Friday, December 19, 2014

NEPA Community Health Care Plans for Future

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NEPA Community Health Care continues to plan for its future with the recent launch of two new financial endowments at The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains.  The NEPA Community Health Care Capital Campaign Fund will provide an opportunity for donors to support the immediate needs of the local health care organization as it continues to expand in response to the needs of the community.  The permanent NEPA Community Health Care Fund will allow donors to contribute to an ever-growing interest bearing account that will provide annual support for the ongoing operating expenses of NEPA Community Health Care.  Contributions to both funds are fully tax-deductible and will provide vital support for affordable health care in Susquehanna County and beyond.

NEPA Community Health Care has been serving the rural safety net population of this region for more than 30 years.  The organization’s mission is to provide exceptionalhealth care to all those who seek it.  Services currently include Primary Care, OB/GYN, Well Child Examinations,

340 B Discounted Prescription Program, and WIC (Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program).  Health Centers are currently located in Susquehanna and Hallstead. The centers are poised to launch an integrated behavioral health program on December 1, 2014, providing the county with desperately needed behavioral health services. The community will be further served by a school based health center opening in the Susquehanna Community School District in December 2014.

A new facility is planned to open at Tannery Place in Montrose in 2015.  Health center services will include primary care, behavioral health, and OB/GYN services.  A two-suite birthing center for low risk deliveries will be completed in Phase 2 of the expansion. This facility will be the main provider of obstetric care and the only site for births in Susquehanna County.  The family focus of the health center will be further supported by hosting the central WIC office for the county.

The two new charitable funds administered by The Community Foundation will provide an opportunity for donors to participate in building a stronger health care infrastructure and improve the quality of life in our region.  Contributions will have an immediate benefit for NEPA Community Health Care as well support fiscal stability for years to come.  These two endowments join the current 170 charitable funds managed by The Community Foundation that benefit all aspects of life in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  Tax deductible donations to The NEPA Community Health Care Capital Campaign Fund and to The NEPA Community Health Care Fund can be made online at www.community-foundation.org or by mailing donations to The Community Foundation at 270 Lake Avenue Montrose, PA 18801.  For more information about NEPA Community Health Care please visit www.nepachc.org.

 

Art Funding Provided to Elk Lake

ArtsMailchimpPhotoThe Elk Lake Visual and Performing Arts Fund administered by The Community Foundation on behalf of the Elk Lake School District Foundation has provided a $200 grant to assist Art Teacher Jeff Kuchak's project of students painting murals in the schools to promote the School Wide Effective Behavior Support program. The motto of the program is Be Ready, Be Respectful, Be Responsible. The grant will help purchase paint, brushes, drop cloths and other material needed for the project being conducted by students in Seventh through Twelfth Grades. The Elk Lake Visual and Performing Arts Fund was established anonymously this past July by a family who lives in the Elk Lake School District and sends their children to the schools. It is intended to provide assistance to special unfunded projects in the district's Art, Theater, and Music Departments.

NEP Telephone provide $30,000 for local education

NEP Telephone Provides $30,000 For Local Education

September 18, 2014 Montrose, PA: For the eighth consecutive year NEP Telephone, headquartered in Forest City, has made a generous contribution to the Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit Program administered by The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains. For the 2014-2015 academic year the regional telephone company has contributed $30,000 which will help provide tuition assistance to approximately 250 students from low and moderate income families who attend Pre-School and tuition based K-12 schools in northeastern Pennsylvania as well as funding special programs in the public schools. The Community Foundation has administered the Education Improvement Program since 2003 and in that time has raised more than $2,000,000 for education assistance for 2,500 students attending 37 schools in Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, and Wyoming counties, as well as funding projects in the Abington Heights, Montrose Area, and Susquehanna Community School Districts. Including this recent donation NEP Telephone has contributed $258,000 for education assistance in northeastern Pennsylvania since 2007. Community Foundation President, Peter Quigg, states that “NEP Telephone has been an outstanding supporter of education in our region and their incredible generosity over the years has been a great help to local families and schools.”

In addition to this education assistance the Tourje family, proprietors of NEP Telephone for many generations, also hold the Jessie Osgood Tourje Memorial Fund at The Community Foundation that provides funding for special projects in the Blue Ridge, Forest City Regional, Mountain View, and Susquehanna Community School Districts. Over the years this permanent endowment has provided assistance for special projects such as Industrial Arts programs, anti-bullying assemblies, weather stations, libraries, outdoor classrooms, and tele-conference courses with the Philadelphia Art Museum. NEP Telephone provides phone, wireless, internet, and television service in northeastern Pennsylvania. Visit www.nep.net to learn more about their services. For more information about the work of The Community Foundation please visit www.community-foundation.org.

People in Photograph left to right:

Steven Tourje: President & CEO Northeastern PA Telephone Co.

Peter Quigg: President The Community Foundation

 

 

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NBT Bank Supports Local Education

 

September 8, 2014 Montrose, PA: For the tenth consecutive year NBT Bank, formerly known as Pennstar Bank has made a generous contribution to the Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit Program administered by The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains. For the 2014-2015 academic year the bank has contributed $12,000 which will help The Community Foundation provide tuition assistance to hundreds of students from low and moderate income families who attend Pre-School and tuition based K-12 schools and programs in northeastern Pennsylvania as well as funding special programs in the public schools. The Community Foundation has administered the Education Improvement Program since 2003 and in that time has raised more than $2,000,000 for education assistance for more than 2,500 students attending 37 schools in five counties, as well as funding curriculum projects in the Susquehanna Community, Montrose Area, and Abington Heights school districts. Since 2004 NBT Bank has contributed more than $98,000 for education assistance in northeastern Pennsylvania. Community Foundation President, Peter Quigg, states that “NBT Bank has been a consistent supporter of education in our region and their generosity over the years has been a great help to local families and schools.”

NBT Bank offers personal banking, asset management and business services through a network of over 155 banking locations in five states, including upstate New York, northeastern Pennsylvania, northwestern Vermont, western Massachusetts, and southern New Hampshire. NBT Bank and its parent company, NBT Bancorp Inc., are headquartered in Norwich, NY. NBT Bancorp Inc. had assets of $7.9 billion as of June 30, 2014, and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol NBTB. More information about NBT Bank and NBT Bancorp can be found on the internet at www.nbtbank.com and www.nbtbancorp.com. For more information about the work of The Community Foundation please visit www.community-foundation.org.

People in photograph left to right:

Richard Soden, Vice President, NBT Bank Commercial Relationship Manager

Terry Cooper, Branch Manager, NBT Bank of Montrose

Kim Smith, Branch Manager, NBT Bank of Great Bend and New Milford

Shirley Kelly, Branch Manager, NBT Bank of Choconut

Peter Quigg, President The Community Foundation

Robert Welch, Senior Vice President & Market Manager NBT Bank

 

 

Commemoration at Spirit of 9/11 Memorial Park 2014

DanielCrismanThe Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains is pleased to help spread the word about the upcoming Commemorative Service to take place Thursday September 11th at 6:00 PM at the Danny Crisman Memorial Park on Ridge Road in South Montrose, Pennsylvania. This year's Keynote Speaker will be Bill Evans, Father of Army Specialist William "Bill" Evans Pennsylvania Army National Guard 1st Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division who was killed in action in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Specialist Evans was a graduate of Blue Ridge High School.
The Memorial Park was started by Debbie Crisman of South Montrose in memory of her son Danny who worked for Marsh & McLennan and who perished in the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001. The park is intended to honor and remember not only Danny, but so many others from that fateful day as well as the thousands of members of the military who have made the ultimate sacrifice since then.
In addition to managing the Daniel Crisman Memorial College Scholarship to assist graduates of Montrose Area High School, The Community Foundation also administers a permanent charitable endowment to assist with the perpetual care of the Memorial Park so that it will forever remain a place of peaceful solace and reflection for many generations to come.

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