The contribution Centre Helps received from the Scott Sipple Foundation allowed us to formalize and maintain our partnership with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline as well as provide additional training to our hotline staff.  We were honored to be a part of the clay shoot event which was fun, inspiring, and gave us the opportunity to raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention.  We are very grateful for the Scott Sipple Foundation and the impact they are having on our community.

Leanne Lenz, Executive Director

A special thank you to Joyce Sipple for her continual caring support with the State High My Mental Health Matters Student Club’s endeavors to help eliminate the stigma often associated with mental health by creating positive mental health awareness via schoolwide activities where all students feel accepted, appreciated, acknowledged, and cared for in our school.  This past February 2021, the club hosted a “Spread the Love Day” at the high school by providing care packages to students and staff. The packages contain an assortment of fun goodies during our pandemic: pink/heart disposable face masks, crisis card hotlines, coloring bookmarks, mental health/lgbtq stickers and Safe 2 Say hand sanitizers, pens, wristlets and popsockets. 

Suzanne Jury Lyke, M. Ed
My Mental Health Matters / Co-advisor

A special thank you for financially supporting the QPR Teen Training for the My Mental Health Matters Student Club at State High! The club members shared: “The suicide training was nice. It felt like a good, safe, comfortable space to be talking about such a heavy topic. Especially since we had a recent loss in our school, it was handled well by our school counselor and teacher as well as the other facilitators. The training felt right to us, and I believe that the topic was placed on the table gently and respectfully”. 

Shared thoughts from high school MMHM Club members

Scott and his parents set the bar in the area of educating youth on firearm safety and use. Funds from the Foundation allow us to carry on that important work.

Bill and Jana Peters, Volunteer Leaders
Tussey Mtn Jr. 4-H Club

Jana Marie Foundation is so grateful for the ongoing support from the Scott Sipple Foundation.  Because of their generosity, Jana Marie Foundation has been able to dramatically expand our suicide prevention efforts through evidence-based trainings. The Scott Sipple Foundation continues to make a difference in our community, making it known that no one is alone.  Thank you for reminding us every day that there is hope.

Marisa Vicere, President / Founder
Jana Marie Foundation

The Freedom 5K is a yearly run organized by Penn State’s Air Force ROTC program to raise money and awareness for the Lone Survivor Foundation. LSF is an organization that provides programs and retreats for veterans who suffer from PTSD and other combat traumas. The money that the Scott Sipple Foundation provided allowed for LSF to host a veteran retreat and help several former military members begin their recovery process. We cannot thank SSF enough for their generous donation!

Abigail G. Orth, C/Col, AFROTC
Force Support Flight Commander

“It has been an honor to work with the Scott Sipple Foundation on habitat work in central PA. We are accomplishing habitat improvement for grouse and woodcock across some of the same ground that Scott, and many of you, may have traversed over the years. None of this would be possible without Mrs. Sipple, Greg, and all who support the Scott Sipple Foundation. It is truly a pleasure to work with you all.”

Benjamin C. Jones, President and CEO