January 2021 // Fund News
The Scranton Area Community Foundation is proud to work with The Greater Scranton MLK Commission through managing the Greater Scranton Martin Luther King Commission Fund.
In celebration and continuance of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The Greater Scranton MLK Commission (GSMLKC) will host a live webinar given by psychologist, international speaker and bestselling author Dr. John Amaechi, OBE, on Monday, January 18, 2021, at 12:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
The GSMLKC will host The Unarmed Truth: A Conversation with Dr. John Amaechi, OBE, delving into unarmed truth in an effort to inspire and move our community towards equitable justice.
To honor the legacy of past United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA (UNC) President and CEO Michael Hanley who retired from his leadership role after 30 years of service, The Michael Hanley Endowment Fund for United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA was established at the Scranton Area Community Foundation by UNC in 2019 to support the charitable mission of United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA. This fund provides an important source of income for vital initiatives at UNC.
Mr. Hanley made a significant impact on UNC and the community during his 30 years of service and leadership. When he retired in 2019, UNC established this organizational endowment fund to pay tribute to his special legacy and support the work and mission of the agency for generations to come. A donation to The Michael Hanley Endowment Fund benefits the life-changing programs and services that UNC provides to vulnerable individuals and families.
Please join us in wishing Mr. Michael Hanley a happy birthday and continuing his commitment to making this community better for all!
To support The Michael Hanley Endowment Fund for United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA, please visit the link below.
The Anna E. Durkin Memorial Fund is a donor-advised fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation that has provided funding to support numerous children’s causes and community causes in Lackawanna County. To date, the fund has granted over $45,000 to local charitable causes that foster positive change in the lives of children and adolescents, and which better the lives of residents of Lackawanna County. Most recently, the Anna E. Durkin Memorial Fund of the Scranton Area Community Foundation presented a grant award to both the NEPA Youth Shelter and the Women’s Resource Center.
The Anna E. Durkin Memorial Fund was established in 1997 by Mr. and Mrs. William R. Lynett in memory of their loyal and devoted family friend, Anna Durkin.
If you would like to contribute to the Anna E. Durkin Memorial Fund or any one of our many funds at the Scranton Area Community Foundation, please make a check payable to the Scranton Area Community Foundation and write the fund name on the memo line or make a contribution securely online at https://scranton.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/list.
The Scranton Area Community Foundation offers a wide variety of charitable planning tools to help charitably-minded individuals and businesses support the causes they care about including donor-advised funds, scholarship funds, field of interest funds, non-endowed funds, charitable trusts, and charitable gift annuities. We even offer a 20% match (up to $5,000) in the first two years for newly established endowment funds!
The Scranton Area Community Foundation has been working to enhance the quality of life for people across the Northeastern Pennsylvania region since 1954, serving the community as a steward, a grantmaker, a charitable resource, and a catalyst for change and growth.
With more than 215 charitable funds and assets of more than $45 million, the Scranton Area Community Foundation distributed over $3 million in grants and scholarships in 2020. Additionally, through foundation management services offered to other private and public foundations, the Scranton Area Community Foundation distributed an additional $1.2 million in grants and scholarships in 2020 through assets under management.
We are proud to be your community foundation, working together to create a stronger, kinder, and more livable region.
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