Impact Stories

Community Choir Brings Cultural Music to Centre County

Music from the African and African American tradition has found an audience in Centre County thanks to Dr. Anthony Leach and Essence 2. Essence 2 is a local, nonprofit community... Read More >

Growing Centre Gives

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... Read More >

Breaking Down Barriers

How Centre Volunteers in Medicine is Addressing Accessibility Sarah Ramos, Case Manager and Licensed Social Worker at CVIM, meets with patients and recognizes just how difficult it can be for... Read More >

A Pledge of Preservation

New Endowment Benefits Local Agriculture Centre County, a place where acres of prime farmland are frequently lost to new development projects. One Centre County nonprofit is working to change that,... Read More >

Leaving More Than a Gift

Ed and Charlene Friedman provide hope Charlene Friedman, and her late husband, Ed, are second-generation philanthropists with a strong history of giving back.  Like Ed’s parents, Sid and Helen, Charlene... Read More >

Cultivating Community Growth Through Endowments

At the beginning of this year, as we welcomed Kate Bennett Truitt as our new Board Chair, we also wrapped up our 40-year anniversary celebration. Kate is now leading the... Read More >

Maximize Your Community Impact by Volunteering

Centre County is home to hundreds of nonprofits that fill the needs of the community in a variety of areas such as health and human services, the arts, education, and... Read More >

How Dyslexia Reading Center Fosters Student Success

Dyslexia is a learning disability that causes unexpected difficulty when reading and affects 15% of the U.S. population, according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services. For... Read More >

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... Read More >

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 >