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20/20 Circle

A New Vision for Charitable Givinig in Carbon County

What is the 20/20 Circle?

The 20/20 Circle is an innovative and lasting way to invest in making Carbon County a better place to live.

The goal is to get 250 community members to pledge a one-time donation of $1,000 to create the Carbon 20/20 Fund. Once the goal is met, Carbon County will have a permanently endowed fund of $250,000 from which we can award $10,000* in grants per year, forever. Donors become lifetime members and will be invited to an annual event to vote and help award grants from the 20/20 Fund to the most promising charitable projects in our community.

A Community Asset. Forever.

We call it the 20/20 Circle because it is designed to be without end and to create a civically-engaged network within our community. Members will receive a 20/20 Circle decal to display proudly as well as recognition on CCCF’s website and in our annual report. Please contact us with any questions. Help build this significant asset for Carbon County. Fill out the form below or call 1-855-545-1311 and join today.

20/20 Circle members Jaime Mendes and Tiffani and Jim Christman speaking at the official launch party for the fund in June 2018.

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Apply for a 20/20 Fund Grant

The Carbon County Community Foundation invites all area non profit organizations to submit an application for this year’s 20/20 Fund Grant cycle.  Qualified applicants will be invited to present at the 20/20 Circle Annual Meeting in October, where members will vote on the community project they would like to fund with a grant of $10,000.  Applications are due August 30th.  Apply Now.

Here's how it works:

Community Members Donate

A business or individual membership is obtained by a $1,000 donation. Donations can be paid over time as needed. (For example, $250 per year over 4 years)

Donors may choose to purchase multiple memberships and, if they wish, designate the additional votes to others (a spouse or other family member, employees, partners, etc.)

Join the 20/20 Circle!

Community Members Vote on Projects

20/20 members meet annually to hear from promising charitable organizations in the region. These are selected through a competitive application process overseen by a volunteer committee comprised of members of the Circle.

After a brief summary from each nonprofit, members vote and award $10,000* to the winning project.

Our Community Benefits

By working together through our donations, we can give more to the causes that matter most and have a bigger impact, year after year. The awards process can be shaped by the committee over time to adapt to ever changing needs in Carbon County*. Once you and other members build it, the Community Foundation ensures that this fund is here to stay in Carbon County forever.

*Estimated award based on final goal and CCCF’s current distribution policy. Once established, the 20/20 committee may elect to give more or less or divide available funds, always with the intention to maximize community benefit.

Thank You to Our 20/20 Circle Members!

Sharon & Zach Alexander
Bill Allison
Carlene Andress, (Andress Appraisals)
Michelle Behler
Ray & Ann Marie Bossard, (Bossard’s Board Works)
Dave & Charmaine Bradley, (Thermal Solutions, Inc.)
Amber Breiner & Josh Finsel, (JFAB Photography)
Dana & Barton Cannariato
Tiff & Jim Christman, (Jim Christman Real Estate)
Jay & Diana Cooperman
Dennis & Susan DeMara
John & Janet Drury
Carol Etheridge & Steve Chuckra
Kathy & Charles Fallow
Bernie Fierro
Mark Fludgate, (Elk Lighting)
Ami Gruber
Richard Forgay II
Barbara Franzosa
Brandy & Jason Frey
Elissa Garofalo
Cynthia Gasper
Danielle & Leon George, (George’s Busing)
Yvette & Richard Getz, (Forest Inn Masonry Supply)
Midge Heiser
Lois & Mark Hollopeter
Bob Jacobs & Dave Artman
Maya Kowalcyk, (Purple Green Juice Bar)
Packer Commandery No. 23 – Knights Templar
Peter & Carol Kern
Marlyn & Bill Kissner
Colette & Steve Kresge
Christi Kuhn
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Dr. Sue Ann Lewine
James & Vikki Mann
Dr. Michael & Melissa Martinez
Jospeh Mastriani, CPA, (Buckno Lisicky)
Dr. Clem & Sophie McGinley
Russ & Rebecca Mehnert
Jaime & Sharon Mendes
Heather & William Mullen
The Neffs National Bank
Steve & Kim Ohl, (RF Ohl)
Fraternal Order of Orioles, Lehighton
Cyndi & Lou Pantages
Jean & Scott Papay, (Mystic Cleaning Services)
Emily Phifer
Troy & Mary Ellen Phifer
Tony Rehrig
Pat & Pam Reilly
Cindy Reinhard
Kreg & Kim Rodrigues
Sharon & Wyatt Shipwash
Donna & Bob Slaw
Lisa Snell Kern & Carl P. Kern
Chip & Shari Solt, (Joey B’s)
Trish & Mike Spillman
Dr. Louis Sportelli
Rebecca Steigerwalt
Mark & Anne Svercheck,
(Spotts-Svercheck Insurance Agency)
Tom Tirpak (Northeast Chemical & Supply Co.)
Mark Wagstaff & Robin Grohotolski

*Membership list as of 6/1/2020

Become a Member: Join the 20/20 Circle!

Fill out this form to join and pay your pledge online
or contact the Foundation at 1-855-545-1311 to give your info personally or pay by check.

Contact Us

Carbon County Community Foundation
Office location: 160 S. 2nd Street, Suite 3B, Lehighton, PA
Mailing address: PO Box 243, Lehighton, PA 18235
1-855-545-1311
info@cccfoundpa.org
www.cccfoundpa.org

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