The community made an amazing
impact over last 40 hours, giving over 6,000 gifts to raise over $939,000! When
combined with the $100,000 stretch pool and $26,000 in prizes, the total
investment across 124 local non-profit organizations comes to a grand total of
“This million dollar investment
will make such a difference in our community,” said Molly Kunkel, Executive
Director of Centre Foundation. “It is incredibly moving to see what we can
accomplish when our community works together.”
Despite a technical glitch that
ground the online giving event’s first day to a near halt, the community
rallied behind the spirit of Centre Gives and gave generously in the extended
hours of the second day.
“We can’t say enough about how
proud we are of the resilience of the staffs of these non-profit organizations
who not only worked months in advance to prepare for Centre Gives, but then were
able to nimbly change direction with us as we had to make tough choices to keep
the giving day going despite the technical glitches,” Kunkel continued.
The non-profits benefiting from
this outpouring of community generosity are diverse in their missions, as well
as where they are located within Centre County.
From Millheim to Philipsburg, from arts to animals, Centre Gives has
made a difference in Bellefonte and State College in areas like education,
environment, health and social services.
Since Centre Gives began in 2012,
there have been over 23,500 gifts made in the combined 184 hours benefitting
over 130 local organizations to the tune of over $4,000,000!
Our gratitude goes out to our for-profit
community partners this year, which include M&T Bank, First National Bank,
Torron Group, Vuong Global, Mazza Law Group, Centre Daily Times, and Barash
Update: Anonymous Donor Adds $50,000 to Centre Gives Stretch Pool; New $150,000 Stretch Pool Benefits all 124 Participating Organizations!