Virginia Crouse was honored at a reception last night, May 9, 2012 at The City Club for her family's lifetime commitment to our community. In 1990, the Virginia Galvin Crouse family made a $100,000 endowment gift to United Way.
The donation was given in memory of John L. Crouse, who served our community and United Way for many years. That was the beginning of the United Way Endowment. United Way also received an anonymous $150,000 challenge match. Six months later, that challenge match was met. The identity of the anonymous challenge match was never revealed.
At last night's reception, Virginia Crouse was honored and the Crouse family was identified as the contributor of the $150,000 challenge match. United Way credits Virginia with thinking about the future and making their gift to help perpetuate United Way for generations to come. At last night's reception it was announced that the United Way Challenge Match Endowment was renamed the "Virginia and Jack Crouse Community Fund".