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#PhilanthropyFriday: Recognizing our Board of Governors for their Amazing Work in our Communities

Scranton Area Community Foundation’s Board of Governors is comprised of community leaders and volunteers who are committed to the Foundation’s mission of enhancing the quality of life of people in Northeastern Pennsylvania through the development of organized philanthropy.

Our board members are appointed because of their knowledge and understanding of community issues and opportunities. We are always proud to recognize our Board for their achievements in the community. This week, we would like to share a few recent happenings from some of our board members: 

Scranton Area Community Foundation Board Chair, Rosemary Broderick, along with her husband, Don, will be honored during the Lackawanna Pro Bono 11th Annual Fundraising Gala in Scranton this evening, Friday, October 18, 2019. At the event, they will be presented with the Attorney Robert W. Munley Distinguished Service Award for their dedicated service to the community.

Board member, Katie Gilmartin, along with her family, will be presented with a 2019 Mighty Oak Award during the Mighty Oak Masquerade on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, where she and her family will be recognized by Outreach – Center for Community Resources for their work in the community supporting Outreach’s mission to help move children and families forward toward stability and economic self-sufficiency.

Our Board Vice-Chair, Ken Okrepkie, will be serving as the keynote speaker at the 2019 Entrepreneurship Institute Conference on Friday, November 8, 2019, organized by tecBRIDGE and taking place at Lackawanna College. He will be presenting programs in our region that are being leveraged to build startup companies and raise capital. 

Our Board proudly serves as stewards of donor funds and foundation resources and works to ensure the highest levels of executive and management performance, responsible grantmaking, quality donor relations, accountable stewardship of philanthropic funds, and overall financial health of our organization.

Congratulations, Rosemary Broderick, Katie Gilmartin, and Ken Okrepkie, on your recent accomplishments and well-deserved honors in the community! We would like to take a moment to recognize your good work in the community and thank you, and all of our Board of Governors, for your leadership and unending dedication to making our region a better place to live.



Scranton Area Community Foundation Board of Governors 
ROSEMARY BRODERICK, Board Chair
KENNETH OKREPKIE, Vice-Chair
ALAN HUGHES, Treasurer
ELLEN BURKEY, Secretary
DONNA BARBETTI
IDA CASTRO
JAMES F. CLEMENTE, CPA, MT
CHRISTOPHER DIMATTIO
TOM DONOHUE
PATRICK FRICCHIONE
KATIE GILMARTIN
BOBBY LYNETT
BARBARA O’HARA, ESQ.
DAVID PRICE
MARYLA SCRANTON
JOHN (JACK) T. TIGHE, III