The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation is an innovative non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the efforts of the College with financial resources. The Foundation actively seeks and secures funds to provide scholarships and to support College programs and facilities.

Unrestricted Endowments

$40,000 in upgrades, including a new Richland Campus computer lab, Central Park Center renovations, and Intuit computer/software).

Scholarship Endowments

29 students received 19 scholarships totaling $21,750. Donors can pledge to the existing endowment fund or create a new scholarship.

One Book Program

1,200+ students and teachers from over 12 school districts participated in this reading and history program, between Grades 4-6 .

EITC Program

$8,700 was donated to assist local high school students across 50 school districts with their dual enrollment tuition.

In the News

Erin's Story

“I raised three children as a single parent and have been blessed with flexible jobs that allowed me to parent. Now, it is time for me to stop putting off what feels like my calling, and to move into a career where I can stand tall and be who I was always meant to be.”

Erin Hof
NAIFA Scholarship Recipient

Nevin's Story

“I was 16 when I decided I wanted to become a future educator for the next generation. The Early Childhood Education program was my calling. With both of my parents being disabled, scholarship funding lent much needed support for books and other supplies.”

Nevin McIntosh-Higgins
Supporting Success Scholarship Recipient

Jenna's Story

“I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities community college has afforded me. I wish more people would consider starting their higher education journey at a community college. I was given so many opportunities and didn’t have to sacrifice quality.”

Jenna Stevens
First Generation College Graduate

  • Mission, Vision, & Purpose


    The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation seeks and secures financial support for the College and its students by raising friends and funds and successfully managing resources and relationships.


    The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation will serve as a premier community college foundation by meeting and exceeding the College and our communities’ educational needs.


    Established in 1995, the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation is a non-profit educational trust under Section 501 (c) (3). The Foundation was created to provide resources for the growth and development of the College.

    The Foundation actively solicits funds to support student scholarships and programs, faculty and staff development, the alumni association, and facility needs. The Foundation raises funds through donations, benefit events, grants, and deferred gifts. The Foundation also serves as an important role in establishing relationships between the College and area business and industry as well as the community at large.

  • Governance

    A volunteer Board of Directors from throughout our region governs the Foundation. Members are leaders in business, industry, education, health care, community services, and the arts. The Board’s main priority is to raise funds on behalf of the College.


    Mr. David Mordan, President
    CPA, Self-Employed

    Mr. Jeffrey Stopko, Vice President
    AmeriServ Financial

    Ms. Roberta Ream, Treasurer
    AmeriServ Financial


    Mr. Ellis Griffith
    Improvements & Innovations, Inc.

    Mr. John Kubinsky
    Somerset Trust Company

    Mr. Tim Leventry
    Leventry, Haschak & Rodkey, LLC

    John Polacek
    JWF Industries

    Mr. Ed Porada

    Mr. Jeffrey Wood
    Kongsberg Protech Systems

    Mr. Greg Winger, ex-officio
    Pennsylvania Highlands Trustee

    Mr. Alan Cashaw, ex-officio
    Pennsylvania Highlands Trustee

    Dr. Steve Nunez, ex-officio
    Pennsylvania Highlands President

    Ms. Kathleen Morrell, ex-officio
    Pennsylvania Highlands Executive Director of Institutional Advancement

    Ms. Lorraine Donahue, ex-officio
    Pennsylvania Highlands Vice President of Finance and Administration

Richland Campus, President’s Office
814.262.6499 | Foundation@pennhighlands.edu