The 2018 Centre Gives Success Series has come to a close. After five weeks of fun, learning, and all things green, Centre Gives participants walked away with newfound camaraderie, as well as creative ideas to tackle this year’s Centre Gives campaign.

Throughout the month of March, participants learned how to craft engaging stories about their organization, courtesy of Brad Groznik from Groznik PR, and then how to share these stories via various platforms. Next, they learned how to expand their current donor base, plan events, and rally supporters around prize hours.

As a final wrap-up, four experienced Centre Gives participants sat on a panel and shared their words of wisdom with a room full of both novices and returners.  Special thanks to the following women for sharing their time: Amy Wilson, Mid-State Literacy Council; Mary Klingensmith, TriYoga of Central Pennsylvania; Jennifer Shuey, Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts; and Christine Faust, Centre County PAWS.


Last but not least, the first Centre Gives Pre-Event Prize was awarded. Organizations who attended the Success Series were entered into a random drawing for two $500 prizes, one for a large organization and one for a small organization. Centre County PAWS was the winner of the large organizations, while State College Area Roller Derby was the winner of the small organizations. Additional pre-event prizes will be announced on our Facebook page at the end of April.


Thanks to everyone who participated in our Success Series. We cannot wait to see what our community will accomplish this year!

Additional Centre Gives Resources:

- Participating Organizations

Organization Resources

- T-shirt Order Form (order by April 9)