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"We Believe in Erie Fund"

On April 30, 2021, the Greater Erie Economic Development Corporation (GEEDC) and Erie Community Foundation (ECF) established the "We Believe in Erie" fund.  Both organizations committed 1-million each to the fund and are raising a third million with a generous challenge grant from local philanthropist Tom Hagen in the sum of $350K.  The fund focuses on three (3) specific career paths:  Scholarships for post-secondary education, pre-apprenticeship training and paid internships.  The two (2) nonprofits joined forces to inspire hope in the Erie Community and bridge the gaps of economic and racial divides.

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"We Believe in ERIE" application