Our Anniversary Circle gives $10,000 grant to Discovery Space!

Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania, a hands-on children’s science museum in State College, will receive a $10,000 grant from the Centre Foundation through our Anniversary Circle. The grant will be used to design, develop and deploy portable science education modules that can be used throughout the county.

The Anniversary Circle was created in 2005 in anticipation of the Foundation’s 25th anniversary. An annual membership fee of $500 allows members to attend a luncheon in which three local nonprofit organizations seek to persuade those in attendance that their organization is most worthy of funding.

This afternoon, about 40 Anniversary Circle members gathered to hear presentations from Discovery Space, Centre Region Parks & Recreation and the Bellefonte Historical & Cultural Association. They then voted on which project they thought should receive the $10,000 grant. The vote was extremely close, but it was presenters Art Heim and Kim Powell, from Discovery Space, whose project was deemed most valuable by the Anniversary Circle members.

“We at Discovery Space are pleased to be the recipient of the Anniversary Circle award for this year,” Heim said. “The funding will enable us to bring the mission of Discovery Space – to provide engaging experiences which spark creativity, curiosity and imagination – out to communities throughout Centre County.”

Past Anniversary Circle grants have gone to Housing Transitions, Strawberry Fields, Park Forest Day Nursery, Interfaith Mission and Community Help Centre.

Interested in joining the Anniversary Circle and taking part in next year’s event? Call the foundation at 814-237-6229.


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