Donate

Two ways to donate! Choose the best option for you: 

Online (PayPal/Credit Card)  

GECAC has selected PayPal as our means for accepting online donations based on their security and safety. You can make a donation with your credit or debit card without having a PayPal account. 
 
Mail Your Donation 

Donation Form Donation Form (135 KB)

Do you prefer to donate by mail? 
Mail completed donation form along with a check made payable to “GECAC” to:

Greater Erie Community Action Committee
Development Office
18 West 9th Street
Erie, PA 16501 
 
Support GECAC 
GECAC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that gives a hand-up to hard-working low-wage families and retirees throughout Erie County. 
 
Please Join Us
We take your investment in our work seriously and are committed to using your donation to reach people living in poverty in the most effective and cost-efficient manner. Please Take Action today! 

Development Office
Kimberly McCaslin, CFRE
Associate Vice President/Operations
Phone: (814) 459-4581 x446
Fax: (814)456-0161
Email: kmccaslin@gecac.org

Funds to Support 
Poverty Fund 
This new fund allows the residents, organizations and businesses of Erie County to invest in our important work.The GECAC Poverty Fund provides support for the evolving needs of the community, needs that may otherwise go unmet if it wasn't for these generous gifts to support innovative programs, urgent priorities and other unforeseen opportunities that arise during the year. This fund offers flexible support of GECAC’s areas of greatest need, as determined by the Board of Directors.

Aging Fund
This fund helps support aging services for the elderly so that seniors can age in place and live more connected, safe and healthy lives.

Emergency Fund
This fund serves as a resource of last resort for families with emergency and self-sufficiency needs.

Education Fund
This fund provides adults, teenagers and pre-k children with educational resources so that they may improve their lives through employment opportunities and break the cycle of poverty.

Special Events

46th Annual  Dinner Celebration 

Annual Dinner Reservation/Sponsorship Form 2016 Annual Dinner Reservation/Sponsorship Form 2016 (155 KB)

Annual Dinner Sponorship Levels/Benefits 2016 Annual Dinner Sponorship Levels/Benefits 2016 (245 KB)

GECAC’s Annual Dinner has enjoyed being one of Erie’s premier events for 45 years and we are excited to celebrate our organization’s 46th Anniversary and make 2016 a banner year for this event.. Proceeds benefit the Poverty Fund. Become a sponsor! Sponsorship levels range from $10,000 to $250. It's not too late to support GECAC and celebrate our impact on the community.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Helping People Sponsors
$5,000 - $9,999

First National Bank

Changing Lives Sponsors
$2,500 - $4,999

Edinboro University
The Erie Community Foundation
C. H. Reams and Associates Inc.

Spirit of Hope Sponsors
$1,000 - $2,499

Merrill Lynch/ Ranalli & Pfeffer

 

Empowering Families
$500 - $999

Home Aides, Inc.
Maleno Real Estate
National Fuel

 

R. Benjamin Wiley and Walter L. Osborne Memorial Golf Classic 

Golf Brochure 2017 Golf Brochure 2017 (418 KB)

You are invited to the 26th Annual GECAC Wiley & Osborne Memorial Golf Classic. Please join us for some fantastic golf and an even better cause…College Scholarships for low-income young adults!

THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2017 Noon Shotgun Start Lawrence Park Golf Course 

GECAC’s Golf Classic is a great opportunity for your company to support a worthy cause and at the same time receive valuable exposure.  Enclosed are the details of the sponsorship and participation opportunities for the event.  We have added new sponsorship opportunities this year and new benefits. 

Tournament Sponsor $5,000 Our new sponsors will receive recognition on GECAC’s 
Cart Sponsor $3,000 Cable Access Television show. Be sure to tune in to 
Banquet Sponsor $2,000 watch our most exciting shots and bloopers!

Your involvement will make this year’s event special! Please mail your commitment form back promptly as we sell out the tournament every year. Should you have any questions, feel free to call our contact Kim McCaslin at 814.459.4581 x446 or kmccaslin@gecac.org.

Corporate Tax Credits

Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC)
Supports Tuition Scholarships for School Age Children

Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC)
Supports Tuition Scholarships for School Age Children (For students residing within the boundaries of a low-achieving school.)

Community Reinvestment Act Credits (CRA)
Supports the Individual Development Account Program

The official registration and financial information of the Greater Erie Community Action Committee may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.