A charitable individual, Fred Huganir has supported his community in a variety of ways. During the late 1990s, he served on the board of the Stevens Center, a mental health care provider in the Pennsylvania area. Fred Huganir went beyond basic board membership when he assumed leadership roles as President, Vice President, and Secretary. His involvement included decision-making regarding budget matters, capital improvements, and the establishment of a subsidiary corporation. Fred Huganir also spent two years as a Planned Charitable Giving Officer for Harrisburg Academy in Wormleysburg. In that capacity, he audited the school’s development office to streamline operations and improve long-term giving results. Concurrently, Fred Huganir represented clients through his private law practice in Carlisle, which he continues to operate today. He assists individuals with criminal litigation and civil matters related to estates, intellectual property, real estate, and commerce. Fred Huganir also travels to clients’ homes for their convenience. Previously, Fred Huganir worked for Cumberland County as an Assistant Public Defender, Solicitor, and Prosecutor for the Court of Common Pleas' Domestic Relations Section. In those roles, he also wrote briefs and argued cases in front of the Superior and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania. He is also admitted to represent clients in federal courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. To prepare for his professional life, Fred Huganir obtained three degrees. He began studying at New England College in New Hampshire and Sussex, England, and transferred to Pennsylvania State University for his junior and senior years. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and European History. Subsequently, he moved to the United Kingdom to enroll at Keele University, where he earned an Master’s degree in Criminology. He returned to the United States and enrolled in the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, where he completed his Juris Doctor.