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HARRISBURG, Pa. – An upcoming cocktail event at The Winery at Hunter’s Valley will celebrate the programs of 15 nonprofit organizations serving Perry County and the over $58,000 of support they received from the Perry County Community Foundation (PCCF), a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC). 

 “Regional grantee receptions help us connect with our local communities,” says Janice Black, President and CEO of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC). “Our donors get to see the organizations supported by their generous gifts and hear the impact it has on their neighbors.” 

 The organizations being recognized were awarded a combined total of $58,746.60 in grant funding. They include: 

  • Capital Area Girls on the Run, Supporting the mental, physical, and social health of girls in Perry County 
  • Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Supporting school pantries in Perry County 
  • Duncannon Senior Citizens Center, Lighting the way to efficiency and savings with LEDs, aiding in education, programs, and future projects for Seniors and Community 
  • Employment Skills Center, Nurse Aide Training Program in Perry County 
  • Historical Society of Perry County, Restoration and Management of Clark’s Ferry Tavern 
  • Join Hands Ministry, Rural Poor Outreach and Empowerment – Back 2 School 
  • Junior Achievement of South-Central PA, Junior Achievement BizTown Program for Perry County Schools 
  • Keystone System Services, Health & Safety Investments 
  • Leaf Project, Inc., Pre-k Produce Partnership 
  • Marysville-Rye Library Association, Stem Programming 
  • PennCares, Caring for the Caregiver 
  • Perry County Council of the Arts, PCCA Early Art Education 
  • Setebaid Services, Inc., Setebaid Diabetes Camp Camperships 
  • Community Action Commission, Perry County Resource Center Parents as Teachers Program 
  • United Way of the Capital Region, Ready for School, Ready to Succeed 

“The advisory committee looks forward to this event every year,” says Marel King, Chair of the PCCF Advisory Committee. “We are so excited to celebrate this year’s grantees and hope everyone will come out and join us!” 

To learn more about each of PCCF’s grantees visit www.tfec.org/pccf. 

PCCF’s grantee reception will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at The Winery at Hunter’s Valley from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Any gifts made at this event will directly support future grantmaking from the Perry County Community Foundation. 

To register to attend this free event, visit https://www.tfec.org/pccfgrant/ 

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About the Perry County Community Foundation 

The Perry County Community Foundation (PCCF), established in 1987, is a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. PCCF makes discretionary grants to nonprofit organizations that serve residents of Perry County. PCCF also serves as a vehicle for individuals, companies, foundations, and charitable organizations to establish charitable funds that will support the civic, social, educational, and cultural well-being of individuals living in Perry County. PCCF ensures that all gifts, ranging from a few dollars to a few thousand dollars or more, will work to improve the quality of life for Perry County residents, today and in the future. 

About The Foundation for Enhancing Communities  

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. 

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