LBC Adult Alumni
Graduates of the Chamber's Leadership Blair County (LBC) Adult program continue their Servant Leadership journey through their support of Leadership Blair County Alumni projects, as well as, personally volunteering for boards and organizations that have touched their hearts.
LBC Alumni has established the following programs that continue to give back to Blair County:
Basket of Hope is a signature project benefitting members of Blair County that find themselves in need of shelter at either the Domestic Abuse or Family Shelters which are operated by Family Services, Inc. Members of LBC Alumni collect laundry baskets filled with household items such as cleaning supplies, paper products, laundry soap, small appliances, pillows, towels, etc. Collections within organizations and the community are conducted during the month of August with donations being accepted at The Chamber office the last three working days of August and delivered to the shelters after Labor Day.This program has grown in scope since its inception in 2012 when the goal of 120 baskets was met. In 2013, 120 baskets were donated and monetary donations enabled the Alumni to also present a check for $2,000. Never a group to rest on its laurels, in 2013 the goal was raised to 150 baskets. That goal was exceeded with collections of 204 baskets and monetary donations in the amount of $1,500. In 2014 the goal was raised to 200 baskets and was exceeded once again with donations of 222 baskets and monetary donations of $1,888.27.
In keeping with its Mission Statement, the Alumni of Leadership Blair County are committed to Community Service through Servant Leadership A new initiative was started in 2014, WeCare Blair County...Helping with the journey. A process was developed which allows for the presentation of a grant (s) to a non –profit organization (s) in Blair County in which a dues-paying alum volunteered. The amount is based each year on 10% of the treasury balance. Since the LBC program was celebrating their 20th Anniversary in 2014 it was decided that $2,000 would be awarded. Three organizations were awarded grants at the LBC graduation ceremony.
Since 2011, LBC Alumni has assisted the Greater Altoona Economic Development Corporation with the Spirit of Christmas Parade in Downtown Altoona. Alumni are involved in the staging of the parade divisions and then help with crowd control for everyone’s safety.
Since 1996, the Alumni has been providing scholarship monies for individuals who are interested in applying for the Leadership Blair County Adult program but do not have sufficient funds to cover all of the tuition. These scholarships are a source of great pride to the members of the Alumni.
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