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Chambersburg Centennial Endowment Fund to be used for education, workforce development

December 09, 2011

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday that its Centennial Endowment Fund has reached $150,000 in donations and pledges.

The money will be used to support programs in education, workforce development and leadership.

The chamber unveiled a plaque with contributors' names at its annual business breakfast at Wilson College. The chamber publicly launched the fund drive on Aug. 21, its 100th anniversary.

The Centennial Endowment Fund was created through one of its affiliates, the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation, to ensure that the chamber will continue to positively impact future generations. The foundation focuses on education, citizenship and leadership.

"The foundation, through its three leadership programs, workforce development initiatives and educational outreach, has had a profound impact since it began in 1991. It is important for that work to continue," chamber President David G. Sciamanna said in a news release.

Also at the breakfast, sponsored by Summit Health, the chamber showed a film created to highlight its accomplishments in the past century. The film is available for viewing on the Chamber's Web site, www.chambersburg.org.

Chamber members in attendance also received a commemorative publication highlighting the chamber's history.

Chamber membership has grown from 178 in 1911 to slightly more than 900 today.

For information about becoming a chamber member, contact Membership Director Doug Harmon at 717-264-7101, ext. 202.

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