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HARRISBURG – The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is pleased to announce that its Executive Director Joe Arthur will be recognized as a finalist in the 2017 Nonprofit Innovation Awards program in the Nonprofit Leadership Excellence Category. [An alphabetical listing of all finalists follows at the end of press release.]


An awards breakfast will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017, from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Lancaster Marriott to recognize 35 central Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations and their leaders for developing creative ways to help the region’s citizens with limited resources.


During the program, the winning organization in each category will be revealed and they will receive a check to continue their good work in our community.


Everyone is welcome to attend the event, where they can congratulate and network with the honorees. Seats and tables can be reserved online at


The 2017 Nonprofit Innovation Awards are made possible by a partnership of the Central Penn Business Journal, the Lancaster County Community Foundation, The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC), and the York County Community Foundation. The program sponsors include: First National Bank; Maher Duessel; Philadelphia Insurance Companies; Temple University Harrisburg; UPMC HealthPlan and Engle Printing & Publishing.


For more information about these special awards, please visit Please contact Jill Caldwell with the Central Penn Business Journal at 717-236-4300 or with any questions.


About Central Pennsylvania Food Bank

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to reduce hunger in 27 counties across Pennsylvania. By working with more than 900 local agencies, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank provides nearly 650,000 nutritious meals to people in need every week. For more information on the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and its mission to reduce hunger in Pennsylvania, visit or call 717.564.1700.



List of 2017 Nonprofit Innovation Awards Finalists

Listed in alphabetical order within each awards category. The winner of each category will be revealed during an awards event to be held on March 9, 2017 at the Lancaster Marriott.


Brand Identity/Unique Marketing Campaign Category

These nonprofits have used a new marketing concept to attract financial support, volunteers and/or clients.

Bible2School—Lancaster County

Bridge of Hope Harrisburg—Dauphin County

Family First Health—York County

Girls on the Run Capital Area—Cumberland County

Y.O.U.T.H. Program Inc. —York County

York County History Center—York County


Collaboration Category

These nonprofits have executed an innovative program with another organization(s) for a common goal.

Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania—Dauphin County

Cross Keys Village—Adams County

Downtown Inc—York County

Lancaster County Coalition to End Homelessness—Lancaster County

Perry Council Literacy Council—Perry County

PinnacleHealth Foundation—Dauphin County

Susquehanna Heritage—York County

York County Literacy Council—York County


Management Operations Category

These nonprofits have adopted sound management principles, leading to a significant increase in their organization’s ability to meet its mission.

Community Action Partnership of Lancaster CountyLancaster County

Diakon Child, Family & Community MinistriesDauphin County

Milton Hershey SchoolDauphin County

South Central PA Sickle Cell CouncilDauphin County


Programs Category

These nonprofits have created and implemented programs or events locally to increase the effectiveness of their mission.

Children Deserve A Chance—Lancaster County

Feel Your Boobies Foundation—Dauphin County

Friendship Community—Lancaster County

Hamilton Health Center—Dauphin County

Leg Up Farm—York County

Planned Parenthood Keystone—York County

Please Live—Cumberland County

Rainbow's End Youth Services—Lancaster County

Suits to Careers, Inc. —Dauphin County


Nonprofit Leadership Excellence Category

This category identifies and recognizes an exemplary nonprofit leader whose accomplishments have advanced his/her organization and field of service.

Joseph Arthur, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank—Dauphin County

Ann Davis, DreamWrights Center for Community ArtsYork County

James DeBord, Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center of Lancaster CountyLancaster County

Juanita Edrington-Grant, C.R.A.M.Dauphin County

Jessica Laspino, CASA of Lancaster CountyLancaster County

Jason Meckes, The Harrisburg Area Riverboat SocietyDauphin County

Barbara Titanish, H.O.P.E.York County

Mary Anne Winkelman, Cultural Alliance of York CountyYork County


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3908 Corey Road

Harrisburg, PA 17109


717.561.4636 (fax)

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Williamsport, PA 17701


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The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.
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