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Lesley Kistner, VP, Communications/Marketing for the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County (CBICC), recently wrote a great article about PFEW for the latest CBICC Centre Connection newsletter. The newsletter is distributed to all CBICC members and throughout the Centre County business community. Lesley recently completed her fifth year as a Company Advisor, and has also served as a competition Judge at PFEW. Huge thanks to Vern Squier, President & CEO of the CBICC, for being a staunch and loyal supporter of PFEW and for spreading the word about PFEW to your membership! Click here to read the full article.


Each year, the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce hosts their very popular “Foodie” event, which brings the local business community together to share local food and drink in a casual, fun atmosphere. The proceeds from this event are earmarked for PFEW scholarships for local students. Recently the Chamber hosted a celebratory breakfast for the students they sponsored this summer, and four PFEW graduates took to the podium to talk about their PFEW experience. Click here for a brief video of the students sharing their thoughts after the breakfast. Huge thanks to Tara King, Executive Director of the chamber, and the Foodie Committee, for all you do for PFEW and the young people in your area!


This summer, Joe Battista, head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lion hockey team, had the opportunity to spend the day at PFEW. Little did he know what he was in for when he arrived on campus. Suffice it to say he was profoundly impacted by what he experienced. Click here to read the article he wrote about his time with us. I think you’ll agree, PFEW left a lasting impression on Joe, and on all who shared in the 2017 experience!

The Harrisburg Regional Chamber supports PFEW

The Harrisburg Regional Chamber recently posted a terrific article quoting two of PFEW's biggest supporters, Katie Clarke, President of LeTort Trust and 2016 Keynote Speaker, Jen Delaye, CEO of The JDK Group. Thank you to everyone! Click here to read the article.


On Wednesday, February 8, Scott Lee, VP of Marketing and Development for the Foundation, had the opportunity to speak about PFEW to the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce. Also speaking was Alexis Mock, senior at Tunkhannock High School and 2016 PFEW graduate. Scott gave an overview of the program, focusing on the need, merit, and structure of the program, and Alexis regaled the audience with her personal story and the powerful and lasting impact PFEW had on her future. A lively question and answer period followed the discussion. Thanks to Gina Suydam, President of the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce, for allowing us to speak. It was a great event! Click here to see an article that recently appeared on

A BIG thank you to LeTort Trust and ABC27 News!

One of our most passionate supporters are the wonderful people at LeTort Trust in Camp Hill PA. Over the years Katie Clark, President at LeTort, has sponsored hundreds of students to attend PFEW. Recently, Katie got us in touch with Flora Posteraro at ABC27 News in Harrisburg, to do a story about LeTort's passion for PFEW and why others should consider supporting local students. Thank you so much to LeTort Trust and ABC27 for the wonderful story! We look forward to welcoming many more students to PFEW as a result of your efforts! Click here to see the segment.

Exton Chamber supports PFEW

The Exton Chamber hosted a wonderful luncheon on Tuesday, September 20th. During the event, PFEW graduates and Foundation staff members were invited to attend and talk about their summer PFEW experiences. A very nice article was then published in the Daily Local News. Click here to read the article.

Precision Medical Products: Helping Shape Our Future Workforce through PFEW
The Lancaster Chamber has posted a wonderful article on PFEW and one of its long-time supporters, Precision Medical Products, in their March/April Newsletter. Check the article out at the top of page 4 and then continuing on later in the newsletter.

Sundance vacations proudly supports PFEW!

Sundance Vacations is happy to announce the launch of their new charities website Sundance Vacations Charities! The site features all charities Sundance Vacations supports with direct links to donate, including PFEW and many other organizations that help children receive the support they deserve.

Times Leader Articles

Recently, the Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre, PA published a couple of stories on PFEW. The articles are available by clicking the links below:
PMA Perspective
During Week II of PFEW 2014, we were honored to host a television crew provided by our primary host, the Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association (PMA), that spent several days filming students, activities, volunteers and the program generally. The resulting thirty minute program aired on Sunday, July 27th at 5:30 p.m. on PCN. This entertaining and informative video can also be viewed online here.

Did you know?
Any graduate of PFEW who is accepted into either Lycoming College or Pennsylvania College of Technology is awarded scholarships to attend their that are above and beyond any financial aid you might receive! Lycoming College offers $20,000 ($5,000/year over 4 years) and Penn College offers $8,000 ($2,000/year over 4 years). For more information click here.

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