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Emerging Philanthropists Program

Support or join the next generation of philanthropists

The Emerging Philanthropists Program (EPP) seeks to engage Harrisburg’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.

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 $35,000 to nonprofit organizations serving the Harrisburg area.


Apply TODAY to join the class of 2022!

EPP provides an opportunity for emerging leaders in the Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg’s developing leaders who wish to be actively engaged in giving back to their community.

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April 19, 2022
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July 19, 2022
August 16, 2022
September 20, 2022
October 18, 2022
November 15, 20222 – Graduation
June 4, 2022 (tentative) – Harrisburg Hoopla


2020 EPP Class Photo

2019 Harrisburg Hoopla

2019 Harrisburg Hoopla

Harrisburg Hoopla Check Presentation - Friends of International House

Harrisburg Hoopla Check Presentation - Lebanon Rescue Mission

Harrisburg Hoopla Check Presentation - Salvation Army

Harrisburg Hoopla Check Presentation - Samara

The Harrisburg Hoopla

What is the Harrisburg Hoopla? It’s a fantastic event hosted by the EPP where teams compete to raise unrestricted funds for local nonprofit organizations. 

The 2022 Harrisburg Hoopla date is scheduled for June 4, 2022 on City Island.