Capital Campaign Review Board

The Capital Campaign Review was formed to assist Greater Reading's Non-Profits with their fundraising needs. The purpose of this Board is:

  • To evaluate the purposes, justification, and viability of proposed community appeals for capital funds by local agencies, organizations, and institutions who wish to seek funds beyond their own membership.
  • To provide a service to the community by administering a system that evaluates the community's most critical social and economic needs, approves and schedules appeals for capital funds according to the community needs and ability to support them.
  • To report all recommendations made by the Board to member constituencies and the community at large.

CCRB Board Members

Scott Gruber, Chairman
Eric Burkey
Jim Connors
Mike Duff
Bob Firely
Bill Gage
Ellen Horan
Dave Rick
Karen Rightmire
Andy Weidman
Tammy White
Doug Yocom

Administrative Management:
Ellen Horan, 610.376.6766

Approved/Pending Campaigns:

2017 Campaigns

Reading Area Community College: $2.0 million

2016 Campaigns

Boy Scouts: $2.0 million
Girl Scouts: $500,000

2015 Campaign
Camp Conrad Weiser: $2.0 million

2014 Campaigns
Greater Berks Food Bank: $2.5 million
Vision Resource Center, formerly the Berks County Association for the Blind: $400,000

2013 Campaign
Olivet’s Boys and Girls Club: $2.5 million

2010 Campaign
Berks Women In Crisis: $2.0 million

2009 Campaigns
YMCA: $1.8 million
Opportunity House: $1.8 million

2008 Campaigns
Caron Foundation: $2.5 million
Alvernia College: $2.0 million

Considering a Future Capital Campaign? Contact Ellen Horan 610.376.6766 or click on the links below for further information on the procedure for submitting a capital campaign application. Thank you!

Procedures Manual

Instructions and Application Manual


Non-profits play an important role in the communities that they serve.  They provide much needed services that otherwise may be limited or not accessible to the community in need.  Just like any other business, non-profits need to run efficiently and effectively to ensure their longevity so that they can continue to provide to the needs of the community. There are various resources available to assist non-profit organizations.

Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Organizations (PANO): PANO is the statewide membership organization serving and advancing the charitable nonprofit sector through leadership, advocacy, education and services in order to improve the quality of life in Pennsylvania. For more information on PANO, contact them at 717.236.8584 or visit their website.

SCORE: The Reading, PA Chapter is part of SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business," a national nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation's small businesses.  Their services are also available to the non-profit community.  For more information or for assistance, call them at 610.376.3497 or visit their website.