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Beth L. Cornell helped make Central PA through work at The Civic Club of Harrisburg

Written by Colette Clarke, Interactive Producer | Feb 26, 2013 6:12 AM

In conjunction with the PBS documentary MAKERS: Women Who Make America, witf has been collecting inspiring and untold stories of remarkable Central Pennsylvania women. We've received a number of inspiring stories of local women, and will be sharing them with you at Makers page.

Jeanne Schmedlen, of Cumberland County, shared the story of Wormleysburg resident Beth L. Cornell, president of The Civic Club of Harrisburg, below.

"Beth Cornell, president of The Civic Club of Harrisburg, is passionate about her organization. As a legacy member (her mother was a member for many years) Beth has transformed the club, bringing it into the 21st century. Under her leadership as president for the past 3 years she has helped create: a club website; free public programs; outreach to Homeland Center and Messiah Village where the senior centers can participate in the simulcast of the club's lectures; created quarterly breakfasts at the club for area non-profits; created a unique nonprofit partners program engaging 19 area non-profits as club partners in the past two years; spear-headed a GALA fund raiser to restore and preserve the Civic Club's historic landmark building; and, many other innovative and creative solutions to move the club forward as a viable player and civility promoter in these perilous times in Harrisburg."

Do you know a woman of excellence in the midstate? Share the story of a woman who made a difference in central Pennsylvania here.


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