Sweigart foundation awards $405,000 in grants for 2015

By on December 23, 2015

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The Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation awarded 43 grants totaling $405,000 at the annual Christmas Tea held at the Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation Headquarters in Ephrata, which was one of Sweigart’s former homes, Dec. 10. Nearly 50 attended this year’s event.

The organizations receiving grants and awards for 2015 included the Adamstown Fire Company, Akron Fire Company, American Legion, Bible Fellowship Church of Ephrata-Precious Promise Preschool, Boy Scouts of America, Brunnerville Fire Company, Christian Endeavor-Mid Atlantic, Conservation Foundation of Lancaster County, Denver Fire Company, Durlach & Mt. Airy Fire Company, Early Childhood Innovation Connection (ECIC), Ephrata Area Rehab Services (EARS), Ephrata Area Social Services, Ephrata Cloister Associates, Ephrata Performing Arts Center, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata Recreation Center, Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, Good Samaritan Shelter, Inc., Gretna Music, Gretna Theatre, Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley, Humane League, Keystone Pet Enhancement Therapy Service (KPETS), Lincoln Fire Company, Lititz Historical Foundation, Lititz Public Library, Lititz Recreation Center, Lititz Warwick Community Chest, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, Manheim Historical Society, Martindale Fire Company, Mount Gretna Area Historical Society, Muddy Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church, Old Zion Church, Pioneer Fire Company, Reinholds Fire Company, Rider University, Rothsville Fire Company, Schoeneck Fire Company, Stevens Fire Company, Woodcrest Retreat, and Zion Reformed United Church of Christ.

The members of the board of trustees of the Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation are Robert M. Lauman, W. Craig Brossman, Fred N. Buch, Richard G. Cummings, CPA and Stephen R. Gibble, Esquire. Members of the distribution committee awarding the grants this past year were Lauman, Brossman, C. Lynn Redcay, Ruth Buch and Gibble.

“I look forward with great joy each year to be involved in an organization which Anne set up to aid and assist charitable and educational endeavors of so many local community organizations” said Robert M. Lauman, former executive vice president of D&E Communications Inc., who worked closely with Sweigart for many years and who now serves on the Foundation’s board of trustees and distribution committee. “Anne had a specific and intense appreciation for the greater Denver and Ephrata area. Even though Anne is no longer with us, she lives through the memory of those who receive grants from her foundation helping to assist them in their worthwhile community charitable efforts.”

It is a private charitable foundation founded by Anne Brossman Sweigart on April 1, 2005, to foster and promote religious, charitable and educational purposes.

To learn more about the Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation or to request a grant application, visit ABSCF.com or write to the Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation at P.O. Box 757, Ephrata, PA 17522. Grants are considered by the distribution committee of the foundation each September and awarded each December of the same year.

The foundation headquarters is located at 204 Spring Garden St. in Ephrata.

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