Pocono Health Foundation Awards Over $100,000 In Community Grants And Scholarships
On Thursday , June 11, 2015, The Pocono Health Foundation (PHF) awarded over $100,000 to Various community organizations and students. The presentation of these awards was part of PHF's 23rd annual grand reception, which was held at the Hughes Cancer Center At Pocono Medical Center (PMC) located in East Stroudsburg.
Jeff Snyder, President And CEO of Pocono Medical Center explains that "For over 23 years, our foundation has partnered with area organizations to help the assist the families of our community while also providing financial support to help educate our future healthcare professionals. This year, as part of out celebration of serving the community for over 100 years, we increased our community grants and scholarships."
The 16 Monroe County Community organizations that were honored through the generosity of the Dr. Alberta Finch Children's Health Endowment Fund and the Dr. Claus G. Jordan Endowment Fund include the following:
American Red Cross
CAME Food Pantry
Center Of Vision Loss
Crossroads- Street 2 Feet
Development Education Services
Garden Of Giving, Inc.
Monroe County Habitat For Humanity
Planned Parenthood- Keystone
Pocono Alliance, Inc
Pocono Area Transitional Housing
Pocono Family YMCA
Pocono Services For Families And Children
The Salvation Army
Women's resources Of Monroe County, Inc
Youth Infusion, Inc
As a result of the R. Dale Hughes Nursing Scholarship Endowment, Jennie Cramer Memorial Nursing Scholarship, Robert A. Gordon Memorial Nursing Scholarship, Dr. Elmo J. Healthcare Scholarship, And the Sean P. Memorial Scholarship Endowment the following students northeastern Pennsylvania schools received scholarships.
1. Morgan Stettler, $8,000
2. Kaitlin Lees, $5,000
3. Christine Begley, $3,000
4. Janine Scott, $3,000
5. Shirl Hortzog-Hargrove, $5.000
In addition to these grants and scholarships , two PMC physician grants from the William B. Cramer Medical Staff Equipment Endowment to enhance the medical services provided to the community.