The Erie Community Foundation Honors Cle Austin with Prestigious Award


ERIEClemont R. “Cle” Austin III recently was honored with the Edward C. Doll Community Service Award from The Erie Community Foundation (ECF).

The award is a prestigious community service honor, which is presented each year. The award recipient is someone whose volunteer experience and personal philanthropy mirror the life and work of Ed Doll, ECF’s first volunteer.  

Each year The Doll Endowment produces interest, which the recipient distributes to his or her favored nonprofit(s).  This year, the endowment generated $12,000. Austin chose to donate the funds to the ExpERIEnce Children Museum. He is the fourth-generation president of E.E. Austin & Son. For over 100 years, E.E. Austin & Son has been providing quality construction services to northwest Pennsylvania and the southern tier of New York.

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