"Early Connections is the kind of nonprofit agency that can see beyond its own four walls CONTRIBUTORS Early Connections is thankful for the generosity of our partners…... The following partners contributed to Early Connections: Jay and Ruth Alberstadt Amerihealth Caritas Bianchi Motors Bort Insurance David and Nancy Briggs Desantis Janitor Supply Co. Douglas Bennett Grant Donna Douglass Catherine Doyle Erie Care Fund Erie Community Foundation Erie Gives Erie Insurance The Erie School District Hagan Business Machines, Inc. Michelle Harkins Lori Hetrick Holy Trinity Society J.J.H.T., Inc. Katie Jones Dr. Michael and Nancy Anne Kalista Bruce & Nancy Kern George and Kristy Klapsinos Knights of St. John Dr. Paul and Darlene Kovacs John Krol Post 6773 Sacred Heart Ushers Society Laura Schaaf William Schaal Slovak National Club Society of Holy Trinity Mike and LeAnn Thomas United Way of Erie County Vicary Insurance Agency Louise K Wells Fund Wesleyville American Legion Carl Neff The following partners contributed to Erie's Future Fund through Pre-K EITC and Individual Donations American Tinning & Galvanizing Dennis and Betsy Bort David and Dr. Nancy Briggs CA Curtze Co. Patti English Erie Insurance First Niagara Anna Frantz Cheryl Hirst John E. Horan Humes Chrysler Plymoth Dodge Connie Kerr-Vogt Keystone Research Corporation Klein Plating Works Inc. Dr. Jim and Gail Kurre Lilley Broadcasting Jim and Sue Livingston Thomas A. McConnell Dr. Joyce A. Miller, PhD Northwest Savings Bank PNC Bank Robin Scheppner Scott Enterprises, Inc. Julie Slomski Lisa Strong Thomas Talorico Mike and Maureen Trott Thomas and Carol Tupitza United Way of Erie County UPMC Health Plan Jeffrey and Margaret Zibelman to understand and address the needs of the broader community. They do this by being unselfish collaborators in the truest sense. At United Way, we call that LIVING UNITED." Bill Jackson President, United Way of Erie County
The following partners generously contributed to Vinyl Palooza 2.0. Proceeds from the event benefitted Early Connections and Erie's Future Fund scholarships. Louis Colaizzo ERIEBANK Erie Insurance - Life Division Rep Flo and Vicki Fabrizio Rep Pat and Michelle Harkins Dr. Paul and Darlene E. Kovacs McCoys Barrelhouse and Grill The Plazony Family Sunflower Club United Way of Erie County Friends of Sean Wiley YMCA of Greater Erie Stan Zlotkowski III Ipads were purchased for each of our six locations….Our children are thankful to Lori Hetrick Katie Jones Dr. Paul and Darlene E. Kovacs Cathy Doyle Troy Peterson Michael Plazony Dave and Cathy Szymanski Michael Thomas Early Connections would like to thank all of those who provided in-kind donations to support Vinyl Palooza 2.0 and Early Connections throughout the year. Kristen Bole Photography Chesney Auctioneers Copyright Printing Custom Audio Downtown Partnership Early Connections Staff Erie Arts & Culture ERIEBANK Erie Experience Vinyl Erie Playhouse French Maids Cleaning Service General Electric Hanna Designs Hooked on Books for Kids Joe B's Carpets Kiwanis Club of Erie McCoys Barrelhouse and Grill MnM Treasures by Michele Plazony Michael and Michele Plazony NAMI Quincy Cellars Retirement Services of Erie Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Teresa's Deli United Way of Erie County Valerios Yuli by Rayna Z3 Concepts Stan Zlotkowski III We have made every effort to list all grants/gifts received during the period July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. We apologize for any errors or omissions and ask you to contact Early Connections Administrative Offices at 814-874-0144 with corrections. Accredited Under the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ Standards for Excellence® Early Connections is proud to be able to display this Seal of Excellence awarded by the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations. Early Connections is the first nonprofit organization in this region to be awarded accreditation under the Standards for Excellence® program, which is bestowed only to the most well-managed and responsibly governed nonprofit organizations that have demonstrated continued compliance with 56 specific Standards for Excellence® based on honesty, integrity, fairness, respect, trust, responsibility, and accountability. Early Connections has met, complied with, and integrated the Standards for Excellence® into all its activities to successfully complete this voluntary accreditation program.