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Jane and Jack Arthurs

Jack and Jane Arthurs generously left a gift of $100,000 to The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation, Inc. Their gift will be used to further the mission of the Foundation, including supporting need based scholarships for students. 

Jack and Jane Arthurs generously left a gift of $100,000 to The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation, Inc. Their gift will be used to further the mission of the Foundation, including supporting need based scholarships for students. 

Jack and Jane Arthurs were incredibly involved in the community throughout their lives. They were both especially passionate about helping children. Although Mrs. Arthurs passed away in 2015 and Mr. Arthurs passed in 2020, their legacy continues today. 

“My aunt and uncle never went to college. They really wanted to make sure that kids in need received help to go to college or a trade school,” said Pat Green, Mr. & Mrs. Arthurs’ niece. “They were passionate about being able to provide an educational opportunity for children who may not otherwise be able to afford it.”

“The Arthurs generously made five major gifts, including the gift to The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation, Inc.. Helping and supporting children was the common theme,” said Mr. Dick Musko, who was a close friend of the couple for 45 years and currently serves as a board member for The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation, Inc.

“Their goal was that whatever they had left would be used to support different charities,” said Mrs. Green. “Anything to do with kids was important to them.”

“We are incredibly grateful that Jack and Jane Arthurs felt compelled to support our Butler Area School District students and schools,” said Dr. Brian White, Superintendent of the Butler Area School District. “The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation, Inc. is able to do incredible work throughout our school community thanks to the support of generous donors, such as Jack and Jane Arthurs, as well as the work of many dedicated volunteers.”

In addition to their desire to support education, the Arthurs were supporters of St. Jude's and The Shriners Children's Hospital in Erie, PA.

Mr. Arthurs proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy, and was later a representative of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. In addition, he served on many local charities and organizations, and was previously on the board at Slippery Rock University. 

Mrs. Arthurs was also involved in the community as a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a board member of the Music and Arts Festival, and a member and historian for the Carlisle Newcomer’s Club. 

“Their gift to The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation, Inc. will have a major impact. It will make a difference.” said Mr. Musko. “I hope their generosity will inspire others to do something similar.” 

The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation, Inc. is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes excellence in the Butler Area School District through programs like Creative Teaching Grants, The Kids' Weekend Backpack Program, funding scholarships for graduates, and by raising the profile of public education in the Butler community. This gift will be used to further support the Foundation’s mission.
 

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