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$100,000 Grant Kicks off Campaign for Chromebooks
POTTSTOWN, May 15—UPDATE: Following the announcement of a $50,000 gift via the Hill School last week, members of the community have come together to support the Foundation for Pottstown Education’s fund drive. As of May 15, 39 donors have contributed toward the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation’s matching challenge with pledges and donations. So far,…
ULI Report Stresses Unified Approach
POTTSTOWN, Pa., Feb. 26, 2020—Released this week, an Urban Land Institute advisory services panel report provided fresh ideas for spurring economic innovation and improving life in Pottstown. The report highlighted the challenges and opportunities that lay before the borough, and it offered examples of communities across the country that have overcome similar challenges. Emphasizing the need to…
Rapid Response Fund Supports Area Nonprofits
The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation has joined with leaders across the area to create the MontCoPA COVID-19 Response Fund. The rapid response fund currently has $205,000 committed and will provide emergency general operating support to nonprofit organizations serving Montgomery County residents impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. Individuals, businesses, and institutions are invited to contribute to…
PAHWF Awards Over $1 Million
PAHWF Awards Over $1 Million POTTSTOWN, Dec. 23, 2019—The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation has awarded $1,126,826 to 37 nonprofits, schools, and municipalities during the fall 2019 grant round. The grants were divided among three program areas: Healthy Behaviors-Parks, Healthy Behaviors-Networks, and Physical and Emotional Health. In the Healthy Behaviors-Parks program area, $69,300 was…
Foundations Expand Schools’ Capabilities
POTTSTOWN, Oct. 15, 2019—Unlike many of the grants the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation awards each year, which are used primarily to promote healthy lifestyles and behaviors among residents in the region, some grants are used to help support the nonprofits themselves. These stories often go unnoticed because they focus more on behind-the-scene activities,…
John Robertson Joins the Foundation as Communications Assistant
October 14, 2019, Pottstown, PA – Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation (PAHWF) has named John Robertson as its new communications assistant who will be responsible for coordinating all the communications of the Foundation as well as expanding its presence through multimedia content including video and photography. “John’s exceptional professional experience, combined with his passion for pursuing good…
Demystifying Mental Health Learning Session
Falkner Swamp UCC, located at 2077 Swamp PIke, Gilbertsville, is hosting a learning session called “Demystifying Mental Health,” on Sat. Oct 5 from 9:30-11:30 AM.This is free and open to the community. For more information and for registration,please call 610-323-4053 T/W/Th 9-2 or leave a message.
GPTL Honors Founding Father
To say Jim Corum is a tennis fan would be an understatement. In the early 1990s, Jim started tennis programs in the public parks in Pottstown, offering his services on the courts as a coach and mentor to underserved youth. What Mr. Corum began almost 30 years ago⁠—along with his commitment to bringing tennis to underserved…
Read Our Summer 2019 Community Benefit Report!
Our Summer 2019 Community Benefit Report is now available. Learn about: Our 15th anniversary event and accomplishments Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute 2019 Our spring 2019 grant round The Foundation’s latest board and staff additions Event updates Click here to download the report.
Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation Appoints New Controller Michael Jamgochian
Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation (PAHWF) has named Michael Jamgochian, CPA its new controller to spearhead the fiscal fitness of the organization and support its mission to inspire the health and prosperity for members of the greater Pottstown area. Jamgochian is responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities. Additionally, he will…