Central Susquehanna Community Foundation Showcases its Work at Final Business After Hours of 2018

Jennifer Rempe (center) of WVIA was the winner of a drawing for a $250 donation to the charity of her choice for attending the November Business After Hours at the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation. Presenting her with the check is Holly Morrison (right), president and CEO of the CSCF At left is Fred Gaffney, president of the Columbia Montour Chamber.

The Central Susquehanna Community Foundation gave attendees a brief education about community foundations in general as well as its work over the last 20 years as it hosted the final Chamber Business After Hours of the year back on Nov. 14 at its Berwick headquarters. In addition to learning more about the CSCF’s work and about the history and work of community foundations in general, attendees were able enjoy some delicious food from Lucy’s Kitchen & Catering, as well as beer from Berwick Brewing and local wine.

Members also had an opportunity to take part in a fun educational activity that allowed them to learn a little bit about community foundations and the CSCF while also having an opportunity to win a $250 donation to a charity of their choice. Each attendees picked up a four-question quiz on the way in, with the answers all scattered in clues throughout the building (answers to the quiz are noted below). All submitted quizes, whether they had the correct answers or not, were then entered into a drawing for the $250 donation prize. The winner was Jennifer Rempe of WVIA, who elected to make the donation to DJ Choices, a unique educational program that promotes opiate addiction awareness among students, parents and communities through school assembly programs and other forums and channels. 

Business After Hours provide regular opportunities to build business relationships while learning about the services offered by other Chamber members. The next Business After Hours will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at a location TBD. The first two Business After Hours of 2019 will be announced within the next week, while the remainder Business After Hours schedule for 2019 will be announced by the end of the month. 

Answers to quiz questions:

1. George H.W. Bush created Community Foundation Week, November 12-18, in 1989 to recognize the work of community foundations throughout America and their collaborative approach to working with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

2. Central Susquehanna Community Foundation is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year!

3. In 2017, the Foundation awarded $2.7 million in grants across our 5 ½ county footprint, through the 250+ funds we administer.

4. Name a board member you know! Our regional CSCF Board of Directors are: John Parker, Chair; Timothy Apple, Vice-Chair; JoAnn Ferentz, Treasurer; Nancy J. Marr, Secretary; Robert L. Albertson, O.D.; Sam Balukoff; Jeff Cerminaro; Paul R. Eyerly, IV; Peggy Fullmer; John M. Kurelja, Ed.D.; Heather H. Rowe; Rhonda Seebold; J. Donald Steele, Jr.; Connie Tressler; and, Wendy Tripoli.