September 2014 NewsFlash


The Greater Pike Community Foundation was established to provide a personal and permanent way to give back to the region we love and have worked so hard to nurture and maintain. The Foundation enables individuals, families and local businesses to maximize their charitable support through organized, targeted community philanthropy. For good, forever is the simple purpose of the Greater Pike Community Foundation.
Barbara Buchanan embodies the Foundationís mission. She (and her late husband Ted) settled in Milford in 1985 after years of volunteerism that spanned the globe. Highlights of her achievements include raising funds to make the Institute of San Domenica (an orphanage in Genoa, Italy) a viable operation, in Germany, she established the American Womanís Club, as a member of the Board of Directors of the United Way in New Orleans, she helped raise $1 million for a new home for individuals with incurable diseases, and she worked with the US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to keep the New Orleans Symphony playing.
Barbaraís time and treasure in the interest of Pike County is unprecedented. Her imprint is on organizations from the American Cancer Society to the United Way and the Center for the Developmentally Disabled, from the Milford Enhancement Committee to the Milford Garden Club, from Grey Towers to the Mount Laurel Center for the Performing Arts, from the Pike County Chamber of Commerce to the Pike County Historical Society. And the list goes on.
Because of her extraordinary commitment to public service and gift giving, the Greater Pike Community Foundation has established the Barbara J. Buchanan Community Service Award to annually recognize those Pike County residents who exemplify the spirit of giving back to our community. In addition to recognition, annual recipients will receive $1,000 for the charity of their choice.
Barbara will be recognized by the Foundation as the first recipient of this award at a dinner and ceremony to be held at Skytop Lodge on Friday, September 26th at 6:00 PM.
For more information, please contact Maryanne Monte at 570-296-5420 or

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