BLBB Charitable, the giving arm of BLB&B Advisors, in August announced grants of $40,000 to several area cultural institutions that continue to struggle with closures or reduced revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants were awarded to The County Theater in Doylestown, The Ambler Theater, The Bucks County Historical Society Mercer Museum, and ACT II Playhouse. BLBB Charitable made these one-time grants outside its mission focus of education and leadership opportunities to preserve important community institutions in its own backyard. BLBB Charitable also made one-time emergency unrestricted grants to three of its Education and Leadership Impact multi-year grantees (including Bucks County Opportunity Council and ACHIEVEability) that have seen a substantial increase in needs by their community.

This month, BLBB Board member, Dean Karrash (photo at right with wife Maria), was on hand to dedicate Mary, Mother of the Redeemer School’s new STREAM Innovation Lab, funded with a BLBB Charitable grant. The Innovation Lab will become a flexible and all-encompassing environment for students to research and create, using inquiry to learn about the design and engineering process.

In 2020 to date, BLBB Charitable has committed more than $740,000 in Education and Leadership Impact Grants, in addition to its support of the community service and giving of BLBB employees through its corporate matching program. This fall, BLBB Charitable or BLB&B Advisors are sponsoring the following events and we hope to see you there (even virtually): Alpha Mid-Atlantic Golf Tournament; The Travis Manion 9/11 Heroes Run; Wissahickon Trails’ Green Ribbon Gala; Bucks County Historical Society Cocktails by the Castle; Together for a Cure: An Evening Beyond Celiac; and the Briar Bush Nature Center’s Feather Our Nest Gala.