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Erie Gives Day August 9
Posted on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 2:59 PM

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 is Erie Gives Day, a unique opportunity to make a gift to the Dr. Gertrude A. Barber Foundation that will grow in size! Every donation will receive a pro-rated match from the Erie Community Foundation.  Gifts can be made at any time from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

The minimum gift is $25, but there is no limit to the amount that you can donate.  With the pro-rated match, the more a non-profit raises, the more it will receive!

Your gift to the Barber National Institute will help provide world-class services for the more than 4,200 children and adults with autism, intellectual disabilities and behavioral health challenges that we serve every year.

We  hope to surpass last year and have set a goal of $15,000 to support programs for children and adults at the Barber National Institute, including:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Job Skills Training and Employment Placement
  • Community Inclusion

If you prefer to make a donation by cash or check, please contact Laura Schaaf, director of Giving, at 814-874-5802 or

Thank you for remembering the Barber Foundation during Erie Gives!

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