Betty Hungerford, a public relations professional known throughout Central
Pennsylvania for her exceptional charitable fundraising and community
dedication will be honored at an event marking the 155th anniversary of
Homeland Center and Homeland at Home on Sunday, May 15, at Hilton Harrisburg.
As Homeland Center’s director of development for 20 years, Hungerford plays a
crucial role in raising funds for benevolent care, ensuring personal and
skilled care residents are never asked to leave because they can no longer
afford to pay.
“Betty’s civic spirit and dedication are a true inspiration,’’ said Homeland President
and CEO Barry S. Ramper II. “An influential group of strong women spearheaded
Homeland’s creation in 1867, and Betty embodies their spirit.’’
Betty has also blazed a trail for women in the Harrisburg area’s public relations
profession, earning respect and admiration from her peers.
She was honored with the Pennsylvania Public Relations Society’s Ernest R. McDowell
Award in 1997; named Fundraising Professional of the Year by the Central
Pennsylvania Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2006; and
received the Public Relations Society of America Central Pennsylvania Chapter’s
Frederick E. Leuschner Award for Excellence in Public Relations in 2014. In
2017, she received the Karen Snider Women in Philanthropy Award from the
Foundation for Enhancing Communities.
For more information about Homeland’s 155th Anniversary Celebration honoring Betty,
including tickets, tributes, and sponsorships, visit homelandanniversary.org.