Community Foundation adds team member to manage scholarships and education grants

The Berks County Community Foundation has appointed Kim Sheffer as the organizations Lifelong Learning Program Associate, managing the Community Foundation’s funds that offer scholarships and education grants.

Most of Berks County Community Foundation’s scholarships accept applications from January 1 until March 15 at Email Kim at

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Born and raised in Berks County, Kim is a graduate of Exeter Township Senior High and Alvernia University. After earning her Bachelor of Arts in early childhood education and elementary education, Kim was a teacher for five years.

She then spent 10 fulfilling years on the staff of the Reading Public Library, first as a Children’s Library Assistant, then as the Early Literacy Outreach Specialist, and finally as Senior Outreach Coordinator.

The addition of this position and the other recent addition of a Program Officer for Energy and the Environment are part of a long-term plan to support recent and ongoing growth at the Community Foundation.

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“These developments are part of our strategy to ensure we remain effective as we pursue our mission to promote philanthropy and improve the quality of life for the residents of Berks County,” said Heidi A. Williamson, the Community Foundation’s Senior Vice President for Programs and Initiatives.

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