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About The Foundation

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.

  • Community Report: Discover what the Foundation did over the past year, including dollars allocated and raised.

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

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

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.