Wow! Thank you, NEPA!
The results are in and, after 24 hours of giving on Friday, June 3, YOU helped NEPA Gives raise over $1.1 MILLION dollars for 212 local nonprofit organizations in the community!
On Friday, June 3, 2022—in just 24 hours—225+ local nonprofit organizations worked together across seven counties in Northeastern Pennsylvania to collectively raise a total of $1,119,661 for the third annual NEPA Gives.
Promoted as the single largest day of philanthropy in Northeastern Pennsylvania, NEPA Gives was hosted by the Scranton Area Community Foundation, in partnership with The Luzerne Foundation, Greater Pike Community Foundation, Wayne County Community Foundation, Carbon County Community Foundation, Posture Interactive, and other community sponsors to raise awareness about the critical work nonprofit organizations carry out across the region and to help charitable organizations raise much-needed funds.
Adding to the excitement, the Scranton Area Community Foundation also hosted a free, in-person NEPA Gives ‘Give Gathering’ on Friday evening outside of the Hilton Scranton Conference Center to coincide with First Friday Scranton. The Give Gathering included live entertainment by the local cover band Light Weight, giveaways, real-time and live-streamed NEPA Gives updates, and opportunities for supporters to meet dozens of the participating nonprofits.
Over 5,149 donors generously supported NEPA Gives. 212 nonprofit organizations received donations in the 24-hour fundraising event.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes and matching incentives were awarded to participating nonprofits for notable achievements, all sponsored by generous businesses, foundations, and donors across the region.
To celebrate this historical day, both Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti and Wilkes-Barre Mayor George Brown made official proclamations declaring June 3, 2022, as NEPA Gives Day.
Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti and Wilkes-Barre Mayor George Brown join together at the Hilton Scranton Conference Center to make official proclamations declaring June 3, 2022, as NEPA Gives Day.
A handful of past and present Scranton Area Community Foundation Members of the Board of Governors gather outside of the Hilton Scranton Conference Center for a fun photo during NEPA Gives. From left to right: Dr. Patricia Fox, Barbara O’Hara, Esq., Ellen Burkey, Kenneth Okrepkie, David Price, and John Kearney.
A look at the outdoor ‘Nonprofit Hub’ during the NEPA Gives Give Gathering held on Friday, June 3, 2022, where dozens of local nonprofit organizations gathered to share about the important work they do in the communities across Northeastern Pennsylvania and ask for support during NEPA Gives.
Scranton Area Community Foundation staff members gather during NEPA Gives. From left to right: Jana Nelhybel, Dana Hunter, Maggie Martinelli, Laura Ducceschi, Vivian Williams, Nora Kern, Cathy Fitzpatrick, Frank Caputo, and Brittany Pagnotti.
A special thank you also to all of our in-kind sponsors for their support of NEPA Gives
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