Rose Cologne Volunteer Dinner


The Rose Cologne Volunteer Recognition Dinner has been held annually to pay tribute to volunteers who give of their time and talents to further the mission and vision of CCCHS' member agencies.

Due to the pandemic, the Dinner has not been held, however volunteers continue to be recognized.

This year, 2022, marks the 50th Rose Cologne Volunteer Recognition!

Honor a Volunteer: The 2022 Deadline Has Passed

Each member agency is invited to nominate one volunteer to be honored for Rose Cologne Volunteer Recognition. The volunteer will also be recognized in the Centre Daily Times and have the choice of being recognized in-person at the Membership Picnic held at Calvary Church on June 1, 2022 at Noon.


Your membership dues must be paid in full in order to nominate a volunteer. Contact Jennifer Eisenhuth at if you are unsure of your organization’s status.

In-Person Recognition

We would like to personally present each volunteer with a certificate and token of appreciation at the June 1 Membership Picnic at Calvary Church.

On the second page of the CDT form, there are a few questions to facilitate this.

RSVPs are required. Up to 4 guests, in addition to your volunteer.

Date and Location of In-Person Recognition

*Membership Picnic at Calvary Church on June 1, 2022 at Noon.

Presentations will occur inside. Food will be provided at no cost. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Picnic will be held rain or shine.

*If the Picnic needs to be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, alternative plans will be announced.

RSVPs are required. Up to 4 guests, in addition to your volunteer.

Instructions for Honoring a Volunteer: The Deadline Has Passed
  • Complete the CDT form on your featured volunteer.  Please note the CDT has requested a quote from your volunteer about why he/she chooses to work with your organization.

  • Provide a color photograph (head and shoulders shot) in JPEG format, for publication in the CDT article. Photographs should be high resolution, 100 KB or larger. 

  • Provide a written tribute for your volunteer. Please limit your tribute to 200 words. Longer tributes will be condensed.  We are unable to accommodate video or musical tributes.

Bobbi Bronstein Award for Community Involvement

This award given annually at the Rose Cologne Volunteer Dinner recognizes individuals or organizations that have made a significant contribution to further the mission of the Centre County Council for Human Services in helping to provide opportunities for the betterment of the community through collaboration, networking, and the promotion of volunteerism. Learn more here.

Ann Graybill Cook Volunteer of Distinction Award

This award is given annually at the Rose Cologne Volunteer Dinner to a person who has contributed as a volunteer to the Council for Human Services. Learn more here.

History of Rose Cologne and the Volunteer Dinner

Dr. Rose Cologne was known throughout Pennsylvania and beyond for her years of pioneering leadership in adult education and to alleviate problems of the poor. Dr. Cologne was known for her sense of humor and her love of all people regardless of the mistakes they may have made.


Dr. Cologne also served with international programs in Japan and Afghanistan. Rose, as she was affectionately known, was a faculty member at Penn State in the Sociology Department from 1941 until 1968. She was a founding member of Tri-County Habitat for Humanity, which continues to honor her contribution to the organization with an education scholarship for Habitat families. Additionally, Rose was instrumental in starting the Centre County Branch of the PA Prison Society and was a regular prison visitor for many years.  The Centre County Medical Society honored Rose with the Benjamin Rush Award, for her outstanding contributions toward the promotion of public health and welfare in Centre County.

The Centre County Council of Human Services (CCCHS) believed that Rose should be recognized for her commitment and dedication to improving the lives of Centre County residents and human services. CCCHS held their first volunteer recognition dinner at the Penns Valley High School cafeteria in 1971 and honored Dr. Cologne. The volunteer dinner, which continues today, carries her name in special recognition of her many contributions to the human services, field, and the community.