What is For the Cause

For The Cause has a mission to make Columbia and Luzerne counties a region of pride; where our communities thrive as they live, work and play! Through our Run For the Cause, Santa Speedo Run, and more recently the opening of our Teen Center – we are developing opportunities for our region to take interest in coming together for a common goal.

Meet Our Executive Board

Marc Nespoli – Chairman

Rebecca Reimiller – Vice Chairwoman

Ellen Brennan – Secretary

Tom Cicini- Treasurer

Amy Shortlidge – Past Chairwoman (2017)

Josh Nespoli- Past Chairman (2016)

Robbie Dacier

Robyn A. Defelice

Scott Hook

Jonathon Nespoli

Kyla Riccobon


Teresa Peters- Director, Teen Center

For the Cause is entering it’s 10-year anniversary in our region and we cannot thank you enough for the support over the years! We have encouraged and sponsored opportunities throughout this time to engage you and yours in the community. We are appreciative of the welcoming response and contributions you have helped us create in this past decade:

  • Raising $37, 000 to support a Berwick child as she recovers from brain cancer
  • Building awareness of local health initiatives through over 20 community events, over 1000 participants, and raising more than $100,000.
  • Distributing over 200,000 meals to local families through food campaigns [I don’t think you need the years – none of the other ones have it]
  • Contributing free snacks through our Kids’ Café program to dozens of after school programs and summer camps

Our newest endeavor is our Teen Center. Opening in September of 2017, we have been providing programs and a safe space for nearly 300 teens on a monthly basis.