Our Mission

Très Bonne Année is a self-sustaining, nonprofit, charitable corporation which exists solely to raise funds for nonprofit organizations and to advance the arts, culture and education in Central Pennsylvania thus enhancing the region’s quality of life and economic vitality.


We hope you had as much fun as we did celebrating our 15th anniversary year at the Très Bonne Année Gala. Thank you for supporting us and our exclusive beneficiary, Whitaker Center – A Place to Discover It All. Your presence, generosity and enthusiasm are greatly appreciated.

The Gala raised nearly $510,000 to support Whitaker Center. This is truly a monumental achievement, assuring a vibrant future for the mid-state’s premier center for arts, education, entertainment and cultural enrichment!

Because of our successes this year, we've already set next year's date! Please mark your calendars for next year’s Gala: Saturday, October 15, 2016.

Thank you to Jackson Family Wines for their efforts on behalf of Très Bonne Année and to YOU for your continued commitment to Très Bonne Année and Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts!

It was and will be a very good year!

Thank you,
Terry Lehman Bill Kohl Michael Hanes

Jason J. Litton Award

2015 Recipient David L. Metzler

Dr. Jason J. Litton was a founding member of Très Bonne Année and served on the Board of Directors from its inception in 2000 until his untimely death in September of 2008.  He arguably was the most serious collector of wine in the mid-state, and his passion for food and wine was unrivaled.  Jason loved his wine and more importantly loved sharing it with friends.  Pairing his wines with the sumptuous cuisine prepared by his beloved wife Linda was Jason’s delight and pleasure. Read more »

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