Volunteers In Philanthropy



Doing Good in the Berwick Community.

When the Community Giving Foundation was established out of the sale of the Berwick Hospital, a commitment to charitable work in the Berwick community remained at the forefront. In 2010, the former Berwick Hospital Auxiliary reinvented themselves as the Foundation's Volunteers in Philanthropy. With a mission to improve the quality of life for Berwick residents, members committed to enriching volunteerism and making meaningful grant investments in the community.

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Foundation History

A Story of Local Giving

Volunteers in Philanthropy is a group of life-long Berwick residents working together to enrich volunteerism and make increasing grant investments in the community they care so much about.

Pictured at right are members of Volunteers in Philanthropy with grant representatives from the Berwick Area School District S.O.A.R. Program, Berwick Area YMCA, Berwick Borough Summer Concert Series, For the Cause, and Beyond Violence.

Impact Stories

Your support of Volunteers In Philanthropy 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. 


Community Impact

Volunteers in Philanthropy serves Berwick and the surrounding area with their generosity and service.

The group recently awarded $14,000 to local charitable nonprofits and government agencies during its annual grantround. Funding decisions were focused on programs that provide direct impact and service to Berwick area residents.

Grant Recipients

2019 Golf Tournament

Thank you for your support of Volunteers in Philanthropy's 2019 Golf Tournament!

Since 2011, Volunteers In Philanthropy has awarded $48,150 in grants through the Community Giving Foundation. The following programs benefited from your generous donations and support of the golf tournaments:

  • McBride Library—On-line Tutoring Program
  • Berwick Area YMCA—SportFit and Day Camperships
  • Berwick Area School District—All-Veteran Scholarships
  • Berwick Police Dept.—Trauma Packs, Bullet-Proof Vests and Shield -Police Explorer Program for Transportation
  • Ber-Vaughn Pool Project
  • Tapestry of Health—Summer Food Service Program
  • For the Cause—Berwick Food Program
  • Berwick Borough—Summer Concert Series
  • Berwick Police Department—Surveillance Radios Program
  • Stuart Tank Memorial Association—Berwick Stuart Tank Memorial
  • Berwick Salvation Army—Heart Smart Feeding Initiative


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Committee Members

Bob Foster (Chair)
Donna Berlin
Carol Foster
Heather Geiser
Phil Geiser
Mary Lou Goff
Rose Goin
Patt Hart
Sharon Hess
Dale Krothe
Ferne Krothe
Kay Mentrikoski
Marilyn Muehlhof
Mary Ann Nagule
Loretta Vaughn
Pauline Smith
Ralphene Traught
Loretta Vaughn

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