The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

January 17, 2013

First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania To Host Regional Fundraising Day

The Daily Item

— The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) announces Raise the Region 2013, an event to help the communities of Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union counties support local nonprofit organizations fund raising efforts. FCFP, in partnership with Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships,  will be launching a 24-hour fundraising event on March 12.  

Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships has donated $125,000 that will be used to match a portion of donations made to preregistered nonprofits. Additional monetary prizes and incentives, sponsored by Larson Design Group, will be awarded to participating nonprofits throughout the entire event. This program is designed to help kickoff the 2013 fundraising efforts of local nonprofits through the generosity of our sponsors and the community at large.    

This is the first fundraiser of its kind in the region supported by FCFP. On that day, visit and select the participating nonprofit to support and your gift will be stretched by the matching contribution from Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships. Your donation(s) can also raise additional support for the nonprofits selected by qualifying them for other prizes.      

Nonprofits must register and be accepted in order to participate in the one day event. The registration deadline is Feb. 15. For nonprofits to register for this event, visit  

For more information on the programs and services offered by the Community Foundation, or to learn more about ways to make a difference in your community, contact the Community Foundation office at (866) 901-2372.