History/Leadership

What is the history of the Berks County Capital Campaign Review Board (CCRB)?

Since 1969, the role of the CCRB has been to consider the purposes, justification, and viability of proposed community appeals for capital funds by local non-profit agencies and institutions.

In 2016, the CCRB conducted a survey with the business community about the capital campaign review/approval process. The survey achieved a response rate of 60%. Of those responding, 92% replied that they were already aware of the CCRB; 76% expressed that they rely on the CCRB to help make their decision to support a future capital campaign. Of the respondents who were unaware of the CCRB, 100% stated that they would use the CCRB process to support their decision making if approached for a capital campaign pledge in the future.

Based upon the survey results, the Capital Campaign Review Board of Berks County, the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the United Way of Berks County, and The Wyomissing Foundation made the decision to hire a Managing Director to improve and strengthen the current capital campaign vetting process, offer support to non-profit agencies, and serve as the contact person for this valuable service to the Berks County community.

Who is on the Capital Campaign Review Board?

The CCRB consists of leaders in the business community, representatives from local foundations, and members-at-large affiliated with philanthropy and non-profits.

Current members are:

 Scott Gruber (Chair) Eric Burkey Mike Duff
 Bob Firely Bill Gage Karen Marsdale
 Judson Meinhart Randy Peers Dave Rick
 Karen Rightmire Andy Weidman Doug Yocom
 Tammy White (Non-voting) Mary Kargbo (Non-voting) Virginia Rush
Managing Director (Non-voting)

Previous Campaigns

2017 Campaigns
Reading Area Community College: $2.3 million
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County, PA: $270,000

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: $250,000

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

2007 Campaign
Kutztown University: $2.0 million