Impact Stories

Centre Gives Brings Nonprofits Together to Celebrate Community

May 10 and 11, 2022 marked the 11th annual Centre Gives, Centre Foundation’s 36-hour online giving event. And this year, Centre Gives grew to be more than an online platform where community members donate to their favorite local nonprofits. It expanded to include Centre Gives Fest, an in-person event where...
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Discover Local Libraries For National Library Week

April 3 – 9, 2022 is National Library Week and Centre County is home to two libraries: Centre County Library and Historical Museum and Schlow Centre Region Library. Schlow is... Read More >

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia Receives Mimi Barash Coppersmith Women in Leadership Award

March is Women’s History Month and to celebrate the inspiring women leaders in the Centre County community, Centre Foundation selected Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia as the recipient of the 2022 Mimi... Read More >

Centre Foundation Welcomes Kate Bennett Truitt as Next Board Chair

It’s the start of a new year and Centre Foundation is beginning 2022 with a new Board Chair. For two years (2020-2021), O.J. Johnston served as Board Chair and faced... Read More >

Meeting New Challenges

The newest decade has brought with it unforeseen challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, civil unrest, environmental crises, and more.  But just because something is a challenge doesn’t mean that it’s... Read More >

Expanding the Foundation’s Reach

By 2010, ecommerce and social media were quickly becoming a way of life for many of us. However, a number of nonprofits lagged behind in their ability to pivot to... Read More >

Transforming Donors into Advisors in the New Millennium

As the 21st century began, donors were looking for ways to be more involved in their philanthropy.  In response, Centre Foundation began to explore and implement new initiatives that allowed... Read More >

Building a Brighter Future Through Endowments

Why donors and their families choose to make a lasting impact.  As the foundation entered its second decade, the conversation about its future shifted from its initial gifts to planning... Read More >

Establishing a Legacy of Community Giving

How a local judge and a small group of community-minded leaders paved the way R. Paul Campbell served Centre County as a judge for 20 years but always knew what... Read More >