The mission of The Greater Chautauqua Region Estate Planning Council is to provide education for its members, to enhance understanding of the various professions represented by the Council and to foster collegiality among its members.
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There is a basic list of items that you need to be aware of before you can truly understand the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. The following are 10 informational factoids designed to help you become better acquainted with CRCF:
1. CRCF is local and here for you.
Simple Answers To Eight CRCF Questions
1. What is the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation?
CRCF is a philanthropic organization with a mission to enrich the quality of life in the Chautauqua Region. This mission is carried out by providing grants to area non-profits, scholarships to area students, and by acting as a partner to every person and business in the community. CRCF is comprised of a collection of many separate endowment funds established by individual donors, families, charitable organizations and businesses.
5. Can gifts be added to an established fund?
Yes, once a fund is established, any amount may be added to that particular fund, or any other fund at CRCF, at any time. Some donors add yearly, some for special occasions and some will designate funds in their wills. As a note, you do not have to have a fund established to make donations to funds at CRCF.
The Robert Guiffreda Memorial Scholarship Fund
Robert Guiffreda, a leader in education for most of his life, lost his battle with cancer in October. Upon his passing, his family decided the best way to honor his memory, and passion, was with a scholarship designed to support local students furthering their education. This fund will provide financial assistance to Panama Central School graduates, with a priority to students pursuing a degree in math or science.
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2013 marks 35 years of our commitment to caring and giving in the Chautauqua Region. Donate to the Caring and Giving Campaign. Stay updated on what we're doing to celebrate by "Liking" us on Facebook.
The Robert Guiffreda Memorial Scholarship Fund will provide financial assistance to students graduating from Panama Central School. A priority will be given to students pursuing a degree in math or science.
To assist with future disasters in the community, the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation recently awarded $10,000 from its Chautauqua County Assistance Fund to the American Red Cross, Southwestern New York Chapter.
A United States Army medic and civilian who used his military experiences to help veterans and service members, Darren Manzella-Lapeira never shied away from someone in need. Following his death in August, his family established the Darren Manzella Lapeira Veterans Assistance Fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation to provide emergency relief to local veterans
On October 30, 11 trees were planted in Veterans Park, located on East Summit and East Terrace Avenues, and one tree was planted in Hartley Park. Financial support in the form of a grant from the Karl Peterson Fund, administered by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation and funding from the Village of Lakewood and Women’s Club of Lakewood, helped make the tree planting possible.
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