March 2nd, 2023 March 29th, 2022
Ernie Groover, President, and Tim Little, Treasurer, of the Monroeville Foundation presented a check to Nicole Henline, Director of the Monroeville Public Library, and Doug Webster, Treasure of the Friends of the Monroeville Public Library. The donation from the Monroeville Foundation was designated for the library’s Light Up the Library campaign.
The Light Up the Library campaign was launched by the Friends of the Monroeville Public Library to raise funds to update the 58-year-old lighting in the library. The donation from the Monroeville Foundation helped the library meet the campaign goal. The library can now take advantage of a program from Duquesne Light offering an energy efficiency discount for bulbs and equipment. Updating to the new bulbs will help the library save on annual energy costs and maintenance. The Monroeville Foundation was pleased to help reach this goal for our library!
May 7th, 2021
Mark your calendars! The Monroeville Foundation has 3 exciting events coming up this year:
- Monroeville CommUNITY Day / 5k on July 30, 2022 at the Monroeville Community Park
- 19th Annual Monroeville Jazz Festival on September 3, 2022 at the Monroeville Community Park
- 7th Annual Golf Outing on September 12, 2022 at the Meadowink Golf Course
- The Great Pumpkin Race on October 23, 2022 at the Monroeville Community Park
January 13th, 2021
Mark Your calendar! The Monroeville Foundation has 3 exciting events coming up this year:
18th Annual Monroeville Jazz Festival – September 4, 2021,
6th Annual Golf Outing – September 13, 2021,
The Great Pumpkin Race – October 24, 2021
Sponsorship opportunities available!
May 6th, 2020
The Monroeville Foundation donated to stock the emergency clothing closet at Forbes Hospital. The clothes are distributed to patients who are brought in during an emergency and are in need of clothing. Pictured are Forbes employees stocking and filling bags with clothing for patients.
May 5th, 2020
Due to the Coronavirus and Pennsylvania’s guidelines of self-quarantining, wearing face masks, social distancing, etc. the Monroeville Foundation has decided to make the following changes to our planned schedule of events.
- Community Day – July 25, 2020 (CANCELLED) – Check back often for a potential new date!
- 5K Race/Walk – July 25, 2020 (CANCELLED) – Check back often for a potential new date!
- Monroeville Jazz Festival – August 15, 2020 (As scheduled)
- Monroeville Foundation Golf Outing – September 14, 2020 (As scheduled)
April 13th, 2020
EXCERPT FROM TRIBLIVE 5/5/20
A Monroeville charitable organization was forced to cancel its largest annual fundraiser, so organizers launched a campaign to fund local efforts during the covid-19 pandemic.
Monroeville Foundation has set out to raise $5,000 for an emergency relief fund. The money would be available in the form of a grant to organizations impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, said Ernie Groover, the foundation’s board president.
“It’s a modest goal,” Groover said. “But it’ll certainly be easy to give that away.”
Groover said Tuesday the foundation has raised about $400 so far.
To apply for a grant, organizations are encouraged to do so through the foundation’s website, where individuals can donate as well.
Grant applications are vetted before being submitted as a recommendation for approval by the foundation’s board, Groover said. Organizations are asked to keep their grant requests at or below $2,500. Most grants are given in the $500 range, he said.
Read the full story in the Trib
February 6th, 2020
The Monroeville Foundation was pleased to partner with various organizations in the community to present a drive-thru Easter egg hunt for residents of the Monroeville community.
Volunteers handed out 200 backpacks filled with food, candy-filled eggs, school supplies, and a card game. Volunteers distributed all the backpacks in just 45 minutes!
Thank you to the following organizations for their generous donations.
- Allegheny County Camp Cadet – $2000.00 + 800 candy-filled eggs
- Garden City United Methodist Church – $500
- Monroeville Foundation – $500 + bags
- Monroeville Recreation & Parks – 3,000 candy-filled eggs
- Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation – Backpacks & school supplies
- Sam’s Club – food
January 13th, 2020
The Monroeville Foundation made its annual $1,000 donation to the Crossroads Food Pantry in Monroeville.
Shown from L-R, Tim & Peg Sinback of the Crossroads Food Bank, and Tim Little, Treasurer of the Monroeville Foundation.
November 18th, 2019
Recently, the Monroeville Foundation donated $2,500 to the Forbes Trauma Unit. Forbes Hospital used the donation from the Monroeville Foundation to purchase new clothing for trauma patients. The new clothes purchased with that donation were able to help the victims of the recent devastating turnpike crash earlier this month. In an interview with the Post Gazette, Dr. Rabino of Forbes Hospital shared that about a month ago, the hospital received financial donations from the Monroeville Foundation, which allowed them to stock up on clean clothing for incidents such as this [turnpike] incident.
Read the full article in the Post-Gazette
October 30th, 2019
The winner of the 50/50 raffle at the Monroeville Area Chamber of Commerce's Healthy for the Holidays event was Sean Logan. Mr. Logan graciously donated his $105 winnings to the Monroeville Foundation.
January 8th, 2019
Forbes Hospital’s trauma unit received a $2,500 donation from the Monroeville Foundation on Friday that helped the hospital stock up on new clothes and activities for trauma patients.
Jesse Miller, a hospital spokesman, said patients often need new clothes after a visit to the trauma unit. When the Monroeville Foundation learned about the need, they donated $2,000 so the hospital could buy clothes to be handed out to patients.
Read the full article in the Trib
November 9th, 2018
In December, Tim Little of the Monroeville Foundation presented a donation for $1,000 to the food pantry at the Monroeville Assembly of God.
August 8th, 2018
On November 8th, Nicole Orlando and Kelly Moore, board members of The Monroeville Foundation, stopped by the Garden City United Methodist Church food bank. They presented a check on behalf of The Monroeville Foundation for $1,000 to the staff and volunteers of the food bank. The Garden City United Methodist Church Greater Pittsburgh community food bank services local areas including: Monroeville, Pitcairn, Wall, Wilmerding, and Turtle Creek.
March 1st, 2018
Northcentral Maltese Rescue recognized The Monroeville Foundation as a Top Dog sponsor of the Friends of Jupiter Pet Walk..
In a note written to the Monroeville Foundation from the Northcentral Maltese Rescue:
“Thank you so very much for the donation to Northcentral Maltese Rescue. We appreciate greatly the kindness and efforts that businesses like yours make to help us continue our mission.”
–Mary Palmer, President
From the Friends of Jupiter:
“Your support as a new Friend of Jupiter means so much. Thank you for being a Top Dog Sponsor. Your generosity helped raise over $8,000! The proceeds from this years work will provide Northcentral Maltese Rescue and 6 other Pittsburgh Rescues funds to save even more animals in need. Looking forward to your continued friendship in 2019.”
January 31st, 2018
Monroeville, PA – The Monroeville Foundation is pleased to organizing the 1st Annual Monroeville CommUNITY Day to be held at the Monroeville Community Park West on Tilbrook Rd. Saturday July 28, 2018. The event will kick-off with an early morning 5K Run/Walk “Run for Your Life and Walk with the Doc” along with a health fair and screenings from Forbes Hospital celebrating its’ 40th Anniversary in Monroeville.
The day-long celebration will continue and provide opportunities for local business and entrepreneurs, food and craft vendors, stage performances, kid’s activities and entertainment for all ages. Working together, The Monroeville Foundation and Forbes Hospital are planning to celebrate with a CommUNITY Day to bring the entire community together.
Since 1978 Forbes Hospital has been a dynamic community partner and asset to the people of the eastern suburbs. Their goal is to help people to live their best and healthiest lives. Today, as part of Highmark Health and the Allegheny health Network, Forbes Hospital continues to grow an integrated health care delivery system serving the greater western Pennsylvania region and have received numerous national, regional, and local accolades for our high-quality care, superior outcomes, and overall positive impact on the communities we serve.
According to Ernie Groover, President of The Monroeville Foundation, “We are pleased to be able to bring our business community and the residents of Monroeville together for a CommUNITY Day that will focus on and highlight the best that Monroeville has to offer. This is the first year for this community-wide, family –friendly event. Our goal is to create an annual event that celebrates unity, diversity in Monroeville.”
Admission and parking to Monroeville CommUNITY Day is free and open to the public.
This is a rain-or shine event.
January 15th, 2018
The Monroeville Jazz Festival is looking to get bigger and better under the new leadership of an area nonprofit.
“We officially took over on Jan. 2. We’ve only engaged in this for about a week now,” said Monroeville Foundation President Ernie Groover.
Read the entire article on TribLIVE >
January 13th, 2018
Thanks to its founder, Chuck Summerville, the annual Monroeville Jazz Festival has become a part of the Monroeville cultural community. Due to Chuck’s retirement, the Monroeville Foundation will assume the role that Mr. Summerville performed so well for so many years, that of producing and facilitating this wonderful event. Chuck has made the Jazz Festival a part of Monroeville’s heritage and the Monroeville Foundation would like to maintain and expand on that heritage.
The Monroeville Foundation is excited to continue the tradition of the Monroeville Jazz Festival and with the support of the community and local businesses we look forward to making this event bigger and better. To obtain additional information concerning the next event and to support the Monroeville Jazz Festival, please contact the Monroeville Foundation.
January 9th, 2018
Anna Bernat Butson of the Monroeville Foundation delivered a check to the Cross Roads Church Food Pantry. Anna met with Pat Sinback, the director, and her husband, Tim, who work hard to keep the food pantry running and supporting the Monroeville Community and residents. With the help of a number of volunteers and local businesses, the food pantry served 223 families in Monroeville, regardless of faith, in 2017.
Will Winter from Winter Accounting & Advising, LLC donating $1,000 to the Garden City United Methodist Church through the Monroeville Foundation. Will is treasurer of the foundation, which donates to various food banks throughout Monroeville and surrounding areas.