08-24-2005 Financial Grant
August 24, 2005
On behalf of The Goshen Fire Company, Chief Everhart received a financial grant from State Representative Elinor Z. Taylor.
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For Immediate Release
GOSHEN FIRE COMPANY RECEIVES GRANT FROM STATE REPRESENTATIVE TAYLORWest Chester, PA – (August 24, 2005): On Wednesday, Grant Everhart of Goshen Fire Company, along with the representatives from nine other nonprofit organizations, gathered at the Lincoln Building to receive good news from State Representative Elinor Z. Taylor. Taylor’s generosity and commitment to the West Chester community compelled her to use her pay increase, in its entirety, to make numerous charitable gifts, including a donation to Goshen Fire Company.
The first grants were awarded to the charitable causes the Honorable Dr. Taylor feels are particularly outstanding in providing service to West Chester residents. The grant recipients are Fame Fire Company, First West Chester Company, Goshen Fire Company, Good Fellowship Ambulance, Barclay Friends, The Hickman, Veterans of Foreign War Post 106, Neighborhood Health Agencies/Visiting Nurses, West Chester Area Day Care Center and West Chester Area Senior Center. Representatives from each organization were in attendance to receive their grant check from the Honorable Dr. Taylor.
State Representative Taylor explained, “This is a welcome opportunity to give thanks. Upon receiving the unvouchered expense I could have put it back in the governmental pot but then the monies would just get mixed up. By establishing a foundation at the Chester County Community Foundation I can direct my gifts purposefully. I can give to those charitable organizations which are the backbone of our community--the organizations which provide quality service for young and elderly, and which make the 156th district a safe place to live.”
The Taylor Charitable Foundation has two components: a provisional fund from which these immediate grants will be made, and an endowed fund from which community grants will be made for perpetuity. This allows the Honorable Dr. Taylor to make short-term and long-term gifts to the community. Karen A. Simmons, President/CEO of the Chester County Community Foundation comments: “We at the Community Foundation feel honored to facilitate the generosity as exhibited by the Honorable Dr. Taylor. Furthermore We hope that others will feel inspired by her efforts to grow philanthropy in Chester County and that they too will find a way to leave a philanthropic legacy in their community.”
Located in downtown West Chester, the Chester County Community Foundation leads, inspires and encourages all individuals and organizations to create or contribute to lasting philanthropic charitable legacies. The Community Foundation holds over $21 million in trust and by administering funds helps more than 223 individuals, families and nonprofits who want to provide a charitable legacy for their community forever. Last year, The Community Foundation awarded $1.2 million in grants and scholarships.
For more information about the Chester County Community Foundation, visit www.chescocf.org or call (610) 696-8211.