In June, Centre Gives, an online fundraiser created by Centre Foundation, raised more than $415,000 for the local nonprofit community.
Centre Foundation was recognized at the United Nations Association of Centre County's annual dinner for giving the group a grant that allowed them to purchase books about worldwide water issues to distribute to local schools.
The PA 211 Central Region hotline was able to launch this year because of a Knight Foundation grant that is being administered by Centre Foundation. Those in need of a variety of non-emergency services, such as educational resources, help with utilities, volunteer opportunities and many other services can call 211 to receive accurate, local help.
Centre Foundation Executive Director Al Jones and Board Chairwoman Jodi Pringle address guests at the foundation's Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony in October.
Economist and author Rebecca Ryan speaks to guests at the foundation's Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony in October. Rebecca talked about the importance of creating a community in which residents - especially young professionals - love to live.
Representatives from the Centre County Women's Resource Center pose with Centre Foundation Executive Director Al Jones (far left) and Board Chairwoman Jodi Pringle (far right) during the foundation's Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony in October. The Women's Resource Center won the foundation's Kathryn S. Weaver Award, which recognizes a local charitable organization for noteworthy service to the people of Centre County.
Centre Foundation Executive Director Al Jones (left) congratulates Nathaniel Rasmussen at the foundation's Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony in October. Nathaniel won Centre Foundation's Future of the Foundation Award, which recognizes a young adult community member who actively strives to improve the quality of life in Centre County and shows commitment and passion in working for the future of our community.
David Maneval speaks to guests at Centre Foundation's Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony in October after winning the Oak Tree Award, which recognizes an individual for service and commitment to, and passion for, Centre Foundation.
Economist and author Rebecca Ryan leads a workshop following Centre Foundation's Soul of Centre County Breakfast in October. The workshop focused on how to make our community "stickier" - or more attractive, especially to young professionals.
During the Soul of Centre County Workshop, in October, attendees split into groups and came up with ideas about how to make our community "stickier" - or more attractive, especially to young professionals.
Our mission: To improve the quality of life in Centre County by providing enduring support to community charities from the invested gifts of visionary donors.
Centre Foundation was created in 1981 as a public charity dedicated to meeting changing needs and assisting individuals, families and business throughout Centre County plan and carry out their charitable giving conveniently, effectively and with maximum tax benefits. Donors may create funds during their lifetimes, by a bequest or by other deferred giving opportunities. The Foundation can also help companies administer their contributions and manage endowments for charitable agencies. Having just passed the age of 30, Centre Foundation has more than $23 million in assets, and has distributed more than $7 million in grants to more than 250 organizations that make Centre County a great place to live, work and raise families. We hope you will join us in these efforts.