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Foundation

The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation is an innovative non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the efforts of the College with financial resources and scholarships through seeking and securing funds.


Unrestricted Endowments

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

Scholarship Endowments

Students were awarded $28,000+ in scholarship funds during 2021-2022. Donors may pledge to existing scholarships or create new ones.

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 Pennsylvania school districts with their dual enrollment tuition.


  • Governance

    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.

    OFFICERS

    Mr. Jeffrey Wood, President
    Kongsberg Protech Systems

    Mr. David Mordan, Vice President
    CPA, Self-Employed

    Mr. Mike Lynch, Treasurer
    AmeriServ Financial

    Mr. Ed Porada, Secretary

    MEMBERS

    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

    Mr. John Polacek
    JWF Industries

    Mr. Doug Puchko
    Puchko Financial

    Ms. Roberta Ream
    AmeriServ Financial

    Mr. Alan Cashaw, 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

    Mission

    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.

    Vision

    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.

    Purpose

    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.


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