Cultivating philanthropy, transforming community

This picture of Dr. William Erb Sr. and his wife, Sally illustrates the enduring legacy that can be achieved by setting up a fund at The Foundation for Delaware County.

Gratitude for the care provided by a physician friend inspired Thomas McCabe to create a $50,000 trust in 1973 in honor of Dr. William Erb Sr. and his wife, Sally. McCabe was the president and CEO of Scott Paper Co.

Today, the fund is worth more than $1 million. It supports scholarships for medical students and funds to beautify the memorial garden at Asana Hospice in Ridley Park.

Allow us to be your partner by setting up a donor fund.

As a community foundation, we use our knowledge of community needs to help philanthropic donors support the causes important to them. The causes they support are wide ranging – everything from health to human service needs to providing funds for the arts and improving the environment.

This video provides a quick overview of a community foundation from the donor’s perspective.

Mark your calendar for Nov 8. to join us for a mealtime conversation at On the Table, hosted by a Delaware County organization near you. On the Table engages participants in small groups to have an open dialogue to inspire new solutions to strengthen communities and make them better places to live, work and play.

If you would like to attend one of these free events in Delaware County on Nov. 8 please check our website for more information.

A recent article in Pivot Today highlighted the foundation’s Nurse-Family Partnership, an evidence-based nurse-home visiting program, celebrating 10 years of delivering free nursing services to low-income, first-time pregnant mothers, their babies, and their families.

Entitled “Foundation for Delaware County’s Nurse-Family Partnership Improves Outcomes for Mothers, Babies,” the article features program nurse, Sarah Updegraft, and her client Nashia.

Learn more about Nurse-Family Partnership at the foundation.

Learn more about nonprofit programs in our region.

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