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Centre Gives 2016 Registration Deadline Approaching

Participants Encouraged to Attend Success Series in March

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State College, PA – The deadline for local non-profit organizations to register for Centre Gives is quickly approaching.

“All 2016 applications to participate in Centre Gives are due by Friday, March 4th,” reminded Molly Kunkel, Centre Foundation’s Executive Director. “We’ve already registered over 65 organizations and expect many more to register in the next few days.”

Centre Foundation is encouraging qualified nonprofit organizations serving Centre County to register at for its annual online giving program. This 36-hour community-wide giving event will begin at 6 am on Tuesday, May 3rd. Since Centre Gives began in 2012, the number of participating organizations has risen from 74 to over 100. Organizations with missions in all interest areas participate: education, environment, animals, the arts, and health and social services. Last year, nearly 5,000 gifts were made during the 36 hours of this online event.

“Over the lifetime of the program, community donations and Centre Foundation’s stretch pool dollars and prize money have invested a combined total of nearly $3,000,000 back into the Centre County community,” noted Kunkel.

Participating organizations are also encouraged to attend the Centre Gives Success Series that will be held in March. Sessions will cover storytelling, social media, fundraising strategies, engaging stakeholders, a four-week action plan, and donor appreciation tactics.

“These are skills that organizations can use during the 36 hours of Centre Gives, but also 365 days a year as best practices,” explained Kunkel.

More information about the sessions, dates, and registration can be found at

For more information about Centre Gives, please contact Tracy Carey, Grants & Scholarship Coordinator ( | 814-237-6229).

Centre Foundation is committed to helping donors fulfill their philanthropic goals by building and maintaining a permanent collection of endowment funds. The Foundation champions the betterment of Centre County for both present and future generations with trustworthy leadership in shaping effective responses to community issues and opportunities.

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