Impact Stories

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 >

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 >