Impact Stories

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 >

Remembering Henry Sahakian and Diane Kerly

Our hearts have been heavy in recent months as we learned of the passing of two great friends to Centre Foundation, Diane Kerly and Henry Sahakian. Both were involved with... Read More >

Centre Gives – Giving back to the community that has given so much

“I knew what we were facing was potentially very different from what our friends were facing,” said Karen Marosi, Director of Student Engagement, Associate Teaching Professor in Earth and Mineral... Read More >

Centre PACT – Students realize that unity and common goals are a path to greater impact

For Emma Neely, participating in Centre PACT this year was particularly meaningful. The program, which brings together Centre County high school students to identify community problems, raise funds, and issue... Read More >

Giving Circle – For individuals and community to thrive, communication is key

At the annual Giving Circle reception, members voted to fund a Community Conferencing program here in Centre County with an $11,000 grant to CentrePeace and the Center for Alternatives in... Read More >