LECOM Health Challenge Charities

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Scholarship Fund

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The calling of medicine is among the noblest of all professions; and those who work in service of the betterment of the human condition and in the battle against disease and illness are among the noblest of all men and women. Their mission to achieve the level of skill and training necessary to perform as competent and caring physicians, dentists, and pharmacists requires untold hours of study, effort, commitment and perseverance.

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) has grown to become the largest medical school in the country with more than 4100 students at our three locations in Erie and Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and Bradenton, Florida.

It is evident that the finest medical, dental, and pharmacy educations, such as those provided by LECOM, result in financial burdens to the students. While LECOM maintains one of the most affordable private medical school tuitions, students face mounting debt as they complete their education. Typically, LECOM students graduate with debt exceeding $150,000. Understanding this situation, LECOM has sought to assist its students through donations to the Student Scholarship Fund. Proceeds from the LECOM Health Challenge Web.com Tour will help these students complete their education.

As these students meet the challenges facing the health care field in the 21st century, they seek courage to face and to conquer the challenges along their paths. They find determination to go where others will not go; they muster energy to lead others; they stand steadfast in performing their duties well; and they cherish a heart and spirit to care for all who entrust their lives to them. To achieve these noblest of ends, they seek support from those who believe that the future of medicine rests in the training and the skills of today’s student.

We thank you for your consideration to help make the LECOM Health Challenge a success. By touching the lives of these future doctors, dentists, and pharmacists you will be touching the lives of the patients that they will someday serve.

Mikey’s Way Foundation


It is the goal of the Mikey’s Way Foundation to be able to connect every hospitalized child with their friends, family and school, enabling them to cope with the separation during long-term treatment for cancer and other life threatening illnesses.

We ensure this connection through the use of the Internet, (Skype/Facetime) and our ability to supply every child with a laptop computer, tablet, or similar electronic device. In creating this connection we are in turn presenting the child with a strong, and positive form of diversion. This diversion helps create the Mind-Body Connection and a way for each child to escape… Mikey’s Way.

Mikey’s Way Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity.

Jamestown Community College Foundation

Every student at Jamestown Community College has a personal story. For many of them, your support is a key part of that story because without it, a college education is simply not attainable. When you make a gift to support students through the JCC Foundation, you’re helping fulfill dreams and hopes.

Last year, the JCC Foundation distributed $683,542 in scholarships, grants, and other support, all of which helped our students achieve their goals.

Among the key ways the JCC Foundation supports students is through the USA Scholarship, now in its 40th year of encouraging the best and brightest to choose JCC as the starting point for their college educations. Since the USA Scholarship’s inception in 1979, JCC has distributed $9.3 million to more than 4,200 students, all of whom graduated in the top 20 percent of their high school class.

JCC recently launched yet another avenue to assist students. Through the Workforce Readiness Scholarship, high school students who choose to complete a degree or certificate at JCC’s Manufacturing Technology Institute have tuition and all costs associated with the program covered. Participating students also benefit from an internship with local firms through the program.

We are proud to provide extraordinary opportunities and extraordinary outcomes for students. The generous support of the JCC family, alumni, friends, and community partners sustain and enable these continuing opportunities. No gift is too small and every dollar is important. With your support, future generations of students will be able to achieve their life’s goals.


The First Tee of Western New York

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To encourage and inspire positive values and healthy choices in the next generation of Western New Yorkers through the experience of golf.