The Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation, founded in 1990, was organized as a 501(c)(3) corporation exclusively for charitable, educational and cultural purposes. The Foundation provides a mechanism to establish, administer and finance programs to meet the community’s crucial and changing needs in line with the goals of the Chamber of Commerce. For more information, view the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation brochure.
If you have any questions about the Foundation or would like to discuss ways in which you can become involved in its work, contact Robin Harmon, executive director of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation, at 717-264-7101 ext. 205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our 2017 Contributors
Leadership Franklin County (LFC) is comprised of three programs:
LFC Community is the original leadership Program founded in 1985. The mission of LFC Community is to develop a continuum of civic leaders who are engaged in the advancement of the community’s quality and growth. Participants are taken through a nine month course where they learn about leadership and their community. For more information, view the program brochure or flyer.
Applications for the class of 2016-2017 are now closed. Applications for the class of 2017-2018 will be available in early April 2017.
Leadership Franklin County Community is sponsored by
Do you need a volunteer group to help advanced a program, project, or organization? Leadership Franklin County Community might be a good resource for you! Participants in the LFC Community program are required to complete a community service project as part of their experience. Project selections for the class of 2016-2017 are complete. Requests for Projects for the class of 2017-2018 will be released by June 2017 with a submission deadline in mid-July. Contact Robin Harmon email@example.com or 717-264-7101 x205 with any questions.
LFC Youth began in 2009 with the mission to create a community of young people who are actively engaged in responsible, ethical and effective leadership. The program is open to sophomore high school students in any of the Franklin County school districts. Recruiting occurs during January and February of the students's freshman year. For more information, view the program brochure.
Applications for the class of 2018 now available online below and will be at your school guidance department soon. Check with your school for the date and time of an informational session on LFC Youth. Student produced videos about LFC Youth are available here. Contact Robin Harmon, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-264-7101 x205 for more information.
The completed application packet is due February 20, 2017.
Online Application (must complete each link below)
Field Trip Permission Form
Referral (2 required)
Leadership Franklin County Youth is sponsored by
LFC Advanced offers half or full day session several times a year on higher leadership. Past speakers include Lance Secretan, Horacio Sanchez, Scott Eblin, Steve Arneson and local leadership experts Pat Matthews, Dr. Robert Whitmore, Dr. Stephen Holoviak and Juanita Comp.
On May 7, 2017 Leadership Franklin County Advanced will be hosting Leadercast 2017: Powered by Purpose during Small Business Week. This events features speakers such as Daniel Pink, Behavior Science Expert; Molly Fletcher, Former sports agent and much much more! For more information or to register click here.
As a Leadercast host site, LFC Advanced is excited to offer continuing Leadership training with Leadercast Now! With a gold subscription you can receive again access to a constantly growing video library featuring Leaders Worth Following, discussion topics including: Organizational Culture, Dealing with Difficult People, Decision Making, Team Building and more. Use the videos and the activity tracker to build your leadership skills individually or within your organization to start meaningful discussions. Click here to subscribe or for more information.
In addition to the three programs, LFC alumni stay active and involved in the community. A list of LFC alumni is available here. To stay up-to-date on LFC happenings, sign-up for the LFC e-newsletter or view the e-news archive. To join the LFC Alumni Committee contact Michele Ford at email@example.com.
Leadership Franklin County Alumni are seeking nominations for the 2016 LFC Alumni of the Year. Nominees should be a LFC Alumni who has distinguished themselves in their profession and/or voluntary careers and who has shown continuing service, interest, and support in the growth of Franklin County. The nomination for is available here. A list of LFC Alumni is available here. Nominations are due February 28, 2017.
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The Foundation's Job Board offers listings for positions in Franklin County. Features and pricing information is available here or contact Robin Harmon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-264-7101 ext. 205.
Grants to teachers in Franklin County public schools are awarded annually to encourage the innovative use of technology in grades K-12. The Foundation offers the Innovative Technology Challenge Grants to educators in all six school districts thanks to contributions from area businesses, including M&T Bank, Orrstown Bank and Waste Management. Contributing businesses are eligible for Educational Improvement Tax Credits through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
Innovative Technology Challenge Grant applications for the 2017 cycle are now open. Please note a new schedule for 2017! To better accommodate processing requirements at the state level, the grant applications will be due March 31, 2017. Applications and details are available in PDF or Word format.
Dr. Michael Doncheski, President - Penn State Mont Alto
Michelle Paulnock, Immediate Past President - ACNB Bank
Colby Fry, Vice-President - CVR Uniforms
Laureen Lutz, Secretary - 1st Ed Credit Union
Angela Quigley, Treasurer - Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC
Crystal Lautenslager - Chambersburg Area School District
Leslie Baker - JLG Industries
Angela Austin - Summit Health
Ashley Barkdoll - Manitowoc Cranes
Troy Garman, RE/MAX Realty Agency
Georgina Cranston, Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce
Derrick Donnell, PA CareerLink Franklin County
Rebecca Holder, Orrstown Bank
Karen Johnston, Healthy Communities Partnership