Through the generosity of the individuals and businesses listed below, the O’Pake Institute is providing students with experiential learning opportunities while fostering economic development in the community by providing resources and services to entrepreneurs and businesses.

Collectively, these philanthropic leaders have contributed over $1.7 million to fully fund the operations of the O’Pake Institute, including work-study funding for the student Fellows, mentoring programs, the cultural coalition and early-stage funding for aspiring entrepreneurs. All of our success stories were made possible through the philanthropic support of those listed below. 

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VisionsVisions Federal Credit Union is a not for profit financial institution completely owned by its members. Established in 1966, Visions proudly serves over 230,000 members in communities throughout New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Services include banking as well as auto, home, personal, and business loans. Visit for more information.
VisionsFor more than 25 years, Herbein Mosteller HR Solutions (formerly Mosteller & Associates) has helped our clients succeed with confidence – by delivering customized human resources programs and strategies.  At Herbein Mosteller HR Solutions we know that people and culture are essential to the success of any organization and we are equipped to provide the insights, expertise, or support needed to bridge the gap and harness the power of your human capital.
VisionsRKL LLP is a leading advisory firm with offices located in Pennsylvania and beyond. We tap into a wide range of services — tax, accounting, financial management, workforce strategies, private wealth, technology and more — to deliver solutions that help organizations and individuals navigate everyday complexities and get to the next level, however they define it. Fueled by the talent and dedication of nearly 600 professionals, we’re consistently ranked among the nation’s top firms and Pennsylvania’s “Best Places to Work.” Learn more at
VisionsPatent Hacks® is a patent education company founded by three former USPTO patent examiners. Our mission is to make patenting affordable and attainable for everyone. The Patent Hacks® Learning Center is an all-in-one patent education platform that teaches individuals how to validate, prepare, and file their own patent applications. Our no experience required simplified learning process makes it possible for anyone to protect their ideas and grow a successful business.
VisionsTom Masano Auto Group new & used dealership was founded in 1954 by brothers Tom and Bruce when they opened a small used car dealership in Reading Pennsylvania. Over the decades, the Masano Family has grown a small car dealership into a thriving multi-dealership auto group. Current manufacturers include America’s iconic brand, Ford, LINCOLN, and world-class luxury brands such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz trucks, SUVs and cars for sale. Additionally, Masano USA Pre-Owned SuperCenter rounds out the Tom Masano Auto Group with over 300 used vehicles.


O’Pake Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Ben Franklin Technology Partners
  • Bollman Hat Company  
  • Brute Athletic Apparel  
  • County of Berks  
  • Customers Bank  
  • Essig  
  • Fulton Bank  
  • Herbein + Company, Inc.  
  • M&T Bank  
  • MidPenn Bank  
  • Pepsi Bottling Group, LLC  
  • Riverfront Federal Credit Union  
  • RKL  
  • Schlouch, Inc.  
  • Sordoni Family Foundation  
  • Surgical Institute of Reading  
  • Tom Masano Auto Group  
  • Tompkins Bank  
  • Visions Federal Credit Union  
  • The Wyomissing Foundation, Inc.  
  • Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Barrett  
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Rush  
  • Ira Tauber  
  • Paul Trunk 
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