Erie Gives Day
MEF has participated in this community, 12-hour, annual day of giving for ten years. Benefactors must give on-line between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Checks must be received by the Erie Community Foundation by 5 p.m. the day before Erie Gives Day to be included in the match. The more gifts we receive, the greater our portion of the prorated match! Corporate matching gifts will increase your gift to the Foundation!
We want to get Brain & Body Break boxes into the hands of every K-5 students in Millcreek schools. These boxes, estimated at $10 each, will contain items that will engage students in Action Based Learning (ABL), fun projects and activities - safely. From art supplies to pool noodles for cardio drumming, students helped select the fun items that can be used over and over. Some of the items may be purchased from MEF's Walmart Registry for Good site or you can donate to MEF and designate your gift to support this program.
MEF is approved as an Education Improvement Organization and a Pre-K Scholarship Organization
Your **business can receive a tax credit up to 90% of a contribution for a gift given to the Foundation to benefit qualified programs in the Millcreek Township School District when approved by through the PA EITC program.
** S & C Corporations in Pennsylvania
Donor Advised Fund –recommend grants for educational interests that have special meaning for you
Designated Fund –choose one specific educational area (ie: school, subject, etc.) to receive ongoing support
Field of Interest Fund –support a broad educational area but allow MEF to select projects or programs that meet your giving goals
Scholarship Fund – a fund to help students succeed in post-secondary education and career opportunities; you determine the criteria required for students to apply
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