March 2020
Dear Friends,

Two years ago, a member of my peer review circle challenged me to create original video content and share on Facebook every single day in the month of March. 

The Great Video Challenge of March 2018 was meant to help me expand my voice in a way that helped others. It was quite an overwhelming concept and I was ready to blow off the whole idea. But there was something about the challenge. If I didn’t do it, I would have to explain why. And the only reason I had was that it sounded like too much work. That wasn’t a good enough reason. So I accepted the challenge.

I set up a little backdrop in my basement and duct taped my cell phone on a selfie stick to my daughter’s art easel. I sat on a stool in this make shift studio and recorded take after take each night until I had a minute or two of usable footage to post. The content was drawn from every day experiences, from interactions with people, from something I read or heard that day, or from a personal memory or family story. I tried to put meaningful framework around these moments and make them relatable. I tried to articulate the lessons I learned so that others could learn something too.

It was a long 31 days! Now, every time I flip the calendar to March, I’m reminded of that special challenge and the satisfaction of completing it. As I reflect back on it, I realize that the Great Video Challenge was one of the most visible ways that I’ve been able to live out my purpose. My purpose is to help people see their best, do their best, and be their best. It’s not revolutionary, but it’s a purpose I can live out in my family, through my children, through my job, and in my volunteer services. 

As we enter the third month of 2020 and acknowledge that some of our resolutions haven’t made it this far with us, I challenge you to MAKE MARCH COUNT. Do something meaningful no matter how large or seemingly small. Send someone that thank you note you’ve been meaning to write. Meet someone new every day. Register for an event. Find your purpose. Dedicate those couple of free hours to giving back in the community. Share your favorite book with a friend. There are hundreds of opportunities listed throughout this publication, maybe there’s an opportunity for you to MAKE MARCH COUNT. If not, give me a call and I’ll try to help! 

“We won’t be distracted by comparison if we are captivated with purpose.”
Bob Goff
Una Martone, '07
President & CEO
Leadership Harrisburg Area
Celebrating 50 Years of Health
With the 50 th Anniversary theme “Celebrating our Past, Building our Future”, Hamilton invites you to a celebratory Golden Anniversary Gala on March 5 from 5-9 PM at the Hershey Lodge . During 50 years of operation, Hamilton has continued to stay true to the mission of providing quality health care to all people, regardless of their ability to pay.  Purchase tickets here .
How It's Built in the Burg
HYP's How It’s Built in the Burg series features a live interview event that showcases the stories of the people who have founded the local companies. Join HYP on March 5 from 6-7:30 PM as Larry Binda from TheBurg talks about how his newspaper has flourished, and counter some of the misconceptions about the death of print advertising. RSVP here .
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Theatre Harrisburg presents The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time , March 6-15 . For tickets call 717-214-Arts or click here . Performances take place at the Jay and Nancy Krevsky Production Center located at 513 Hurlock Street in uptown Harrisburg next to the studios of WHP TV21. 
Magic Night 2020
UCP of Central PA hosts the annual Magic Night on March 7 at 6 PM at the Hershey Country Club . The magic of an entire roomful of people dedicated to a common cause is a powerful thing to behold. Guests will enjoy a scrumptious dinner, fine drink, great music, and spectacular auction items—and back by popular demand, music by The Uptown Band. Purchase tickets here .
Amélie the Musical
Open Stage presents Amélie , a charming musical about the life of a shy, yet whimsically altruistic French waitress. This romantic comedy will show anyone that with a little wit, anyone can find happiness. Performances now through March 8 at Open Stage. Click here for show times and tickets.
Soup and a Bowl
Join the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank for Soup and a Bowl on March 9 from 11 AM - 2 PM at the Radisson Hotel . A simple meal of soup and bread, paired with a take-home pottery bowl, serves as a reminder of the food offerings at soup kitchens. Tickets are $30 in advance, all ages welcome. Limited quantity of commemorative pottery bowls will be sold at the event for an additional $35. CAN’T STAY FOR LUNCH? We have a take-out option. Tickets & take-out option at the door will be $35. Register here .
Emotional Intelligence: The Secret Ingredient of Success
In this inspiring message on Emotional Intelligence in the workplace, Lisa Murray from Wohlsen Construction Company , will spark discussion around how the social and emotional skills learned in childhood, follow us well into adulthood and into the workplace. Join the Chamber Business Women on March 11 from 8-9:30 AM at Central Penn College Conference Center . A light breakfast will be served. Register here .
Network with the Perry County Chamber
Join The Arc of Cumberland & Perry Counties and Perry County Chamber of Commerce for an evening of food, fun, and networking! March 11, 5:30-7:30 PM at the Arc of Cumberland & Perry Counties, 5201 Spring Road, Shermans Dale. Register here .
Wine Barre Ballet Class
Join CPYB on March 11 from 6-7:30 PM for a fun and unique night out. Participate in a 45 minute classical ballet barre class taught by former professional dancer, Matthew Donnell. After class enjoy complimentary wine and mingling. This introductory ballet class is for all skill levels. No previous dance experience necessary and no ballet attire required. Athletic wear is encouraged with either socks or bare feet. Purchase tickets here .
It's that time of year again for the #500MenReadingWeek with Mr. Ron Claiborne which will kick off on March 11 in the Harrisburg School District and the Steelton Highspire School District . Men from all walks of life are invited to take part in this awesome initiative hosted by the American Literacy Corporation . Come and read to our youth as well as participate in the Career Exploration for high school students in the Harrisburg School District. Sign up toda y! Let's make a difference! 
Race Against Racism Happy Hour
Join us at a reception for the Race Against Racism on March 12! This free event, hosted by Perry Media Group , will be held at The Mill, 810 Old W. Chocolate Ave, Hershey, from 5:30-7:30 PM.  We ask you to consider a donation of $20 that will pre-register you for the race. Register for the reception here .
CASA Performs "Fame"
"Fame" is a musical based on the 1980 film about students at New York City's High School of Performing Arts. Weary Arts Group is back to produce this perfect spring musical for CASA Charter School . If you enjoyed "Hair" last year, you are going to love CASA's take on this 31 year-old classic, "Fame." March 12, 13, & 14 @ 7 PM , Sunoco Performance Theater, Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts . Order tickets here !
Beginning on March 14 at 1 PM & 3 PM , you can bowl for a cause this at Bowl for Kids’ Sake ! Gather your friends, family and coworkers for the biggest bowling party in the region. Bowl for Kids’ Sake raises funds to support the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, connecting youth with caring mentors who inspire kids to dream BIG! Multiple bowling party dates are available at various bowling alleys. Click here for dates and registration or call Angela at (717) 236-0199 to set up a corporate bowl or sponsor the event. 
Passion and Pathos
Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra presents Master Works Series the “Pathétique” Symphony which underscores Tchaikovsky’s place as one of music’s greatest creators of melody. David DiGiacobbe, HSO ’s Principal Flute, performs a concerto by another master of melody, Kevin Puts. March 14, 7:30 PM and March 15, 3 PM at the Forum . Purchase tickets here .
VIBE - Next Gen Talent
The Harrisburg Regional Chamber presents its largest event of the year. VIBE. A ll the visionary, inspirational, bold and energetic members and individuals that keep our organizations and our region moving forward are invited to attend. Attend VIBE on March 18 from 5-6:30 PM at the Hershey Lodge for a networking reception and keynote presentation by Seth Mattison . Register here.
Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System
Part three of this 3-part series on the intersection of diversity and inclusion and the criminal justice system is on March 19, 9-10:30 AM , Central Penn College Conference Center . People experiencing mental health issues are statistically more likely to be arrested, incarcerated, or killed by police officers. In our March forum, we will explore the impact of law enforcement training, incarceration, stigma, and current efforts to make things better. Register here .
Find Talent That Makes a Difference
If you are an employer looking for highly qualified candidates attend The Impact Career Fair March 19, 2020 from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM . Connect to full-time, internship, and co-op positions in organizations whose mission is to positively impact the well-being of others through education, services, policy, and community. For more information, contact Brooke Plasterer, M.S., Career Coach, Penn State Harrisburg at 717-948-6260 or .
Spirit of the Hero
You are invited to the annual Spirit of the Hero event on March 19, 5:30-7:30 PM, at Historic Acres of Hershey . Individuals in our community who have impacted the lives of others through acts of courage and/or service will be recognized. There is no cost to attend. Great networking, open bar, lots of food and great company! This is a wonderful opportunity to see the Red Cross mission in action, and to celebrate some courageous and inspiring hometown heroes. Register here .
Contact Helpline Gala
On March 19, CONTACT Helpline will host their Annual Gala at the Radisson in Camp Hill. The evening begins at 6 PM with a silent auction and reception. Dinner is served at 7 PM . Call the business office at 717-652-4987 or email Margo to find out how you can make a difference as a donor, sponsor or guest of this year’s event.
The Diary of Anne Frank
Set during one of history’s most brutal periods, the Holocaust, this play, presented by Open Stage , is based on the actual diary of a young girl who comes of age while hiding from the Nazis in a tiny, overcrowded attic with her family for more than two years. Performances will be at the Scottish Rite March 19 at 7:30 PM and March 17, 18, 19 & 20 at 9:45 AM . Purchase tickets here .
Brilliant, Bold & Brave!
Leadership Harrisburg Area presents the Leadership Speaker Series Brilliant, Bold & Brave on March 20 from 7:30 - 9 AM at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg . Panelists include: Major Kristal Turner-Childs, PA State Police, Karen Norheim, American Crane & Equipment Company and Susan Oh, '99, PA State Employees Retirement System. These inspirational women will share the mechanics behind their rise to success and how they're paying it forward. Register here .
Preserving and Restoring Old, Original Windows
Join Historic Harrisburg Association on March 23 for our Fourth Monday Program: “Preserving and Restoring Old, Original Windows”. Window restoration expert John Lindtner returns with more examples, tips and answers to your questions. Frank Grumbine, Preservation Specialist in the City Planning Bureau will discuss Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB) regulations and issues. Another “How To” Program sponsored by the Auchincloss Family Fund. The event starts and 6 PM and is free. HHA is located at 1230 N Third Street, Harrisburg.
Fifth Anniversary Open House
The Beacon Clinic for Health and Hope will celebrate its fifth year anniversary with an open house on March 25 from 4-7 PM at the clinic. New and existing patients, volunteers and our supporters are invited to attend. Enjoy light refreshments and take a tour of the clinic. Celebrate and share in the vision for the future!
Hear Me?” An Exhibition Celebrating Deaf Artists
The Art Association of Harrisburg presents “ Hear Me?” An Exhibition Celebrating Deaf Artists and Bootleg Meets R76, a collaboration featuring the work of Charles “Bootleg” Feathers and Reina “R76” Wooden now through March 26 . For more information, click here .
Tribute to Women of Excellence!
Join us for the YWCA Greater Harrisburg 31st Tribute to Women of Excellence on March 26 at 5:30 PM at the Hershey Lodge . Click here for list of honorees. Register here .
Club PHantastic Spring Gala
The Pinnacle Health Auxiliary invites you to the annual spring gala Club PHantastic on March 28, 5:30 PM at the West Shore Country Club . Embark on a fundraising adventure to an exotic land bathed in rich jewel-tones and steeped in mystery and intrigue. Indulge your senses with an evening of lavish fun, music and food. Arrive on time or you'll miss many surprises. Proceeds benefit programs and services within  UPMC Pinnacle . Purchase tickets here .
Nukpokpo- West African Music & Dance
Join us in Palmer Hall on March 28 at 7:30 PM for Nukpokpo, a thrilling evening of traditional and contemporary West African music and dance, as the multi-ethnic ensemble Azaguno returns to Messiah College . This collaborative performance will also feature renowned international dancers and musicians from Ghana, as well as several of Messiah College’s music and dance ensembles. To purchase tickets, contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or click here .
The College/Career Workforce Development Annual Showcase Luncheon is on March 31 at the Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center. Student displays from 10:30-11:30 AM . Lunch and formal program from 11:45 AM-1 PM . For more information contact Program Manager Anne Lauritzen at
From Fear to Freedom
Beth El Temple , the Interdenominational Ministers Conference (IMC), the Pennsylvania Council of Churches, Market Square Presbyterian Church, and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will sponsor a community-wide Freedom Seder to celebrate Passover, the Festival of Freedom on March 31, 7 PM at Beth El Temple. Register in advance by sending your name, address, email and check for $18.00 to Beth El Temple, 2637 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Or pay by credit card here .
Mamma Mia
The New Bloomfield Lions Community Theatre presents Mamma Mia , April 2, 3 & 4 at 7 PM and April 4 at 2 PM in the West Perry High School Auditorium, Elliotsburg. ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. Purchase tickets here .
Cards With Heart
Join the YWCA for the 2020 Cards with Heart Artist's Reception on April 2 from 6-8 PM at Millworks . The reception will feature local artist Pamela Black who will auction her painting "Full Circle," the artwork showcased on this year's YWCA Cards with Heart. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. Purchase Cards with Heart for $5 a piece. Proceeds benefit a night of safe shelter for a woman and her child at the YWCA. RSVP here .
Business is about building relationships! Save the date of April 4 for the Dauphin County Women's Expo . Join us at the Hershey Lodge from 9 AM - 2 PM . This is a great way to reach women of all ages in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Guests are able to unwind and have fun while shopping, enjoying free spa treatments, watching a fashion show and demonstrations, and relishing in “me” time. For details click here .
Go Blue!
PA Family Support Alliance (PFSA) will host a Flag Planting on April 4 . Join us at Third and State Streets in Harrisburg at 9 AM where we will plant 4,916 flags—each one representing a substantiated case of child abuse last year; 47 black flags will represent those children lost to abuse and neglect. PA Family Support Alliance invites everyone to go blue ! Place blue lights in the windows of your home or office during the month of April! It's Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Music in the Key of We
The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra has planned a grand event on April 4 celebrating three significant anniversaries: Stuart Malina ’s 20th season as music director, the Harrisburg Symphony Society’s 30th season, and the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra’s 90th season. Starting at 4 PM in the New Holland Arena of the Farm Show the event will feature the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra supplemented by jazz legend Steve Rudolph and other local jazz musicians, a gospel choir, and a massive chorus for the finale of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, the famous Ode to Joy. Purchase tickets here .
Go Beyond Leadership
Beyond Leadership is an experiential learning opportunity that explores the 10 Essentials of Servant Leadership; highlights the history of servant leadership and its relevance today; and provides activities designed to build new connections among participants.  LHA ’s President & CEO, Una Martone facilitates Beyond Leadership and is joined by Eric Savage to provide his experiences incorporating servant leadership into a successful business model. Register here for the next training summit on Friday, April 17 , from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM at The Conference Center @ Central Penn College .  Limited seating is still available.
Most Amazing Race 2020
Join The Salvation Army of Carlisle on April 18 for the Race of a Lifetime! All proceeds support community programs & services benefiting residents of Carlisle and surrounding areas. The Race encompasses eight challenges within a 5-mile trek in and around downtown Carlisle. Registration is at 8 AM at LeTort Park . Race starts at 9 AM sharp. The after party follows at Noon and is open to the public. Register here .
A Global Tasting
Food, wine and a silent action will benefit J unior Achievement of South Central PA . This global village will feature wines and food from France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Croatia and USA. Tequila tasting bar, entertainment by Dave Bray USA and bid from your mobile devise during the silent auction. The event takes place on April 18 from 7-10 PM at JA BizTown, 610 South George St, York. Purchase tickets here .
Dining with St. Stephen's
You are invited to Dining with St. Stephen's Episcopal School for a taste of Harrisburg on Saturday, April 18 at Cafe 1500 . Learn about and celebrate all of the ways that St. Stephen's loves Harrisburg with an evening showcasing Harrisburg's finest - music and entertainment by Shawan and the Wonton, Harrisburg City Photography by Justin Ward, and a live mural painting by Stephen Michael Haas. For ticket prices and more information, click here .
Annual TFEC Grantee Recognition Breakfast
Be inspired by the 2019 Fund for Women & Girls grantees as they share their powerful stories about the ways they are changing the lives of women and girls in our region. May 1 from 7:30-9 AM at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel . Purchase tickets here .
CLS Class of 2020 Graduation
Join Leadership Harrisburg Area in celebrating the accomplishments of the Community Leadership Series Class of 2020. All are invited to attend on Friday, May 15, 2020 at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg. Seating and lunch buffet begins at 11:00 AM with the program starting at 12:15 PM . Margaret Delmonico, recently retired from PSECU, will receive the 2020 Platinum Award for Servant Leadership. Register to attend here. Sponsorships are also still available.
Hospice Golf & Tennis Classics
Ladies Classic - May 19, Hershey Country Clu b - breakfast, the Joyce Acri Memorial Luncheon and game options (tennis, pickle ball, bridge, mahjong.
Golf Classic - June 1, West Shore Country Club - breakfast, lunch, awards dinner and golf (am or pm flights)
Tennis Classic - June 1, West Shore Country Clu b - breakfast, competitive or social tennis play, lunch and dinner.
Ladies Golf Classic - September 21, West Shore Country Club - male and female golfers welcome.
Fun in the Park!
Are you looking for fun spring-time activities that your family can enjoy? Check out the Spring Calendar of events from Dauphin County Parks and Recreation .
The Capital Area Greenbelt Association is looking for someone with an energetic and philanthropic personality to chair the newly created Volunteer Committee . Responsibilities for this role include: lead the Volunteer Committee, recruit other Volunteer Committee members as needed, hold monthly committee meetings and provide monthly updates to the CAGA Board of Directors and work with the Volunteer Coordinator. Also needed: connect volunteers with volunteer opportunities which include trail maintenance, PR events, fundraising events, maintain a database of contacts for all past and newly interested CAGA volunteers and coordinate and provide annual recognition to those who have volunteered. If interested please contact Michael Shaull (Vice President) at 717-585-3435 or .
Junior Achievement has volunteer opportunities in our one-day financial literacy, career readiness and STEM programs during March. We also offer classroom programs at the elementary level that are five sessions of 30-55 minutes. More information on classroom programs can be found by contacting Mary Reinhard at .   Sign up here.
Latino Connection is looking for speakers for the third annual Latino Health Summit to be held on June 12 in Reading, PA. The Summit will bring together executives and professionals in areas of healthcare, social services and reaching the growing demographic of Latinos in Pennsylvania for engaging professional workshops. This year’s Summit will have three tracks: research, policy, and practice. The practice track will focus on Community Health Work and Workers! Our goal is to create a space for movement building, critical perspectives, and skill development. We welcome revolutionary topics, ideas, and analysis that challenge the status quo. The call for speakers will close at midnight, March 23 . All submitting speakers will be notified by April 1 of their invitation status. The final Summit agenda will be posted online April 15 . Submit your abstracts here .
Volunteer with our Common Roads Youth! Are you an adult looking for a volunteer opportunity? Our Common Roads program is looking for adults to help chaperone our Wednesday and Friday night youth groups! The Common Roads program is a space for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults in Central PA to find community, connection, and support. The meetings are held on Wednesday nights at the LGBT Center of Central PA in Harrisburg from 6-8 PM and Friday nights at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Lancaster from 6-8 PM . As a volunteer, you would be a welcoming presence in the room for our youth. If interested, please fill out this form and Gabe will be in touch with you!
Newport High School will conduct Mock Interviews on April 21 . They are looking for volunteers to assist with the process. The interview schedule is as follows: Morning Session (coffee and pastries will be provided) Interviewers arrive at 7:45 AM and the first interviews begin at 8 AM . Lunch will be provided at 11:30 AM. Afternoon Session - Interviewers arrive at 12:15 PM and interviews will begin at 12:45 PM . The day will conclude by 3 PM . If you are interested in participating, please contact Taira Little at
Volunteers are vital to the success of the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and our influence is largely driven by the energy, knowledge and dedication of our volunteer members. With our monthly and annual events, Program and Membership committees, and Board of Directors, there is an increasing need for dedicated individuals to volunteer. We offer a variety of opportunities with varying time commitments to accommodate the needs of our members and their busy schedules. Would you be willing to serve as a board member, committee chair or committee member? Please contact Taira Little at the Chamber office, 717-582-4523 or to volunteer.
Daystar Center is seeking board members with a legal, financial, or medical background and knowledge of recovery from addiction. Daystar Center for Spiritual Recovery is serving individuals and families through a community-based holistic residential treatment approach for those suffering from substance abuse. Recovery is accomplished through evidence-based counseling, case management, spiritual guidance, compassionate support, education, and practice of daily life skills. If you have a desire to help our community please contact Fern Wilcox, Executive Director, at 717-230-9898 or email .
Family Design Resources, Inc. is currently recruiting new Board members. Professionals who have expertise in the following areas; Accounting/Finance, Human Resources, Legal/ Business Law and Communications/ Public Relations are encouraged to apply. Family Design Resources, Inc. is a non-profit committed to child victims of family violence and children in, or at risk of entering the foster care system. In addition to other programs, we administer the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) across the commonwealth for the state of PA. Participation on our Board is an exciting opportunity for energetic professionals to join our mission and facilitate the growth of the agency. If interested contact Rick Azzaro at .
The Harrisburg Parks Foundation is seeking board members to grow our all-volunteer organization to better support the needs of Harrisburg’s green network of parks, parkways, and playgrounds. Board members guide the organization, but also help raise funds for specific playgrounds (such as a new play equipment or a pavilion), or to improve numerous recreation areas (such as new picnic tables and attractive trash bins). Board members assist committees where their skills and interests fit best, including organizing special events, soliciting sponsors, connecting with donors, managing our website, outreach through social media, or writing grants. For more information, contact Paul Zeph, Chair, at .

Hershey Christian Academy , a private, non-for profit, pre-K to 9 school located in Hummelstown-Hershey, is looking for individuals to serve on the School Board. Interested individuals should contact Andria Jacobs at or call 717-312-7595. Hershey Christian Academy is committed to cultivating an educational environment where students are challenged to think independently and purposefully, where a grace-centered approach allows individual growth, self-confidence and worth in a safe classroom environment.
Perhaps Today Ministries International has opportunities for value and mission aligned individuals to join its board of directors. Presently there are vacancies for Board Secretary and Board Treasurer. We are also looking for Board members who are well-connected and interested in philanthropy and fundraising. The Board of Directors generally meets quarterly. Perhaps Today Ministries, (PTM) is a small faith-based nonprofit organization offering Christian Spiritual counseling, educational workshops and benevolent funding. If interested email Cheryl Ciambotti (CEO) at or call 717-938-6133.
Established in 1979, The PROGRAM , "It's About Change" is an independent non-profit committed to providing resources to ex-offenders reentering our community. The PROGRAM is seeking 3-4 individuals interested in serving on the Board of Directors or a committee. We are looking for volunteers with a background in human resources, technology, fundraising, community outreach and housing. To volunteer, contact AliceAnne Frost at or call 717-238-9950 ext. 108.
The Pennsylvania Keystone Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is recruiting new Board of Trustee members to support the mission of the NMSS. People affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. Trustees work together with chapter staff and society leadership to raise revenue and awareness within a 56 county-wide territory of Pennsylvania to achieve MS breakthroughs. Please contact Anne Mageras, Chapter President, , or 412-261-6347, ext. 63203 to discuss opportunities. 
The Susquehanna Chorale invites new board members! This national, award-winning, adult choral ensemble based in central Pa., has openings on its Board of Directors for terms beginning in June (three-year term). The Board oversees the Susquehanna Chorale, its regular season concerts and special performances, and its educational choirs for children and youth. The board meets six times per year in Mechanicsburg. All board positions are volunteer. Interested readers may call or e-mail Katie Hammaker at 717.796.5075 or

LensCAAP is a Harrisburg-based video production company cut from the same cloth as the state's Community Action Association. They provide mission-driven organizations with creative, purposeful, and affordable video content. You can see samples of LensCAAP's work here.
Join the LensCAAP team to celebrate 1 year of business. Snacks and dessert will be provided. Videos will be shown and staff will be on hand to visit with you to learn more about your organization. BONUS: LensCAAP is raffling off a video shoot! They will craft a video suitable for sharing on your website or social media channels. Drop your card at the event for a chance to win. Event is March 27, 2020 from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM at Langan Financial Group (lower floor), 1863 Center Street, Camp Hill. Free parking on-site. Space is limited to the first 50 replies so please RSVP by replying by 3/13 to
Board Strong is a new program of Leadership Harrisburg Area that was made possible through a partnership with The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. This 90 minute video series addresses: the roles & responsibilities of non-profit board members; the financial oversight, fiduciary and compliance responsibilities of non-profit board members; non-profit board members’ role in fundraising; tips for non-profit board member to effectively tell the organization’s story; and tips for engaging high performing board. Anyone who is considering serving on a non-profit board; or who is already serving on a non-profit board will gain valuable insights from the experienced non-profit leaders featured in this video. To begin your certification process, click here .
Applications for the Community Leadership Series Class of 2021 are now being accepted. The deadline to apply is May 29, 2020.  Click here full program detail, dates, and access to the online application.   Or feel free to call 717-216-5200 to discuss this opportunity.
The Executive Leadership Series offers senior decision makers an opportunity to accelerate introductions to Capital Region business and community leaders. Click here for full program details, a video testimonial, and online registration.  Or feel free to call 717-216-5200 to discuss this opportunity.
Minimize Conflict! Maximize Your Attendance! 
You plan, you prepare, you promote your event...then you learn that another big fundraiser is being held during your event! Eventsavvy provides a centralized location for organizations in Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry Counties to post upcoming events, so that other groups have the information they need to avoid using the same date whenever possible.  Visit for more details and to post your group's events. 
GracePointe Church of Christ in Elizabethtown offers a 12 step recovery program every Wednesday from 7-9 PM . Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life. The church also has a community meal the first Wednesday each month from 6-7 PM , open to the public. The meal is offered free of charge, however, donations are appreciated.   For more information contact Sherri Lloyd at 717-439-5872 or .
Opening for Executive Director, Neighborhood Center of the United Methodist Church.  The Neighborhood Center, Harrisburg is currently seeking an Executive Director. This position is the chief executive officer of the Center and provides strategic direction in fulfilling the Center's mission of creating "Better Lives, Better Community, Better Harrisburg." The position also oversees the Center's childcare and community based programs.  Applicants should submit a resume with a cover letter and salary requirements in person or by mail to: Executive Director Search, Neighborhood Center, 1801 N. Third St., Harrisburg, PA 17102; or, to . Submissions must be received by close of business on Monday, March 9 . For more details, click here .
A new project comes to Harrisburg! The Nobody's Cats Foundation is collaborating with the City of Harrisburg, Harrisburg City Police, animal control, and various local non-profit organizations to create the Harrisburg Community Cats initiative. This is an opportunity for those with leadership and other professional talents and skills to be part of a compassionate community that saves lives and prevents suffering. Experience is needed in marketing, social media, financial management, logistics management, and fundraising. To learn how you can be part of this groundbreaking effort email Christine Arnold at or call 717-763-1770.
P ANO is offering the following webinars in March.

Leadership Part 2: Staff, Volunteers, and Legal Compliance & Ethics - 2020 Guiding Principles Webinar Series (3 of 6), March 4 at 10:30 AM, Webinar. Register now .

Establishing Tech Policies to Protect Your Nonprofit, March 5, 1 PM , 3-part Web Series. Register now .

Guidelines for Board Meeting Minutes , March 10 , 12 PM , Webinar. Register now .

Outcomes Management: Are you Making a Difference? March 17, 2-3 PM , Webinar. Register now .
Is this Charitable Gift Deductible? March 18, 1-3:30 PM , Webinar. Register now .

Finance and Operations | 2020 Guiding Principles Webinar Series (4 of 6), March 25 at 10:30 AM, Webinar. Register now .
Are you new to a nonprofit leadership position or pursuing a leadership position at a nonprofit?  This certificate is for you! Starting March 1 you can complete 10 modules at your own pace. This online Nonprofit Management Certificate program focuses on developing the skills and deep understanding that are fundamental to successful nonprofit management. Modules may be taken in any order and can be taken individually for continuing education. All module assignments are due within 6 months from the day of registration. Click here for module descriptions and to register. Please contact Pamela Vierra at with questions.
Building Capacity for our Region's Future! Join us to learn about all the ways TFEC can help your nonprofit organization grow. Hear about our grant opportunities, services and Fund types that can benefit your organizations.
March 5, 2020 - Lebanon Valley College, 101 College Avenue, Annville

April 16, 2020 - Giant - Linglestown, 2300 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg

April 23, 2020 - Brethren Fellowship - Franklin, 339 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg

April 29, 2020 - Giant - Camp Hill, 3301 E Trindle Road, Camp Hill

Each meeting will cover the same information.
Vision Resources is holding a fundraising Travel Raffle to Monte Carlo . The winning trip will be scheduled through the travel professionals at AAA Central Penn. The trip will include roundtrip airfare for two aboard American/British Airlines out of Philadelphia, roundtrip transportation to a gorgeous four-star hotel with an ocean view for 6 nights’ accommodations, including taxes. In Monte Carlo you can enjoy beautiful art and architecture, fabulous beaches, world-class foods, interesting historic sites, and dazzling casinos. Raffle tickets are $100 each. For more information or to make a purchase please call 717-238-2531 or visit .
Looking for a meeting space for your non-profit or community organization? Orrstown Bank is proud to share its 1600 square foot Zullinger-Coy Community Room with organizations in the community at no charge. Located at 4750 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, our newly renovated office building features a sizable room ideal for presentations, meetings or special gatherings. The 100 person capacity room is equipped with Wi-Fi, audio-video (AV), a large drop down screen and a podium. Catering access is also a benefit of the facility. Contact Amy Strohm at Orrstown Bank at 717-530-3548 to reserve the room for one-time or recurring use.
The Community Caller is emailed to over 1800 subscribers on a regular schedule during the first week of every month. The goal of the publication is to match people and resources with service opportunities and missions & programs that benefit the community. Announcements are placed primarily by non profit organizations, educational institutions, and other community organizations. If you would like to include an event or announcement in the next issue, please feel free to contact LHA with detailed information including:
  • Organization Website
  • Contact Name, Phone Number and Email
  • Date of Event
  • Specific Request
  • Description
  • Attach a flyer of the event, if applicable
Send submissions to Ann Myers  via email at  or call 717-216-5200. All content is subject to approval by LHA and may be edited for space.
As a resource for businesses, our alumni, and community organizations throughout the Capital Region, Leadership Harrisburg Area teaches servant leadership and effective community service through discussion, demonstration, and experiential practices.