The mission of the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation is to seek and secure financial support for the College and its students by raising friends and funds and successfully managing resources and relationships.
$40,000 in upgrades, including a new Richland Campus computer lab, Central Park Center renovations, and Intuit software.
Students were awarded $28,000+ in scholarship funds during 2021-2022. Donors may pledge to existing scholarships or create new ones.
1,200+ students and teachers from over 12 school districts participated in this reading and history program, between Grades 4-6.
$8,700 was donated to assist local high school students across 50 Pennsylvania school districts with their dual enrollment tuition.
Foundation Board of Directors
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. Jeffrey Wood, President
Kongsberg Protech Systems
Mr. David Mordan, Vice President
Mr. Mike Lynch, Treasurer
Mr. Ed Porada, Secretary
Mr. Mike Artim
Ms. Nancy D’Aniello
Concurrent Technologies Corporation
Mr. Ellis Griffith
Improvements & Innovations, Inc.
Mr. John Kubinsky
Somerset Trust Company
Mr. Tim Leventry
Leventry, Haschak & Rodkey, LLC
Ms. Traci Naugle
Forr, Stokan, Huff, Kormanski & Naugle
Mr. John Polacek
Mr. Doug Puchko
Ms. Roberta Ream
Mr. Edwin Bowser, ex-officio
Pennsylvania Highlands Trustee
Mr. James Foreman, ex-officio
Pennsylvania Highlands Trustee
Dr. Steve Nunez, ex-officio
Pennsylvania Highlands President
Mr. Chris Pribulsky, ex-officio
Pennsylvania Highlands Associate Vice President of Finance
Mission, Vision, and 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 Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.
The Foundation actively solicits funds to support student scholarships and programs, faculty and staff development, the alumni association, and other College needs. The Foundation raises funds through donations, benefit events, grants, and deferred gifts. The Foundation fosters relationships between the College and the community at large.
Chef AuctionOctober 11, 2023, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm , Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference CenterLearn More
This year’s Chef Auction will include appetizers and a bar, silent and live auctions, tastings, live entertainment, and more. Interested in more information? Please contact the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 814.262.6448.
Originally a part of the 1889 Foundation, the Chef Auction has a rich 10+ year history of helping those in need throughout our area. Now, the 1889 Foundation has ceremoniously passed the Chef Auction to the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation in hopes of carrying on its legacy. With your generous support, this year’s Chef Auction will go to helping future generations find success in our region through student scholarships that provide a solid education, known as the Supporting Scholars Fund.
We are grateful for the local restaurants and chefs that are taking the time to support members of the community looking to build better futures for themselves, their families, and the region through education. Currently, the list of chefs and restaurants participating includes:
- Balance Restaurant
- Nemacolin Resort
- Sunnehanna Country Club
Sponsorship & Ticket Opportunities
Details are in the works! Contact the College Foundation at email@example.com or call 814.262.6448 to get in early.