Fred and Marianne Fischer Named 2022 Edna Silberman Humanitarian Service Awardees


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November 11, 2022

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(Harrisburg, PA) November 11, 2022 — On November 10, 2022, Keystone Human Services (KHS) honored Fred and Marianne Fischer with the Edna Silberman Humanitarian Award at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Membership.

Marianne served as KHS’s first Development Director in the early 1980s. She then went on to co-found Open Stage of Harrisburg in 1983, working as Managing Director. Open Stage was established to bring higher quality theater to the area, in response to the 1982 Mayor’s Task Force for the Arts for Harrisburg Report.

She returned to KHS in 2003, serving as the Board Chair of the KHS Board and then as a member of the Keystone Human Services International Board until 2012.

Fred is the Founder and President of Fischer Financial Services, an independent investment management firm serving clients across the United States. He has served on the Board of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and is currently an Emeritus member. He was a Board member and treasurer of the Silence of Mary Home from 2005-2018. In addition, he served on the Salvation Army Advisory Board and currently serves on the Investment Advisory Committee for the Foundation of Enhancing Communities.

He has served on Keystone’s Investment Committee since 2007 and currently serves as the Committee Chair.

Fred and Marianne have contributed their time, resources, and energy to Keystone through Board and Committee service.

“Not only have Fred and Marianne made significant contributions to KHS through their Board and Committee service,” said KHS President and CEO, Charles J. Hooker, “but they have also enriched the greater community, making KHS’s vision of inclusion real in the lives of others.”

“It’s an honor to be part of handing this award to the Fischers,” said Stephen Rader, KHS Board Chair. “They’re examples of how individual action can make a difference in the community.”


About Keystone Human Services

KHS is a multi-national human services organization based in Harrisburg, PA. KHS operates in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, the Republic of Moldova, and India, providing advocacy, services, and supports in early childhood education and family support, mental health, autism, and intellectual, developmental, cognitive, and physical disability. We build communities where everyone can thrive, direct their own lives, establish homes, find meaningful work, pursue education alongside their peers, and fill valued roles in the community. In addition to operating as KHS, KHS provides services through Susquehanna Service Dogs (SSD), Capital Area Head Start (CAHS), Partnerships for People, Key Human Services, Keystone Autism Services, Keystone Moldova, and Keystone Institute India.

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