September 15, 2021
The Community Giving Foundation: Selinsgrove held its annual grant breakfast on September 14th to celebrate the impact of grant recipients and share stories of community giving from Foundation board, staff, and donors. The breakfast, held at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club, was a wonderful time of reflection on the Foundation’s presence in the Selinsgrove community and the many dedicated individuals, families, and organizations that make this work possible.
During the event, Selinsgrove Board chair Donna Schuck spoke on the giving spirit that is evident through Foundation stakeholders and the philanthropic commitment of donors to Selinsgrove funds. Holly Morrison, Foundation president/CEO, shared Selinsgrove’s journey to affiliate with the Foundation and the excitement behind last year’s re-branding at the Foundation. Karri Harter, Foundation program associate, celebrated the good work accomplished in the Selinsgrove community through the dedication of area nonprofit organizations. Grant recipients from Selinsgrove’s 2021 competitive grant round were also recognized. Shelly Stroble, executive director of Central Susquehanna Sight Services, shared her organization’s experience with the Foundation and services like the “prevention of blindness” program for kids that are only made possible because of local grants and donor support. As both a fund advisor and Selinsgrove Board member, Eric Rowe spoke on letting passion drive your giving story, encouraging us all to take the step of investing our time, money, and resources into the community to make a difference. Kara Seesholtz, Foundation chief advancement officer, closed the morning with a call for you to discover your own giving story—made easier through the Foundation’s new Giving Workbook.
The Foundation was honored and inspired by the uplifting community giving stories that were shared. Each joins together to create the story of the Community Giving Foundation. Thank you to all that attended the event and for your continued partnership with us in the greater Selinsgrove area—For Good. For Ever.
Pictured above, grant recipients from Selinsgrove’s 2021 competitive grant round pose during the Selinsgrove breakfast on the 14th. Click here to watch a video from our grant recipients as they say “thank you” to the donors that make these grants possible.