Shaner Hotel Group

Our Community Contribution & Industry Relations

Shaner Hotels has a rich and long-standing tradition of giving back to the communities in which we do business. We are passionately committed to community service and encourage our associates to embrace this commitment as well. To give back to our local community, we support the following organizations and initiatives.

Shaner Annual Golf Classic

For more than 15 years, Shaner Hotel Group Limited Partnership has hosted an annual golf classic benefiting a local charity. We select a new recipient of the golf classic proceeds each year, the most recent of which have been the House of Care and Housing Transitions, the Centre County Women's Resource Center, Inc. (CCWRC) and Tides.

Stay tuned for details about this year's golf tournament, which will likely occur in late summer.

Donate, Register Online & Learn More About the Golf Classic


Lance & Ellen Shaner Cancer Pavillion
Located at Mount Nittany Health in State College, the new Lance and Ellen Shaner Cancer Pavilion provides an environment of healing along with access to a best-practices-driven team of nurses, social workers, dietitians, patient and nurse navigators, therapists, chaplains, pharmacists and rehabilitation specialists, all led by oncologists. The center offers patients personalized care for outpatient hematology, medical oncology and infusion services. Facility features include patient-focused exam rooms, chemotherapy suites and consultation areas; a dedicated space for intensity modulated linear accelerator technology, a more precise and fast-acting type of radiation; and meeting and support group spaces.

JB Griffin Foundation
In 2012, Shaner formed the JB Griffin Memorial Foundation in memory of, and to honor the life of our friend and colleague, JB Griffin, the Chief Financial Officer of Shaner Group. This nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization was formed to provide financial support to charitable organizations that assist people in need in our local communities. Working in conjunction with the annual Shaner Golf Classic, the foundation serves as the beneficiary of the tournament proceeds and disburses funds to qualified charities throughout the community.

Find out More About the JB Griffin Foundation

Operation Backbone

Operation Backbone is a nonprofit organization that helps active-duty soldiers, DOD, Special Forces and Spec Ops veterans with debilitating spinal and brain injuries receive specialized treatment at centers around the country. The organization was created to provide the most advanced brain and spine care to our soldiers, but also to provide support for the spouses and families that work nonstop to maintain a healthy and balanced life for their wounded family member. Our CEO, Lance Shaner, serves as a board member at Operation Backbone and we are proud to support this organization and our dedicated veterans.

Community Involvement