Selinsgrove Highlights Giving Stories

May 4, 2022

The Community Giving Foundation: Selinsgrove held its annual event on May 3rd to share stories of community giving and impact. The luncheon, held at Isabella Ristorante, was an inspiring time of togetherness to celebrate the partnerships and dedication that make this philanthropic spirit thrive in the Selinsgrove area.

During the event, Selinsgrove Board member Malcolm Derk spoke on the impact of the 20+ Selinsgrove funds, each created by community members and donors who continue to invest in the well-being and future of the community. A list of Selinsgrove funds and 2022 grant recipients were included in this year’s event handout. Foundation President/CEO Holly Morrison recognized the dedicated individuals that make up the Selinsgrove board (both past and present) and shared about the Community Giving Foundation’s renewed commitment to stewardship and relationship-building. Jim Van Kirk, donor and fund advisor of the Wayne and Nancy Van Kirk Scholarship Fund, told the story of his family history in the Selinsgrove area and the ways his parent’s legacy lives on through their charitable fund.

What’s your community giving story? What legacy of philanthropy do you want to leave in your community? Guests were prompted to consider these questions as everyone was given an opportunity to share their own giving story at their tables. Through special giving cards and the many resources compiled in the Foundation’s Giving Workbook, discovering your passions and philanthropic goals has never been easier. Learn more here.

The Foundation was inspired and uplifted by the stories and conversations that were shared. It is only through the unity of each donor, board member, nonprofit organization, and community partner that we can continue to make a difference—For Good. For Ever.

Pictured above, grant recipients from Selinsgrove’s 2022 competitive grant round gather during the luncheon on May 3rd. Pictured below, grant recipients highlight some of the ways Foundation grants are impacting their organizations and the people they serve.