Lederer Family Fund

Improving lives in Centre County by responding to current needs

Story of Fund


Eugene W. Lederer, a State College native, was an attorney and an artist, with interests in music and sculpting.  He created this discretionary fund as a gift to future generations.

How Does it Help?

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.

Centre Foundation discretionary funds are distributed through our competitive grants process to meet the changing needs of the Centre County residents.  In a unique role as philanthropic leaders of the community, foundation board members, who represent all areas and people of the County, and the knowledgeable professional staff, are uniquely equipped to understand the changing needs of the community, and focus grants where they can make the most impact over the years.  

Fund Size
2017 Grants
  • 47%Human Services
  • 31%Education
  • 15%Community & Arts
  • 7%Environmental