NOTICE: During these uncertain times with the novel coronavirus still a concern, as well as other changes happening at The Institute, planning for our 2021 fundraising events is still underway.

Stay tuned for new information about these events!

Special opportunities to give

These events are real crowd-pleasers, and they raise critical funding for The Institute’s educational programs. What a great way to enjoy yourself while helping us fulfill our mission to the community!

NEW for 2021: Rain Barrel Fundraiser

(The Institute will have a single Recycle/Reuse Yard Sale table during our 2021 Earth Celebration Day at Red Run Park in Rouzerville, Pa.)

Saturday, April 24, 2021 

Underwriting support provided by lead sponsors Drs. Jerzy Kornilow O.D. & Alison Ridenour, O.D., Antietam EYE Associates, with additional support by Hadley Farms Bakery, Inc., and Sam Long/Total Vac.

During the 2021 Earth Celebration Day, we will be auctioning off eight rain barrels, each one uniquely and beautifully painted by students in the Waynesboro Area Senior High School’s Community Art program.
To accommodate public safety concerns, this rain barrel fundraiser replaces our Recycle/Reuse Yard Sale for 2021. Come out and see—and bid on!—these creatively useful rain barrels!


Chesapeake Bay Supper—2021 is ON!

Friday, June 25, 2021

Underwriting support provided by “Blue Crab” Lead Sponsor, Blue Ridge Risk Partners on behalf of Craig, Friedly, Potter and Moore Insurance, and by Clam Shucker Sponsor: The Family of Steve Graham, in his memory.

Here’s an event that’s definitely all it’s cracked up to be! Members, friends, and families come together at Waynesboro Country Club to support The Institute with a fabulous evening of food, fun, and frolic. Bid it up during the silent and live auctions. Great items! Sponsorships are available.

Reservations are required; check out the Bay Supper invitation with all the details and reservation form.
To accommodate COVID safety protocols, reservations this year are limited to Tables of 8. Also new this year—Bay Supper TO GO!

To reserve a Table of 8, or to order a Bay Supper TO GO meal, click here to find our Event page with tickets at the bottom of the page.


Salamander Scramble —14th Annual Scramble!

Scramble 2021—It’s BACK!

Saturday, July 3, 2021
While Waynesboro’s Fourth of July Jubilee for 2021 was cancelled, the Firecracker 5K Run is ON, and so is the Scramble! Scramblers can run, walk—or scramble—to support The Institute. A virtual option is still in place—you can also Scramble from anywhere you choose!

Visit our Scramble Event Page for more details and online registration.

Sponsorship opportunities available for this event!

Put on your running/walking shoes and join us as we “scramble” along the streets of Waynesboro during the annual Fourth of July Firecracker 5K Race. We call our “sub-event” the Salamander Scramble, with team members securing funding pledges from friends, family, and co-workers. “Salamanders” head to the finish line on behalf of The Institute!

Check OUR EVENT PAGE for registration information and online registration. Race fees and free T-shirt provided. Team members may send entry fees and donations via PayPal using the Donate button below. (Note: A PayPal account is not required to donate by credit card using the same button.)

Scrambling is a family affair for the Mannings!


Please consider adding 3% to your donation amount so that 100% of your contribution goes to The Institute. The extra amount will cover the transaction fee that PayPal charges our organization. For example, if your donation to support a Salamander Scramble team member is $20, please make your PayPal donation in the amount of $20.60 (20 x .03 = .60).
Thank you!

Pippins N’ Pumpkins

For 2021, we have a new fall festival event planned, starring The Institute’s own trebuchet!
Check back for details!

Saturday in October 2021, TBA 

The pumpkin-hurling trebuchet is a popular attraction—don't miss the Pippins N' Pumpkin Fall Festival!