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Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts

Whitaker Center Educational Outreach Fund

 Making educational trips to Whitaker Center a reality

We want to make an educational trip to Whitaker Center a reality for underserved schools. Thanks to the generosity of individual and corporate donors, the Whitaker Center Educational Outreach Fund can help assist with the cost of a fieldtrip to Whitaker Center and cover experiences such as admission fees for students to the Harsco Science Center and documentary films in the Select Medical Digital Cinema.

The Fund can also subsidize the cost of admission to our Surgery Live! program and Discovery Camps during the summer months. Contact us at education@whitakercenter.org to find out if your organization qualifies.

Who is eligible for the Outreach Fund?

Eligible organizations include school buildings with a 40% or greater participation in free or reduced lunch programs, Central Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations that serve low income or disadvantaged youth groups ages 4 through 18, as well as underserved youth groups.

What is not covered by the Outreach Fund?

WCEOF may not be used to cover food, parking, transportion, or other associated costs. Hollywood films being shown in our digital cinema are also not covered.

How many children benefit from the Outreach Fund?

The Whitaker Center Outreach Fund has benefited 28,000 children since 2011. Between 2015-2016, Whitaker Center was able to provide reduced admission to over 6,732 children on 100 different group visits thanks to the Outreach Fund.

How do I apply for Outreach Funds?

All requests for WCEOF should be directed to education@whitakercenter.org.

Please be prepared to provide the following:

  • Documentation for the Department of Education showing your school building's percent of participation in the free/ reduced lunch program.
  • Organization’s approved 501(c)(3) status and have education, the arts, the sciences, or services to children with unmet needs as an important part of the organization’s mission.
  • A copy of organization’s IRS tax-exempt determination letter.
  • Whitaker Center reserves the right to determine if or how requests will be fulfilled. 

Supported by:
The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation

With Generous Contributions Made by:
Brody Science Fund for Youth
Carol L. Mickelson Fund of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities
Joan S. and Joseph K. Goldsmith Fund
Phoenix Contact
Très Bonne Anneé Wine and Gala Auction Fund–a-Need Donors


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