The CAN DO Community Foundation Board of Directors honored Patricia Spivak, CPA, for donating her accounting services to complete the foundation’s annual governmental financial requirements.

CAN DO Community Foundation President Gary F. Lamont presented Spivak with a framed resolution honoring her for her generous contribution to the foundation.

CAN DO Community Foundation honors Patricia SpivakPatricia Spivak, CPA, left, accepts a framed resolution from CAN DO Community Foundation President Gary F. Lamont for donating her accounting services to complete the foundation’s annual governmental financial requirements.“On behalf of the CAN DO Community Foundation of Board of Directors, I’d like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to Patricia Spivak for her services. Her generous donation of her time and talents allows us to utilize the funds we raise to support worthwhile community projects.”

Spivak is the owner of a full-service accounting firm located in Drums and is licensed in Pennsylvania. The firm offers a broad range of services for business owners, executives, and independent professionals. Spivak has more than 25 years of accounting experience. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Wilkes University and a master's degree in Taxation from King's College. She is a Pennsylvania Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of Tax Preparers. She is on the Finance Committee of Good Shepherd Church in Drums, is treasurer of the Conyngham Valley Civic Organization and helps many other community nonprofit organizations.

For more than 25 years, the CAN DO Community Foundation has been fulfilling its mission of “Conservation, Preservation and Reclamation CPR – Breathing New Life into the Community” and improving the quality of life in Greater Hazleton.

During that time, the Foundation has undertaken numerous mission-related projects and funded numerous scholarships while growing its endowment, enabling it to continue undertaking activities for the good of the local community.

Among the many projects the Foundation is currently supporting are CAN DO Community Park, Ferrwood Camp, Sofia Coxe House in Drifton, Freeland YMCA, Greater Hazleton Historical Society and an adjoining downtown Hazleton neighborhood residential Historic District Preservation Study.

With a focus on our youth, with an objective of nurturing and instilling interest in our community, the foundation has endowed scholarships to Penn State Hazleton and funds Junior Leadership scholarships to students from area high schools as well as “camperships” to Ferrwood Music Camp.

The CAN DO Community Foundation seeks contributions to grow its endowment by way of its annual Fund Drive and receipt of in-kind services.

For more information on the foundation or to make a donation, please visit its web site at