Member News- December 9, 2020

New Look. Same Philanthropic Commitment. Community Foundation Introduces New Name and Brand

The Central Susquehanna Community Foundation has formally changed its name to Community Giving Foundation and introduced a meaningful new logo and website.

Committed to enriching the lives of those in the Central Susquehanna region through partnerships with generous donors, fundholders, and local leaders, the Foundation manages nearly 300 charitable funds supporting nonprofit organizations across a 5 ½ county service area, with combined assets exceeding $61 million (as of December 31, 2020). According to president and CEO Holly Morrison, D.Ed., the change comes as a result of strategic planning with the Foundation board. The new name and look were developed with a dedicated committee of board members and staff over the last year.

“Community Giving Foundation will represent the same personal and professional services our area communities have come to rely on for the last twenty years,” says Morrison. “The goal of our Foundation is to help people create funds that change lives, both now and for years to come. As we continue serving and supporting area nonprofits through the giving spirit of donors and fundholders, we look forward to growing our impact and partnerships with community leaders across our region.”

“All of the words and symbols within our new brand are significant,” adds Morrison. “They have been carefully designed to embody our philanthropic commitment to our region and represent who we are to all of our stakeholders. This new brand communicates everything we stand for and reinforces our leadership position among regional nonprofits:

1) Community indicates our essential role in serving communities in our 5 ½ county service area, as well as the community of generous donors and fundholders that partner in this work. 2) Giving reflects our emphasis on meeting donors’ charitable intentions to support these communities, which in turn provides vital resources and support for area nonprofits. 3) Foundation identifies our position of providing a trusted and solid base for community philanthropy in our region. 4) The Tree in our logo suggests strength and growth, while the gentle arch indicates umbrella support for our communities.”

A Personal Legacy—In Perpetuity Community Giving Foundation remains committed to local philanthropy. We help connect people to the causes they care about, both now and in the future. With nearly 300 charitable funds, Community Giving Foundation has helped many families and individuals create a lasting tribute—grants and scholarships are made every year in their name, reflecting an ongoing commitment to their community and values. We would love to hear what you are passionate about and how we can help you create your own charitable legacy. Please call us at 570.752.3930 or visit csgiving.org to learn more.


Montour Solar One Zoom Event

In Montour Solar One’s ongoing efforts to educate, inform and answer questions, the team will be holding a Zoom Webinar on Tuesday, December 15th at 6:30 PM.

The team will update participants, share the latest information and continue to answer the community’s questions.

Registration is required at https://bit.ly/MS1Zoom and then participants will receive a link with the meeting number and passcode. For those who prefer not to participate in the video portion of the meeting, upon registration you will receive a phone number to dial into.

The team looks forward to talking with you on December 15th.


Turkey Hill Brewing & Old Forge Brewing Collaborate for Camp Victory

L-R: Jamie Huntley, executive director, Camp Victory; Scamper the Squirrel; Damien Malfara, OFBC; Andrew Nebel, THBC; Donny Abraczinskas, THBC; Kate Stepnick, camp director, Camp Victory; and Tim Plisiewicz, THBC

Turkey Hill Brewing Company in Bloomsburg and Old Forge Brewing Company in Danville have collaborated on a special brew called “Crazy Squirrel” in honor of Camp Victory’s extremely enthusiastic mascot Scamper. The brewing companies will donate a percentage of the proceeds to Camp Victory while supplies last. 

Crazy Squirrel is a German Alt Bier (old style brew – malty ale) that is perfect for cold weather so stop in either location today to enjoy a delicious brew with your meal. Dine-in and take out currently available. 

Camp Victory is a beautiful 130-acre camp in Millville built specifically for kids with special needs and serious health issues. 


Coat Drive at Ken Pollock Auto Group

The dealerships that make up the Ken Pollock Auto Group, including Ken Pollock Ford Lincoln in Berwick, are holding their annual coat drive through December 14th. They will be collecting gently used and new coats in all sizes at their dealerships and tire and auto center to help families in the local communities. All donations collected at Ken Pollock Ford Lincoln will go to Columbia County Head Start.