Impact Stories

Portrait of a Philanthropist

“This guy isn’t going to be sitting around saying, ‘I wish I would have’… and that’s what I tell people,” Dave Whiteman affirms. “It’s about creating balance, so you can... Read More >

The Sweet Sound of Community

When members of the Nittany Valley Symphony perform together, they intertwine their diverse backgrounds and levels of experience to create perfect harmony. “This is a volunteer community orchestra,” says Roberta... Read More >

Pedaling Towards Positive Change

The State law of Pennsylvania requires that motorists allow four feet between their vehicles and cyclists when passing. While this may seem like a simple task, modern technology is preventing... Read More >

Giving Care and a Place to Live

Because stability shouldn’t be tied to a lease. Forty years ago, Sherry Skelton attempted to take her own life, an experience that forced her to confront her anxiety and PTSD.... Read More >

Inclusive Experiences. Inspirational Results.

Empowering careers for people with autism. As children, we were often asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Mary Krupa always knew she wanted a career... Read More >

Home Is Where the Art Is

Snoopy, Garfield, and Bugs Bunny were just some of the cartoon characters that Lori Fisher would meticulously draw as a kid. “As I got older, my cartoon characters became still-life,... Read More >

Discovering What’s Important

For many children, summer vacations at the beach consist of building sandcastles and splashing in the waves. For Michele Crowl, Executive Director of Discovery Space, one childhood vacation sparked deeper... Read More >

Empowering Survivors

Where do you go to begin to feel empowered as a survivor of sexual assault or domestic violence? In our community, you can find that strength at Centre Safe (formerly... Read More >

The Joy of Music

How do you encourage the inspiration and love of music in a young musician’s life?  For brothers Gus and Huck Tritsch, ages 15 and 12, along with 75 other local... Read More >

Coffee & Inclusion

What is the power of being employed in your community? For Matt Porter, one of Good Day Café’s most enthusiastic employees, having a job is a great new opportunity. “Working... Read More >