The Foundation Welcomes New Board Trustee
The Erie Community Foundation is proud to announce the addition of a new trustee to the board, Marcus Atkinson, Executive Director of ServErie, Pastor of Community Engagement at Grace Church, and host of TV, radio and podcast programs on WQLN.
A native of Erie and a graduate of Strong Vincent, Mr. Atkinson spent over a decade in Atlanta, GA, where he earned a degree in Business from Clayton State University. He is a published author of multiple novels and manages those works through his own Atlanta-based company, UBC Intellectual Property Management
In service to our community, Mr. Atkinson is board chair for MLK Jr. Memorial Center and member of The Idea Fund, UPMC Hamot Board of Corporators, Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Community Outreach, Research & Evaluation (C.O.R.E.), Crime Victim Center and Erie Center For Arts and Technology (ECAT). He also serves on the strategic planning committees for Erie’s Public Schools, Unified Erie and Emerge 2040.
“We are excited about the addition of Marcus who will bring
Mr. Atkinson joins Michael L. Batchelor, Rev. Dr. Donald L. Baxter, Jr., William M. Hilbert, Jr., Timothy M. Hunter, Charles G. Knight, III, CPA, Lynn M. McBrier, Esq., Sarah Hagen McWilliams, Deborah W. Murphy, CFP®, Dionne Wallace Oakley, David M. Tullio and James R. Walczak, Esq. as a member of the board.
Each quarter, The Erie Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees finalizes grants from the Foundation’s unrestricted endowment and donations based on thorough evaluation by Foundation staff and the volunteer grants advisory committee. The grants are divided into five categories: Helping Today, Shaping Tomorrow, Community Fund Drives, urgent grants
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