Harrisburg – February 14, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The Pennsylvania Treasury currently holds nearly $62,200 in unclaimed property that belongs to African American organizations and institutions, State Treasurer Rob McCord said today as he encouraged these groups to search and claim what is theirs.
“Treasury’s Return Team has scoured our database and identified nearly $62,200 in unclaimed property due to African American organizations and institutions across the Commonwealth,” Treasurer McCord said. “As we honor the contributions of African Americans to our society during Black History Month, we want to return this property to the rightful owners so they can continue their important work.”
Treasurer McCord asked his department to identify unclaimed property that belongs to historically African American institutions of higher education, fraternities and sororities, as well as organizations like the NAACP, African Chamber of Commerce, Union of Black Episcopalians, National Society of Black Engineers and the PA Black Conference on Higher Education.
Treasurer McCord said the nearly $62,200 his department holds for these organizations represents just a fraction of the $1.9 billion in unclaimed property Treasury currently seeks to reunite with businesses, organizations, and citizens. The Treasurer encouraged everyone to search Treasury’s free unclaimed property database at www.patreasury.gov or call 1-800-222-2046, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A member of Treasury’s Return Team will assist them with their search and the claim process.
Each year, Treasury receives millions of dollars in unclaimed property – things such as abandoned bank accounts, forgotten stocks, uncashed checks, and contents of safe deposit boxes. Since January 2009, the McCord Treasury has collected more than $858 million in property, returned more than $419 million to rightful owners, and generated about $439 million for the state’s General Fund through the Unclaimed Property Program.
To learn more about Pennsylvania’s Unclaimed Property Program or to search for property, visit www.patreasury.gov or call 1-800-222-2046.
Media contact: Elizabeth Foose, 717-787-2991 or
Editor’s note: Below find a sample of African American organizations with unclaimed property. For more information or to find out if other organizations have unclaimed property, please call (717) 787-2991.
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Alpha Phi Alpha
Black Contractors Association
Black United Fund of Pennsylvania
Delta Sigma Theta
Iota Phi Theta
Kappa Alpha Psi
NAACP – Easton Branch
NAACP – Chester Branch
National Organization of Black Chemists
National Society of Black Engineers
Omega Psi Phi
PA Black Conference on higher Education
Phi Beta Sigma
Sigma Gamma Rho
Tri-City African American Chamber of Commerce
Union of Black Episcopalians
United Negro College Fund
Zeta Phi Beta