Donald M. and Mildred D. Woomer Fund

Improving lives in Centre County by responding to current needs

Story of Fund

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Donald “Don” and Mildred “Mid” Woomer were both Bellefonte natives and graduated from Bellefonte High School.  Don joined Titan – now Cerro Metal Products – in 1945 and worked there as a supervisor of quality control until his retirement in 1982.  Mid attended Mansfield University and Penn State, where she later worked for a little over 27 years, retiring in 1969 as the secretary to the dean of continuing education.  Longtime residents of Pleasant Gap, the Woomers enjoyed playing golf and bridge; friends describe the couple as “devoted to each other.”  They briefly lived in Arizona and Florida during their retirement years, before finally moving back home to State College.  Mid was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and was a past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 388.  The Woomers’ fund supports the mission of Centre Foundation.

How Does it Help?

Do good with what thou hast, or it will do thee no good.

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