Signature Events

Bringing our community together.

Penn-Mont Academy holds three
fundraising events each year.

These events offer:

(1) opportunity to draw our Penn-Mont community together

(2) opportunity to raise much needed funds for our school.

Sponsorship’s are available at varying levels of giving, thus providing opportunity for any and all businesses and individuals to become involved in supporting our school. View our Featured Events Calendar for details on dates, times and locations.

Contact the Development Office for more information.

October: Fall Harvestfest

Each October, we celebrate the beautiful Harvestfest season with our students and families. Activities move children out-of-doors throughout the week and offer students opportunity to learn and explore all that the season has to offer, as well as provide educational enrichment, physical fitness and sensory development activities. The week includes our traditional Harvestfest Assembly.

Businesses are asked for their support through sponsorships of $100 or $250. These sponsorships assist in providing the additional supplies and materials needed for Harvestfest week, as well as fund the needs of our one-of-a-kind outdoor educational classroom environment.

Fall Havestfest 2018 was held the week of October 15th-19th.

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors

Advanced Chiropractic, Allegheny Creamery and Crepes, Allegheny Supply, Altoona Family Dentistry, AYSO – Region 452, Beerbower Jewelers, Brouse Wellness and Chiropractic, Cove Lumber, Curry Rail Services, Imler’s Poultry, Okonak Ciocca & Lechner PC, Platinum Wealth Strategies, Secure-Tec, Seltzer Financial Strategies LLC, Sheetz, Inc.

Altoona Hand & Wrist Surgery LLC, Barnes Chiropractic, Beard Legal Group, Law Office of Joel D. Peppetti PC, Maruca Group, Steve Seltzer & Cindy Campbell, Alex/Lisa/Ryan/Joshua Seltzer, April & Steve Sherry, Ward Transport & Logistics

Winter  CA$H Raffle

Our newest event is a Reverse CA$H Raffle.  With ticket purchase, the evening offers food, fun, and social time with other Penn-Mont parents and friends, while engaging in a reverse cash raffle and other games of chance.  The March 2, 2019 event featured a #throwback to the 90’s theme!  Guests were dressed in their favorite 90’s threads as we re-visited the 90’s through music, movies, decorations, trivia, etc.  Dr. Rakesh Chopra and his wife Meera Bajwa were recognized for best costume!  A fun night was had by all.

Thanks to the many ticket purchasers and attendees, the event raised over $11,200 to support Penn-Mont educational programs and activities.

2019 Volunteer Committee:  Megan Steinbugl, Colin Dangler, Ashley Beerbower, Jessica Mills, April Sherry

Businesses provided support through sponsorships of $100/$250/$500.

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

Gold:  Altoona Grand Hotel/Ventura’s, Chopra Pediatrics, Curry Designs

Silver:  Stephen & Patti Bickley, New Pig Corporation, Seltzer Financial Strategies, LLC,  Sheetz, Inc.

Bronze:  Anonymous, Altoona Family Dentistry,  Allegheny Investments/The Maruca Group, The Burke Family, Cardiology Associates of Altoona, LLP, Cove Lumber, DelGrosso Amusement Park, Warren A. Gingrich Agency, The Montagnese Family, David & Daphne Ollman, Dr. and Mrs. John Waibel



Spring: Celebrating the Heart of Penn-Mont – Gala

JOIN US for the 2019 Spring Gala, Saturday, April 27, 2019, 6pm, at The Blairmont Club in Hollidaysburg.

Penn-Mont has so much to be thankful for and celebrate! What a better setting than our elegant spring gala offering opportunity to kick up our heels, dress to the nines, and honor our unique and diverse Montessori community. Formal invitations invite guests to join us as we celebrate the arts through the child’s eye. Fundraising during the evening includes a Live Auction, Silent Auction, Fund the Need, and other games of chance. Enjoy great food, entertainment, and a wine/beer/whiskey sampling experience, while spending time with other parents and friends of Penn-Mont. Contact the Development Office for information on attending our event.

Event Patron opportunities are available. Proceeds benefit Penn-Mont Academy’s enrichment programs and activities.

Results of the April 28, 2018 Spring Gala:

On behalf of Penn-Mont Academy, we would like to express our sincere gratitude and thanks to you, our Penn-Mont community, gala attendees, sponsors, and friends, for your overwhelming support of this year’s event. We are proud to report that it was a record setting year in every regard!  While enjoying a delightful evening with friends at the beautiful Blairmont Club, you helped us to raise over $55,000 to support educational initiatives at Penn-Mont.  Congratulations and thank you! 

2019 Event Planning Committee:

Co-Chairs:  Allison Ritchey and Tiffany Stuckey

Committee:  Katie Brouse, Ashley Beerbower, Ashley Campbell, Anna Caporuscio, Sarah DelBaggio, Andrea Okonak, Reena Patel, Genevieve Patt, Lynzy Ponchione, Tara Saltzburg, Khara Sheehan, April Sherry, Annie Stapelfeld, and Megan Steinbugl

Presenting Sponsor:  Curry Designs

Title Sponsors: 

Corporate Sponsors:  Stephen and Patti Bickley, CNB Bank, The Cook Family, Lake Raystown Resort, Platinum Wealth Strategies, LLC, S&T Bank, Seltzer Financial Strategies, LLC, Chantel Ventura-Garofalo

Event Patrons:  DelGol Carpet, M&T Bank, Dr. and Mrs. Shaun Sheehan, Mr. and Mrs. James Steinbugl

Interested in a 2019 Event Patron Opportunity?  Contact April Sherry, Director of Development at 696-8801  Ext. 307.

Need More Info?

For more information about our school’s giving programs contact April Sherry, Director of Development, Penn-Mont Academy, at 814-696-8801 Ext 307.

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