The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

January 17, 2014

First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania To Host Second Regional Fundraising Day

The Daily Item

— The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) announces Raise the Region 2014, an event to help the communities of Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union counties support local nonprofit organizations fundraising efforts. FCFP, in partnership with Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships, will be launching a 30-hour fundraising event starting on March 12.

Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships has donated $125,000 that will be used to stretch every donation made to preregistered nonprofits. Additional monetary prizes and incentives will be awarded to participating nonprofits throughout the entire event. This program is designed to help kick off the 2014 fundraising efforts of local nonprofits through the generosity of the  sponsors and the community at large.    

In 2013, North Central Pennsylvania showed its true spirit of philanthropy by donating $834,900 to over 160 nonprofits. As the first fundraiser of its kind in the region, Raise the Region had thousands of donors make over 4,300 gifts.  

On March 12, at 6 p.m. through 11:59 p.m. March 13, the public is encouraged to visit and select participating nonprofits to support and your gift will be stretched by the matching contribution from Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships. Donations can also help raise additional support for the nonprofits selected by qualifying them for monetary prizes. All gifts are tax deductible and will help make your favorite nonprofits mission possible.

Nonprofit participation in Raise the Region is available to 501c3 organizations serving residents in Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, or Union counties. Preregistration is required by Feb. 21. For nonprofits interested in registering 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.