The President's Award for Volunteer of the Year was presented to Charles "Chuck" Luppert at the 2022 LCHS Annual Meeting. The presentation was made by Executive Director Gary Parks.
Born in South Williamsport, Chuck Luppert is descended from one of the families that engaged in the lumber industry. The Luppert Furniture Manufacturing Company produced suites of furniture and his great grandfather Valentine Luppert was responsible for patenting the 'Keystone Friction Hinge.'
Chuck graduated from South Williamsport High School and finished his education at Lycoming College with a degree in accounting. Initially, he accepted a position from the U.S. General Accounting Office (now known as the Government Accountability Office). He returned 'home' four years later to become the accounting manager within a local industry and after several years joined the management team of the Williamsport National Bank, ultimately serving as the President of the bank.
John Troisi, a member of the LCHS Board at the time, told Chuck of an opening on the board. And the rest is history! Chuck served on the LCHS Board of Governors from 2008 to 2021 serving as President from 2015 to 2019.
Upon his retirement from the Board, Chuck continued to volunteer his time and talents and has served on virtually every committee. Not afraid to roll up his sleeves, Chuck has spent his time putting new LED lightbulbs in place, freshening up walls with paint, installed a sump pump in the stairwell, helped to solve the water issue in the basement of the Museum, and a myriad of other tasks that have saved the Museum many dollars!
Chuck also continues to volunteer at our fundraising events and attends our programs. In addition, his pride in his South Williamsport roots has brought us a large collection of the class photographs which once were displayed in the halls of the High School. An exhibit of those photographs brought in alumni to visit (and even more donations).
His wife Hallie is no less passionate and has volunteered many hours of her time as well. She is not afraid to work in the kitchen washing dishes, arranging food on trays, or doing whatever is needed during our fundraising events and special programs.
Congratulations to our volunteer of the year - Chuck Luppert!