Read it and share it! This month's newsletter features stories on the theme of thankfulness, and lots of great SCCLT updates!
BB&T has jumped into supporting local housing with BOTH feet, via a generous grant! Thank you so much, BB&T, we appreciate your support and look forward to growing together!
Representatives of the GreenBuild Team, consisting of Hamer Center Director and PSU Professor Lisa Iulo, EEHR Staff Chris Hazel and Chauntel Duriez Mancuso, and SCCLT volunteer Peg Hambrick attended the Forever Green awards ceremony at the Civic Club in Harrisburg on Thursday, November 1. The team was awarded in the Innovative Project, Residential category for the GreenBuild complex.
Did you see Peg mentioned in the November Town&Gown Magazine? Thank you, Peg Hambrick, for all you do! See page 16, here: http://digital.olivesoftware.com/…/TownAndGown/default.aspx…
We're ready for some spooky times at Sunday's Safe & Seen @ the Ballpark FREE family trick or treating event. Parking & admission are FREE, & you will be protected from any rain. Land trust homeowners will be there keeping things Halloweeny and giving out treats!🎃👻☠️
Thank you to Penn State Federal Credit Union for giving to our Annual Campaign! Community partners like them help us to keep preserving affordable housing opportunities in our neighborhoods. If YOU would like to contribute to our annual campaign, visit http://www.scclandtrust.org/donate.html
GreenBuild Chair Peg Hambrick Wins Volunteer Fundraiser Of The Year Award From Association Of Fundraising Professionals
Lancaster, PA – September 26, 2018– Chair of the State College Community Land Trust’s GreenBuild Project, Peg Hambrick has been selected to receive the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Award for Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year for her efforts in the GreenBuild Capital Campaign. The Central PA Chapter will name the 2018 award winners at their National Philanthropy Day luncheon at the Eden Resort in Lancaster, on September 26.
The awards given during the local chapter’s National Philanthropy Day are the premier recognition of the contributions of the philanthropic community in the region. Awards categories include: Philanthropist of the Year, Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year and Fundraising Professional of the Year. Finalists are selected by a diverse group of experienced judges and, from that group of finalists one winner from each category is awarded. To be selected as Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year Hambrick demonstrated outstanding skills in coordinating fundraising efforts to build the GreenBuild Duplex. Fundraising for that project began in 2015 and was completed by late 2017, in coordination with the start of construction.
“While she has been a generous donor of her time, talent and resources to the SCCLT and other organizations, Peg had never chaired a capital campaign before this, and yet she jumped in with both feet. She took part in every facet of the campaign, establishing a timeline and bringing it to its successful completion,” says Sophie Penney, Owner of I5 Fundraising and the member of AFP responsible for Peg’s nomination.
Moving this project forward required that Hambrick coordinate with an array of partners including the Borough of State College, Centre County Government, the Hamer Center for Community Design/Energy Efficient Housing Research Group, Weber Murphy Fox, Envinity, Inc., Henry Architecture & Design, Macht Architecture, the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund and nearly fifty individual supporters.
Hambrick joined the board of the State College Community Land Trust in 2006, and has served on multiple committees and as Board President within the organization since that time. The State College Community Land Trust is a first-time homebuyer program in the State College Borough. Since it’s founding in 1996 it has helped 65 households to achieve the dream of homeownership, and preserved 43 homes in its innovative, shared equity model.
While half our team was celebrating the Constitution at Constitution Day Centre Celebration, our other half was with amazing, dedicated SCCLT volunteers and homeowners installing mailboxes at #GreenBuild. When it has rained forever, sunny Sundays are for workin'. Thanks everybody who turned out and got 'er done!
SCCLT's outstanding Outreach and Development team met in a new, and very inspiring venue today for our monthly meeting. The Kish Bank and Kish Travel Expect More Store on S. Allen Street is chock full of local artists' and designers' pieces. Very inspiring! Drop in to the Expect More Store during Downtown State College's #FirstFriday tomorrow! They will be open, serving some refreshments, and showcasing these terrific works. Thank you Gabe Clymer and Bill Yaudes for having us today!
Our newest acquisition won't be sale-ready for a while, but it is a beauty! Here is a sneak peak tour in photos of our 43rd home:
SCCLT Monthly Meeting
The State College Community Land Trust Board meets on the last Wednesday of every month at 7:00 in the Borough Building.