Updated: Nov 29, 2021
For decades Erie has had a philosophy of "taking care of our own". You can see it in social media posts when someone is having trouble. The whole town comes out to help in any way they can. Erie supports the others in Erie; always has and always will.
The Erie High School Education Foundation has supported Erie High students, alumni, and teachers since the foundation's forming shortly after the current school was built. Each year the foundation uses fundraisers like the annual FACE concert to raise money for EHS graduates to attend education after high school, whether at a university, community college, or trade school. Due to COVID last year the Erie High School Education Foundation needed to fund scholarships without the traditional fundraising it used in the past. To remedy this, they introduced Erie Gives Day.
Erie Gives Day is December 7th, 2021. Members of our community (or others) may send money directly to support the EHS Ed Foundation with a tax-deductible donation! The EHS Ed Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization with no paid employees. Because of this low overhead, the Foundation is able to turn its money over to scholarship winners to help with continuing their education after high school.
To donate simply scan the QR code on this page with your phone's camera. It will take you directly to a donation page. You may also click on this link to make a tax-deducible donation.
In the Spring of 2021 the EHS Ed Foundation granted EHS graduates and alumni an excess of $64,000 in scholarships and has a goal to grant $75,000 this year. The Foundation cannot do it without your help! You needn't buy butter braids, candy, gift cards, or tickets...you can just send a donation directly to the Erie High School Education Foundation online via this payment portal.
If every family attending EHS right now donated $50, the EHS Education Foundation would continue to have money available to support scholarship winners this upcoming year.
Please consider this one-time, easy, tax-deductible donation on December 7th to directly support Erie High School seniors and alumni and help us "take care of our own."