Fox Chase Bank Charitable Foundation Grants $53,000 To Support Seven Local Organizations

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Fox Chase Bank Charitable Foundation Grants $53,000 To Support Seven Local Organizations

During the 3rd and 4th quarters of 2015, Fox Chase Bank Charitable Foundation donated a total of $53,000 to seven local organizations: Arden Theatre Company, University City Science Center, Women’s Opportunities Resource Center (WORC), ContempraDANCE Theatre Company, LifePath, Atlantic City Rescue Mission and Camp Rainbow.

At the Fox Chase Bank Charitable Foundation August Board of Directors meeting, the Foundation Board approved four 3rd quarter grants for local community organizations.

The Foundation granted $18,000 to Arden Theatre Company, which offers theatrical and educational productions and programs to artists, audiences and students of the greater Philadelphia region. The grant was to sponsor “Funnyman” -- which was written by local playwright, Bruce Graham.

University City Science Center, which was established in 1963, is the first and largest urban research park in the country. The Center received a grant of $12,500 from the Foundation to fund economic development and commercialization programs to provide emerging ventures with tools needed to grow and be successful.

Women’s Opportunities Resource Center (WORC), which promotes social and economic self-sufficiency primarily for economically disadvantaged women and their families, received a Foundation grant of $5,000 to provide funds for direct lending programs enabling entrepreneurs to start-up or expand micro-businesses in the greater Philadelphia Area.

During the 3rd quarter, Fox Chase Bank Charitable Foundation Board also supported the ContempraDANCE Theatre Company with a grant of $2,500 to support the Youth Regional Dance festival.    

“The Foundation seeks to foster growth of the business environment in the communities Fox Chase Bank serves and improve the quality of life for those who live in them,” states Tom Petro, Chairman of the Fox Chase Bank Charitable Foundation. “We are proud that the foundation supported these four organizations during the 3rd quarter of this year.”

During the November Fox Chase Bank Charitable Foundation Board of Directors meeting, the Foundation Board approved three 4th quarter grants for local community organizations.

LifePath, which provides programs and services to individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities throughout the Lehigh Valley and southeastern Pennsylvania, received a $10,000 Foundation grant to support the Raise the Roof Campaign, which replaced roofs at two LifePath facilities.

Atlantic City Rescue Mission, a place of help for homeless men, women, and families in Atlantic City, received a $2,500 Foundation grant to cover the increased costs of electricity and gas at the homeless shelter during the winter.

Camp Rainbow received a Foundation grant of $2,500 to support camp experiences for children undergoing treatment for, and survivors of, cancer and blood-related diseases. The organization provides a recreational and nurturing environment for campers and their families, where the children can create positive memories, build self-esteem, make new friends and are relieved of the everyday stresses caused by their illness.

“Each of the three organizations the Foundation supported in the 4th quarter of this year helps people who live in the communities Fox Chase Bank serves,” states Mr. Petro. “We’re honored to support initiatives that enrich the lives of people in this area.”

Each year, Fox Chase Bank Charitable Foundation considers grant requests by organizations meeting established criteria, which can be viewed on the website. Application deadlines are the 1st day of February, May, August and November.

About Fox Chase Bank Charitable Foundation
The mission of the Fox Chase Bank Charitable Foundation is to foster growth of the business environment in the communities the bank serves and improve the quality of life for those who live in them. The Foundation seeks to fulfill that mission by financially supporting non-profit organizations and programs that: encourage business entrepreneurship and economic development; promote financial literacy; support artistic and cultural initiatives that enrich our communities; and provide vital human services, access to safe and affordable housing or economic stimulus.

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