James and Barbara Palmer Fund

Inspiring the future of Centre County by stewarding the mission of Centre Foundation.

Story of Fund

Fund james and barbara palmer portrait by jerome witkin

Supporters of Centre Foundation for many years, the Palmers were generous philanthropists together before Jim's death in 2001, and Barbara continues that generous legacy now.  A founding member of the Hemlock Council (Central Pennsylvania) of the Girl Scouts, she was also a founding supporter of the Park Forest Day Nursery for low-income children.  She is a generous supporter of Penn State as well as many local charities.

How Does it Help?

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.

Dictionary.com defines stewardship as "the responsible overseeing and protection of something considered worth caring for and preserving".   This fund, and others which support the operation of Centre Foundation, provides stewardship for the future of Centre County.   It allows Centre Foundation to provide greater funding and services to local charitable organizations, as well as enhance our services to the donor community.  


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Centre Foundation

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Culture, Community & the Arts