Emerging Philanthropists Learn about Engagement, Invite Nonprofits to Apply

EPP - Panelists

Panelists speak to how they’re engaging the next generation.

On June 16 the Emerging Philanthropist Class of 2015 met with a great group of individuals who have active roles in our community to hear their experiences on engaging the next generation, getting involved and giving back!

Four Diamonds Director Suzanne Graney, Leadership Harrisburg Area President Una S. Martone, LGBT Center of Central PA Executive Director Louie Marvin, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Director of Development Beth Mihmet and Messiah College Director of Annual Giving Beth Trott Clark all spoke to their personal experiences, successes and challenges in enhancing their strategies and growing awareness among younger generations.

Following the presentations from the panelists and a group discussion the Class of 2015 laid out final plans for their grant opportunity. On June 29 the Emerging Philanthropist Program invited nonprofit organizations to apply for the new grant opportunity.

The grant opportunity is for any nonprofit organization serving the Harrisburg Region with programs working to break the cycle of poverty and increase self-sufficiency in teens and young adults aged 13-25 for a one-time grant of $5,000. Eligible programs may include (but are not limited to): mentoring, workforce development and career building, financial literacy, and parenting classes. Programs specifically serving Harrisburg City will be given priority.

Applications must be submitted by August 31, 2015. Notification of grant awards will be made in October 2015. Click here to learn how to apply and to review the grant guidelines.

Zachary Moore Music Memorial Fund

"TFEC is family to us. It means a lot to have the fund at a place where people cared about Zachary when he was alive, and care about this memorial fund that we’ve established in his honor."

Pillars with Purpose

"TFEC has a can-do attitude. They're invested not just in getting the job done, but also emotionally invested—which makes for a great partner."

Owen's Fund

"I think it's really important that we have a structure and an entity like TFEC to help the community thrive."