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Mechanicsburg Area Community Foundation

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Help us increase the funds flowing to the Mechanicsburg Area by making a tax-deductible donation to the Mechanicsburg Area Community Fund and you’ll improve your community for good, forever.

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In 1986, Mechanicsburg community leaders established the Mechanicsburg Area Community Foundation (MACF) to build permanent endowments to benefit the Mechanicsburg area’s ZIP codes of 17055 and 17050. MACF decided to affiliate itself as a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities to help minimize the expenses associated with creating an independent community foundation. The MACF Advisory Committee provides insight on local issues to strengthen fundraising and grantmaking efforts for the benefit of Mechanicsburg area residents.


Mechanicsburg Area Community Foundation currently manages 76 funds with assets totaling $7,798,676 (12/31/21).

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Advisory Committee

Patricia Herring, Chair
Murrel Walters III, Vice Chair
Myra Badorf
Ivy Buchan
Amy Bockis
Susanna Reppert-Brill
Sue Erdman
Shawn Greenland
Kyle Miller
Greg Longwell
John Petrie
Gary Weber
Linda Willis

Dr. Carolyn Dumaresq, Chair of the Board of Directors, and Robert E. Caplan, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, serve as ex officios on all committees.

Director Emeritus

Foster M. Berkheimer
David Coover
Charles E. Shields, Sr. (posthumously)


MACF conducts an annual competitive grantmaking program for nonprofit organizations serving the Mechanicsburg area (zip codes 17050 & 17055). MACF’s strategic grantmaking focus is to invest in innovative, collaborative approaches and solutions to community problems, and to support projects that demonstrate achievable outcomes, the potential for replication as a model program, and plans for sustainability beyond the grant term. The overarching goal is to fund programs and services that have the potential for the greatest impact on the quality of life and positive outcomes for individuals and families living in the Mechanicsburg area.

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2021 Advisory Committee Directed Grants Total: $73,171.00

Recipient Grant Amount
Big Brothers – Big Sisters of the Capital Region, Inc. $6,000.00
Capital Area Girls on the Run $5,000.00
Community CARES $4,000.00
Cumberland Valley Preservation Society at Silver Spring $6,000.00
Employment Skills Center $1,910.00
Gaudenzia, Inc. $3,000.00
Homeland Hospice $7,000.00
Hospice of Central Pennsylvania $7,000.00
Joseph T. Simpson Public Library $9,200.00
Junior Achievement of South Central PA, Inc. $5,000.00
New Hope Ministries, Inc. $7,080.00
PennCares $3,481.00
Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research $2,500.00
Susquehanna Service Dogs, a division of Keystone Service Systems $6,000.00

2021 Total Grants Awarded*: $280,533

*Includes grants directed by donors and grants directed by Advisory Committee.


2021 Scholarships Total: $54,841.00 | 24 students

Awardees for 2021 scholarships were:

Seidle Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Cynthia L. Coller Memorial Scholarship  
Lana Wolfgang $1,000.00
Judith A. Ingram Memorial Scholarship   
Ilana Jacobson $1,500.00
Delaney McWilliams $1,500.00
Isley Ward $1,500.00
Ken and Romaine Kauffman Scholarship  
David Lynn $500.00
Mechanicsburg Area High School Alumni Association Fund   
Nandini Kumbhojkar $5,600.00
Harleen Kaur $5,600.00
Erin Harris $5,600.00
Todd Feil $5,600.00
Aiden DeLong $5,600.00
Harry A. Berkheimer Lineman of the Year Scholarship   
James Nguyen $1,000.00
Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg Charitable Fund  
Sofia Godoy $2,000.00
Deseree Kinard $2,000.00
Remy Murray $2,000.00
William Murray Foundation Scholarship Fund   
Paige Gribschaw $400.00
Operation Wildcat Scholarship Fund  
Harleen Kaur $4,000.00
Bertha and Byron L. Reppert Scholarship  
John DeWire $1,500.00
Charles Shields Scholarship Fund  
Titus Wiggins $702.00
Singiser Family Fund  
Nandini Kumbhojkar $1,200.00
Anita Laudenslager $1,200.00
Madisen Ilgenfritz $1,000.00
Michala Geraty $1,200.00
Alicia Elder $1,000.00
Richard N. Wevodau Scholarship  
Jane Mylin $1,639.00

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