The Centre County Community Foundation works with countless people and organizations that are dedicated to making Centre County a better place. To recognize that, we hold an annual event in which we present three awards to organizations and individuals who exemplify the Foundation’s commitment to the future of Centre County, and we bring in a speaker who has insight into philanthropy and how to improve the state of our community.
This year’s Annual Dinner will take place Oct. 17 at the Nittany Lion Inn. At the dinner, the Kathryn S. Weaver Award, which recognizes a local charitable organization for noteworthy service to the people of Centre County, will be given to the Centre County Federation of Public Libraries.
Winners of the other two awards, the Oak Tree Award, which recognizes an individual for service and commitment to, and passion for, the Foundation, and the Future of the Foundation Award, which recognizes a young adult community member who actively strives to improve the quality of life in Centre County and shows commitment and passion in working for the future of the community, will be announced at the dinner.
The featured speaker at the dinner will be Dr. Katherine Loflin, lead consultant and national expert on the Soul of the Community Project, a 3-year $2.371 million partnership between Gallup and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Dr. Loflin will talk about why well-loved communities are successful communities, and how to increase people’s attachment to where they live. (She also hosts a weekly radio show, which is available online every Thursday at 11 a.m.)
The reception starts at 5:30 and rest of the program begins at 6:30. It promises to be a fun, enriching evening full of food, friends and philanthropy.
For more information on the event, or to RSVP, call our offices at 814-237-6229.