor recognition society.
Other officers who were elected at the June Annual Meeting are Vice Chairman and Chairman-Elect Lynne R. Stout, Secretary Kurt R. Salvatori, and Treasurer Sandra K. Guthrie.
Lynne, formerly a social services coordinator who holds a degree in gerontology, now works for the family business, Atlas Services Corp., in Eighty Four, and has been a volunteer for various charities. A graduate of California University of Pennsylvania, she is Immediate Past President of the Alumni Board and currently serves on the Foundation for California University of Pennsylvania Board.
At the WCCF she chairs the Women of Philanthropy Giving Circle which cumulatively has distributed $17,000 to local charities. The Women of Philanthropy Giving Circle is also responsible for recommending grants from the Mother's Fund, which has distributed $120,000 to charities serving disadvantaged women and children
Sandy is a partner at Guthrie, Belczyk & Associates P.C. in Eighty Four. She has many years’ experience in public accounting for nonprofits and for-profit businesses. She holds a bachelor’s in accounting from California University of Pennsylvania and is both a certified public accountant and certified fraud examiner
Kurt is Vice President – Shared Services for CONSOL Energy in Canonsburg. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance at Pennsylvania State University and currently serves on the board of directors and board of trustees of Mon Valley Hospital.
The mission of the Washington County Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life in Washington County by promoting and facilitating philanthropy. With assets of more than $18 million, the Foundation has awarded more than $7 million in grants and scholarships since it began operations in December of 1995.