The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine impacts Erie County and communities throughout northwestern Pennsylvania by educating health care professionals who serve in both urban and rural areas, where health care needs are often the greatest.
In addition to training the best and brightest physicians, pharmacists, and dentists, community service is at the heart of our mission. Our students annually devote more than 30,000 hours to serving others, helping LECOM earn the distinction of being named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
The Erie Community Foundation created Erie Gives as a means of helping raise money for local nonprofits. A gift scholarship fund during Erie Gives will help us continue to offer programs of excellence in education, research, clinical care, and community service.
Last year, the Erie community donated nearly $20,000 to the LECOM Student Scholarship Fund! And every dollar contributed went directly to student scholarships.
Erie Gives will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12. You can make a gift in support of LECOM and our Student Scholarship Fund for as little as $25: simply log onto eriegives.org/ and click on the nonprofit search tab to find LECOM.
The exciting part of Erie Gives is that the Erie Community Foundation and GE Transportation will add to each gift through a prorated match. To qualify for the match, your gift must be made during the 12 hours of Erie Gives on Aug. 12. If you would prefer to donate over the phone, please contact the Erie Community Foundation at 814-454-0843.