The Fayette Philanthropy Project was created to promote charitable giving, to honor the region’s established philanthropists and to encourage new ones. The Philanthropy Project is a competition among individuals or teams to win the title of Fayette County’s newest philanthropist. Last year, Julie Nagy won the competition by raising the most money for her new Fund – the Paige Nagy Memorial Fund, created in memory of her daughter. This Donor Advised Fund supports non-profits that were important to Paige.
This year, the Fayette Philanthropy Project participants are:
- Deana Martorella Memorial Scholarship Team – Deana Martorella Memorial Scholarship Fund
- Dr. Norma D. Thomas – Queen Ester, Edward, and Phyllis Thomas Memorial Fund for East End United Community Center (designated for arts programming)
- Linda Ulery – Scott Allen Jeffries Memorial Fund
- Casey Clark – Protin Family – Mon Valley Community Fund
- Bill Poninsky – Uniontown YMCA Permanent Fund
The winner of the 2017 competition will be announced at the Philanthropy Dinner. The Chevron Corporation will be honored as established Philanthropist of the Year. The Chevron Community Fund, held at the CFFC, awards approximately $100,000 annually to non-profits in Fayette and Greene counties.