Impact Stories

A Family Legacy Continued

A family’s values play a large role in many aspects of life, and it’s no different when it comes to philanthropy. Philanthropy connects families and different generations with the effect that they have on their community. When these groups come together toward a shared goal or vision, they can make...
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Connecting you with your community’s creative entrepreneurs

Central Pennsylvania is home to many entrepreneurs who have started or aspire to start their own business in the creative sector.  By combining their artistic abilities with sound business practices,... Read More >

Enhance Your Community Impact with the Giving Circle

Imagine the opportunity to grant $10,000 to your favorite nonprofit, helping them to further their impact on our community. With the Giving Circle, you can join like-minded community members and... Read More >

Experience Community Pride with Centre LGBTQA Support Network

Centre LGBTQA Support Network (CLSN) is gearing up for its second annual State College Pride event to celebrate the local LGBTQA+ community during Pride Month. This nonprofit was founded in... Read More >

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... Read More >

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 >