November 25, 2019
The Danville Area Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation, is excited to announce the creation of the Knouse Family Fund. The donor-advised fund was established by Richard and Jean Knouse in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary and will provide grants for charitable purposes in the Danville area and surrounding communities.
Richard and Jean have always been proud to be part of the wonderful community of Danville. As a board member of the Danville Area Community Foundation, Jean has had the opportunity to see the positive impact foundation funds can have on a community. “Providing support to important community assets through funds established in perpetuity is one of the most essential building blocks for an organization’s survival, growth, and longevity,” explains Jean.
While always supporting their Danville community through time, talent, and treasure, the couple also wanted to establish the Knouse Family Fund to help teach their children and grandchildren about the importance of philanthropy to the spiritual growth of an individual. They hope that participation in growing the family fund will serve as a teaching moment and offer opportunities to come together as a family.
“You don’t have to be a billionaire to establish a fund that will last forever,” Jean explains. “If you—an individual, a couple, or a family—are passionate about a cause or organization, establishing a fund or contributing to an existing fund will provide you with a way to support your community for years to come.”
Contributions can be made to any of the Foundation’s 260+ funds online at csgiving.org, or mail to the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation, Attn: [name of fund], 725 West Front Street, Berwick, PA 18603.