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!

Recycle/Reuse Earth Day Yard Sale—CANCELLED for 2020 due to COVID-19.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Underwriting support provided last year by lead sponsors Drs. Jerzy Kornilow O.D. & Alison Ridenour, O.D., Antietam EYE Associates and Hadley Farms Bakery, Inc., with additional support provided by Dave Neterer, Sterling Financial Management, and Total Vac.

Held in conjunction with Earth Celebration Day & Festival of Art. During the yard sale, visitors enjoy the thrill of the chase as they look for bargains or sell their own discards for extra cash. It’s a perfect market for buyers and sellers, and the institute makes money on the space rentals!
Download the Yard Sale flyer and registration form here.


Chesapeake Bay Supper—2020 is our 23rd annual event!!
Please CLICK HERE to see information about a modified Bay Supper for 2020!

Friday, June 26, 2020

Underwriting support provided last year by lead “Blue Crab” sponsor, FirstEnergy Foundation on behalf of West Penn Power, “Landlubber” sponsor, Keller Stonebraker Insurance, with their Waynesboro division, Craig, Friedly, Potter and Moore, and by Advanced Financial Security, Inc., Caroline Dean, Denny’s GarageForeman’s Rare CoinsMatt Gunder, Kirsten Hubbard, Chet and Betsy Mauk, Noelker & Hull Associates, Inc., and Savage Family Pharmacy, Inc.

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. Or, you can make reservations via PayPal with the “Buy Now” button below. Note: A PayPal account is not required to purchase tickets by credit card using this button.

IF YOU USE PAYPAL for Bay Supper Reservations: Please note that reservations purchased with PayPal have 3% added onto the price. This extra amount covers the transaction fee that PayPal charges our organization for the convenience of online payment options. Thank you!

Ticket Options

Bargains abound at the Recycle-Reuse Earth Day Yard Sale.
Bay Supper fun—giant shark overhead!

Salamander Scramble —13th Annual Scramble!

Scramble 2020 is going VIRTUAL!

Saturday, July 4, 2020
Waynesboro’s Fourth of July Jubilee Firecracker 5K Run has been cancelled this year. Scramblers can run, walk—or scramble—anywhere they choose!

Visit our Scramble Event Page for more details and downloadable registration and pledge forms.

Underwriting for this event provided by lead underwriter Arlene Unger, ReMax AssociatesGrove-Bowersox Funeral Home, CFAR/Waynesboro RunningCornerstone Family Dentistry, John and Erin Hershey, Cermak Technologies, Inc., Eichholz Flowers, and Waynesboro Physical Therapy.

Put on your running/walking shoes and join us as we “scramble” along the streets of Waynesboro during the annual Fourth of July Jubilee 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 back soon for registration form and pledge form. 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!

Pumpkin Chuckin’

Pumpkin Fest was CANCELLED for 2020 due to challenging circumstances. For 2021, we have a special Pumpkin Chuckin’ 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 during Pumpkin Fest.