Roy and Jerry George, parents and inspirtation of the George Family Charitable Foundation.
Roy L George and wife Geraldine George
Roy L. George and daughter, Cindy (far right) pictured with neighborhood children during a hula hoop competition.
Roy L George with daughter Cindy (George) Standorf and neighborhood children
Childhood portraits of the George family children.
George Children
All five George children “cut their teeth” in the grocery business and it was these stories that were the most fun to share. Our parents never failed to express their appreciation for the support they felt from their long-standing and loyal customers in the Crawford County area. It was from this deep appreciation that the idea for the George Family Charitable Foundation began.

Our parents, Roy and Jerry George, wanted to find some way to give back to the community that had supported them for so many years. It was their desire to come up with an on-going program that would help as many people as possible. The concept of a foundation was researched, discussed and agreed upon and in January of 1996 we filed for a 501c3 status and were recognized as a private charitable foundation.

Our foundation is committed to supporting a broad range of philanthropic interests including the following;

Arts
Villa Louis, Memorial Gardens, PdC Mural Project

Health & Wellness
New PdC Memorial Hospital Project, Community Health Services Coporation AED Defibrillator, PdC Half Marathon

Scientific
Starsplitters, Heart and Cancer Telethon

Historical Preservation
Fort Crawford Museum, VillaLouis Restoration

Education
Crawford County Reality Check, Baby’s First Books

Christian Objectives
PdC Youth Mission Trip, Women of Faith, Methodist Youth Fellowship


It’s hard to imagine we have been in existence since 1996. During that time we have granted over $350,000 in funds to a diverse variety of organizations and individuals in the Crawford County area and hope to continue to benefit this area that has been our home for many years to come.
Some of our most cherished family times have been when we were able to get our parents to talk about their lives “way back when.” We always enjoyed hearing about how they met, where they had lived, and the trials and tribulations they had experienced. We particularly enjoyed the stories about their years in business.
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