Member News – November 10, 2021

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Eric Pangelinan and Kim Groshek join the Community Giving Foundation Team

The Community Giving Foundation announced the hire of two new staff members, expanding the Foundation team to better serve donors and community partners in timely and efficient ways through a continued commitment to personalized philanthropy and community giving stories.

Eric Pangelinan joins the Foundation in the new position of Operations Assistant. In his role, Eric works closely with the Foundation’s Chief Advancement Officer and Chief Financial Officer to utilize the Foundation’s database software to its fullest capabilities. He also provides support to the development and finance departments by processing incoming donations, offering technical support to donors and fundholders, and organizing department meetings with boards, staff, and other stakeholders. Prior to joining the Foundation team, Eric served as a Conference Officer for the Columbia-Montour Domestic Relations Office. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bloomsburg University in both Political Science and Philosophy. Eric is a native of the Berwick/Nescopeck area and is dedicated to helping the community he calls home grow and improve every day.

Kim Groshek serves as the Foundation’s new Administrative Assistant, welcoming visitors at the Berwick office front desk and providing a wide range of office support for the President/CEO and staff to facilitate effective and efficient operations. Prior to joining the team, Kim worked as a para-professional for many years before becoming a receptionist for the Berwick Area School District. She has lived in the Berwick community most of her life.

“We are very excited with the additions of Eric and Kim to the Foundation this year. Both bring new excitement and a set of skills that will only enhance what already exists with our office staff as we remain committed to building relationships with our current and new stakeholders through personalized services and giving options. Our office is now a strong team of eight, and I look forward to all we can do together to continue serving the communities across our region,” writes Holly Morrison, Foundation President/CEO.

The new members join the following Foundation staff: Holly Morrison, D.Ed., President and CEO; Al Meale, Chief Financial Officer; Kara G. Seesholtz, Chief Advancement Officer; Christine Orlando, Senior Program Officer; Karri Harter, Program Associate; and Katie Simpson, Communications & Events Associate.

The Community Giving Foundation manages over 300 charitable funds and makes grant investments throughout the region to improve the quality of life in the Central Susquehanna area. In partnership with affiliates in BerwickBloomsburgDanvilleSelinsgrove, and Sunbury, the Foundation continues to tell stories of community giving.