Buchanan Grant Award

PCHOH Receives Buchanan Grant

Barbara J Buchanan Mini Grant Awarded

Pike County lost a beloved philanthropist last year, but her legacy lives on.

The Barbara J. Buchanan Fund of the Greater Pike Community Foundation announces its 2019 Grant Recipients: Pike County Hands of Hope, Kindred Spirits, and GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center. All three organizations will receive a $500 grant.

Since its inception in 2014, the Barbara J. Buchanan Fund has awarded at least 25 grants to community organizations. Due to Buchanan’s passing recently, these awards held particular importance.

“The Grants Committee received a number of quality grant applications this year,” said Maryanne Monte, Greater Pike Community Foundation’s Grants Chair. “We decided to select these three applicants specifically because we felt that their organizations represented causes and organizations that were near and dear to Barbara’s heart and reflected her passion for local philanthropy. It is one way to keep Barbara’s memory alive.”

Back left to right: Maryanne Monte, Grants Committee Chair, GPCF; Gail Shuttleworth, Scholarship Chair, GPCF; Karen Rice, President, Pike County Hands of Hope. Front left to right: Jenni Hamill, Executive Director, GPCF; Martha Dubensky, Executive Director, GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center

Buchanan was an early member of the Greater Pike Board and was the honoree of the Foundation’s first annual gala that has honored local philanthropic leadership every year since. Her guidance and support of the Foundation were critical to its early success.

Greater Pike Community Foundation enables generous individuals, families and local businesses to maximize their charitable support through organized, targeted, long-term community philanthropy. The Foundation provides a permanent and personal way to give back to the region we love and have worked so hard to nurture and maintain.

Those interested in learning more about how to establish a fund at Greater Pike are encouraged to contact any Greater Pike Board Member or Jenni Hamill, Executive Director at (570) 832-4686 or jennihamill@greaterpike.org, or to visit www.greaterpike.org and Facebook.com/GreaterPike.

This article & photo originally appeared on the Greater Pike Community Foundation website and is re-posted here with permission.