Erie BANK supports Preschool Scholarships in Erie County

Our sincere thanks to Erie BANK for their donation to Erie’s Future Fund Preschool Scholarship Program.

EFF Check presentation from Erie Bank 7-14-17

Pictured from left to right: Bill DeLuca, Senior Vice President at Erie Bank, Darlene Kovacs, Executive Director of Early Connections, and Katie Jones, Assistant Vice President at Erie Bank

Thank you Erie Insurance for Your Continued Support of Erie’s Future Fund

It is with tremendous gratitude that Erie’s Future Fund, administered by Early Connections, Inc.  announces the sixth year of partnership with The Erie Insurance Group.

We thank you for your considerable donation which will directly benefit our Erie’s Future Fund preschool children and their families.

Erie Insurance’s generosity will help provide Erie’s Future Fund scholarships during the school year and summer scholar program!

Erie Ins EFF check presentation June 23 2017

Pictured from left to right are Darlene Kovacs, Executive Director of Early Connections, Kimberly Beers, Scholarship Director, Erie’s Future Fund, and Ann Scott, Manager of Community Outreach & Human Resources at Erie Insurance Group.

Thank You Klein Plating Works!

Klein Plating EITC for EFF (July 2016)

A big thank you to Klein Plating Works for their recent donation to Erie’s Future Fund! Pictured from left to right:  Darlene Kovacs, Executive Director, Early Connections; Michelle Harkins, Associate Executive Director, Early Connections, and Joe Dudenhoeffer, President, Klein Plating Works.

Thank you Erie Insurance Group, for your continued partnership with Erie’s Future Fund!

Erie Insurance (for EFF donation TY)The Erie Insurance Group has been an Erie’s Future Fund partner for five years – On behalf of Early Connections and Erie’s Future Fund, our scholars and their families thank you for your generosity.

Erie Insurance’s recent generosity will not only help fund scholarships during the school year, but also Erie’s Future Fund’s new Summer Scholar program!

Erie Ins EITC (May) for EFF

Pictured from left to right are Troy Peterson, VP Contact Center Operations, Erie Insurance Group; Darlene Kovacs, Executive Director of Early Connections, Michelle Harkins, Scholarship Director, Early Connections, and Michael Plazony, Senior Vice President of Erie Insurance’s Life Division.

Erie’s Future Fund Announces the Summer Scholars Program

Erie’s Future Fund Announces the Summer Scholars Program

Beginning in 2016, Erie’s Future Fund will offer a Summer Scholars program.  The Summer Scholars program will provide summer scholarships, allowing eligible children to attend a high-quality early childhood education program for three half-days a week.  Eligible families can choose from a participating high-quality program, enroll their child, and Erie’s Future Fund will pay for three-half days a week, up to eleven weeks, during the summertime.

How To Qualify for an Erie’s Future Fund Summer Scholarship:

Current Scholars:  Parent or Guardians must call Erie’s Future Fund (814) 874-0144×15 to reserve a spot for the Summer Scholars program.  May 2 through May 6 is reserved for current scholar family summer registration.   Current Scholars may call after May 6, but the Summer Scholar program applications will be open to the public.  We will confirm your scholarship within a week of your phone call.

New ScholarsContact Kim Beers at Erie’s Future Fund, (814) 874-0144×15 after May 6th to make a quick application appointment. Eligible families will be able to choose from a list of quality programs and enroll their child.

Who can apply?

  • Families must reside within Erie County,
  • Have an annual income at or below 185% of poverty (contact our Scholarship Director for specific income requirements), and
  • Have a child that will be attending kindergarten in one or two years. Please contact the Scholarship Director for further age requirements.

Erie’s Future Fund Summer Scholars Program was made possible due to the generosity of our partners. Thank you for giving more children in Erie County a chance to learn and succeed this summer!

American Tinning and Galvanizing
Erie Insurance
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Ms. Robin Scheppner
Ms. Lisa Strong
United Way of Erie County
UPMC Health Plan

Erie’s Future Fund also wishes to acknowledge the following four organizations below for their leadership, support and implementation of the fund: United Way of Erie County, Erie Community Foundation, Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commision, and United Way Success By 6, administered by Early Connections.  In addition, we are grateful to our donors who have made this fund possible. For a full list of current donors, please contact Darlene E. Kovacs at Early Connections, (814)874-0144.

Thank you UPMC Health Plan!

Thank you UPMC Health Plan for your recent donation to Erie’s Future Fund. UPMC Health Plan’s donation will not only help fund scholarships during the school year, but also Erie’s Future Fund’s new Summer Scholar program!upmc-health-plan-logo_color

UPMC EITC for EFF(ck pic from Mar)

Pictured from left to right:  Jenny Weigold Geertson, Manager of Community Relations, UPMC Health Plan; Boo Hagerty, Vice President, Northern Tier Markets, UPMC Health Plan; Darlene Kovacs, Executive Director of Early Connections, and Michelle Harkins, Associate Executive Director, Erie’s Future Fund

 

Thank You CA Curtze Company!

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Early Connections is very thankful for CA Curtze Company’s support; they recently donated $10,000 to Erie’s Future Fund’s scholarship program.   Erie’s Future Fund, administered by Early Connections, provides scholarships to children from low-income families so that they may attend a high-quality early childhood education program in Erie County during the school year.

Pictured from left to right are Darlene E. Kovacs, Executive Director of Early Connections, and C. Bruce Kern, President of CA Curtze Company. 

Thank You American Tinning and Galvanizing!

American Tinning & Galvanizing 2015

Erie’s Future Fund is grateful to receive a $22,000 EITC donation from American Tinning and Galvanizing. One portion of the donation will help provide funding for scholarships to children from low-income families to attend a high-quality early childhood education program in Erie County during the school year.  Another portion of the donation will help Erie’s Future Fund’s Summer Scholars, a new program that will provide scholarships for children from low-income families to attend high-quality programs that offer educational activities and nutritious meals during their attendance in the summer months.

Pictured are: David Bertges, Financial and HR Manager; Rodney Chiarelli, Vice President; Robin Scheppner, President and Managing Owner.

 

Thank You Scott Enterprises!

2015 EFF Scott

Early Connections recently recognized Scott Enterprises, Inc. for their donation of $23,485 to Erie’s Future Fund. This donation will be used to help more children receive a scholarship to attend a high-quality early childhood education program in Erie County.

From left to right:   Nick Scott Jr., Vice-President of Scott Enterprises;  Nick Scott, President of Scott Enterprises; Alison Scott, Executive Marketing Manager of Scott Enterprises;  Darlene Kovacs, Executive Director of Early Connections and Erie’s Future Fund; and Michelle Harkins, Associate Executive Director of Early Connections and Scholarship Director of Erie’s Future Fund.

 

VINYL PALOOZA! 2.0 – Thank you!

On behalf of the children and families served by Erie’s Future Fund scholarships, we would like to thank everyone who helped to make Vinyl Palozza 2.0 a success. We appreciate your generosity for this musically-inspired fundraiser. Proceeds support educational programs and scholarships, helping change the lives of the most vulnerable children within our community by providing a better chance for success in school and our future workforce.  We hope you will consider joining us again next year for Vinyl Palooza 3.0!

A special Thank You to Erie Experience Vinyl for hosting this event and to Mark at McCoy’s Barrelhouse & Grill for providing the venue and the sound system for Vinyl Palooza 2.0!

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