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  New Name… Same Important Mission

After over 20 years as a community foundation, Taylor Community Foundation is now The Community’s Foundation!

We are still TCF. We are still living, working, and supporting Delaware County, but with a new name that describes exactly what we aspire to be!

  In Memory of Dr. William Henry Erb, Jr.
William H. Erb

On July 24, 2018, Dr. William Henry Erb Jr. passed away, surrounded by his adoring family.

A successful, community-oriented doctor, Dr. Erb retired in 2000 and began a second career in philanthropy, including a long tenure as a member of the TCF Board of Directors. His dedication to TCF’s Hospice, Scholarship, and Memorial Garden programs was inspiring.

The entire TCF team, staff and volunteer alike, will miss Dr. Erb’s wisdom and spirit and we send our deepest condolences to his wife, children, and loved ones.

  Vest-A-Cop Recipient Is a Hero

TCF's Vest-A-Cop Fund is well known for its work distributing bulletproof vests and ballistic vests.

Officer Jose Alvarez of the Chester Police Department wears a vest provided by the fund and on July 30th, Officer Alvarez saved a family from danger. He told the Delco Times, "I was engaged in a conversation with the parent… I was mid-sentence when two shots rang out from the left side of me."

Officer Alvarez shielded the young family with his body and was credited by one of the young men at the scene with saving their lives. Officer Alvarez does not consider his actions heroic, although he is thankful that no one was injured.

We are too, Officer Alvarez! Stay safe… and thank you for your service to our community!

  TCF Scholar Practicing Medicine On the Road

TCF Scholar, Dr. Sean Morgan, is making positive changes in the medical world!

Saving time often means saving lives when it comes to emergency medicine and Sean, a deputy medical director at Pennsylvania Ambulance in Lackawanna County, is using his 15 years of EMS experience to staff a Pennsylvania Ambulance emergency medical services unit that allows an emergency room doctor to respond directly to the scene of medical emergencies.

Sean reports, "We're doing something that hasn't been done before in this area. It's bringing something new and taking our care here in Lackawanna County to the next level. It’s really about getting the [emergency department] care, pre-hospital. We don’t want to limit the care because they’re not at the hospital, because sometimes these patients have really traumatic injuries [and] are on-scene for two or three hours, so we want to bring our care to the field."

Sean serves in this role when off-shift from his job as an emergency room physician at Geisinger Community Medical Center. He works one standard, eight-hour shift per week on the specialized unit and is on call when not working at the hospital.

We at TCF are proud of Sean and his stellar example of the heights that he and many others who have gone through our scholarship program have achieved!

  Summer Teddy Bear Checkups

TCF staff and volunteers recently visited the Folcroft and Norwood Public Libraries to treat local children to a Teddy Bear Checkup Program!

Teddy Bear Checkups allow young children to explore a visit to the doctor's office through a simulated physical exam of their favorite stuffed toy! The programs are educational, free, and FUN!

Thank you for to the volunteers that make these outreach events possible.

  Delco Teens Support Play for the A's

Our Play for the A's Fund is proud to have accepted a recent donation in the amount of $1,450 resulting from the efforts of two teens and their Positive Tracks Challenge of coordinating a lacrosse tournament.

Positive Tracks Challenges are youth-led campaigns that culminate in athletic efforts designed to champion causes, like Play for the A's! The teens, Andrew Zundel and Daniel Kovalan, were able to raise $725 through their challenge, which was matched dollar-for dollar by Positive Tracks!

We are proud of Andrew and Daniel for their efforts to "sweat for good" and are further grateful for the work of Positive Tracks to inspire our youth and support worthy causes! Thank you!

  With the Merger, More Opportunities to Support Young Scholars

As a result of our merger with Delaware County Community Foundation, TCF now helps to administer several private scholarship funds benefiting local students. One of these funds is the Robert Malkovsky II Memorial Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to two Penncrest High School students per year who intend to pursue a degree in a STEM field.

Robert Malkovsky, affectionately known as "Mr. Mal", educated and befriended students at Ridley, Radnor, and Penncrest over a 40-year career. He encouraged students to enter the sciences and this scholarship fund celebrates his memory and continues his legacy.

This year’s winners of the Robert Malkovsky II Memorial Scholarship are Anna DiAntonio and Matthew Rebuck.