Providing support to charitable organizations since 2012

Who we are & why we help

In the spirit of our namesake, the JB Griffin Memorial Foundation provides grants to Centre County, PA 501(c)(3) organizations and in communities which Shaner Hotel Group does business.

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A Colleague—A Friend—A Family Man Honoring the Late JB Griffin

A man of honor and excellence, JB Griffin exemplified commitment to family, community and work; a spirit of commitment we continue through the fundraising efforts of the JB Griffin Memorial Foundation.

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From Our Family to You

JB Griffin is remembered most for the love he fostered in his family, friends, and colleagues, as well as his dedication to Shaner in his role as Senior VP and Chief Financial Officer. The Griffin family and Shaner founded this foundation in his name in 2012 to honor his memory as a loving family man and dedicated community member. They extend their gratitude for your thoughtful contributions in support of 501(c)(3) organizations.

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4 States

Hands Making a Heart

21 Communities

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12,000 Served

Hands Clasped Together

$466, 518 funds distributed

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JB Griffin Golf Classic

To our caring supporters, the JB Griffin Memorial Foundation board of directors along with the Shaner Hotel Group have decided not to host the annual JB Griffin Golf Classic.  We will continue to honor donations following our foundation guidelines to charitable organization applicants in 2023.  Please refer to this website for further information and updates.  We are grateful for your continued support.  

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2023 Recipients

The 501(c)(3) organizations selected for funding in 2023 will be announced soon.  

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