Nearly 70 attendees gathered at Blue Mountain Resort on Wednesday, April 24th for the Foundation’s annual Community Forum, an event that brings together nonprofits, elected officials, civic organizations, business owners, and residents to engage in networking, collaboration, and professional development for the betterment of Carbon County.

The theme of this year’s Community Forum, “collaborating for our community’s healthy future” encouraged attendees to engage in workshops and conversations on working together to strengthen Carbon County.  “Healthy Future” was envisioned to include the health of our community as a whole, made up of nonprofit, business, and government sectors, as well as the physical and mental health of the individuals who live and work in this region. 

Morning sessions focused on professional development and training for area nonprofits, with workshops on grant writing, volunteer engagement, special events and fundraising, and board development.  Following the morning sessions, the afternoon was dedicated to spotlighting different organizations and projects in the county, with plenty of time for discussion.  Attendees participated in roundtable discussions, with each table’s conversation focused on a different topic.  Notes from each discussion were compiled and shared with attendees following the event.

The Carbon County Community Foundation would like to recognize and thank our presenting sponsor for this year’s Forum, Lehigh Valley Hospital – Carbon.  Additional event sponsors include, St. Luke’s – Carbon Campus; Herbert, Rowland, & Grubic, Inc.; Lehigh Carbon Community College; The Neffs National Bank; Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children; Think Good Coaching & Consulting; and Steve Chuckra.  Additional thanks to the following in-kind sponsors for the event: Blue Mountain Resort; LE Williams Printing LLC; and Robbie’s Balloons & More.

Community members interested in attending future events can follow updates here or join the CCCF email list.

Photos from the 2024 Community Forum

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