Mount Nittany Health Children’s Advocacy Center

The Center provides a safe, comfortable space for identification, prevention, investigation, and treatment of child abuse. The Center's dedicated and compassionate staff work with law enforcement, Centre County's Children and Youth department, and various nonprofits to care for and protect our smallest, most vulnerable community members.

73rd Annual Charity Ball

We are saddened that we cannot gather together physically and celebrate with you as we have in years past, but we remain committed to honoring the spirit of the Charity Ball celebration. So this year, instead of inviting you to a ball, we invite you to join us in making a difference in a child’s life. Your gift has the power to positively impact our smallest and most vulnerable community members.

The 2020 Charity Ball supports Mount Nittany Health Children's Advocacy Center. 

About the center
How it works


By the numbers

Children served


Forensic interviews


Medical exams


Our Sponsors

Thank you for your generosity


Light the Way Sponsors

Mount Nittany Medical Center Medical Staff

Educator Sponsors

Abundance Wealth Counselors, LLC,
The Poole Foundation, &
Jack & Karen Infield
McQuaide Blasko

Ray of Sunshine Sponsors

Nutritional Support Sponsors

Larry Walker & Kissinger Bigatel & Brower Realtors

Teddy Bear Sponsors

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Nittany Valley

Marshall Financial Solutions, LLC

R.H. Marcon, Inc.


Treasure Box Items Sponsors

Credit Management Company

LaRu Centre, LLC

"Children who have experienced abuse need the specialized and compassionate care they receive at Mount Nittany Health's Children's Advocacy Center. A visit to the Center is the beginning of a child's journey to healing.  Our multi-disciplinary approach includes specially trained Mount Nittany Physician Group pediatricians and forensic interviewers who work with law enforcement, child advocates, and mental health professionals to minimize trauma by reducing the number of times a child has to speak about their abuse. Our child-centric approach ensures that all voices are heard."

- Meredith Thompson, MS, executive director, Mount Nittany Health


Sponsorship Opportunities

Light the Way


Provides a variety of operational services and care items for children such as - 22 forensic interviews, medical exams and associated lab fees, or facility improvements



Education and Trainings for clinical staff (forensic interviewer and pediatricians) and administrator to ensure they continue to meet the highest standards in providing quality care and following state and national protocols

Ray of Sunshine $3,000

Play items for children in the waiting areas

Nutritional Support 


Nutritious child-friendly snack and beverage items for children and caregivers

Teddy Bears


Comfort bears provided to every child

Treasure Box Items


Items for children to choose from treasure box

Coloring Book and Crayons 


Individual coloring books and crayons for every child


Charity Ball Committee

Gina Woskob, Chair

Tracie Doucette, Co-Chair
Stacy Fix
Karen Jeanmenne
Kelly Kurpeikis
Chanel Simon
Linda Solano


For additional information or questions, please contact Wendy Garlock, Events Coordinator at

814.404.8599 or

The official registration and financial information of Mount Nittany Health Foundation may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.