The Bestwick Foundation, a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has held a number of charitable events since it’s incorporation on July 14th, 2011, and has subsequently provided over $132,000 in financial support to numerous families, individuals, and local organizations in the Centre Region. Established by Jamie Bestwick (President), Steve Greer (Secretary), and Dan Rallis (Treasurer), the purpose for which the Foundation is organized is to primarily provide financial assistance to those dealing with cancer and other health-related or unforeseen financial hardships. The corporation is organized to operate exclusively at all times for the benefit of, to perform the functions of, or to carry out the purposes of the Bestwick Foundation. One of the main goals of the Bestwick Foundation is to keep all monies raised local and to focus on helping our neighbors. Additionally, the Foundation also evaluates and provides discretionary support for needy schools and other programs in the community, especially in support of youth and health development.
“The Bestwick Foundation is a local non-profit organization nestled in the heart of State College, PA. Money raised through yearly events and fundraisers is distributed to local families and individuals who are struggling to fight cancer and other hardships, as well as to other local organizations and partners in the Centre Region. Our efforts hope to make a direct impact on our community and enrich the lives of others.”
The Hope Lodge/PSU Coaches vs Cancer
Mount Nittany Medical Center
The Tides Program
Centre Volunteers in Medicine
Children’s Miracle Network
The Jamie Effect
Youth Service Bureau
Athlete Recovery Fund
St. Joseph’s Academy
Numerous Individuals and Families
Multiple school programs and fundraisers
No one dealing with a cancer diagnosis should also have to worry about paying their rent and utilities or deal with the stress of how to provide a family with a nice Christmas. Thank you for the caring and compassion shown to Centre County families by providing them with a family Christmas party, in addition to all you do to help them through a life changing experience.
Centre Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM)
The Bestwick Foundation is a publically supported organization described under Section 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code which is tax exempt as an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Bestwick Foundation is registered as a charitable organization with the Department of State’s (PA) Bureau of Charitable Organization (No. 42105) and is authorized to solicit charitable contributions under The Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act. The Foundation submitted an Application for Recognition of Exemption (Form 1023) on July 12, 2012, and is now recognized as an organization exempt from taxation under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code from the date of its incorporation as a Nonprofit Corporation (July 14, 2011).