Meeting A Multitude Of Charitable Needs in The Greater Sunbury Area.
Formed in 2005 out of the sale of the Sunbury Hospital, Community Giving Foundation: Sunbury is helping to meet a multitude of charitable needs in the greater Sunbury area through the superior stewardship of enduring charitable gifts. It affiliated with the Community Giving Foundation in 2006 for investment, development, and back office support.
Annually, more than $175,000 in grants are awarded to organizations that invest in programs and projects that specifically target health-related goal areas. Over $40,000 is provided in scholarships on a yearly basis to support students continuing their education.
A Story of Local Giving
Volunteerism and community service were a vital part of the Woodring household. Their desire to impart a little bit of kindness into their community let them to the Foundation, where they established the Jesse and Maxine Woodring Donor Advised Fund. Since Jesse's passing in 2018, their daughter April has continued to work with Maxine to ensure her parent's spirit of philanthropic giving carries on in the Sunbury area.
"The fund my parents created is the affirmation that their qualities of servant leadership would continue long after they are gone. It is truly my great honor that they entrusted me with the task to make sure their plans to support Sunbury and the surrounding communities would continue in the most meaningful of ways. There's nothing more humbling than knowing that small gestures and individual commitments can make the greatest impact." (April W. Trego, daughter and fund advisor)
Your support of Community Giving Foundation: Sunbury makes an impact on the lives of people in your community. This story is just one example of the power of giving happening now because of the generosity of our donors.
Sunbury's geographic service area includes residents of the Shikellamy, Line Mountain, and Selinsgrove School Districts.
With more than $3 million in assets from the sale of the Sunbury Hospital in 2005, Sunbury's goal was to improve healthcare in the local community. Grant investments supported programs and projects focused on children's health, oral health, coronary care, and issues regarding the working poor. After affiliating with the Community Giving Foundation in 2006, Sunbury continued to provide for charitable healthcare needs and expanded its mission to meet a multitude of charitable needs in the greater Sunbury area.
Through Community Giving Foundation: Sunbury, donors are establishing meaningful impact both now and into the future.
"Your partnership can help cement a charitable legacy right here, and help promote a stronger, healthier community through your contributions." (Adam Purdy, Former Board Member)
Community Giving Foundation: Sunbury supports charitable healthcare needs and a multitude of other community programs throughout the Sunbury area. It recently awarded over $160,000 to local nonprofits during its competitive grantround.
Creating a Legacy
There is a place for you here! Through the collective work of neighbors, families, businesses, and nonprofits, the Community Giving Foundation: Sunbury will continue to leave a greater impact in your community for years to come.
Donors can help meet local charitable needs by supporting current Sunbury funds or by creating a fund in their own name to establish a personal charitable legacy. Please contact a member of Sunbury's board or Foundation staff to discuss how you can partner with your local community foundation to make a difference in the greater Sunbury area.
For More Information
Local Business Establishes Fund for Unrestricted Needs in SunburyApril 8, 2021
Virtual Annual Meeting (2021)March 8, 2021
Sunbury Welcomes New Board MembersFebruary 19, 2021
Jeff Hollenbach (chair)
Craig DeFazio (vice chair)
Steve Engle (treasurer)
Robert C. Zimmerman
Board Members are charged with evaluating grant applications, monitoring community strengths and needs, and making site visits as needed to verify progress.