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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation Honors Those Serving Veterans

 November 10, 2014

 On Friday, November 7, 2014, the Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation (PVF) sponsored a Gala Art and Silent Auction at the Susquehanna Club, New Cumberland Army Depot.  The event, which celebrates annually the establishment of the Foundation on 11-11-11 (Veterans Day 2011),  attracted nearly 100 patriotic and enthusiastic supporters.  They were on hand to bid on works of art and receive  a briefing from PVF chairman, Mike Gould.

Chairman Gould announced that the Board of Directors of the Foundation approved grants totaling $37,000 to Veterans and organizations that support Veterans.  The Foundation pledged additional support to projects in the coming year that will require $19,000 in resources. 

Those receiving grants at the Gala included:

Racing for Heroes (Clinton County) - $10,000 and an additional pledge of $10,000 to support expansion

Veterans Making a Difference (Berks County) - $5,000

Perry County Veteran Emergency Assistance Fund (Perry County) - $5,000

David's Drive 831 (Chester County) - $5,000

Veterans Helping Hand/Veterans Store (York County) - $1,000 and a pledge of $9,000 for expansion 

 In addition to these grants, the Foundation recognized two families for their outstanding  support of Veterans above the call of duty.  Richard and Evelyn Geldreich, from Perry County, who annually provide a feast for Veterans of their local community for Thanksgiving Day while also doing many other projects to assist Veterans throughout the year, received a grant of $1,000.  Doug and Liz Graybill, of Berks County, received a grant of $10,000 for the incredible work they do in feeding, providing shelter, and monetary assistance to homeless Veterans. 

PVF Chairman, Mike Gould, stated “our vision was always to provide crisis assistance to Veterans and their families while also providing grants to those grass roots community based non-profits and individuals that support Veterans to expand their capabilities.  We granted over $180,000 to Veterans in need last year.  We can’t accomplish this mission alone and tonight is the first step in granting more money to organizations and expanding our capability through partnerships.” 

The evening’s event, which included silent and live auctions on several remarkable prints, photographs, and gift baskets, raised over $15,000 for the Foundation’s mission to support Pennsylvania Veterans and their families.

The Board of Directors wants to again thank all those who attended in addition to its many sponsors that made the night an incredible success.  Finally, the Chairman recognized the hard work of the volunteers who have worked since the conclusion of last year’s event to make this year’s celebration even more spectacular.  He thanked the event’s chairpersons, Debbie Smith and Mandy Kroh, for their tireless efforts. He also thanked the auctioneer, Liz Stamm, for donating her services in making this a fun event.

If you are a Veteran in need or know a Veteran that requires assistance, or you are an organization that assists Veterans and are interested in applying for a grant, please contact the Foundation via email at mggpvf@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Chairman Mike Gould briefs on the accomplishments of the PVF and     the organizational grant initiative.

 


Racing for Heroes (Clinton County) - $10,000 and an additional pledge of $10,000 to support expansion

 

 

Veterans Making a Difference (Berks County) - $5,000

 

Perry County Veteran Emergency Assistance Fund (Perry County) - $5,000

 

David's Drive 831 (Chester County) - $5,000

Veterans Helping Hand/Veterans Store (York County) - $1,000 and a pledge of $9,000 for expansion 

 

Richard and Evelyn Geldreich, from Perry County

 

 

The Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation, Inc. is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The official registration and financial information of the Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation, Inc., may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

 


PA Veterans Foundation, PO Box 98, Annville, PA 17003