HARRISBURG, PA — Lace up your sneakers and get your game faces ready for Harrisburg Hoopla! The Emerging Philanthropist Program (EPP), a special initiative of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC), will be hosting the 5th Annual Harrisburg Hoopla on Saturday, June 3, 2023. This full-day event brings young philanthropists together to relive their middle school field days by competing in events like volleyball, dizzy bat, big Jenga, puzzle games, and more, for charity. 

Each competing team of six or more will represent a local nonprofit of their choice. The top three teams will donate a portion of the event proceeds to their selected organization; the remainder of the proceeds will benefit the Emerging Philanthropist Fund at TFEC. Last year, the top three teams donated a combined total of $8,762 to three nonprofit organizations. 

The Emerging Philanthropist Fund is overseen by a committee made up of EPP class alumni. This committee leads an annual competitive grantmaking program for local nonprofit organizations. The Fund is celebrating philanthropy, growing local leaders, and changing our community. 

For more information or to register, visit www.tfec.org/hbghoopla. 


The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC), the 18th oldest community foundation in the United States, inspires giving by partnering with donors to achieve their charitable goals, and strengthens our local communities by investing in them now, and for future generations. TFEC has been serving the South-Central Pennsylvania counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, and Perry, and the Dillsburg Area for 102 years. Regional foundations of TFEC include the Greater Harrisburg Community Foundation, the Franklin County Community Foundation, the Mechanicsburg Area Community Foundation, the Perry County Community Foundation, and the Dillsburg Area Community Foundation.  

For more information on TFEC, please visit www.tfec.org.  

The Emerging Philanthropists Program seeks to engage Harrisburg’s emerging business and community leaders with the great possibilities that lie within philanthropic endeavors in Harrisburg. The program has been running for seven years and graduated over 100 young professionals. The program engages emerging philanthropists in questions such as: What does it mean to be philanthropic? How do I understand the needs of our community? and What can I do to make an impact? Additionally, the Emerging Philanthropist Program provides resources and educational opportunities for Harrisburg’s developing leaders who wish to be actively engaged in giving back to their community. 

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