About the Lora Lee Phillips
Lora Lee Phillips tragically lost her life in an automobile accident on March 21, 1987. She was an active member Gray Stone Church, in Leechburg, PA, including the youth group, choir, and the Presbyterian Youth Triennium. She also volunteered time as a candy striper at Citizens General Hospital in New Kensington. She was an active member in her high school and college choruses and drama clubs, including being the soloist for the Penn State New Kensington Stage Band. Lora also appeared in several theatre productions at Penn State and at the Sherwood Forest Theater in Murrysville. At the time of her death Lora was a Sophomore at Penn State New Kensington and was in the process of transferring to Indiana University of Pennsylvania for her Junior year.
The Lora Phillips Foundation Trust, a 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax-exempt Pennsylvania corporation, was organized in April 1999. In July of 2003 a Board of Trustees was installed to manage the growth of the Foundation. The Lora Phillips Foundation Trust pursues activities which will further Lora’s commitment to bettering the World in which she lived and to foster her legacy of love and compassion. Fundraising is accomplished through a series of annual events, such as the Kensington Financial Golf Classic, The Classic Car & Motorcycle Rally, The Mystic Gala Benefit Dinner, and The Battle of the Bands.
The Mission of the Lora Phillips Foundation Trust is to pursue activities which will further the commitment of Lora Lee Phillips to bettering the World in which she lived and to foster her legacy of love and compassion.
The Lora Phillips Foundation Trust is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt Pennsylvania corporation. All profits gathered from activities of the Lora Phillips Foundation are donated to worthy causes in Western Pennsylvania including the Lora Phillips Memorial Scholarships at Penn State New Kensington and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. For more information on the status of the Lora Phillips Foundation or for a copy of the IRS Non-Profit Letter or Commonwealth of Pennsylvania tax-exempt certificate, please forward a stamped, self-addressed envelope along with your request to: The Lora Phillips Foundation Trust, 539 Ridge Avenue, New Kensington, Pennsylvania 15068. ;