October 15, 2021
The Community Giving Foundation: Sunbury held its annual grant breakfast on October 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 Sunbury community and the many dedicated individuals, families, and organizations that make this work possible.
During the event, Sunbury Board chair Jeff Hollenbach spoke on the giving spirit that is evident through Foundation stakeholders and the philanthropic commitment of donors to Sunbury funds. Holly Morrison, Foundation president/CEO, shared the excitement behind last year’s re-branding at the Foundation and the unity it brings between all of our affiliates, programs, and donors. Christine Orlando, Foundation senior program officer, celebrated the good work accomplished in the Sunbury community through the dedication of area nonprofit organizations. Grant recipients from Sunbury’s 2021 competitive grant round were also recognized. Jennifer Rempe of Susquehanna Valley CASA shared her organization’s experience with the Foundation and the importance of community partnerships to promote the work of CASA and other local nonprofit organizations. Kara Seesholtz, Foundation chief advancement officer, told the story of a local businessman who heard about the work of the Foundation and saw the benefits of establishing an unrestricted fund with his family and business to support unmet needs in the Sunbury community. She 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 Sunbury area—For Good. For Ever.
Pictured above, grant recipients from Sunbury’s 2021 competitive grant round pose during the Sunbury 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.