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Annual Report to the Community

A Message from our President and CEO:

Dear Friends,

2019 was a remarkable year, as we celebrated the Scranton Area Community Foundation’s 65th anniversary of serving the community as a grantmaker, a charitable resource, a catalyst for change and growth, and a convener in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Highlights include the creation of 16 new charitable funds, a series of community roundtable discussions on critical issues in our region, a special 65th-anniversary mini-grants program, and our first NEPA Learning Conference for building the capacity of local nonprofit organizations in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

In our 65th anniversary year, as always, we strove to honor your generosity in the work we did every day. The knowledge gathered from community roundtable discussions on topics of food Insecurity, animal welfare, reintegration from the prison system, transportation, housing, and community & civic engagement, enable the Foundation and the charitable individuals that we serve to focus resources where they matter most. These discussions create the sparks that lead the Foundation to new endeavors.

It is with deep gratitude that we reflect on the generous spirit of giving that has enabled the Foundation to impact the community over its 65-year history. We sincerely thank you and we look forward to what we will accomplish together in the future.

With appreciation,

Laura Ducceschi
President and CEO, Scranton Area Community Foundation




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