Governor Wolf to Make Donations, Volunteer in Lieu of Attending Pennsylvania Society

By: Jeff Sheridan, Press Secretary

December 02, 2016

Giving back to the community has long been a priority of Governor Wolf. Since taking office, Governor Wolf has donated his entire salary to The State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA), an organization through which state employees make charitable donations, directing his donation to the United Way of York County.

Governor Wolf knows it’s important to help and support those in need year round, but especially during the season of giving.

As in years past, Governor Tom Wolf will not attend Pennsylvania Society. Instead, Governor Wolf has committed to donate $10,000 each to Philabundance, the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank for a total donation of $30,000. The donated money will be drawn from the Wolf Inaugural Fund.

Governor and First Lady Wolf have also committed to volunteering in Central Pennsylvania next week.

Additionally, Governor Wolf has committed to personally donating $10,000 to The Pennsylvania Society Scholarship Program in partnership with the Maguire Foundation. This fund provides four-year scholarships to Pennsylvania high school seniors for full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university in Pennsylvania.

On Saturday, December 10th, Governor Wolf and First Lady Wolf will attend and sponsor The Pattison-Leader Ball, in Philadelphia, which brings together young, civically minded, and politically motivated professionals, for an evening to discuss the future of Pennsylvania politics and policy. The Pattison-Leader Ball is named after Governor Robert E. Pattison and Governor George M. Leader, the two youngest governors in Pennsylvania’s history.

Are you interested in joining Governor and First Lady Frances Wolf in giving back to your community?

Here are some ideas of places that you could donate your money or time to:
  • Animal Rescue Shelters
  • National and State Parks
  • Food Pantries
  • Libraries
  • Art Museums
  • Retirement Homes
  • Your Local Place of Worship
  • Your Local Municipality

If you don’t have a particular organization in mind, you can always visit to find opportunities available near you.


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