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Recap: Third Annual Mixer with Nonprofits


Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Community Giving Foundation, Service 1st Federal Credit Union,

and the hospitality of the team at The Meadows at Maria Joseph Continuing Care Community, last week’s Third Annual Nonprofit Mixer was a fantastic opportunity for nonprofits and our business community to connect.  The Meadows is an incredible facility, with ample room for the more than 100 guests who attended the event.  Thanks to their wonderful staff, guests at the mixer enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and conversation across 20 nonprofit display tables.  Thanks to beverage sponsors The Inn at Turkey Hill and Freas Farm Vineyards, Chamber President Fred Gaffney was on hand to serve as our guest bartender!

Connecting with local nonprofits and their missions was the heart of this mixer, and the event was open to the public, attended by many Chamber members, residents of the Maria Joseph Community, and perhaps most significantly, the twenty-five brand-new class members of Leadership Central Penn (LCP).  LCP, a program of the Foundation of the Columbia Montour Chamber, annually teaches leadership and community development to the community’s rising business leaders.  This year’s program kicked off mid-afternoon under the leadership of Jeff Emmanuel, and their attendance at the nonprofit is considered a rite of passage as they dip their toes into the water of board service and community involvement.

Nonprofits in attendance included: Columbia Child Development, Bloomsburg YMCA, The American Red Cross, Central Susquehanna Opportunities, The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum, The Arc of Pennsylvania, The Bloomsburg Public Library, The Good Samaritan Mission, The Women’s Center of Columbia & Montour, The Ronald McDonald House of Danville, Hand in Hand Family Resource Center, Danville Child Development Center, AGAPE Love from Above to our Community, PFLAG of Danville, Columbia County Traveling Library, The United Way of Columbia and Montour Counties, the Community Giving Foundation, the Stuart Tank Memorial Association, The Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way,

The Boy Scouts of America, Columbia-Montour Council and the American Red Cross, Pennsylvania Rivers Chapter.  To connect with these and other nonprofits, check out the Chamber Directory!

Special thanks to Dawn Orzehowski and the Sisters at the Maria Joseph Continuing Care Community.  Their hard work and dedication to this event’s success makes it a unique and fun experience for all!


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