North East Community Foundation

2012 Lake & Smith Award Presented to Mercyhurst/North East

Jan 26, 2014 | Posted in News

The North East Community Foundation honored Mercyhurst University, The North East Campus at its Annual Meeting in June 2012 by awarding the organization with the Lake & Smith Award for Excellence in Community Service. This annual award is presented to local individuals or non-profit organizations who demonstrate a consistent commitment to the people of North East.

When NECF Trustee Chris Miller presented the award to Dr. Gary Brown, Executive Vice President & CFO of Mercyhurst University, he noted the significant economic development role that the university plays in our community, as well as the quality educational services delivered to its students. The initial partnership between Mercyhurst and the community of North East laid the groundwork for the creation of the North East Community Foundation

The Lake & Smith Award for Excellence in Community Services was named in honor of long-time North East residents Ernest Lake and the late Gerri Smith. Mr. Lake and Mrs. Smith were instrumental in the establishment of the North East Community Foundation.

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