Centofanti Foundation donates $1 million to create new healthcare facility for vulnerable populations
November 14, 2012
The James and Coralie Centofanti Charitable Foundation recently gave Youngstown University a $1 million gift to establish a new healthcare center that will provide services to underserved individuals in Ohio.
The James and Coralie Centofanti Center of Health and Welfare for Vulnerable Populations will address the needs of the area's health and human services programs through workforce development efforts, faculty research grants, scholarships, internship stipends and graduate assistantships, said Joe Mosca, dean of the YSU Bitonte College of Health and Human Services. The grant will also help fund the Centofanti Symposium, which will bring well-known speakers to discuss the best methods for meeting the needs of vulnerable individuals.
"Jim always had a soft spot for the underdog and the underprivileged, and it was reflected during his life through his generosity and his hands-on involvement in working to improve the lives of people, especially those with special needs," said Mark Graham, executive vice president of Farmers National Bank and chair of the Distribution Committee of the Centofanti Foundation.
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