Ford B. and Rhea V. Cole Fund
Rhea Nevil was from Montoursville, where she received her education. She married Ford B. Cole in 1919. Ford and Rhea owned Bottorf’s shoe stores in Lock Haven and State College. Always a necessity, shoes became even more precious during World War II as ration stamps were required to obtain a pair of shoes. In later years, the couple moved to State College and joined St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. The Coles’ fund will support the mission of Centre Foundation. Centre Foundation discretionary funds are used to meet the changing needs of the Centre County residents. In a unique role as philanthropic leaders of the community, foundation board members, who represent all areas and people of the County, and the knowledgeable professional staff, are uniquely equipped to understand the changing needs of the community, and focus grants where they can make the most impact over the years.
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Improving lives in Centre County by responding to current needs