Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation awards 2016 grants

By on December 14, 2016
Shown (left to right) are Trustees W. Craig Brossman, Richard G. Cummings, C.  Lynn Redcay, Ruth I.  Buch, Fred N. Buch and Stephen R. Gibble; (front, center) is Robert M. Lauman.

Shown (left to right) are Trustees W. Craig Brossman, Richard G. Cummings, C. Lynn Redcay, Ruth I. Buch, Fred N. Buch and Stephen R. Gibble; (front, center) is Robert M. Lauman.

The Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation awarded 43 grants totaling $387,375 at the annual Christmas Tea held at the Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation Headquarters in Ephrata, Dec. 8, which was one of Mrs. Sweigart’s former homes. Nearly 50 persons attended this year’s event.

The organizations receiving grants and awards for 2016 included Aaron’s Acres, American Legion Cloister Post, Boy Scouts of America, Brickerville Fire Company, Christian Endeavor Mid-Atlantic, Conservation Foundation of Lancaster County, Early Childhood Innovative Connection, Ephrata Area Rehab Services, Ephrata Area Social Services, Ephrata Cloister Associates, Ephrata Performing Arts Center, Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata Recreation Center, Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, Fivepointvillle Fire Company, Good Samaritan Shelter, Inc., Gretna Music, Gretna Theatre, Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley Humane League, Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy, Lancaster County Council of Churches, Lighthouse Vocational Services, Lincoln Cemetery Association of Lancaster County, Lincoln Fire Company, Lititz Public Library, Lititz Recreation Center, Lititz Warwick Community Chest, Manheim Historical Society, Martindale Fire Company, Mellinger’s Lutheran Church, Mount Gretna Area Historical Society, Muddy Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church, Old Zion Church, Pioneer Fire Company, Reamstown Fire Company, Rider University, Smokestown Fire Co. No. 1, St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, Weaverland Valley Fire Department, West Earl 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 Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation Distribution Committee awarding the grants this past year were Robert M. Lauman, W. Craig Brossman, C. Lynn Redcay, Ruth Buch and Stephen R. Gibble, esquire.

“I am so delighted that Anne’s foundation once again is able to contribute to and help so many local community charitable organizations” said Robert M. Lauman, former executive vice president of D&E Communications, Inc., who worked closely with Mrs. Sweigart for many years and who now serves on the foundation’s board of trustees and distribution committee. “Anne had a special love 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.”

The Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation is a private charitable foundation founded by Anne Brossman Sweigart 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, by writing to the Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation, 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.

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