Listening to PA
Anne Gingerich, PANO's new Executive Director, has been traveling around Pennsylvania to learn about the strengths, resources and needs of communities around the state. And, to learn how we can walk alongside you in the great work you are already doing to build thriving communities.
Thank you to everyone who has welcomed us, opened your hearts and shared your communities with us. Visit the Listening Tour Photo Album
What we've heard: PANO blog
Interested in connecting with Anne? Call us at 717-236-8584.
Check out our Listening Tour Infographic:
- PANO Listening To PA Infographic322.25 K | 9/4/2014
Listening Tour Reports
- Listening Tour Executive Summary563.64 K | 8/26/2014
- Listening Tour Full Report1.66 Meg | 8/26/2014
- Listening Tour Report By Region and County3.99 Meg | 8/26/2014
North Central PA
What an honor to interact with everyone who took time from their incredible work to share the journey of their organizations in State College, Bellefonte, Bradford and St. Marys on June 17 & 18.
Thank you to Michael Brand from Nonprofit Partnership in Erie for setting up the first three focus groups for PANO, to Tammy Gentzel from Centre County United Way, Liz Toukonen from YMCA of Centre County-Bellefonte, Tina Martin from Care for Children, and Bill Conrad from the Stackpole-Hall Foundation for so graciously coordinating and hosting each of these groups. Thank you also to our wonderful board member, Lisa Ritter, who traveled with us. Bradford Era press coverage of our visit
What we heard in North Central PA!
Listening Tour Quick Facts
People listened to: 340+
Focus groups: 19 | Individual meetings: 14
Miles traveled: 3017 | Hours on the road: 57
People completing online survey: 15
PANO board members helping: ALL!!!
South Central PA
In our back yard for Central PA Listening Tour stops on March 7, 2014. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to meet with us, to Reinsel Kuntz Lesher (RKL), to New Hope Ministries AND to our fabulous PANO board members, Doug Berman, Jeanne Troy and Bets McManus for coordinating and hosting such great events! Here's what we've heard so far in Central PA!
The Listening Tour traveled to Erie on April 7, 2014! A beautiful drive through the mountains...we even passed a sign saying we had reached the highest point on I-80 east of the Mississippi (2,250 feet)! Thank you to everyone who met with us, to the Nonprofit Partnership and our fabulous PANO board members, Drew Goldstein and Michael Kumer, for their support! Here's what we've heard so far iin Northwestern PA!
First Listening Tour stop: Pittsburgh, February 5 & 6, 2014. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to meet with us and to our fabulous PANO board members, Marilyn Jenkins, Drew Goldstein, Michael Kumer and Jordan Pallitto, who were such wonderful hosts! Here's what we've heard so far in SW PA!
Full Circle: Last leg of the Listening Tour on July 10-11 in Westmoreland and Allegheny counties. Thanks to everyone who attended and to our hosts in Greensburg: Jim Bendel, Susan Acito and Caleb Crousey from the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County; and to our host in Pittsburgh, Barbara Sieck Taylor from the Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania. And thanks again to our amazing SW PA board members (listed above).
A whirlwind 3 days in Scranton, Towanda (Bradford County) and Pittston from March 12-14, 2014. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to meet with us, to the Scranton Area Community Foundation, The United Way of Bradford County, The Northeastern Pennsylvania Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center (NCAC) and fantastic PANO board member Mike Cherewka. Here's what we've heard so far in Northeastern PA!
A wonderful experience visiting Bucks County and Philadelphia from March 19-21 and again on April 3. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to meet with us! Also thank you to MileStone Bank, Dunleavy and Associates, Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads, and to our fabulous PANO board members, Ifeoma Aduba and Don Kramer, who were such wonderful hosts! Here's what we've heard so far in Southeastern PA!
Happy to be back in the greater Philadelphia area in May! Thank you to all who shared your thoughts and vision for your communities. Thanks also to our hosts, Elko & Associates and MileStone Bank, and to PANO's fantastic board member, Greg Lindemuth! Here's what we heard this time around!
- Listening Tour Full Report