Expanding the Impact

Centre Gives has given community members a fun and exciting way to give back since 2012. With over $14.6 million invested into Centre County, this online giving event has become a special opportunity for everyone to make a difference. This year, $2,180,591 was raised for 200 nonprofits during the 36 hours of Centre Gives. As the program continues to grow and support more nonprofits, Centre Foundation saw an opportunity to widen the impact by bringing these two online giving days to life with Centre Gives Fest.

Centre Gives Fest is an in-person celebration of the community’s generosity and gives participating nonprofits another way to interact and connect with the community.

“We’re so thankful for Centre Foundation for giving us this opportunity to be a part of Centre Gives Fest. Centre Gives is our third biggest fundraiser of the year, and this is a great opportunity to put a face to Good Day Café,” said LaRae Fultz, Assistant to Strawberry Field’s CEO, Cynthia Pasquinelli.

Strawberry Fields’ Good Day Café was one of the 13 nonprofits who participated in Centre Gives Fest with a booth and tasty treats. Other nonprofits such as Discovery Space and Jana Marie Foundation brought activities for attendees to enjoy.

“We’re thrilled to be at [Centre Gives Fest] with other local nonprofits spreading mental health awareness. We are grateful to our supporters who spread our message and are comfortable knowing they aren’t alone in their struggles,” said Hannah Brewster, Office Coordinator at Jana Marie Foundation.

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