Lorraine Gregory to be honored as an exemplary philanthropic leader

Greater Pike Community Foundation will also honor brothers Ron Schmalzle and Randy Schmalzle with leadership award


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  • Randy Schmalzle (left) and Ron Schmalzle (Photo provided)



“Lorraine Gregory has served Pike County for decades. As a public health nurse and a school district nurse, Lorraine committed herself to the well-being of the residents of Pike County. With her husband, Randolf ‘Skip’ Gregory, Lorraine has financially supported many local initiatives.”
Maryanne Monte


— The Greater Pike Community Foundation will honor longtime Milford resident Lorraine Gregory with The Barbara J. Buchanan Community Service Award at its fifth annual dinner this fall.

At the dinner, Gregory will present the $1,000 grant award to the non-profit of her choice.

Gregory exemplifies a philanthropic leader in our community, says the foundation.

“Lorraine Gregory has served Pike County for decades," said Maryanne Monte, Greater Pike Dinner Committee Member. "As a public health nurse and a school district nurse, Lorraine committed herself to the well-being of the residents of Pike County. With her husband, Randolf 'Skip' Gregory, Lorraine has financially supported many local initiatives.”

Greater Pike will also honor Ron Schmalzle and Randy Schmalzle, and Costa Family Fun Park and Ski-Big Bear at Masthope Mountain, with The Richard L. Snyder Business Leadership Award.

Ron Schmalzle and Randy Schmalzle are being honored because these third-generation, Pike County born-and-raised brothers have demonstrated outstanding business leadership in with two separate businesses that both respect and protect the environment, according to the foundation. And both businesses foster economic growth in the area by attracting seasonal visitors for summer fun and winter recreation.

“In addition to being excellent business leaders, both Ron Schmalzle and Randy Schmalzle have shown they know the importance of giving back to the community as both volunteer their time and resources without hesitation,” said Lara Anne Dodsworth, co-chair with Tim Smith of the Dinner Committee.

Ron is the former campaign chair for United Way. He is a YMCA board member, the Pike County member of the board of trustees at Wayne Memorial Hospital, and chair of the Pike County Hotel Tax Board.

Randy organizes and manages the annual fundraiser for the Wallenpaupack football program and is the voice of the annual "Ice Breaker Relays."

The awards dinner will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at The Waterfront at Silver Birches, on Lake Wallenpaupack, Hawley. To learn more about the honorees or to make a reservation, visit greaterpike.org or email laraanne.gpcf@gmail.com.

About the foundationThe Greater Pike Community Foundation was created to enable generous individuals, families and local businesses to maximize their charitable support through organized, targeted, long-term community philanthropy. The Foundation provides a permanent and personal way to give back to the region we love and have worked so hard to nurture and maintain.

Those interested in learning more about Greater Pike are encouraged to contact Jim Pedranti, Board Chair (info@greaterpike.org, 570-296-6959) or Jenni Hamill, Executive Director (jennihamill@greaterpike.org, 570-559-7912) or visitgreaterpike.org and Facebook.com/GreaterPike.






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