The Erie Community Foundation

Elisha H. Mack Community Bequest Society

Elisha H. Mack

Elisha H. Mack

In 1935, Boston Store founder, Elisha H. Mack, established a community fund that eventually became The Erie Community Foundation.

In honor of his generosity and his impact on our community, we created The Elisha H. Mack Community Bequest Society to recognize donors who include The Erie Community Foundation or any of our Agency Endowment Funds in their estate-planning which may include:

  • A will or trust
  • IRA/401(k) designation
  • Lifetime Income Arrangement
    - Charitable Gift Annuity
    - Charitable Remainder Trust
    - Charitable Lead Trust
    - Life Insurance

Agency Partners

These agency partners have established their organization's permanent endowment with The Erie Community Foundation and use the Mack Society as their own estate planning recognition tool for their donors. We are proud to collaborate with them to help them to build a permanent revenue stream and ensure their valuable services for generations to come.

The Erie Playhouse
The Erie Zoo
The Humane Society of NWPA
SafeNet
Asbury Woods Nature Center
Flagship Niagara

Three Ways To Join:

Click here for a list of current members.

If you choose to join the Elisha H. Mack Community Bequest Society, you can have your name(s) listed in our annual report and other publications or we can list you as "Anonymous." Your gifts can be unrestricted to meet our most pressing community needs or designated to benefit your favorite nonprofit or charitable cause. You may choose to keep the gift amount private, and there is no minimum requirement. We are flexible, and we work with you on your timetable.

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