First Community Foundation plans regional fundraising day

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania is excited to announce Raise the Region 2013, an event to help the communities of Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties support local nonprofit organizations fundraising efforts.

FCFP, in partnership with Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships, will launch a 24-hour fundraising event March 12. Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships has donated $125,000 that will be used to match a portion of donations made to preregistered nonprofits.

Additional monetary prizes and incentives, sponsored by Larson Design Group, will be awarded to participating nonprofits throughout the entire event. The program is designed to help kickoff the 2013 fundraising efforts of local nonprofits through the generosity of sponsors and the community.

This is the first fundraiser of its kind in the region supported by FCFP. On March 2, visit and select the participating nonprofit to support and gifts will be stretched by the matching contribution from Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships.

Nonprofits must register and be accepted in order to participate in the one day event. The registration deadline is Feb. 15.

To register, visit raisethe

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania works regionally and locally to bring together people, partners and places to grow local giving and investment, strengthen area organizations and results and take on the critical issues and efforts needed to build vibrant communities and a thriving northcentral Pennsylvania region.