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FCFP Celebrates 105th Anniversary

Posted on November 18, 2021

FCFP will celebrate its 105th anniversary on Saturday, November 20, 2021, by treating the community to a sweet surprise – gift cards.

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FCFP achieved much success in 2020

Posted on August 03, 2021

FCFP achieved much success in 2020 by raising $5.9 million dollars through the establishment of new funds and the foresight of new society inductees. View our video highlight of 2020.

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FCFP Announces New Rider Park Manager

Posted on July 30, 2021

FCFP recently appointed Sara Street as the Rider Park Manager. The vacancy was created by the retirement of Bonnie Mahoney who served in the role for more than eight years.

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Raise the Region 2021

Posted on March 12, 2021

North central Pennsylvania showed its true spirit of philanthropy by donating $2,030,674 to 272 nonprofit organizations. The 30-hour online fundraiser had thousands of donors make 14,157 gifts. Since starting in 2013, Raise the Region has collectively received over $12 million in donations for the benefit of local nonprofit organizations.

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Three Healthcare Organizations Speak with One Voice through FCFP

Posted on January 11, 2021

​FCFP is launching a public health campaign aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19. While public messages are not new, the approach FCFP took brings together the community in a way we have not seen before. FCFP brought the region’s healthcare organizations together to speak to area residents with a single voice.

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FCFP Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Posted on January 06, 2021

FCFP recently appointed Jonathan A. Nichols as Chief Financial Officer. The vacancy was created by the retirement of Jack Willoughby who served in the role for more than a decade. Nichols joins FCFP after spending 14 years in the public accounting and advisory industry.

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2020 FCFP Scholarship Recipients

Posted on September 10, 2020

FCFP recently awarded $277,550 in scholarships to 88 students for the 2020-2021 academic year. Eligibility and criteria vary by scholarship.

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Anonymous Donor Gifts $250,000 to FCFP

Posted on July 28, 2020

FCFP is pleased to announce the creation of a donor advised fund to benefit the Shamokin Area School District. The $250,000 anonymous donation allowed FCFP to provide a grant to the School District for use on the turf replacement project at Kemp Memorial Stadium.

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Regional Funders Adopt Common Application

Posted on July 17, 2020

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP), Charles B. Degenstein Foundation, Charles and Betty Degenstein Foundation, The 1994 Charles B. Degenstein Foundation (collectively the Degenstein Foundations) and the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way have partnered to create the COVID-19 Common Application.

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COVID-19 United Community Funds Top $760,000

Posted on July 14, 2020

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP), the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way, Lycoming County United Way and the United Way of Columbia and Montour Counties, launched the COVID-19 United Community Funds to ensure that the region’s nonprofit community has the support they need to continue services during these unprecedented times. FCFP provided seed money and created an opportunity for regional philanthropists to make a collective impact. Over the course of four months community members, organizations and corporations contributed nearly $314,000. The largest community contribution was $100,000 from the Lycoming County United Way (LCUW).

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Raise the Region 2020

Posted on March 13, 2020

FCFP in collaboration with Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships, hosted Raise the Region 2020 on March 11 and 12, to help the communities of Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union Counties support local nonprofit organizations fundraising efforts.

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Scholarships Available

Posted on January 28, 2020

FCFP has nearly $260,000 in scholarships available to area students for the 2020-2021 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors from school districts in Bradford, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan and Union Counties. Additionally, the Community Foundation offers special interest scholarships for non-traditional students that are currently enrolled in courses or are returning to an institution of higher education.

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Regional Fundraising Day Raises Over $1.54 Million

Posted on April 15, 2019

FCFP in collaboration with Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships, hosted Raise the Region 2019 on March 13 and 14, to help the communities of Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union Counties support local nonprofit organizations fundraising efforts. North Central Pennsylvania showed its true spirit of philanthropy by donating $1,540,878.66 to 273 nonprofit organizations. The 30-hour online fundraiser had thousands of donors make 10,324 gifts. Since starting in 2013, Raise the Region has collectively received $8.8 million in donations for the benefit of local nonprofit organizations.

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STEP Establishes Endowment Fund with FCFP

Posted on January 02, 2019

Lycoming-Clinton Counties Commission for Community Action (STEP), Inc. and the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) are pleased to announce the creation of the STEP Community Collaboration Endowment Fund at FCFP. STEP created the fund with $25,000 raised over the last year as a permanent funding source in which a portion of the fund’s investment income is granted back to STEP in support of their programs and projects, while the fund’s principal is protected for future charitable interest.

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FCFP Announces T-Ross Brothers Construction Scholarship Recipients

Posted on June 28, 2018

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the T-Ross Brothers Construction Scholarship award. Trynity Lehman of Jersey Shore High School and Nathan Troutman of Line Mountain High School will each receive a $1,500 award towards their education in pursuit of a degree in the construction industry.

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