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gibson_potrait_text.JPG (25436 bytes)A native of Elderton, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, Addison H. Gibson was a pioneer in the nation's oil and gas industry during the early twentieth century. Mr. Gibson's holdings were primarily located in Kansas, Oklahoma and east Texas; and, although business often kept him away for extended periods of time, he always considered western Pennsylvania his home.

In his will, Addison Gibson specified that the majority of his multi-million dollar fortune be used to help improve quality of life for needy western Pennsylvanians in two specific ways -- higher education and medical care. Because of his vision, the Addison H. Gibson Foundation has quietly provided assistance to thousands of qualifying western Pennsylvanians for over 65 years.


PLEASE NOTE:  The Foundation is no longer accepting applications.