Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation

Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation Bringing people together to enrich lives, the CPCF encourages and effectively manages charitable giving.

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Wow! Congratulations on a great run in Adam's memory. The Adam Zook Memorial Fund is administered by the CPCF.
09/27/2021
Over 300 participants in the Adam Zook Memorial Run

Wow! Congratulations on a great run in Adam's memory.

The Adam Zook Memorial Fund is administered by the CPCF.

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ)- Over 300 participants came out for the second annual Adam Zook Memorial Run in Tyrone Saturday morning. This run is to honor the memory of Adam Zook who a Tyrone track and …

The T. Dean Lower and Jane Young Lower Trust awarded $53,142 recently to three local nonprofit organizations. CPCF ED Jo...
09/24/2021

The T. Dean Lower and Jane Young Lower Trust awarded $53,142 recently to three local nonprofit organizations.

CPCF ED Jodi Cessna presented grant awards to Joshua Juda of Historic Hollidaysburg, Kate Shaffer of the Blair County Arts Foundation, and Tara Enedy of the Altoona Community Theatre.

CPCF ED Jodi Cessna wears many hats. As the President of the Leadership Blair County Alumni, she was on hand at the Casi...
09/24/2021

CPCF ED Jodi Cessna wears many hats. As the President of the Leadership Blair County Alumni, she was on hand at the Casino this morning to present a generous gift from the Alumni Association to Penn Lincoln School.

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Altoona Area School District

A special thank you to Leadership Blair County Alumni for their generous donation to Penn Lincoln Elementary School's new Community Service initiative.

Monies will be used to purchase new Penn Lincoln STEAM Learning Center t-shirts that will be worn on service project days. Students will participate in monthly service projects focusing on different community groups.

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce

Victory Therapeutic Horsemanship is a 2021 CPCF Competitive Grant Recipient. We are proud to be able to provide funding ...
09/23/2021

Victory Therapeutic Horsemanship is a 2021 CPCF Competitive Grant Recipient. We are proud to be able to provide funding to local non-profits like VTH.

Keep up the great work!

Thinking about your legacy? We can help you customize your planned giving.
09/22/2021
Plan Your Estate

Thinking about your legacy? We can help you customize your planned giving.

Thinking about your legacy? The CPCF can help you customize your planned giving for future generations. Estate Plannning Whether you are considering setting up a charitable bequest, charitable trust, life insurance policy, or retirement account assets, we are able to work with you

Happy to be able to support such a meaningful project!
09/22/2021

Happy to be able to support such a meaningful project!

September 21 is UN International Day of Peace. One of the CPCF 2021 Grants was awarded to Penn Mont Academy to support t...
09/21/2021

September 21 is UN International Day of Peace. One of the CPCF 2021 Grants was awarded to Penn Mont Academy to support their project "PEACE Puzzle." This project hopes to provide understanding and acceptance of diversity through collaborative artistic expression in celebration of Peace Day.

Penn-Mont Academy #peaceday2021 #InternationalDayOfPeace

September 21 is UN International Day of Peace. One of the CPCF 2021 Grants was awarded to Penn Mont Academy to support their project "PEACE Puzzle." This project hopes to provide understanding and acceptance of diversity through collaborative artistic expression in celebration of Peace Day.

Penn-Mont Academy #peaceday2021 #InternationalDayOfPeace

Congratulations to the Brian Morden Foundation on another successful Gold Ribbon Game!
09/20/2021

Congratulations to the Brian Morden Foundation on another successful Gold Ribbon Game!

During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Brian Morden Foundation hosts Gold Ribbon Games at many local high schools....
09/16/2021

During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Brian Morden Foundation hosts Gold Ribbon Games at many local high schools. Friday, September 17 is Gold Ribbon Game day at Altoona Area High School.

The Brian Morden Foundation is administered by the CPCF.

During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Brian Morden Foundation hosts Gold Ribbon Games at many local high schools. Friday, September 17 is Gold Ribbon Game day at Altoona Area High School.

The Brian Morden Foundation is administered by the CPCF.

09/15/2021
The CPCF is lucky to have the support of numerous local families. The Hite Family has been an advocate for the CPCF sinc...
09/14/2021
The Hite Family

The CPCF is lucky to have the support of numerous local families. The Hite Family has been an advocate for the CPCF since its inception in 1995. R. Lee Hite served on our board in the early years, and Gail Hite Irwin continues to serve on our board today.

In 2004, The Hite Family was presented with the Blair County Philanthropy Award. For more information on their generosity, read the Featured Story on our website.

The Robert L. Hite family has been active in the local community for decades. Robert and Evelyn ‘Evie’ Hite co-founded the Penn Central Equipment Company in 1949, which was renamed The Hite Company in 1968.In the late 1960s, the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) and New York Central Railroad (NYC) mer...

The 911 Anniversary Fund hosted a commemorative event on Saturday, September 11. The 911 Anniversary Fund is administere...
09/13/2021
Sept. 11 commemoration at Jaffa Shrine in Altoona

The 911 Anniversary Fund hosted a commemorative event on Saturday, September 11. The 911 Anniversary Fund is administered by the CPCF.

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — A community event – rooted in faith, patriotism, and civic pride – is being held at the Jaffa Shrine in Altoona to honor the lives lost and the heroes of Sept. 11, 2001.…

09/11/2021
On Saturday, Sept. 11, the local 911 Anniversary Fund is hosting a 20th Anniversary event at the Jaffa Shrine at 7:00pm....
09/10/2021
911 Anniversary

On Saturday, Sept. 11, the local 911 Anniversary Fund is hosting a 20th Anniversary event at the Jaffa Shrine at 7:00pm. For more information, be sure to check their website.

Altoona's 911 Anniversary Fund is administered by the CPCF.

Tour de 'Toona Citizens Events

What a beautiful day to be on Altoona's Gospel Hill! This morning, CPCF ED Jodi Cessna spent some time on Gospel Hill wi...
09/09/2021

What a beautiful day to be on Altoona's Gospel Hill! This morning, CPCF ED Jodi Cessna spent some time on Gospel Hill with this year's class of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce - Leadership Blair County Youth (LBCY) program.

The CPCF has proudly administered the Gospel Hill Flag Fund since 1998. We are also happy to be able to support the LBCY program with a 2021 Competitive Grant Award.

#flag #blaircounty #gospelhill #grants The Blair County Chamber of Commerce

Only 2 days until the 20th Anniversary of 911. Tickets are still available...see below.
09/09/2021
911 Anniversary

Only 2 days until the 20th Anniversary of 911. Tickets are still available...see below.

Tour de 'Toona Citizens Events

Today is International Literacy Day! September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO in 1966 to remind t...
09/08/2021

Today is International Literacy Day! September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO in 1966 to remind the international community of the importance of literacy.

The CPCF is proud to support many local organizations that promote literacy.

#internationaliteracyday #internationalliteracyday2021 #libraries #reading

Today is International Literacy Day! September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO in 1966 to remind the international community of the importance of literacy.

The CPCF is proud to support many local organizations that promote literacy.

#internationaliteracyday #internationalliteracyday2021 #libraries #reading

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The CPCF office will be closed from Friday, Sept. 3 at noon until Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 8:00 am.

Wishing you a safe Labor Day weekend!

On Saturday, September 11 at 7:00 pm the 911 Anniversary Fund is hosting a 20th Anniversary Event at the Jaffa Shrine in...
09/03/2021
911 Anniversary

On Saturday, September 11 at 7:00 pm the 911 Anniversary Fund is hosting a 20th Anniversary Event at the Jaffa Shrine in Altoona. Faith - Patriotism - Civic Pride are the pillars of the event.

Details can be found on their website.

The 911Anniversary Fund is administered by the CPCF.

Tour de 'Toona Citizens Events

In May, we planted flowers in Downtown Altoona in the Silver Chief Plaza. After the summer months, the plant bed is thri...
09/02/2021

In May, we planted flowers in Downtown Altoona in the Silver Chief Plaza. After the summer months, the plant bed is thriving. Thank you so much to our partners @vickis_florist and @fiorehardware for their donations to the project, as well as our volunteer helpers.

We also have to send a huge THANK YOU to the Altoona Parking Authority for watering the flowers all summer.

#Throwbackthursday #beautification #blaircounty #AltoonaPA

The Because We Care Foundation and Altoona Police Department are hosting Heroes With Heart on Oct. 22. See the post belo...
09/02/2021

The Because We Care Foundation and Altoona Police Department are hosting Heroes With Heart on Oct. 22. See the post below for details.

The Because We Care Foundation is administered by the CPCF.

Because We Care Foundation will be teaming up with the Altoona Police Department - Altoona, PA to present our annual banquet, A Night Amongst Heroes (Heroes with Heart). Spend an evening with our local heroes who watch over and protect our community. Enjoy a delicious meal, great company, and heartfelt speeches from those who have been impacted by our local heroes. This will be a family event with a buffet meal, speakers, and a basket raffle.

Keynote Speakers:
Chief Leo Berg, Allegheny Township Police Department
Jessica DiGennaro, BWC Founder

The evening will begin at 5:00PM with hors d'oeuvres with dinner to follow at 6:00PM. Buffet dinner includes: Italian Wedding soup, linguini and Penna pasta, red sauce and Alfredo sauce, grilled chicken, meatballs, herbed broccoli, house salad, garlic bread, and assorted desserts. The Greenbean Coffee House will also be providing a coffee bar which will also include kid-friendly options and Non alcoholic beverages will also be available.

NOTE: Children 5 and under are free but a ticket is required for the event.

We would like to thank our Platinum Sponsors for this event:
Altoona Grand Hotel
Greenbean Coffee House
JLS Construction Inc
Premier Limousine LLC

Please visit our website to purchase tickets (www.becausewecarefoundation.com). If you would like to purchase a ticket in person, please message the Foundation’s FB page or email us at: [email protected]ecausewecarefoundation.com
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Congratulations to Madison Benfer! Madison won the Teeter Group Foundation, Joe & Gina Itle Ag Science, and David & Jane...
08/30/2021

Congratulations to Madison Benfer! Madison won the Teeter Group Foundation, Joe & Gina Itle Ag Science, and David & Janet Hileman 4-H Dairy Club and Keystone Farmer Degree Scholarships. She is a graduate of Central High and heading to Penn State.

Best wishes Madison!

#communityfoundation #centralpagives #scholarship @m.benfer24 @pennstate

Congratulations to the Brian Morden Foundation on their kick-off to National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Each Sept...
08/30/2021

Congratulations to the Brian Morden Foundation on their kick-off to National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Each September, the Brian Morden Foundation organizes events to bring awareness to issues around childhood cancer. This past Saturday, they were at the Altoona Curve baseball game.

The Brian Morden Foundation is administered by the CPCF.

Congratulations to Nickolas Michael DeAntonio! Nickolas won the Officer Chris Amerine Memorial Scholarship. He is a grad...
08/26/2021

Congratulations to Nickolas Michael DeAntonio! Nickolas won the Officer Chris Amerine Memorial Scholarship. He is a graduate of Altoona Area High and heading to Penn State Altoona.

Best wishes Nicholas!

#communityfoundation #centralpagives #scholarship Penn State

It's #internationaldogday! We have two very special dogs in our world, here at the CPCF. We are proud to administer both...
08/26/2021

It's #internationaldogday! We have two very special dogs in our world, here at the CPCF. We are proud to administer both the Huntingdon Police Foundation and Blair County Sheriff's K-9 Foundation. These funds focus on the needs of the police dogs in their communities. Huntingdon's X and Blair County's Rik are helping to protect us everyday. And every now and then, they stop by our office to say Hi.

Congratulations to Vanessa Kay Ponder! Vanessa won the Lance Bettwy-Gottshall Scholarship, Shafer Greaves Family Scholar...
08/25/2021

Congratulations to Vanessa Kay Ponder! Vanessa won the Lance Bettwy-Gottshall Scholarship, Shafer Greaves Family Scholarship, and WISE Women of Blair County Scholarship. She is currently attending Juniata College.

Best wishes Vanessa!

#communityfoundation #centralpagives #scholarship @instajuniatacollege

Congratulations to Matthew Kowalsky! Matthew won the Jeff Koppel Memorial Head Start Scholarship. He is a graduate of Am...
08/25/2021

Congratulations to Matthew Kowalsky! Matthew won the Jeff Koppel Memorial Head Start Scholarship. He is a graduate of Ambridge Area High and heading to Penn State Behrend.

Best wishes Matthew!

#communityfoundation #centralpagives #scholarship @psbehrend

Congratulations to Andrew Yanoshak! Andrew won the Vince Frank "Big V" Memorial Scholarship. He is a graduate of Bishop ...
08/25/2021

Congratulations to Andrew Yanoshak! Andrew won the Vince Frank "Big V" Memorial Scholarship. He is a graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High and heading to Notre Dame.

Best wishes Andrew!

#communityfoundation #centralpagives #scholarship @bishopguilfoyle1 @notredame

Congratulations to Zachary Cunningham! Zachary won the Franklin M. (Frankie) Finelli II Memorial Scholarship. He is a gr...
08/25/2021

Congratulations to Zachary Cunningham! Zachary won the Franklin M. (Frankie) Finelli II Memorial Scholarship. He is a graduate of Bellwood-Antis High and heading to the Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center.

Best wishes Zachary!

#communityfoundation #centralpagives #scholarship @cunny_bunny @greateraltoonactc

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Once again, the Brian Morden Foundation will be sponsoring aware...
08/25/2021

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Once again, the Brian Morden Foundation will be sponsoring awareness activities throughout the month.

The Brian Morden Foundation is administered by the CPCF.

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Once again, the Brian Morden Foundation will be sponsoring awareness activities throughout the month.

The Brian Morden Foundation is administered by the CPCF.

Congratulations to Chesney Saltsgiver! Chesney won the Adam Zook Memorial Scholarship. She is a graduate Tyrone Area Hig...
08/24/2021

Congratulations to Chesney Saltsgiver! Chesney won the Adam Zook Memorial Scholarship. She is a graduate Tyrone Area High and heading to Penn State Altoona.

Best wishes Chesney!

#communityfoundation #centralpagives #scholarship @chesneyy.13 @pennstatealtoona

Congratulations to Dana Heltzel! Dana won the Wilt-Gillette Science Award. She is a graduate of Central High and heading...
08/24/2021

Congratulations to Dana Heltzel! Dana won the Wilt-Gillette Science Award. She is a graduate of Central High and heading to the University of Pittsburgh.

Best wishes Dana!

#communityfoundation #centralpagives #scholarship @pittofficial @danaheltzel

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