The Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress has been able to initiate a Façade Improvement Program thanks to $60,000 in grant funding (over two years) from the First Federal Charitable Foundation. “This donation is going to really help make tangible differences in the downtown,” said Krista Schneider, Executive Director of the Alliance. “Even minor changes, like fresh paint, or new awnings or signage, can make a big difference in the way people perceive the downtown—and that is really important right now as we try to attract new investment." The Alliance plans to use this donation as matching funds for additional facade grants available from PA DCED. For more information visit the Facade Rehabilitation Grant Program page.

Megan Kennedy, Executive Director of the First Federal Charitable Foundation (left), presents Krista Schneider, Executive Director of the Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress, with a check.
2015 Leadership Donors
$10,000 or more
CAN DO Community Foundation
Hannah & Samuel Cohn Foundation
DBi Services
First Federal Foundation
Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce*
Hazleton Creek Properties
Luzerne Foundation (Security Savings Charitable Foundation)
Luzerne Local Share Account Program
National Endowment for the Arts
National Penn Bank
Sordoni Family Foundation

2015 Diamond Donors 
$5,000 -$9,999

Lehigh Valley Health Network-Hazleton
M&T Bank (pledged for 2016)
PNC Bank
Quandel, Inc.
Wendy’s (Hazleton)/Hayden Family

2015 Platinum Donors 
$2,500 - $4,999

Coordinated Health (pledged for 2016)
First National Community Bank
Joyce Insurance
Stanley Komosinsky*
Mericle Commercial Real Estate
Mohegan Sun
Dennis R. Moore & Associates*
Pasco L. Schiavo, Esq.*
Times Shamrock Communications
UGI Utilities

2015 Gold Donors 
$1,000 - $2,499

Atlantic Coal, LLC
Barry Isett & Associates
Community Bank
Dr. John Degenhart
Eagle Rock Community Association
Edward Jones Investments/Tom Seigendall
Geisinger Health Systems
Hazle Drugs
Lehigh Tire
Lloyd & Associates
Luzerne Bank
Luzerne Co. Convention & 
Visitors Bureau
Northeastern Resources 
Development Council
PA Clean Ways (Keep America Beautiful)
Rotary Club of Hazleton
Smith Miller Associates
Susquehanna Bank
Ustynoski & Marusak 
Wagner & John, LLC
Whitaker Investment Group

2015 Silver Donors 
$500 - $999

D’Angelo Dental
First National Bank
Frankie’s Pizzeria*
Gennaro Contracting*
NRG Controls North
Sam-Son Productions, Inc.
James A. Schneider, Esq.*
Service Electric
Schumacher Engineering
Tunnessen’s Inc. Auto Parts
Vercusky Painting

2015 Bronze Donors 
$250 - $499 

Bayada Pediatrics
Berger Family Dealership
Bob’s Sporting Goods
Carmen’s Bakery & Deli*
C Group Energy
Giant Foods
Hazleton Insurance Center
Hazleton Shaft Corp.
Landmark Community Bank
George & Paula Leitner
Jimmy’s Quick Lunch
Management Enterprises
Motor Transportation
Precision Design
Schaedler Yesco
Dr. Stephen Schleicher
Vanick Properties (Hazleton 
Shopping Center)
Vesuvio’s Pizzeria

(*) In-kind services​