Rose Cologne Volunteer Dinner


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

Honor a Volunteer

Each member agency is invited to nominate one volunteer to be honored at the annual Rose Cologne Volunteer dinner. The volunteer will also be recognized in the Centre Daily Times and on television via a re-broadcast of the dinner on C-NET.


Your membership dues must be paid in full. Contact Calvin Miller if you are unsure of your organization’s status.

Register for the Event

Registration details coming soon

Date and Location

Date: TBD

Time: 5:45 pm 

Valet Parking Available


Location: The Penn Stater

Instructions for honoring a Volunteer
  • 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, to be read at the dinner. 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.