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Thank YOU for making our 2021 Annual Celebration a success!

12.06.21

On Thursday, December 2nd, the Scranton Area Community Foundation hosted our 2021 Annual Community Celebration at the Casey Ballroom at the Hilton Scranton and Conference Center. The event was live-streamed to all of our supporters.

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The 2021 Annual Community Celebration was an opportunity to celebrate and connect with our supporters to share the accomplishments and impact made possible this year by their generosity.

Ken Okrepkie, Chairman of the Scranton Area Community Foundation Board of Governors, and Laura Ducceschi, CEO & President of the Scranton Area Community Foundation, opened the celebration by reflecting on the challenges, efforts, and successes of the Foundation in 2021 as well as celebrating a year of record giving, and recapping important events and initiatives such as NEPA Gives, the NEPA Learning Conference, and Women in Philanthropy.

Laura Ducceschi and Ken Okrepkie offer opening remarks at the 2021 Annual Community Celebration

The Scranton Area Community Foundation Board of Governors recognized the featured community partners and funds who have made a significant impact in 2021.

Our 2021 Featured Community Partners:

  • William G. McGowan Charitable Fund
  • Lamar Advertising
  • The Hudacek Family
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    Left: Laura Ducceschi (left) and Maggie Martinelli (right) with Leo McGowan (center) of the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund
    Right: Laura Ducceschi (left) with Tom Donahue (right) of Lamar Advertising

    Steve Hudacek III accepted the 2021 Featured Community Partner award for the Hudacek Family, as well as the 2021 Featured Fund award for the NEPA Invitational Fund

    Our 2021 Featured Funds

  • Anne Marie and Paul kelly Fund
  • NEPA Invitational Fund
  • Patrick J. Mellody Memorial Fund
  • Left: Laura Ducceschi and Maggie Martinelli (left) with Mauri and Chris Kelly of the Anne Marie and Paul Kelly Fund (right)
    Right: Mara Grad accepts the 2021 Featured Fund award on behalf of the family of the Patrick J. Mellody Memorial Fund

    Also honored at the celebration was Cathy Fitzpatrick, Grants & Scholarships Supervisor at the Scranton Area Community Foundation. Ken Okrepkie and the Board of Governors honored Cathy for 20 years of service to the Foundation.

    The Scranton Area Community Foundation Staff and Board Chairperson
    Back Row: Dana Hunter, Vivian Williams, Cathy Fitzpatrick, Maggie Martinelli, Nora Kern, Frank Caputo
    Front Row: Laura Ducceschi and Ken Okrepkie

    The Scranton Area Community Foundation would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of our sponsors, supporters, board members, and more whose support made this wonderful evening possible.

    2021 Annual Community Celebration Sponsors:

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    Sustainer Sponsor


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