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2020 Annual Report: Picture Your Purpose
For 30 years, we have worked to empower individuals to become philanthropists, donors to make meaningful change, and caring citizens to build a legacy around their purpose. We help make our donors’ best wishes for our region a reality.
This year, we are happy to report that your community foundation continues to grow community wealth, with estimated year-end assets that rose to $82.5 million as of this June 30. We made grants and charitable distributions of $10,180,000 and received donations from 5,182 separate donors totaling $14,697,954.
To all of our donors:
You are making an immeasurable difference. Collectively, you donated $14.7 million to our charitable funds this past year. That funding empowers dreamers, turning compassion and ambition into action and results. Your impact is felt in every corner of our region. You are making change that will last forever.
To the nonprofits we partner with:
Your ideas, projects, time, and energy are changing lives. You are creating beautiful spaces, feeding the hungry, and helping cancer patients through treatment. You are inspiring young people to be better learners, cleaning up our environment, and empowering single mothers to finish their education. You clothe families, bring history to life, help addicts and mental health patients with job training, and provide family-friendly activities for our communities. If there’s a need, you fill it, often without pay or recognition. You fill the Alleghenies with heart, and we can’t thank you enough.
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We empower everyone in our community to understand how their philanthropy can leave a lasting legacy in our region.
We envision an inclusive and engaged culture of philanthropy that grows an abundance of resources that have a perpetual impact in a thriving region.
Our Equity Statement
The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies is committed to working toward a diverse, equitable, and inclusive society, where all individuals feel valued and respected. We are committed to taking a nondiscriminatory approach in our policies and actions, respecting diverse life experiences and heritages, and ensuring that all voices are valued and heard.
Philanthropy in Action: 2020 Annual Report Stories
A Legacy of Giving CFA’s Legacy Society honors people who care enough about our community to support it forever. Becoming a member is simple: include...
Caring for Our Communities Community funds managed under CFA’s umbrella create a special opportunity: They allow for localized, collective philanthropy so individuals can make a...
Early Childhood Education and Community Initiatives CFA launched the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Fund as a special initiative in 2019, with the aim of increasing...
Because of people like you—people who care deeply about our region—we were ready and equipped to help our community. What’s your best wish for our...
Over the past two years, Community Foundation for the Alleghenies and Foundation donors have invested more than $1.3 million toward blight eradication in the Johnstown...
This year, the family of former Tribune-Democrat reporter Ronald Fisher, The Tribune-Democrat, and CFA established a fund to honor Ron’s memory and passion for his...
Meet Our Team
Mike KanePresident and Executive Director
Mike Kane has been at the Community Foundation since 2001. During that time he has had the opportunity to work with hundreds of donors throughout...
Angie BerzonskiAssociate Director
Angie joined the Foundation in 2011. As Associate Director, she helps local nonprofits learn more about grant opportunities, manages the Foundation’s grantmaking programs, and assists...
Katrina PerkoskyDonor and Development Services Officer
After spending a decade in print media and radio broadcasting, Katrina joined CFA in January 2015. As Donor and Development Services Officer, Katrina oversees the...
Dina McGeeBedford County Director
A lifelong Bedford County resident, Dina McGee dedicated 32 years to the field of education, including 23 as an elementary teacher and reading specialist, before...
Lladel LichtySomerset County Director
Born and raised in Somerset County, Lladel has spent nearly 27 years of her career there as well. Starting out with 10 years in local...
Marisa LehmanDonor Services Associate
As Donor Services Associate, Marisa manages grants and scholarships administration and works with donors to achieve their philanthropic goals. Previously, she was CFA’s Administrative Specialist,...
Barb CharneyAccounting Associate
Introduced to the world of nonprofits 10 years ago, Barb developed a fondness working in community services and helping people. She joined the Community Foundation...
Lori HuskaAccounting Assistant
Lori is the accounting assistant at the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies. Her primary responsibility is to record contributions. She personally sees that all donations...
Emily WoodExecutive & HR Assistant
A Greater Johnstown High School alumna, Emily Wood graduated in 2020 from Pitt-Johnstown with a degree in English Literature. She is currently working on her...
Marie DeWerffAdministrative and Technology Specialist
Marie joined CFA in 2019 as the Foundation’s new Administrative and Technology Specialist. Marie helps CFA operations run smoothly, manages CFA partners’ critical online fundraising...
Kecia BalCommunications Officer
A former news and business journalist, Kecia joined CFA in 2019. As Communications Officer, she works to highlight transformational changes the Foundation’s donors and partners...
Board of Directors
Mark E. Pasquerilla, Board Chair
CEO & President, Crown American Realty Trust
Michael Sahlaney, Esq., Secretary
Sahlaney & Dudeck Law Office
Terry K. Dunkle, Board Treasurer
Retired Bank President/CEO
President, Aspire Grant & Development
John Blackburn, III
Retired, Pennsylvania State Police
Lauren Cascino Presser, Esq.
Attorney, The Law Firm of Timothy M. Ayers
Retired Chemical Engineer
Retired President, UMF Company
Robert J. Eyer
CPA & Partner, Wessel & Company
Publisher, The Tribune-Democrat
President, M. Glosser & Sons, Inc.
John M. Kriak
President, Group Genesis, LLC
Richard H. Mayer
Retired Publisher, Tribune-Democrat
Sara Ann Sargent
President, Sargent’s Group
Owner, Stager Chevrolet
Retired Assistant Director/Director of Donor Services
President/CEO AmeriServ Financial
Dr. Donato Zucco
Partner, Mutual Development
Other Boards & Committees
Robert Allen – Executive Director, Emeritus
Dr. Frank Blackington
G. Henry Cook
Dr. Albert L. Etheridge
The Hon. Linda Rovder Fleming
Robert Gleason, III
Dr. Curtis Goldblatt
Gary Horner, Esq. – Secretary
D. C. Nokes, Esq.
James V. Saly
Thomas C. Slater
Robert D. Sweet
Mike Kane, President
Mark Pasquerilla, Vice-President and Chairman of the Board
Terry Dunkle, Treasurer
Gary Horner, Secretary
Mr. Michael Sahlaney, Esq., Acting Secretary
Connie J. McClain
John Blackburn III
David Bork, Sr.
David Bork, Jr.
Michael Sahlaney, Esq
William Shulick, Esq.
Karen Strubel Myers
Michael Sahlaney, Esq.
Michelle Tokarsky, Esq.
Gary Shetter Jr.
Robert Eyer, CPA
Gary C. Horner, Esq.
Michael Sahlaney, Esq.
Sally Ann Sargent
Michelle Tokarsky, Esq.
Robert J. Eyer, CPA
Raymond E. DiBattista
Bill Rice, RFC, CRPC
Lauren Cascino-Presser, Esq.
The Rev. Sylvia King
Kayla Puchko Stephenson
Dr. Leah S. Spangler
Dr. Tracey Karlie
Vickie L. Beer
Raymond E. DiBattista
Allie Cook Hoffman
Matthew G. Melvin, Esq.
Scott Bittner, Esq.
Bruce G. Hottle
Barnes, Saly & Company, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
- 2020 Statement of Activities (condensed and unaudited)
- 2020 Statement of Financial Position (condensed and unaudited)
- 2020 Annual Report
- 2020 Audit
- 990 Form*
- GuideStar Profile
- Investment Policy
- Community Foundation for the Alleghenies’ bylaws
*It is the policy of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies to make available Form 990-T for any years in which it files that form.