Centre Gives

Thank you to 142 generous members and friends for contributing a record $26,540!!

A million thanks to all who supported CCHS during the 2024 Centre Gives Campaign and helped us exceed our goal of $25,000! Your donations to the Historical Society provide critical funding to support ongoing needs and we cannot thank you enough.

Thank you to the Centre Foundation for hosting Centre Gives!

Since 2012 when Centre Gives began, it has benefited over 200 local charities throughout the county, enhancing services across many interest areas – arts, animals, cultural, education, environment, and health & social services. We are grateful to be a part of this incredible opportunity and extend our sincere thanks to Centre Foundation, The Hamer Foundation, and the businesses that support Centre Gives.

We are beyond thankful for the incredible generosity given to the Centre County Historical Society during Centre Gives. Gifts received through Centre Gives are a critical component of the Centre County Historical Society’s fundraising efforts to cover programming and day to day operations at the Centre Furnace Mansion and Boogersburg School. Your donations through Centre Gives help us to continue the mission work of CCHS including:

  • Tours at the Centre Furnace Mansion and Boogersburg School
  • History talks and programs
  • Historic Preservation Advocacy
  • Student internships
  • Volunteer opportunities to help preserve and display collections, maintain property and gardens, write articles and assist with fundraising events

Donor-Advised Funds
Anyone who holds a Donor-Advised Fund at Centre Foundation may recommend distributions to participating organizations prior to the event. These grant distributions will qualify for the stretch pool through Centre Gives. Centre Foundation will also accept Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD) from IRAs prior to the event. Please contact the Centre Foundation office at (814) 237-6229 or info@centre-foundation.org for more information.

Your donation to the Centre County Historical Society through Centre Gives will not only qualify CCHS for a larger share of Centre Foundation’s $300,000 stretch pool, but for additional prize money during the event as well. Power Hour Prizes are awarded to the organization with the most number of donors during that timeframe.