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.