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Emerging Philanthropists Program

Support or join the next generation of philanthropists

The Emerging Philanthropists Program (EPP) seeks to engage Central PA’s emerging business and community leaders with the great possibilities that lie within philanthropic endeavors in our region. EPP provides resources and educational opportunities for those who wish to be actively engaged in philanthropic endeavors.

EPP provides an opportunity for emerging leaders in the Central PA community to become actively engaged with the power of philanthropy through the Emerging Philanthropists Program (EPP). What does it mean to be philanthropic? How do I understand the needs of our community? What can I do to make an impact? EPP provides resources and educational opportunities for Central PA’s developing leaders who wish to be actively engaged in giving back to their community.

In the culminating experience, the class applies their newly learned community and grantmaking skills by awarding a grant to a nonprofit organization in a funding priority chosen by the class after assessing community needs. Since 2014, the Emerging Philanthropists Program has granted more than $45,000 to nonprofit organizations serving Central PA.

The Emerging Philanthropists Program is postponed until 2025. Please stay tuned for a better program in 2025.

EPP Class of 2023

Harrisburg Hoopla

What is Harrisburg Hoopla?

It’s a fantastic event hosted by EPP where teams compete to raise funds for local nonprofit organizations.

The 2024 Harrisburg Hoopla event is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, 2024. Save the date to #CompeteForACause!