We Need Your Vote -- We Are Taking The Plunge!


Take The Plunge: Can You Swim With The Sharks?

Tuesday, October 3 at 7:30 PM EDT

Join Fishing For Memories as we Take The Plunge on Tuesday, October 3 at 7:30 pm EDT.

During this live interactive event, hosted by the Thrivent Member Network and Groundbreaking Entrepreneurial Expert, Shark and New York Times Bestselling Author, Robert Herjavec. Fishing For Memories and four additional nonprofit organizations will take the plunge to earn votes for funding for our organizations.

You will have the opportunity to learn about each of the 5 non-profit organizations and how we are impacting our communities and help the Thrivent Member Network award $25,000 in community grants.


About Thrivent
At Thrivent, we believe money is a tool, not a goal. Driven by a higher purpose at our core, we are committed to providing financial advice, investments, insurance, banking, and generosity programs to help people make the most of all they've been given. At our heart, we are a membership-owned fraternal organization, as well as a holistic financial services organization, dedicated to serving the unique needs of our clients. We focus on their goals and priorities, guiding them towards financial choices that will help them live the life they want today - and tomorrow.

About Robert Herjavec
Robert HerjavecRobert Herjavec is a globally recognized business leader and trusted cybersecurity expert. For the last 14 years Robert has been well known as one of the founding Sharks and executive producer of ABC’s Emmy-award winning hit show, Shark Tank. Born in Communist Yugoslavia, Robert and his parents left with very little for a better life in Canada. Boarding a boat called the Cristeforo Columbo in Italy, they made their way a new world. From delivering newspapers, to waiting tables, to launching a billion-dollar, global computer company from his basement, Robert’s drive to achieve has led him to the fulfillment of a better life in a classic rags to riches story. He has served as a Cybersecurity Advisor for the Government of Canada, participated in the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and is a member of the US Chamber of Commerce Task Force for Cybersecurity. Robert’s inspiring books have all appeared on bestsellers’ lists, two of them being notably featured in the Top 10 at the same time.

Fishing For Memories Brings Families Together

We provide outdoor experiences designed to strengthen the bonds between family members, restoring a rhythm of life that can be readily found in a body of water from which one can reel in a sense of joy.

Moments are what builds


Please help us continue to encourage the families in our communities through our fishing programs and outdoor bonding activities.

About Fishing For Memories

How we help

Fishing For Memories’ (FFM) programs (begun in ’04) are designed to provide fun opportunities for children and youth, ages 5 to 17, to learn about fish identification and the responsible use and conservation of the environment. Also, FFM’s programs help them learn fishing skills and participate in cooperation-building activities. FFM continually strives to provide Western Pennsylvanian children/youth and their families an encouraging atmosphere to strengthen them one memory at a time.

Our history

Fishing For Memories, Inc. was founded on July 3, 2003, by Christopher and Jennie Ebner. FFM, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, serves the communities of Butler, Allegheny, and surrounding counties in Western Pennsylvania.

As of December 31, 2022, Fishing For Memories, Inc. has served 1,012 children/youth, 359 adults, from 391 families, totaling 1,371 people from Butler and surrounding counties.

Communities Care Challenge

Calling All G. Samaritans!
Your Community Needs Your Help!

Sign up before May 2, 2023, by using our Communities Care Challenge form or send a text to 724-712-4160.

We will need your name, email address, and the community you are serving.


Who is a G. Samaritan? Any person or group willing to be intentionally kind to a neighbor!

After you sign up, begin your acts of kindness on May 3rd.

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Make a Moment Become a Memory

Fishing For Memories, Inc. has a strategy that can work for many families. Over the years we have received donations from caring community members who had heard about Fishing For Memories, Inc. by word of mouth.

Please help us continue to encourage the families in our communities through our fishing programs and outdoor bonding activities.

About us

Fishing for Memories, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves children ages 5-17 and their families, primarily in Southwestern Pennsylvania, by giving them the opportunity to disconnect from life stressors and refocus on family connections while learning fishing skills, fish identification, and environmental conservation.

Learn more about us.

Our mission

Fishing For Memories, Inc. engages families in positive outdoor programs that foster effective communication, empower individuals to reach their potential, and strengthen family bonds.

Contact US

If you have any questions about Fishing For Memories or would like to schedule an outing, please use one of our convenient contact methods.

Contact us: 724-712-4160
To quickly email us: Use our Contact Form