Batchelor appointed to Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania Board of Directors
In 1985, a group of visionary Pittsburgh-area grantmakers created a nonprofit organization to exchange knowledge and collaborate for higher impact. This nonprofit evolved into Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania (GWP), a philanthropy network now comprising 100 grantmaking organizations of all types.
In January of 2019, GWP appointed Erie Community Foundation President, Michael L. Batchelor to its Board of Directors. GWP’s mission is to promote excellence in philanthropy. It works to enhance philanthropy’s impact by hosting funders’ learning networks; delivering issue briefings, webinars and other educational programming; promoting knowledge exchange between funders; sharing innovations and best practices in the field; and encouraging strong partnerships within philanthropy and with other sectors of the community. GWP is now working to build and diversify its membership by engaging more funders outside of Allegheny and the adjacent counties.
“We believe that The Erie Community Foundation’s GWP membership and Mr. Batchelor’s service on its board of directors will be a great help to GWP as we build connections with and between more Pennsylvania funders,” said Barbara Sieck Taylor, Executive Director of GWP. “Members at
Batchelor was selected as the first Executive Director of The Erie Community Foundation in
The Erie Community Foundation works to improve the quality of life for all in our region by evaluating and addressing community issues, by building permanent charitable endowments and by promoting philanthropic and community leadership. To learn more, visit www.ErieCommunityFoundation.org.