The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) is pleased to announce the creation of a new designated fund. This fund was created to benefit three nonprofit organizations with specific goals in mind. Donor, Ann M. Weatherill, would like to support the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble to enhance educational outreach programs. The fund will also help support two public libraries; Bloomsburg Public Library and the Public Library for Union County to also enhance the programs, collections, and services available at those libraries.

Ann Weatherill was previously a long-time resident of Columbia County. She was the librarian at Benton Area High School for over thirty years. Ann has also supported the Bloomsburg Public Library and Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble for over thirty-five years. She has belonged to Friends of the Library for a decade now and has helped volunteer at their annual book sales and supported them in their efforts to raise funds for the library’s expansion. Ann also served on the Board of Trustees for the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble for two terms. These days, Ann calls Union County home but since retiring, she spends a lot of her time traveling the world and learning about new places.

This fund is important to Ann as it honors her family. It honors the memory of her parents, Betty and Paul Weatherill, who instilled a love of reading and education in all their children. Ann’s brother taught her to love traveling and learning about diverse cultures and her sisters, along with their families, have shared their love and support with Ann over the years. “The Weatherill Family Fund was established to honor my family and to support these organizations that are important to me,” says donor, Ann M. Weatherill. “I chose to donate through FCFP because I wanted to make a lasting impact on these organizations that I have spent so many years supporting.”

If you have a cause or an organization that ignites your philanthropic passion and would like to make a supportive gift, FCFP is available to make your vision a reality with a permanent fund! Call to schedule a meeting with Jason McCahan, Director of Major & Planned Gifts at 570-321-1500 x11.