Thank You to our current donors and supporters!
We are very excited and grateful to have the support of so many community leaders for this project already. Together, we are changing the future of trauma-informed care for the lives of children who are most vulnerable and at-risk. Harborcreek Youth Services values the partnership and support from the following contributors:
- A grant from The Erie Community Foundation, with support from the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority
- Erie Insurance Charity Callenge Pass-Through Fund of the Erie Community Foundation, beneficiary of Metz Culinary Management
- Erie Insurance Giving Network
- BNY Mellon
- Catholic Charities
- The John A. and Margaret E. Spaeder Foundation for Children of the Erie Community Foundation
- Project Semicolon Erie
- Erie Gives
- The Sisters of St. Joseph
- Millcreek Kiwanis Club
- First National Bank of PA
- Donor and Friend, Mary Maxwell
- Larry and Vicki Serafin
- Erie County Human Services
- Blick Art Materials
- HYS Endowment Fund
- Laura and Gary Borowy
- A Gift In Memory Of Salvitore & Helen Cresce (Music Therapy Studio Sponsors)
We are also enormously grateful for the many individual donors who have contributed to our cause, and we look forward to listing them individually in our Annual Report. We look forward to adding your name to our list of supporters as we achieve our goal!
Tax-free IRA Gifts
For those 70½ or older, it is once again possible to make tax-favored charitable gifts from IRA accounts.
The President recently signed into law legislation that retroactively extends the charitable IRA rollover for 2015 and makes this provision permanent for future years. A total of up to $100,000 can be transferred directly from IRAs to one or more qualified charities such as , free from federal income tax each year. There may also be state income tax savings.
Amounts given in this way count toward required IRA minimum withdrawal amounts for the year of the gift. Check with your IRA administrator or your tax advisor for more information on how to make such gifts.
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses, and that match can often double - or even triple! - your gift.
If your company matches charitable gifts, you may be able to access any necessary forms through your company's website or your Human Resources office. Once you obtain the forms your organization needs, we'll be happy to assist you with any information about our agency you require to complete their paperwork. For questions or help, call Shelley Torrey at (814) 899-7664, extension 308. Thank you!
GE Employee and Retirees - you can double your gift! Your individual contribution of $25.00 or more will be matched by the GE Foundation Matching Gifts Program. To report your gift, call 1-800-305-0669.
Erie Insurance Group Employees and Directors of the Erie Indemnity Company Board - Your individual contribution of $25.00 or more will be matched by the Erie Insurance Matching Gift Program...up to $10,000 per calendar year! Click here for a printable "Matching Gifts" form.
Of course, there are hundreds more companies that match donations (PNC Bank, LORD Corporation, JCPenney, Highmark, and so many more in our area) but studies show less than 10% of employees utilize this valuable benefit! Don't leave money on the table: find out if your company or organization matches charitable donations, and then let us know how we can help.