Jack C. and Mary L. Falk Fund

Inspiring the future of Centre County by stewarding the mission of Centre Foundation


Story of Fund

Falk fund

Jack and Mary Falk were married in 1955 at St. Barbara’s Church in Houtzdale, Pennsylvania in Clearfield County.  After 58 years of marriage, Jack passed away in July of 2013.  He will be remembered by many for his years of dedication to our country and community.

Jack graduated in 1946 from Houtzdale High School and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in commerce and finance form Penn State in 1950.  After serving in the US Army during the Korean War, he worked his way up to President of the Federal Savings and served as chairman of the Pennsylvania Savings Institution Association.  Jack also managed the family business, Falk Realty.

In the community, Jack served as president of Kiwanis and the Centre Hills Country Club.  He also served on the boards of Centre Foundation, State College Presbyterian Church, the YMCA, and the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County, where he was recognized with a CBICC Outstanding Service Award in 1955.  He was also a Republican Committee Chairman and volunteered his time at the State College Borough’s Planning and Traffic Commissions.  


How Does it Help?

Jack was a true gentleman. A friend, mentor, and caring advisor. Jack's love for music, dance, the arts, golf, his family, and community showed in every aspect of his life and service. Unmatched was his love for his wife Mary.

As members of Centre Foundation's Campbell Society, Jack and Mary Falk have chosen to steward the mission of our Foundation through their fund. Dictionary.com defines stewardship as "the responsible overseeing and protection of something considered worth caring for and preserving." This fund, and others which support the operation of Centre Foundation, provides stewardship for the future of Centre County. It allows Centre Foundation to provide greater funding and services to local charitable organizations, as well as enhance our services to the donor community.


Fund
Established
2013
2017
Fund Size
$17K
2017
Grants
Culture, Community & the Arts
100%