20/20 Circle

A New Vision for Charitable Giving in Carbon County

Join us for the 3rd annual meeting and grants program for the 20/20 Circle.  We’ll hear from three Carbon County nonprofits about the projects they are hoping to accomplish.

Following the presentations, 20/20 Circle members will vote to decide which project will be awarded a grant of $3,500!

The event is free and you don’t need to be a 20/20 Circle member to attend.  If you’re interested in learning more, please join us and meet other members, the Foundation staff, and board members.

**We are seeking current 20/20 Circle members who would like to volunteer to review applications from area nonprofits to pick the three who will present at our annual meeting. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Sharon Alexander at director@cccfoundpa.org or 610-730-2526.**

What is the 20/20 Circle?

The 20/20 Circle Fund is made up of individuals and businesses working together to increase their impact in the community by pooling their philanthropic dollars. Members make a one-time contribution of $1,000 to the 20/20 Circle Fund, which is invested and grows year after year. 20/20 Circle members meet annually to hear from the most promising organizations and projects serving the Carbon County region and decide which project to fund as a group (one vote for each membership).

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

A Community Asset. Forever. We call it the 20/20 Circle because it is a visionary network in our community that is designed to be without end. Help build this significant asset for Carbon County. Fill out the form below or call 1-855-545-1311 to join today.
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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

Members meet annually to hear from promising charitable organizations in the region selected through a competitive application process overseen by a volunteer committee staffed from the 20/20 Circle.

After a brief summary from each nonprofit, members vote and award up to $10,000* to the selected project. Click here for the 2021 grant award.

Our Community Benefits

By pooling our 20/20 membership donations for the annual grant award, we can give more to the causes that matter most and have the greatest impact, year after year. Over time, the committee can shape the awards process to adapt to the ever-changing needs of Carbon County. Once you and other members build it, the Community Foundation ensures that this fund is here to benefit 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 & Carol Allison
Carlene Andress, (Andress Appraisals)
Michelle Behler
Dr. Lisa Bleicher
Ray & Ann Marie Bossard, (Bossard’s Board Works)
Dave & Charmaine Bradley, (Thermal Solutions, Inc.)
Amber Breiner & Josh Finsel, (JFAB Photography)
Dana & Barton Cannariato
Jim & Tiffani Christman, (Jim Christman Real Estate)
Ryan & Jen Christman
Jay & Diana Cooperman
Dennis & Susan DeMara
Tina & John Dowd
John Drury
Dwight & Marianne Eisenhower
Carol Etheridge & Steve Chuckra
Kathy & Charles Fallow
Janelle Farkas (Wild Edge Wellness)
Bernie Fierro
Mark Fludgate, (Elk Lighting)
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)
Ami Gruber
Gary & Bobbi Hayward
Midge Heiser
Mark & Lois Hollopeter
Gene Huttie
Bob Jacobs & Dave Artman
Lisa Snell Kern & Carl P. Kern
Peter & Carol Kern
Marlyn & Bill Kissner
Bob & Jill Kostenbader
Maya Kowalcyk
Colette & Steve Kresge
Christi Kuhn

Lehigh Valley Health Network
LE Williams Printing, LLC
Dr. Sue Ann Lewine
James & Vikki Mann
Dr. Michael & Melissa Martinez
Joseph Mastriani, CPA, (Buckno Lisicky)
Dr. Clem & Sophie McGinley
Russ & Rebecca Mehnert
Jaime & Sharon Mendes
Peter & Jeanne Miller
Heather & William Mullen
The Neffs National Bank
Richard & Darlene Nothstein
Steve & Kim Ohl, (RF Ohl)
Christopher & Janelle Ondrus
Fraternal Order of Orioles, Lehighton
Packer Commandery No. 23 – Knights Templar
Cyndi & Lou Pantages
Justin & Jennifer Pantella
Jean & Scott Papay, (Mystic Cleaning Services)
Emily Phifer
Troy Phifer
Tony Rehrig
Pat & Pam Reilly
Cindy Reinhard
Kreg & Kim Rodrigues
Jennifer Rowden
Sharon & Wyatt Shipwash
Lynn Shupp, (Photography by Lynn )
Donna & Bob Slaw
Chip & Shari Solt, (Joey B’s)
Trish & Mike Spillman
Dr. Louis Sportelli
Dr. Charles Sproule & Margaret White
Rebecca Steigerwalt
Mark & Anne Svercheck,
(Spotts-Svercheck Insurance Agency)
Tom Tirpak (Northeast Chemical & Supply Co.)
Mark Wagstaff & Robin Grohotolski
Jim & Melissa Zegley (Zen With Zegley)

*Membership list as of September 13, 2022

BECOME A MEMBER: JOIN THE 20/20 CIRCLE!

Complete your donation to join the 20/20 Circle using the form below.  You can make your donation of $1,000 all at once, or you can set up a payment plan.  For other giving options, please contact the Carbon County Community Foundation at 1-855-545-1311 or info@cccfoundpa.org.

**Note about ACH payment option – after selecting “Join Now” a pop-up from Plaid will prompt you to enter your banking information to complete your transaction.

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