PNA Foundation Raffle
PNA Foundation Annual Raffle
Since 2020 — having lost traditional fundraising events due to the pandemic — the PNA Foundation has raised money through an annual online raffle. Hundreds of PNA members and friends have purchased tickets, contributing more than $10,000 in support of the Foundation.
All proceeds benefit the PNA Foundation and our many programs and initiatives including free virtual training, contests, grant programs and student projects. With supporters’ help, we continue to fulfill our mission to provide no cost training and resources to PNA members, develop the next generation of readers and journalists and educate the public on the importance of the First Amendment.
Thank you to everyone who showed their love for the PNA Foundation by purchasing tickets. In 2022, nearly 50 people purchased 583 tickets raising $5,850. Tickets were pulled virtually on Tuesday, December 13. View the video of the drawing.
Missed this opportunity to support the PNA Foundation? You can make tax deductible donations at any time of the year and/or become a PNA Foundation Fellow or Friend of the Foundation!
Congratulations to the 2022 Raffle Winners!
Grand Prize $2,000
Allan Bassler, Morrisons Cove Herald, Martinsburg
(also won a $25 Starbucks gift card)
Second Prize – Pittsburgh Pirates ticket package
donated by Ogden Newspapers
Chris Baxter, Spotlight PA, Harrisburg
Third Prize $500
James Enders, Enders Insurance
Fourth Prize $250 Visa Gift Card
Mark Segal, Philadelphia Gay News
Additional prizes were awarded to:
Joseph Beegle, Bedford Gazette – $25 Target gift card
John Kameen, The Forest City News – $25 Home Depot gift card
Bob Geiger, PennLive/The Patriot-News – $25 Panera gift card & $25 Staples gift card
Ron Vodenichar, Butler Eagle – $25 Target gift card
Past Raffle Winners
The 2021 winners: Grand Prize $2,000 – Joe Wingert, Bucks County Herald, Lahaska; Second Prize $500 – Harry Hartman, Gettysburg Times; and Third Prize $250 Visa Gift Card – Ron Vodenichar, Butler Eagle. Additional prizes were awarded to: Jennifer Bertetto, Trib Total Media — $25 Dunkin Donuts & $25 Starbucks gift cards; Gary Owen, Muller Martini Corp. — $25 Dunkin Donuts gift card; Bill Lynett, Times-Shamrock Communications — $25 Amazon gift card; Dave Martens, The York Dispatch — $25 Starbucks gift card; George Lynett Jr., Times-Shamrock Communications — $25 AMEX gift card; and Melissa Melewsky, PNA — $25 AMEX gift card.
The 2020 winners: Grand Prize $2,000 – Fred Scheller, The Daily Item, Sunbury; Second Prize $500 – Mike Joyce, The Republican Herald, Pottsville; and Third Prize $250 Visa Gift Card – Ron Vodenichar, Butler Eagle. Additional prizes were awarded to: Gary Owen, Muller Martini Corp. — $25 Target gift card; Jennifer Bertetto, Trib Total Media — $25 Starbucks gift cards; Jamie Blaine – $25 Home Depot gift card & $25 Starbucks gift card; Teresa Shaak, PNA Foundation – $25 gift card; Lawrance Binda, TheBurg, Harrisburg – $25 Panera gift card; Ernie Schreiber – $25 iTunes gift card; and Marie Hardin, Penn State University – $25 Olive Garden gift card.
About the PNA Foundation
The mission of the PNA Foundation is to provide training and resources to PNA members, to develop the next generation of readers and journalists, and to educate the public on the importance of the First Amendment and the role of a free press.
The official registration and financial information of the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association 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.