We’re proud to honor all of our donors who have created their legacies through the Community Foundation. We hope you’ll take some time to browse through our fund list and find someone who inspires you to create your own legacy. We can’t wait to hear from you! If you are interested in receiving a grant, please contact our Community Investment Department or visit our grants page.
This Fund is named for a former president of York County Community Foundation who worked tirelessly to launch the Community Foundation's Revitalization Initiative in 1991. Mr. Anstine created the Donor Advised Fund to support his multiple charitable interests in the community.
Robert R. Anderson Family Fund Established: 1995
The Robert R. Anderson Family Fund is the remarkable legacy of a woman who wished to prevent the decline of farming and farmland in York County. It was established with a $1 million gift from the estate of Dr. Isabel Anderson, Mr. Anderson's daughter and a Temple University professor who returned regularly to her beloved family home in Lower Chanceford Township.
W. Burg Anstine Fund Established: 1995
The Fund benefits two organizations Burg Anstine cared deeply about-York College of Pennsylvania and the YMCA of York and York County. Mr. Anstine was a trustee of the College, and his leadership roles in the YMCA led to national and international offices. A practicing attorney, he also taught public speaking at both institutions. The Fund was created by his children, Suzanna Anstine Norbeck and William B. Anstine Jr.
The Rozella Olp Anstine Fund For Music And Art Established: 1995
The Rozella Olp Anstine Fund for Music and Art was created by her children, Suzanna Anstine Norbeck and William B. Anstine, Jr., to support the continuation of Mrs. Anstine's lifelong interests in art, music and theatre. Her children advise the Fund, with support from Community Foundation staff to identify grantmaking opportunities of special interest to them.
Helen Pfaltzgraff Appell Fund Established: 1997
The Fund was established by Mrs. Appell's son, Louis J. Appell, Jr., to benefit York City Dollars For Scholars and honor the memory of his mother, who was a 1918 honor graduate of York High School. In establishing the Fund, Mr. Appell said, "Making this gift gives me the twin satisfactions of helping a wonderful cause and honoring a person who has meant so much to me."
Atkins House Endowment Fund Established: 1998
This fund was originally created for Atkins House, which was a residential and out-patient treatment center for women offenders, but when the organization closed in 2014, the fund became a Field of Interest Fund. The Fund now benefits organizations that assist women in York County who are in the correctional system or transitioning out of the system and need assistance with housing or other social services.
Tom Adams, Jo Hunger, George LaMotte Scholarship Fund Established: 1999
The York County Dental Society established the Fund to provide financial assistance to York Countians studying to become dentists, as well as dental specialists and dental hygienists. The Fund is named in memory of Drs. Thomas Adams and George LaMotte, former members of the York County Dental Society, and Mrs. Arthur Hunger, Jr., former member of the York County Dental Auxiliary, who administered the Dental Society's student loan program which preceded the establishment of this Fund in 1999.
Sanfra Anstine Fund Established: 2006
The Anstine Family has been dedicated to supporting the community, as well as their particular charitable interests. Sanfra's personal passion for health-related issues will be the focus of this donor advised fund. "I am excited to be starting my own fund, to support the work of organizations dedicated to asthma and related disorders."
Josephine and Louis J. Appell Jr Fund for York County Established: 2010
Louis and Jody Appell share a love of York and its downtown that is unmatched. They can be found strolling downtown on First Fridays, cheering on the York Revolution during baseball season, attending the Strand and the Symphony regularly, and always with their basket at Central Market on market days. When they see a need, they do more than talk about it. They initiate change. Louis and Jody know when to call people to rally the troops and make positive change occur. "Louis and Jody Appell have always had an unwavering and steadfast vision of an ever-improving quality of life for our community, especially when it comes to the City of York, the center of our community," said their friend Tony Campisi. "Their vision and leadership has had an immeasurably positive impact on our community, both in the present and for future generations to come." At the Community Foundation's 2013 Donor Event honoring the Appells, Louis praised the efforts of the Community Foundation and specifically its initiative to revitalize downtown York. "The future of the City and its central core looks brighter than at any time since our leading retailers either closed up shop or moved to the suburbs. The recognition of the City's importance to our entire region is taking hold and producing results," said Louis. He and Jody created their Fund for York County, the Foundation's most flexible fund, several years ago to help the Community Foundation take a leading role in addressing these issues. The great leadership offered by the Appells has been inspirational to the community, and especially to the Community Foundation. As native Yorkers, Jody and Louis describe their commitment as having fun as they fulfill their responsibility to the community.
Anstine Family Fund for York County Established: 2013
Angels Giving to Those in Need Fund Established: 2014
The Angels are a group of women who came together in 2006 to raise awareness and funds for The Cancer Patient Help Fund. Each Angel had been touched in some way by the disease and wanted to do something positive for those in similar situations. Their grass-roots efforts led to six very popular "Jeans and Gems events" that raised more than $500,000. All funds raised stayed in York County and 100% went to cancer patients. The Angels were proud of their success, but wanted a way to make their money work more effectively. After doing some research on building endowment, one of the Angels introduced the group to York County Community Foundation. The Angels have taken a hiatus from their work while building their endowment, but plan to regroup in the near future to leverage their fundraising efforts.
Barbara F. Appell Fund for York County Established: 2015
When Barbara Appell passed away in 2014, her father, Louis Appell Jr., asked that memorial gifts be directed to the Community Foundation's Fund for York County. He was so inspired by the outpouring of support that when he added his own memorial gift, he was able to create the Barbara F. Appell Fund for York County as a permanent way to honor his daughter. Barbara was a kind, caring person who loved animals, nature, and gardening, was musically talented, and was a willing and generous donor to a wide variety of charitable causes. Mr. Appell, who has been a longtime friend and supporter of the Community Foundation and its mission, believed Barbara's appreciation of everything life had to offer would be reflected well by a fund that could address important community issues as they change over time.
Albright Care Services at Normandie Ridge Endowment Fund Established: 2017
Marie G. Baumeister Fund Established: 1984
The Fund was established in 1984 upon the death of Mrs. Baumeister, widow of Herbert O. Baumeister and long-time employee of the former Dental Supply Co. Mrs. Baumeister provided for the Fund at the suggestion of her attorney, who knew of the first community trust in Cleveland and "was impressed with the idea as having merit for York."
Warren C. and Katherine K. Bulette Fund Established: 1986
This Fund was established by the Bulettes in 1986 to support the local chapter of Service Corps of Retired Executives Association (SCORE), Visiting Nurse Association of York County and York Rescue Mission. In 1999 the Bulettes made a gift to the Foundation and designated the York County Heritage Trust as an additional beneficiary of the Fund.
Lester L. Buchart Fund Established: 1989
In 1989 the Fund was established with a distribution from the Estate of Lester L. Buchart. A founder of Buchart Engineering Corp., Mr. Buchart served during World War II as a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy before returning to his native York County, where he had multiple business and charitable interests.
The Bon-Ton Stores Foundation Fund Established: 1993
The Fund supports The Bon-Ton Stores Foundation's commitment to being a vigorous and positive participant in the civic and cultural life of communities served by The Bon-Ton Stores. Grants are made in response to The Bon-Ton's and York County Community Foundation's shared community interests.
Brubaker Family Fund Established: 1993
The opportunity to involve their sons, Patrick and Joshua, and their families, in the responsibility of charitable giving and to further Meg's lifelong interest in early childhood education appealed to Peter and Meg Brubaker, who established the Fund. A family committee advises the Fund.
Earl and Margaret Brown Family Fund Established: 1995
Margaret Brown and her sons, Stanley, Roger and Richard, established the Fund in 1995 to help preserve farmland in York County and encourage students pursuing careers in agriculture. Earl Brown founded Earl E. Brown Orchards in 1948. Today, Brown's Orchards & Farm Market is operated by his son, Stanley, and his family.
Lester and Anna Buchart Fund Established: 1995
By will, a trust was established by Lester Buchart to provide perpetual support for religious institutions which that gave meaning to the Bucharts during their lifetimes. By trust transfer, the Community Foundation established two funds in the Bucharts' name. They benefit St. John's Lutheran Church (Millheim) and Christ United Methodist Church (Yoe).
Lester and Anna Buchart Fund Established: 1995
By will, a trust was established by Lester Buchart to provide perpetual support for religious institutions which gave meaning to the Bucharts during their lifetimes. By trust transfer, the Community Foundation established two funds in the Bucharts' name. They benefit St. John's Lutheran Church (Millheim) and Christ United Methodist Church (Yoe).
Jan Hershner Blatner Memorial Fund Established: 1998
"Jan was beloved by so many people in this community. We wanted to perpetuate her memory," shared Bud Blatner on behalf of her family. Jan was associated with the family's business, Henry M. Blatner Photographers, for 25 years. Her artwork, gardening, and tennis were favorite activities, but her family was her primary interest. Jan's mother, Alyce Hershner, participated in creating the Fund shortly before her own death in 1998.
Alice Marie and Michael Boustead Fund Established: 1998
Michael Boustead and his wife, Alice Marie, came to know York County Community Foundation through Michael's work as the Community Foundation's legal counsel for 10 years. Their interest in the Community Foundation's unique capabilities - to the serve the community and its donors - led them to establish funds addressing their particular interests, as well as this Unrestricted Fund to respond to emerging community needs and opportunities in all fields.
Alice Marie and Michael Boustead Fund for York County Established: 1998
Michael Boustead and his wife, Alice Marie, came to know York County Community Foundation through Michael's work as the Community Foundation's legal counsel for 10 years. Their interest in the Community Foundation's unique capabilities - to serve the community and its donors - led them to establish funds addressing their particular interests, as well as an Unrestricted Fund to respond to emerging community needs and opportunities in all fields.
Lester W. Jr. and Kathryn E. Bentz Fund Established: 1999
Lester and Kathryn Bentz established the Fund in 1999 to endow their interests in five institutions: Advent Lutheran Church (youth programs), The Salvation Army (York), and the YMCA of York and York County, and existing Bentz funds at York College and Lutheran Social Services. Over the years the Bentz family has been actively involved in the business and civic life of their "hometown" community, which is also home to the Bentzes' three adult children and their families. Kathryn added a sixth charity, York County Heritage Trust, to the fund in 2014 after Lester's passing to compliment their philanthropy in the York community and reflect their interests in York's history.
Beatrice and Henry Blatner Fund Established: 1999
A gift from Mrs. Blatner in 1999 created the Fund to perpetuate the Blatner's shared interest in young people and education. During her lifetime, Mrs. Blatner participated in the selection of recipients of scholarships from the Fund. By will, she provided for a major gift to the Fund. Following her death in 2001, her children, Bernhart Blatner and Nan Miller, became fund advisors. The Blatners were trained as educators at the State University of New York (Albany). Later, they founded Henry M. Blatner Photographers, which was well known for its portraits of local high school seniors. The Blatners worked together in the family business for almost 50 years until Mr. Blatner's death in 1994.
Rock Brenner/Mt. Wolf Wolves Memorial Scholarship Fund Established: 1999
Family, friends, and Mt. Wolf Wolves fans established the Fund to honor Larry "Rock" Brenner, who coached the Mt. Wolf Wolves baseball team for 23 years. "He would do anything for the team players, coaches, and its fans," his son Rick said. "He worked to make Mt. Wolf's baseball field the best in York County." The Fund will support the Larry "Rock" Brenner Memorial Scholarship program for Northeastern School District students. Mr. Brenner was a 1955 graduate of Manchester High School.
James C. and Carrie B. Bush Memorial Fund Established: 1999
Jim Bush's participation in community life was "one of his greatest prides in life," said a close friend who recalled many warm memories of Jim and his wife, Carrie. A lifelong sports enthusiast, Mr. Bush is remembered by many as an official at York High football games for 30 years. Fellow Rotarians remember him as a dedicated member of York Rotary Club for 44 years. Mrs. Bush was a gifted artisan and active in Eastern Star. A gift by will upon Mr. Bush's death in 1999 created this Fund. Major beneficiaries are United Way of York County, York Rotary Club (for its student education program) and Rotary International. Christ Lutheran Church (York) is also a beneficiary.
Francine and Ivan Butler Fund Established: 1999
Caring for others has been a lifelong career for Ivan and Fran Camitta Butler. Doctors Camitta and Butler were active members of the York Hospital medical staff from the late 1960s until 1996; Dr. Camitta practiced Endocrinology, and Dr. Butler practiced Neurosurgery. The Butlers created the Fund to support their family's charitable interests.
Edith Allen Barber Fund Established: 2000
Edith Barber was Executive Director of the York YWCA for 17 years, but she did not limit her interests to the YWCA. Over the years, she helped to start and sustain charitable organizations throughout the community including Atkins House, Community Progress Council, and Historic York. When she served on the Community Foundation's Distribution Committee, she was always concerned there weren't enough discretionary funds to respond to the many worthy funding requests the Community Foundation receives each year. To celebrate her 90th birthday, her son, Skip Barber, started this Fund, which supports the Community Foundation's discretionary grantmaking programs.
Bers Family Fund Established: 2000
The Bers Family Fund, established with a gift from Sara Bers, benefits York City Dollars For Scholars. Mrs. Bers has a special interest in supporting the educational goals of York City scholars. She is a lifelong resident of York City and a graduate of York High School. Her children and grandchildren were also educated in York City schools. Her son-in-law, Michael Johnson, is former treasurer of York City Dollars For Scholars.
Don and Marla Butcher Family Fund Established: 2002
As active community volunteers for many years, Don and Marla see the Community Foundation as a vehicle for continued involvement. They envision the Fund as an opportunity for supporting their favorite charities, as well as future community needs. They know their children, Deborah and Scott, will continue this involvement in the York Community.
Randy Byrnes Girls Soccer Scholarship Fund Established: 2002
When Randy Byrnes retired from coaching the Girls Soccer Program at York Catholic High School, his family established this Fund in his honor. The Fund has attracted gifts from friends throughout the community to celebrate girls' soccer in York County and to provide scholarships for post secondary education for soccer players who have demonstrated exceptional qualities of teamwork, good sportsmanship, and personal commitment to achieve their potential. Byrnes helped create a girls soccer league in York County. Scholarship candidates are recommended by Dollars For Scholars chapters and York Catholic High School.
Beautiful York Endowment Fund Established: 2004
This fund helps to assure that the beauty of York lasts forever. An Advisory Committee oversees grantmaking from the Fund for beautification projects in the City of York. Through the commitment of key community leaders and more than a dozen civic and nonprofit organizations, a beautiful York will continue to flourish.
Albert and Judith Blakey Fund Established: 2005
Bud and Judy Blakey established this Donor Advised Fund because of their commitment to the York Community. Judy, who served on the Community Foundation's Board and is a member of the Women's Giving Circle, knows what a difference individuals can make in the community when they come together for the greater good. Bud believes that the Community Foundation provides the best way to establish a permanent commitment to favorite community charities. Bud's son Albert will continue his family's charitable endeavors as a future advisor to the fund.
David Black Memorial Fund Established: 2007
Mrs. Anne Black established the David R. Black Memorial Scholarship in memory of her son, a former York Suburban student and teacher. David was a 1964 graduate of York Suburban High School who left the district only long enough to earn his teaching degree at Millersville University. He returned to York Suburban as a general science teacher, director of the planetarium and noted astronomer. He served the disctrict in this capacity for 35 years. After retirement, he returned as a substitute teacher until his sudden death in 2006. This scholarship stands to honor all he did to serve so many students and will be awarded annually.
Nadine M. Bongart Memorial Scholarship Fund Established: 2007
This scholarship fund was established by Christopher and Mary Ellen Bongart in memory of their daughter Nadine M. Bongart. Nadine's great love and devotion to cheerleading as a girl and young woman were an inspiration to those who knew her. Scholarships will be available to graduating seniors from Columbia High School.
Baskets of York Endowment Fund Established: 2008
This Fund was created by the Garden Club of York to expand on York's hanging basket program, one of the most visible and successful downtown beautification initiatives in recent years. The hanging basket program began in 1998 as a partnership between The Garden Club and the City of York. The Club's goal is to build the endowment to ultimately support in perpetuity the care of at least 100 hanging baskets throughout downtown York.
Ralph and Charlotte Brooks Fund Established: 2008
Funds from a charitable remainder unitrust established this Fund. This Fund is unrestricted and will be used for the benefit of all York Countians. Ralph retired from the Bon-Ton after 33 years of service and Charlotte worked as an accountant. Ralph and Charlotte are shining examples of generosity, both during and after their lifetimes.
Margaret O. Bailey and Claudia E. Bailey Fund Established: 2011
Margaret Bailey and her sister, Claudia Bailey, provided through their estate plans for a fund at York County Community Foundation to benefit St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church and Lutheran Social Services, South Region, for the benefit of the Shrewsbury Lutheran Village.
Former Judge Albert G. Blakey III Memorial Fund for York County Established: 2012
Former Judge Albert "Bud" Blakey grew up in York and was a graduate of William Penn High School. He was so committed to York that when he graduated from Yale Law School, he chose to begin his career in York rather than a large city. Bud believed in being an active participant in the community and he viewed his time as judge to be a form of community service. In addition, he served on many boards and held leadership roles with the York County prison and courthouse commissions. Given Bud's love of York, it was natural for him and his wife, Judy, to support York County Community Foundation. They established a fund in 2005 and joined the 1749 Society by naming the Community Foundation in their wills. Bud respected the Community Foundation's prudent and professional management, as well as its leadership role in addressing important needs in York County. The Blakey family decided it would be fitting to honor Bud by combining his legacy gift with the memorial contributions of others to form a new fund in his name. The Former Judge Albert G. Blakey III Memorial Fund for York County will forever support Bud's hometown, which was near and dear to his heart.
Richard Lee Beck Fund Established: 2013
Richard "Dick" Lee Beck felt very strongly about charitable giving and understood the importance of creating his legacy. This fund was created through a bequest from his estate that equally supports 10 charitable organizations. Dick first came into contact with the Community Foundation in 1998 and discussed with his attorney, John Stitt Esq., the idea of creating his legacy to perpetuate his charitable giving forever. Mr. Stitt worked directly with Eugene C. Struckhoff (former Executive Director of Development for York County Community Foundation and an expert in the field), who suggested language that helped Mr. Stitt provide Mr. Beck with an estate plan that truly met his needs. Mr. Beck was an engineering professional at the Borg Warner facility in York, PA who believed strongly in supporting education, his church, as well as many other national organizations that help York Countians, especially in the matters of health.
Richard L. Beck Fund Established: 2013
Mr. Beck, a graduate of West York Area High School, created a designated fund through a bequest in his will to provide for the West York Dollars for Scholars Program. Thanks to Mr. Beck, the program's capacity to create scholarships will increase by 30%.
Kristin E. Baylor Memorial Fund Established: 2014
Despite her lifelong battle with Crohns disease, Kristin Baylor always had a sunny outlook on life and refused to let the disease define who she was. From a young age, Kristin dreamed of being a pediatric nurse. She returned often to Johns Hopkins to help children who were in the hospital more often than she was. Kristin also adored shopping, movies, and bus trips to New York City to see Broadway shows. She was a graduate of Central York High School and the Consolidated School of Business and worked temporarily for Dentsply. Lydia Stitt, Kristin's great aunt, created this fund to ensure that Kristin would be remembered forever. The Fund will help ensure that agriculture and farmlands are preserved forever, something that both Lydia and Kristin appreciated. This fund should serve as a reminder to always "look on the brighter side of life," one of Kristin's favorite sayings.
Bruce Bartels and Romana Li Fund for York County Established: 2015
Bruce Bartels and Romana Li are both very active in the community. Over the years, they have given selflessly of their time and talents, particularly through their service on numerous local boards. Bruce and Romana both learned about the Community Foundation through their varied board service, and decided to create the Bruce Bartels and Romana Li Fund for York County. According to Bruce, "The Fund for York County will be in the best position to adjust funding to changing priorities over time." They love the idea of a fund dedicated to improving York County and are glad the Foundation provides a "formal, reliable vehicle" for people to give back in support of improvement efforts.
Angela N. Dobrinoff-Blake Charitable Fund Established: 2015
Kurt Blake created this fund in memory of his wife, Angela Nicole Dobrinoff-Blake, who passed away in 2015 at the age of 50, just shy of the couple's 19th anniversary. Angie loved the beach and tropical flowers and had a larger-than-life attitude to match her heart of gold. She was a practicing attorney in the York area until her children, a son and daughter, were born, and then she continued in the field of Family Mediation. She enjoyed attending and being involved with her children's sporting events and school activities.
Angela brought joy to all she met, and her friends and family wanted to keep that spirit alive. Angela fought cancer for 13 years but her spirit continues to live on with the families and children who benefit from the services this fund provides. The Fund benefits Junior Achievement, where Angela volunteered, and Olivia's House, which helps families, including the Blakes, work through the grieving process after losing a loved one.
Alma J. Beck Fund for York County Established: 2017
Harriet T. Campbell Jr. Fund Established: 1998
Harriet Campbell's wishes to "help where needed" and to perpetuate the Howard D. Campbell family's legacy of giving to their community inspired her to create this endowment to care for York County's children. Ms. Campbell grew up in York and graduated from York Country Day School. She has been a community volunteer and an active member of First Presbyterian Church and its choir.
James W. Craft Scholarship Fund Established: 1998
The Craft family's strong roots in the community served by Northeastern School District inspired the creation of this Fund to help local students prepare for careers in construction related fields. The Fund was established by James Craft & Son Inc. and family members. Scholarships are awarded through Northeastern School District's Dollars For Scholars program.
Codorus Watershed Endowment Fund Established: 2001
York County Community Foundation's Codorus Watershed Endowment Fund was created with a $2 million payment from Glatfelter as part of a consent decree settling litigation. A nine-person Advisory Committee is charged with developing strategic direction and action plans to build on the work of existing watershed improvement programs and leverage new public and private investment to improve the health and vitality of the Codorus and its environs. Judy Blakey, former chair of the Codorus Watershed Endowment Advisory Committee, said, "Our responsibility is great and lasting. We have the responsibility to protect and steward this community asset - now and for generations to come."
W. L. Cook and Jeannette B. Cook Fund Established: 2003
A gift to the Community Foundation from the Estate of Jeannette B. Cook established this Fund in honor of her husband, the late W. L. Cook. It will provide for early intervention and support for the educational and developmental needs of children of the working poor in York County. W. L. and Jeannette had a special place in their hearts for children and wanted to provide for them now and for generations to come, so this is a wonderful way to honor that connection. Jeannette was a kindergarten teacher at the Violet Hill School for 21 years.
C. S. Davidson Community Fund Established: 2005
Linda and Dave are well-known throughout the community for their service and generosity. With the establishment of a Corporate Donor Advised Fund they hope to extend their philosophy of giving to the staff of C. S. Davidson for now and for generations to come. Linda, who actively supports the community through her work with many local organizations, said, "We believe the opportunities to help others are endless, and this fund will offer our employees the means necessary to continue our own philanthropic spirit as well as adopt their own in helping others."
Hazel P. Currier Fund Established: 2005
For more than 40 years, Mrs. Currier lived in York County. A native of Montana, she grew to love the community in which she resided. A former nurse anesthetist at York Hospital, she retired from the profession she loved in 1970. Through a generous lifetime gift, Mrs. Currier created a fund dedicated to causes about which she cared deeply - the care and education of young and abused children as well as the education of future generations of nurses.
Sean C. Campbell, M.D. Honorary Fund Established: 2007
The first Acorn Fund established at the Community Foundation, this Fund honors Dr. Sean. C. Campbell, a pediatric physician who saved the life of Joseph and Ann Clark's son John when he was an infant. "This fund is our family's modest attempt to honor Sean and his work," the Clarks said. When the fund matures to at least $10,000, the Clarks will encourage their children to become involved in the grantmaking process.
Counsel Trust Community Fund Established: 2007
Counsel Trust Company has been an active contributor to community needs since its founding. Determining worthy candidates can be a daunting task with so many options and opportunities for giving. This led to the creation of the Counsel Trust Community Fund as a means to organize its charitable giving within the community. "The Community Foundation will help us make the best choices for Counsel Trust," said David Dolan, President, Counsel Trust.
CHEF Fund in honor of Mike DeVeny Established: 2008
This Fund is a legacy to Mike Deveny, who passed away in 2008 after a long battle with cancer. Mike was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church, where he was the Church's resident chef for its many events. Otterbein Church established this CHEF (Children's Health, Education, and Future) Fund to assist families in the community. This Fund will support families who need the long-term and short-term support of the Church.
Mr. Raymond "Butch" Cooper Memorial Scholarship Fund Established: 2009
Butch Cooper was a long-time resident of York City and a dedicated community member. He served countless hours as a volunteer basketball coach of men, women, and boys for many years at the York Salvation Army. His daughter, Kia S. Cooper, created this Fund to benefit York City Dollars for Scholars and to honor her father who was a father figure to many of York's youth.
Carson Family Fund for Greater Hanover Established: 2013
Betty and Richard Carson know what it means to give. They volunteer their time and resources for many nonprofits and care deeply about the welfare of their community in Hanover. They created the Carson Family Fund for Greater Hanover as another means to support the community where they raised their children and enjoy living. Betty, a current board director at the Community Foundation, and Richard, president of Webb Insurance, take the time to enjoy outdoor activities, particularly bike riding, as well as dining out. They also share an interest in supporting the arts and education. They will decide each year which nonprofits to support, with a particular focus on the Hanover area. "Our reasons for giving are fairly simple," Betty said. "Richard and I firmly believe in giving back to our community, and we're proud that, with the help of like-minded people, the Hanover community will be a good place to live for future generations."
Josh Cervenak Future Fund Established: 2013
Josh Cervenak died December 30, 2011, from a rare type of lymphoma at the age of 38. Josh was a graduate of Central York High School and Washington and Jefferson College with an advanced degree from Villanova University. With his positive and outgoing nature and wonderful sense of humor, Josh participated in leadership and service positions in York?s business and social organizations. He actively supported programs that benefitted the children and youth of our community. In addition to his strong commitment to Junior Achievement, Josh supported Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY), Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Special Olympics. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Children's Home of York. His parents, Sharon and Joe Cervenak, created the Josh Cervenak Future Fund "to honor his life and to establish his legacy." The Josh Cervenak Future Fund is thus dedicated to the future of the children and youth of York County celebrating Josh's commitment to them.
Chairmen Emeriti Fund for York County Established: 2013
This Fund was created in honor of past board chairs of the Community Foundation and their dedication to creating a vibrant York County.
Royal A. Cannon Jr. Fund Established: 2014
Royal Cannon had a love for life, particularly cooking, his family, and the Merchant Marines. He wanted to join the Navy at 17, but when the Merchant Marines needed men, he signed on with them and proudly served in 1944-1946. While Mr. Cannon's original intent was to create a nonprofit to carry on his charitable wishes, after his passing, his attorney, Larry Heim, and his executor, David Parent, decided the best and most efficient way to carry out Mr. Cannon's intentions was to create this fund at the Community Foundation. This fund is designated to York County Library System for financial assistance for operations as well as promoting and encouraging public awareness of the American Merchant Marines.
Royal A. Cannon Jr. Scholarship Fund Established: 2014
Royal Cannon loved the Merchant Marines and served with them during WWII. He established this scholarship in the hopes that it would help hardworking and determined students, not necessarily those with the best grades, have a chance for higher education. The scholarship will be given to students attending the US Merchant Marine academies, or if none, then to those studying science, technology, engineering or math at any school of their choice. While Mr. Cannon's original intent was to create a nonprofit to provide scholarships, after his passing, his attorney, Larry Heim, and his executor, David Parent, decided the best and most efficient way to carry out Mr. Cannon's intentions was to create this fund at the Community Foundation.
Jane Conover and Steven Izzo Fund for York County Established: 2015
Fred Dallmeyer Fund Established: 1992
The Fund was created by Evelyn Dallmeyer to perpetuate her husband's wish to help deserving young people achieve their educational objectives and, in so doing, enrich their lives and their community. It benefits students interested in math, engineering, and science. Mr. Dallmeyer was Chairman of the Board of DALLCO Industries.
Dallmeyer Family Fund Established: 1993
Don and Janet Dallmeyer, who share a strong interest in ACCESS-York's work with victims of domestic violence, have seen client needs increasing as government funds to support services are decreasing. They established this Fund with a major gift and a $20,000 challenge grant to encourage others to join them in helping to secure ACCESS-York's future. Income from the Fund helps the agency to provide safe shelter and rehabilitation for its clients and education programs to eliminate domestic violence in York County.
Louise S. Deane Fund Established: 1994
Phillip Deane, civic leader and a founder of York County Community Foundation, recognized that the Community Foundation's ability to meet changing needs over time depends upon the availability of discretionary funds. He and his wife, Louise Spahr Deane, each established trusts naming York County Community Foundation as charitable beneficiary and directed that income be used for broad charitable purposes. Since then, the Deane's legacy has touched so many lives in ways unforeseen by them when they provided for these endowments.
Philip B. Deane Fund Established: 1994
Phillip Deane, civic leader and a founder of York County Community Foundation, recognized that the Community Foundation's ability to meet changing needs over time depends upon the availability of discretionary funds. He and his wife, Louise Spahr Deane, each established trusts naming York County Community Foundation as charitable beneficiary and directed that income be used for broad charitable purposes. Since then, the Deane's legacy has touched so many lives in ways unforeseen by them when they provided for these endowments.
Davidson Family Fund Established: 1996
With the establishment of the Davidson Family Fund, Dave and Linda Davidson look forward to engaging their daughter, Katie, in a family tradition of caring for their community. Their special interests include education and preserving farmland and the environment. Through the Fund, they can provide for these, as well as broader community interests, now and in years to come.
Charles and Alma Diehl Family Fund Established: 1997
The Diehl Fund was created by Alma Diehl in 1997 in loving memory of her husband, Charles Jr., and their children, Lydia and Charles III. The major part of the Fund is dedicated to furthering the well-being of children, with emphasis on their spiritual growth. Part of the Fund is designated for Camps Newfound Owatonna, summer camps in Maine that provide an atmosphere for spiritual discovery.
Tom and Cindy Donley Family Fund Established: 1997
The Fund was created by Tom and Cindy Donley "to perpetuate our family's commitment to community giving and to educate our children about the importance of community service." The Donleys' charitable interests include parenting, literacy, libraries, community improvement, and religion. Mr. Donley was president of York County Chamber of Commerce.
Herbert S. & Louella B. Dallmeyer Fund Established: 2000
The Dallmeyers planned to make a charitable bequest to their community. Their family and financial advisors suggested they consider creating a charitable fund now so that they could enjoy seeing their philanthropy at work - and save taxes. They agreed and created this Fund for scholarships. A portion of the Fund benefits students pursuing higher education who share Mr. Dallmeyer's interest in protecting the environment, particularly improving water quality. Another portion benefits students attending St. John Lutheran Church School, which Mr. Dallmeyer attended. Mr. Dallmeyer, whose family traces their York County roots back to 1862, was formerly co-owner of DALLCO Industries.
Jack Deroche Memorial Fund Established: 2000
This Fund honors the memory of a York County Community Foundation Board member and supports programs he championed during his lifetime. At the time of Jack's death in 1996, gifts in his memory launched endowments for the Community Foundation's Management Assistance Program and for the Byrnes Health Education Center. Those gifts are now part of this Fund, which provides a permanent testimonial to Jack's outstanding service to his community through these programs. Jack came to York with Freezing Equipment Sales (FES), where he later served as President and CEO until his retirement.
Joe and Lynne Danyo Fund Established: 2006
Joe and Lynne Dayno established this fund to perpetuate their love of community, entrepreneurship, and beautification. Their fund will support the Beautiful YORK Endowment for City Beautification as well as York Sports Night, and SCORE, an organization of business managers from large and middle-sized companies dedicated to helping new and existing small business owners.
The 6 Dolans Fund Established: 2007
David and Lori Dolan created this donor advised fund for two reasons: to honor David's parents and to teach their four children about philanthropy. "My parents' lives represented such wonderful examples of giving, and our dream is to instill in our children the same thoughtfulness and out-pouring for the community that they modeled for us," said David. "Our children will direct the fund based on their ever-changing interests and community need."
Marty DeRose Angel Scholarship Fund Established: 2009
Clair and Helen Diehl Fund Established: 2009
This Fund was created through a bequest from the estate of Bryan Diehl, in loving memory of his parents, Clair and Helen. The Fund will support in perpetuity the York County SPCA and the West York Area School District music program.
Dr. Woodrow Strayer & Ella Mae Fleming Dellinger Scholarship Fund Established: 2011
Dr. Woodrow Strayer Dellinger and Ella Mae Fleming Dellinger were best known for operating a family medical practice from their home in Red Lion. To honor his parents who taught him so much about giving to and caring for one's neighbors and community, Woodrow S. "Skip" Dellinger, Jr. created a four-year scholarship for Red Lion students. This scholarship fulfills his parents' wish to assist Red Lion Area School District students deserving of financial assistance in completing either baccalaureate or technical education as they prepare to care for future generations as outstanding citizens and community leaders.
Norman S. Danner Memorial Scholarship Fund Established: 2012
Dale Danner established this scholarship fund in honor of his father, Norman S. Danner, who taught in a one-room schoolhouse in Heidelberg Township for more than 50 years. This fund will provide scholarships through the Spring Grove Area Scholarship Foundation, and is Dale's way of helping students for years to come while creating a lasting legacy for his father. Dale had a deep connection with his father, particularly through education. Dale also began his teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse and was instrumental in the creation of the New Salem Consolidated Elementary School. He eventually retired from the Spring Grove School District and made a hobby of creating stained glass pieces. Dale and his wife, Mildred, who passed away in 2011, had originally created a family foundation with a local bank. As the bank grew, Dale realized it had lost the local connection he wanted. The creation of the Norman S. Danner Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation made sense as a way to fulfill Dale's wishes. Dale is very pleased to once again have a local organization as a steward for his and his father's legacies.
Jane and Harrison Davis Fund Established: 2012
Jane and Harrison Davis established this fund at the Community Foundation to create their legacy through the power of endowment. Harrison passed away before the fund was finalized, but as an accountant, he was impressed with the Community Foundation's investment management strategy and knew it was the right organization to steward their legacy. Jane is also pleased with the Community Foundation's reputation and appreciates that she can create her legacy in any manner she chooses. Jane's love of animals led the couple to designate half of the fund to the SPCA of York County, an organization Jane has supported through several years of board service. Jane and Harrison's love of learning through worldwide travels led them to designate the second half of the fund to the two educational institutions that helped shape Harrison's learning experiences: the Corning Community College Development Foundation and the State University College at Brockport Foundation, Inc. Jane is confident that no matter what may happen in any given year, her fund will be there in perpetuity, forever supporting the organizations that mean the most to her and the memory of her husband.
Linda and Dave Davidson Fund for York County Established: 2013
Charles W. Diehl Jr. Rotary Education Fund Established: 2017
Downtown York Urban Landscape Stewardship Fund Established: 2017
York County Community Foundation Sustainable Energy Fund Established: 1989
Charles G. Eyster Family Fund Established: 1992
Charlie Eyster worked for 25 years following his retirement to help charitable organizations save money by reducing energy costs. His passion for the continuation of this work led to the creation of the Fund that supports York County Community Foundation's Energy Conservation Field of Interest Fund.
Amy E. Elliott Memorial Fund Established: 1995
Despite her own struggle with cancer, Amy Elliott spent her days making sunshine baskets for others and promoting Make-A-Wish Foundation. The legacy of this remarkable young woman is perpetuated through the Fund created by her grandparents, Clair and Mary Buchart, to support Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Central PA. Income from the Fund helps to make the wishes of young people with life-threatening diseases - and Amy's wishes for them - come true.
Erda G. and Robert W. Erdos Fund Established: 1995
Erda and Bob Erdos, who have long histories of community involvement, created the Fund to help secure the future of organizations they care about. "In years ahead, we would like the Fund to support organizations that are important to us so that they will continue to serve the York community," the Erdoses said. "In the distant future, when we no longer advise the Fund, we have confidence in York County Community Foundation's ability to assess community needs and allocate income from the Fund accordingly."
Marea V. Eyster Memorial Fund Established: 1995
Marea Eyster's love of teaching and affection for her alma mater inspired the creation of the Fund by her husband. The Fund provides scholarships for York County students attending Millersville University, with preference for students pursuing a teaching career. Mrs. Eyster graduated from Millersville State Normal School, now Millersville University, in 1925.
Charles G. Eyster Fund Established: 1996
Charlie Eyster saw the Community Foundation as the most effective vehicle for his legacy to his community. His lifetime gifts to the community through York County Community Foundation established funds to perpetuate his interest in energy conservation and to memorialize his wife, Marea. By will, he created this Fund to continue his lifetime support to Christ Lutheran Church (York), Crispus Attucks Association, YMCA of York and York County, York College of Pennsylvania, York Hospital, and the YWCA of York.
AIDS Fund Established: 1997
This Fund was created by action of the Community Foundation's Board in 1997 following the close of York House Hospice for AIDS victims. Now the Fund provides grants for HIV/AIDS education and support services.
Patricia A. Eisenhauer Fund for York Little Theatre Established: 2004
The family and friends of Pat Eisenhauer established the Fund to honor her memory and her lifelong love of York Little Theatre (YLT). "My mother had a passion for music and the theater," said her son Shaun Eisenhauer. "My earliest memories include her singing in our home as well as on stage during Bert Smith's productions. Although her voice has been silenced, we wanted to help the YLT endure."
Lucy Forry Eisenhart Memorial Fund Established: 2008
Marsha Everton & Jack Stover Fund for York County Established: 2013
Marsha Everton and Jack Stover each learned the life lesson that sharing resources with others is a responsibility. That's why they created the Marsha Everton and Jack Stover Fund for York County. "We are committed to improving our community through personal involvement and shared financial resources," explained Marsha. Marsha, who served on the Community Foundation's board, and chaired the marketing and communications committee, grew up in a military family that moved frequently. Jack was born and raised in Carlisle, in a family whose history reaches back to Governor Joseph Ritner. They settled in Dover and raised their three children with the same values taught by their own parents. The couple chose the Fund for York County because they support the strategic approach of the Fund, which focuses on a select number of high-impact initiatives. "We believe that the most powerful, meaningful way to build a better future is to collaborate for collective impact," said Jack. In addition, they trust in the Community Foundation's stewardship of their legacy.
Ben Franklin Trust Fund Established: 1993
Ben Franklin, Pennsylvania's most famous son, dedicated his life to helping humanity and wanted his caring to live on forever. When he established the Ben Franklin Trust with a bequest of 1,000 pounds sterling, he directed that the trust be terminated in 200 years and the proceeds distributed to benefit the City of Philadelphia and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. By action of Pennsylvania lawmakers, the Commonwealth's portion established Ben Franklin Trust Funds in community foundations across the state in 1993.
Feldmann Family Fund Established: 1996
As an attorney in York for more than 50 years, Frederick Feldmann sought just solutions to his clients' legal problems. As a private citizen, he was dedicated to the needs of others and to the work of the many organizations he served. The Fund, established in 1996 with a bequest and memorial contributions, endows his lifetime giving to Crispus Attucks Association, The Easter Seal Society of South Central Pennsylvania, Margaret E. Moul Home, Visiting Nurse Association of York County, York County Council of Churches, and York County Literacy Council.
Focus On Our Future Fund Established: 1999
York County Community Foundation established this endowment to support Focus On Our Future's ongoing work to support child care programs throughout York County.
H. Fred Fickes Fund Established: 2002
The Fund, established with a gift from the estate of H. Fred Fickes, benefits United Way of York County. Mr. Fickes was a lifelong resident of York and for many years a trust executive with First National Bank. He was elected to the Board of Directors of York County Community Foundation in 1969 and served as Treasurer beginning in 1970. His wife, who predeceased him, was Elizabeth Wiest Fickes.
Friends of Messiah College Scholarship Fund Established: 2004
An anonymous donor established the Fund to benefit eligible students from York County who attend Messiah. The mission of the College is to educate men and women toward a maturity of intellect, character, and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership, and reconciliation in church and society.
Charles and Adaline Frysinger Fund Established: 2004
A bequest from the Estate of an anonymous donor has established this unrestricted Fund. The Fund will be used for grantmaking that responds to the changing needs of the community. The Board of York County Community Foundation will steward this generous legacy.
Rodger K. Furse Fund Established: 2004
Funds from a charitable remainder trust established this Fund. Rodger K. Furse was active in many local organizations and founded the York Boys Hockey Club. He served on the Board of York College for more than 20 years and was an early Board member of the Strand-Capitol. "He was a good man who passed this way and made it a far better place," said Dr. Robert V. Iosue, retired President of York College.
Flinchbaugh Engineering Education Fund Established: 2005
Flinchbaugh Engineering (FEI) is a 60 percent employee-owned manufacturing company with a special commitment to corporate excellence and employee shareholders. This Corporate Donor Advised Fund was created to support the children of FEI employees as they pursue advanced education. This Fund will be guided by a selection committee that will review and make recommendations for scholarships.
Frick Family Fund Established: 2005
The Frick Family Fund was established by York City resident Bernie Frick and his sister, Mary Lou, in memory of Theresa Frick and Evelyn Frick for the benefit of York City Dollars for Scholars. Theresa Wagman Frick taught in a York County one-room school house in the 1930s. Evelyn Frick was a teacher from the time she graduated from college until her retirement 40 years later. The Fund recognizes their commitment to education by promoting postsecondary education for worthy students.
Four Chaplains Scholarship Endowment Fund Established: 2011
This scholarship fund honors Rabbi Alexander D. Goode, one of the four chaplains who gave their lives when the USS Dorchester was torpedoed by the Nazis in 1943. Rabbi Goode worked to develop York's interfaith community and helped lay the groundwork for York's first racially integrated Boy Scout troop. The image of Rabbi Goode and the other chaplains linking arms as the Dorchester sank became an icon for the remainder of WWII. The Four Chaplains Scholarship Endowment Fund will provide scholarship support to a graduate of the York City School District who had attended Goode Elementary School.
Tom Foust Memorial Scholarship Fund Established: 2011
A product of the York City Schools, Tom Foust graduated from William Penn in 1964. After college, he returned to York, where he and his wife, Sharon, lived throughout their married life. Tom's dedication to public schools is legendary, as he served 11 years on the York City School Board and was a founding board member of York City Dollars for Scholars (YCDFS). When Tom passed away in June 2010, Sharon made a generous contribution at Tom's request to YCDFS. YCDFS then established the Tom Foust Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Foundation. This scholarship fund will continue Tom's legacy of helping students of York far into the future.
The Fund for Greater Hanover Established: 2012
The Fund for Greater Hanover is our most flexible endowed fund to address the Greater Hanover area's most pressing needs. The Fund is made up of gifts from donors in the Greater Hanover area. The Fund for Greater Hanover allows you to donate ANY amount, which will be added to the fund, or create your own named fund within the Fund for Greater Hanover.
Margery & Arthur Freas Fund Established: 2013
Margery Huston and Arthur Freas met at a USO dance in Palm Beach, FL during World War II. Margery was an Iowa girl, newly enlisted in the Coast Guard, and seeing the ocean for the first time; Arthur was a Pennsylvania boy, in the Army Air Corps, helping figure out techniques for guiding airplane landings by radar. It was 1944 and they were both twenty years old. After the war, Arthur finished up the engineering degree that had been interrupted by military service. They were married in June of 1948, and set about raising a family. Kindness and generosity of spirit characterized Margery and Arthur Freas' partnership. Having grown up during the depression of the 1930s, and the privations of the war effort, they had both experienced the challenges of living with less than they wanted, or needed - they knew what that felt like. When they could help, they did; they were always watching for the opportunity. Their son Don Freas wrote: As news of their deaths has spread we (children) have received notes from individuals all over the country telling stories of assistance delivered both as letters of encouragement, and help with expenses or expertise. Even a smile, or a few humorous words often stayed in the hearts of the many people they touched. Each of these stories contains a line or two about what a difference their kindness made during a challenging time. Many of these stories have come as a surprise to us, their children. We knew about many of their larger philanthropic efforts: health, education, the arts - but the smaller personal contacts were often not mentioned; there were just too many.
Mary Lou Frick Fund for York County Established: 2014
Mary Lou Frick is from York, but lived in New York City for years. Her life recently changed when she headed back to York to live right in the heart of downtown. She can't wait to get involved in the activities that are happening here. She and her family have been contributors to the Community Foundation for many years and she wholeheartedly supports the Community Foundation's downtown revitalization efforts. She recognizes that revitalizing downtown York is critical to the future success of not only the City of York but also the County of York. Mary Lou was excited to create this fund by taking advantage of the IRA charitable rollover extension. It was the perfect vehicle for her charitable giving and she hopes it will still exist in the future so others can take advantage of it.
Samuel and Helen Gotwalt Fund Established: 1994
The Gotwalts' interest in young people inspired the creation of the Fund, which provides needy youth with memberships in the YMCA of York and York County and scholarships for William Penn Senior High School students to attend Shippensburg University. The Gotwalts were graduates of Shippensburg and educators in the York City School District. Mrs. Gotwalt, honored as a Distinguished Pennsylvanian for her accomplishments as a teacher and writer, established the Fund.
Mary Z. Gross Fund Established: 1996
The Fund was established with assets of a trust transferred to York County Community Foundation by a local bank. The testamentary trust was created by Mary Gross, who died in 1979, to benefit The Arc of York County and Church of the Brethren Home (New Oxford). Mrs. Gross, who lived in York Haven, was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde, and their child.
Mildred S. Gabrielson Fund Established: 1997
The Fund was established by Mrs. Gabrielson to endow the work of the Byrnes Health Education Center in educating and promoting healthy lifestyles for children and adults. The Fund honors the memory of Mrs. Gabrielson's husband, Albert E. Gabrielson, who was an engineer with AMF.
M. S. Grumbacher Foundation Fund Established: 1997
The Fund will perpetuate the generosity of M.S. Grumbacher to the community that is home to The Bon-Ton Stores, founded by his grandfather in 1898. The M.S. Grumbacher Foundation established the Fund and it has added to the original gift as well. Mr. Grumbacher, a native Yorker, was Chairman of the Board of The Bon-Ton Stores prior to his retirement in 1991. He was a former York County Community Foundation Board member.
Jack Giambalvo Family Fund Established: 1999
Jack Giambalvo is a good car salesman - and a good salesman for York City Dollars For Scholars. He helped build its endowment with gifts from others and this Fund established by the Jack Giambalvo family, Jack Giambalvo Motor Co., and Red Lion Pontiac Buick. Mr. Giambalvo graduated from William Penn Senior High School in 1959.
Donald A. Gogniat/Penn State York Scholarship Fund Established: 2002
This endowment was established to honor Don Gogniat, a man with an extraordinary record of service to Penn State York and to the community. It was created with gifts from colleagues and friends to honor Don upon his retirement as Chief Executive Officer, Penn State York, and to support his passion to encourage inner-city youth to pursue their educational goals. The Fund will provide scholarships for graduates of York City School District who attend Penn State York.
Glatfelter Family Scholarship Fund Established: 2005
The Glatfelter Family established this scholarship fund with the Community Foundation to provide scholarships for students from Spring Grove, Pennsylvania. "The Glatfelter Scholarship Fund was instituted in support of The Spring Grove Area Scholarship Foundation and the Dollars For Scholars program," according to George H. Glatfelter II. "Our family is pleased to offer continuing support to the young people of the Spring Grove community by helping them to achieve their academic objectives. We view the Fund as one way to give something in return to a community that has been our home for several generations. We are excited about the opportunity to bring these funds back into the community under the management of York County Community Foundation."
Edgar I. Garrett Fund Established: 2006
Edgar Garrettt passed away in October of 2006. When Mr. Garrett died, he left part of his estate to the Community Foundation for charitable purposes. He directed that this Fund support his interest in supporting research and development and program activities for diabetes and Parkinson's disease. A team of community-minded health care professionals will assist the Foundation in grantmaking for this program.
Clarabeth Grossman Scholarship Fund Established: 2006
York Suburban Dollars For Scholars and Dave and Betsy Meckley established the Clarabeth Grossman Scholarship Fund to honor the life of Mrs. Grossman, a longtime employee of York Suburban High School and friend of the Dollars For Scholars chapter, who courageously fought a battle with ovarian cancer. Clarabeth dedicated much of her time and energy to the success of the organization and this Fund will annually award a scholarship to a York Suburban student.
Gleba Family Fund Established: 2007
The Glebas set up their Acorn Fund to use as a teaching tool for their two young children, Alex and Sarah. The Glebas live in York City and are very aware of the community's needs. Karen says their giving will be city-related, although they don't know exactly where the money from the Acorn Fund will go. "We want to give back what we can, and in the process, we absolutely want to teach our children about philanthropy," said Karen.
George Hollinger Glatfelter Memorial Fund Established: 2008
This fund was established by the PH Glatfelter family to honor the memory of George Glatfelter. The fund will benefit the Library which also bears his name, Glatfelter Memorial Library.
Guy Victor Glatfelter Fund Established: 2009
This Fund was formed by a trust transfer and supports York City Dollars for Scholars.
Robbie Gentry Memorial Fund Established: 2010
This Fund was created by Robbie's family, friends, and colleagues following his death after a brief illness. It will serve as a permanent resource to continue Robbie's charitable presence in the York community. Robbie was president of Apple Outdoor Advertising and served on numerous boards. This Fund allows his family to continue Robbie's charitable legacy in areas that touched his heart.
Bernard and Doris Gordon Fund for York County Established: 2014
Doris and Bernard Gordon moved to York as newlyweds in 1947. Doris passed away in February 2015 and Bernard in 2011, but their bond and commitment to York County was always palpable to those who knew them. It came as no surprise when their son Robert established a named Fund for York County in their honor. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon, who were married for 63 years, were members of Ohev Sholom Congregation in York and each held various leadership positions within the congregation. Mrs. Gordon accomplished her dream and graduated Magna Cum Laude from York College in 1978. Shortly after graduation, she become a Trustee of the college. She served on many local boards and her involvement with the Jewish Community Center led to a groundbreaking program for Senior Adults, which she developed with her long-time friend and colleague, the late Gloria Williams. In 1994, Mrs. Gordon received the Betty Dressner Individual Achievement award from the JCC. Mr. Gordon served as a Carrier-based Aviator in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He went on to found The Gordon Waste Company in Columbia, PA. He was also Co-President of the former Super Salvage Company in Washington, D.C. Mr. Gordon was one of the founders of the York Youth Symphony and served as its Treasurer for 20 years and was involved with numerous other organizations. Despite their move to Florida in their later years, the Gordons' son Robert knew his parents would appreciate giving back to York.
John and Teresa Grove Family Fund Established: 2014
Despite a move to Florida after selling the family business in 1997, John and Teresa Grove consider York their home. They met, married, and raised their family in York, so when it was time to think about charitable giving, not only did they include the Community Foundation in their estate plans, they created the John and Teresa Grove Family Fund to ensure that philanthropic responsibility is passed down to their grandchildren. John, whose father started York Graphic Services (now The YGS Group) in 1953, connected with the stories in the 2013 annual report and was impressed with the caliber of people supporting the Community Foundation. The fund commemorates how much they care about York and appreciate all the good people who helped them build a successful family business over the years. An understanding of the benefits of education (John is a director emeriti of York College and four very close family members are graduates) led John and Terry to focus their fund on providing financial support to underprivileged kids who would not necessarily win academic scholarships. Creating this fund was an easy decision for John and Terry, who believe in making decisions together even after 51 years of marriage. "We are York, Pennsylvania," John said. What better reason could there be?
Robert Gordon Fund Established: 2015
Robert Gordon has travelled all over the world, but he says there really is no place like home, which is why he created the Robert Gordon Fund to support local organizations. This fund, which benefits the York County Literacy Council, Creative York, and York Town Craft Guild, follows Robert's appreciation of art and the arts community, although he claims no talent himself. Many in the community know Robert because he opens his home once a year to artists so they can use the large wood kiln in his backyard.
Robert is grateful to his professional advisor, Steve Klunk, for introducing him to the Community Foundation. "YCCF does a great job of stewarding funds," Robert said, "which makes giving to the Foundation an easy charitable option."
Jeff & Pam Gay Community Fund Established: 2015
Randy and Laura Gross Fund for York County Established: 2015
Greater Dover Area Dollars for Scholars Flexible Fund Established: 2017
Fred Holliday Fund Established: 1993
This Fund provides scholarship assistance to York County students who excel in the performing arts. It was created by York Federal Savings and Loan Association, in memory of Dr. Holliday, former York City School District superintendent and York Federal director, and was transferred to York County Community Foundation in 1993.
Hodges Family Fund Established: 1995
George and Martha Hodges share a strong commitment to their community and want their children, Elizabeth and John, to participate with them in supporting its charitable organizations. They want to ensure that their family philanthropy is relevant in years to come, as new community needs and opportunities will likely replace those which have their attention now. The Hodges cited these reasons in establishing the Fund.
Andrew J. Hershey Memorial Scholarship Fund Established: 1995
The memorial Fund was established with the transfer of a bank trust created by will of Mr. Hershey's daughter, Saline Hershey, in 1963. It provides scholarship assistance annually to a senior graduating from Spring Grove Area High School. Mr. Hershey was an attorney and his daughter was a teacher in Spring Grove schools. Both were Spring Grove area residents.
Russell and Eleanor Horn Foundation Fund Established: 1996
The Fund, created to encourage students to pursue religious studies, provides scholarships for York City School District students. "In my eyes, the world needs more morality and religion. I've been asking 'what can we do?' This Fund gave us a way to get something started," Mr. Horn said. Mr. Horn, who continues an active interest in his church and community, is associated with Buchart-Horn, the firm he and Clair Buchart started 50 years ago. Mrs. Horn passed away in 1999.
Philip A. and Elizabeth J. Hoover Fund Established: 1997
Dr. Philip Hoover, who practiced general medicine in Dallastown for 52 years, was devoted to his community's health as well as to his patients' health. His legacy includes endowments created in York County Community Foundation during his lifetime and this Fund established after his lifetime (1998) with proceeds of a Charitable Gift Annuity and contributions in his memory from family and friends. The Fund benefits First Presbyterian Church, York County Heritage Trust, York County Community Foundation, and the Philip A. Hoover Medical Library of York Hospital. Dr. Hoover was a Founding Director of York County Community Foundation.
George W. W. Hummel Family Fund Established: 1998
The Hummel Fund was created by a family whose York County roots go back to the 1700s. "We wanted to give something back to our community," said George Hummel. Grants from the Fund will be advised by the Hummel family. George Hummel and his wife, Cheryl, are the parents of two children, Alyssa Hummel Mummert and Nathan Hummel. Mr. and Mrs. Hummel are owners of Worden & Shewell.
Barbara E. Heaps Memorial Scholarship Fund Established: 2004
This Fund was established to memorialize Barbara, a Dallastown graduate. She had "a love of reading, an avid curiosity, and a love of life," said her parents Ken and Judy Heaps. The Fund benefits graduates of Dallastown Area High School who are pursuing post-secondary education.
Hester Hemminger Scholarship Fund Established: 2005
This Fund was established by James and Hester Hemminger to provide lasting scholarships through Southern York County School District Foundation. Mrs. Hemminger enjoyed a long and successful career as a teacher in Southern York County School District. Upon her retirement, she began offering a sizeable annual scholarship (approximately $8,000) to a graduating Susquehannock High School senior pursuing home economics or teaching.
Robert E. Horn Memorial Fund Established: 2006
The Robert E. Horn Memorial Fund was established by the Russell and Eleanor Horn Foundation to honor the memory of Russell and Eleanor's youngest son, Robert E. Horn. The donor advised fund is being advised by Robert's wife Carole and their three daughters, Christine, Patricia, and Allison, who all have ties to York County.
Historic Monument Fund for the City of York Established: 2007
The City of York established this fund to perpetually support the maintenance associated with the preservation of public monuments and historic cemeteries under the City's control. This Fund will benefit generations of people who live, work, and play within the City of York.
Hahn Home Fund for Women Established: 2007
In 1913, Anna L. Gardner bequeathed her estate to create the Hahn Home, a place where elderly women, who no longer had the means to support themselves, could live out their years in dignity. In 2003 the Board of Directors of the Hahn Home, while continuing with this mission, expanded on Anna Gardner's legacy and vision. Assets of $7.5 million were transferred to York County Community Foundation to create the Hahn Home Fund for Women, which will benefit elderly women in York County.
Dolores E. and Ernest O. Horn, Jr. Fund Established: 2007
Through a bequest to York County Community Foundation, this Fund was established to honor Dolores and Ernest Horn, who had such a strong commitment to the community.
Anna G. Hoke Fund Established: 2009
Through an original trust agreement, Anna G. Hoke created the Fund in memory of her parents, Alice M. Hoke and Herman H. Hoke, who were former ministers of Trinity Roth's United Church of Christ in Jackson Township. This Fund will help worthy students who are members of the congregation in acquiring a college education.
Mike Heidler Family Fund Established: 2013
Heidler Roofing has been giving back to York County for a long time, and that's the way Mike Heidler likes it. For the past 55 years, Mike says that York County has supported his business, so giving back is only natural. "It makes us, the ownership, happy to give back to the community and to the people that really need the help," Mike said. Now he believes it's time to take his charitable giving to a more personal level. Mike established the Mike Heidler Family Fund at the Community Foundation so that he could keep giving back to the community in ways that have personal meaning to him. Mike knows he is one of the fortunate ones: he balances a successful business with quality family time, and is able to do things he enjoys such as play golf and dine out. This fund will remind his family of the importance of sharing with others who are less fortunate and will allow them to be more involved in philanthropy.
Bill and Reenie Hartman Fund for York County Established: 2013
Bill and Reenie Hartman love life in York. After many years in the Midwest, the couple is happy to be back in York County where Bill was born and worked in banking. Now that their children are grown, Bill and Reenie take full advantage of everything York has to offer: restaurants, the Strand-Capitol, the symphony, ball games, and Central Market fall onto their list of favorite things to do. Bill, former president of the Community Foundation, was of two minds when he and Reenie created the Bill and Reenie Hartman Fund for York County. First, he knew that as the head of the Community Foundation, he needed to lead by example. Second, he believes wholeheartedly in supporting the local community and giving back where he lives. "What better way to invest in your future and the future of your community than to create a named Fund for York County," Bill said. "The focused strategic direction of the Community Foundation, along with the careful and prudent stewardship of its endowment portfolio, provides a secure vehicle for Reenie and me to feel comfortable with our investment. And we know that our charitable wishes will be carried out in perpetuity."
James Sadler & Catherine Halsted Fund Established: 2014
This Fund was created from the Estate of Catherine Halsted in memory of her son, James Sadler, who was killed in a car accident when he was 16. James was big for his age and Catherine dreamed he would one day play football for the Pittsburgh Steelers. She described James as a kind and compassionate young man who was always willing to help others. Although James encountered much trouble during his short life, he had been flourishing at River Rock Academy at the time of his death. He loved scouting, his dog, and enjoyed taking long hikes in the fields and woods near his home. Catherine wished to memorialize her son, so she approached her advisor, Jody Anderson Leighty, for help. Jody directed Catherine to the Community Foundation, where a Field of Interest scholarship in James' name would be broad enough to help troubled youth in the many areas that represented James' interests. Catherine truly appreciated the flexibility of a Field of Interest fund and was grateful for the professional experience the Community Foundation provided in helping her son's legacy live on forever.
Heidler Family Fund Established: 2015
Perry and Virginia Innerst Fund Established: 1999
After Perry and Virginia Innerst raised their two sons, Mrs. Innerst returned to college to earn a degree in elementary education in preparation for her 25-year career as a teacher in York City School District. Now future generations of non-traditional students attending York College of Pennsylvania will benefit from scholarships from this Fund. The Innersts are lifelong Yorkers and third generation owners of the Innerst Auto Company.
Inspiring H.O.P.E. Playground Endowment Fund Established: 2011
Members of the nonprofit Inspiring H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Play Equally) worked hard to create the barrier-free playground at Cousler Park in Manchester Township, which opened in 20120 to serve the nearly 5,000 elementary and middle school-aged children from York County who have sensory, physical, or mental disabilities and needed a safe place to play. The playground incorporates ramps, a rubber playground surface, therapeutic swings and many other fun things for kids and their families. This endowment at the Community Foundation will provide for upkeep of the playground forever.
Donna B. Jones Fund for York County Established: 2014
Donna Jones, Controller of York County Community Foundation, began her work with the Community Foundation in 1994, when she was hired to lead the finance department of the office. In 2014, the staff and leadership of the Foundation established the Donna B. Jones Fund for York County, recognizing Donna's 20 years of dedicated and insightful service to the Foundation. Thanks to Donna's expertise in community foundation finance and regulatory issues, the Community Foundation accounting and regulations, the Community Foundation and its many donors can be assured that the highest accounting and financial standards are being met. In addition, Donna's warm personality and true sense of caring for each donor she meets make her a wonderful part of the Community Foundation team.
Danny Klinedinst Memorial Fund Established: 1996
The Fund, established by transfer of a bank trust, provides scholarships for deserving students through Northeastern School District's Dollars For Scholars program. It was created by Mary and Daniel J. Klinedinst, both now deceased, in memory of their son who was killed in an auto accident as a teenager. The Klinedinsts were lifelong residents of Saginaw.
Imogene (Gene) and Elmer D. Kern Fund Established: 1996
The Fund was established by Elmer Kern in memory of his wife to benefit Christ Lutheran Church (Dallastown). The Kerns joined the church when they came to York from Philadelphia in the 1940s. Over the years they enjoyed singing in the church choir, and Mrs. Kern was active in the church quilting club. Mr. Kern passed away early in 2004.
Helen and Mildred Keeney Fund Established: 1997
The Keeney sisters named York County Community Foundation as a beneficiary of income from charitable trusts created upon their deaths. Natives of Loganville, they were longtime York City residents. Mildred was a teacher in York City School District and Helen worked at Hardinge & Co. We believe the Keeney sisters would be especially pleased to know that organizations serving the needs of city residents are among the many beneficiaries of their legacy.
Margaret "Peggy" Knoch Memorial Fund Established: 1999
Peggy Knoch's family and friends treasure the beautiful silver jewelry she created. "Mother learned a lot about herself through her artwork. This was her primary interest for many years," her daughter Karen recalls. A major portion of the memorial Fund is devoted to advancing craftmanship in York County, including an interest in the work of the York Town Craft Guild. Peggy's husband, H. Roebling Knoch, M.D., now deceased, created the fund in his wife's memory. Designated portions of the Fund benefit Bynes Health Education Center, York College of Pennsylvania (for a nursing scholarship), and the YWCA of York (for Camp Cann-Edi-On).
Sandy Kranich Scholarship Fund Established: 2000
Sandy Kranich, a loyal Penn State alumnus, is remembered by sports fans for his tireless efforts on behalf of York Area Sports Night and the Quarterback Club. And many York Countians knew Sandy best as an avid collector - not of things, but of friends. Fellow members of the York Rotary Club called him a "one man fellowship committee." It was their inspiration to establish this Fund shortly before his death. Built since with gifts in his memory, it provides scholarships to young people who share Sandy Kranich's commitment to caring for friends, neighbors, and community.
Beattie and Chet Kimes Fund Established: 2000
In his later years, Chester Kimes tutored young people at Otterbein United Methodist Church (York). He and his wife, Beatrice, both native York Countians, were devoted to their church - and to young people. They had no children of their own. By will, Mr. Kimes provided for the establishment of this Fund for general purposes of the church and its youth programs. Mr. Kimes was employed for more than 40 years at York Corporation (now York International). Mrs. Kimes was a longtime employee of The Bon-Ton Stores.
Kerlin Family Fund Established: 2003
This Fund was established by Bill Kerlin, former chairman of York County Community Foundation, to further his charitable interests in York County. Bill's commitment to giving in the community extends to many organizations where he has played a leadership role.
Martin W. Kondor Memorial Scholarship Fund Established: 2004
Michael and Cherriney Kondor established the Fund to honor their son, Army Specialist Martin W. Kondor, who was killed in action in Iraq. Corporations and individuals contributed to the Fund, which will provide an annual award to a graduating senior from Martin's alma mater, Eastern York High School. "It's our hope that those students would then go on to make this community and the world a better place. That would be a wonderful way to celebrate Martin's passion and wisdom," Cher Kondor said.
Kroh Community Fund Established: 2005
When Loren and Faye Kroh considered how they might like to give back to the community, the concept of a donor advised fund through the Community Foundation made a great deal of sense to them. While the Krohs share a strong commitment to charitable giving, their interests span a broad range of issues: the arts, children and education, and protection of animals. "We hope this sets the stage for future generations," Loren said. "We chose to include the term 'community' in the fund name so that we would begin to put the focus on the community impact we hope to have."
Timothy "Tim" Kotula Fund Established: 2005
Employees at E. K. McConkey & Co. established this permanent fund to honor their friend and colleague Tim Kotula by perpetually supporting his great love for Delone Catholic High School. Each year, Delone Catholic High School, McSherrystown, Pennsylvania, will award scholarships from the Fund to students who share Mr. Kotula's great love for Delone and its athletic programs, who achieve success in academics, and who demonstrate good character. Tim Kotula graduated from Delone Catholic in 1981.
Korean War Memorial Endowment Fund Established: 2006
This Fund was created by the Korean War Era Veterans to perpetually support the preservation of the Korean War Memorial located along the Codorus Creek. Lorann Jacobs, a prominent sculptor, was commissioned by the Korean War Era Veterans to create this memorial.
Drs. George and Lois Kushner Fund Established: 2007
The Doctors Kushner have been a part of the medical community since 1956 when they came as interns to York Hospital. In addition, they have been involved in the York Symphony Chorus, York Country Day School, and York College, to name a few. Lois is a former board member of York County Community Foundation. The Drs. Kushner established a donor advised fund to support the community that has given so much to them. Together they will determine their charitable interests and goals.
Kinsley Family Fund for York County Established: 2008
Bob and Anne Kinsley originally created this fund as a fund to support their specific charitable interests, but shortly afterward they converted the Fund to a Fund for York County. Anne, a former YCCF board chair, and Bob realized they wanted to support broader issues affecting the community over time.
Kingston Family Fund Established: 2008
Rhoda and Alan Kingston created the Kingston Family Fund to pass the philanthropic torch to their three grown children, Rebecca, Stephanie, and Lawrence. At yearly family retreats, the siblings and their families decide how to distribute funds and discuss non-financial ways they can aid the groups they support. "The most important thing (about giving) is to give and teach in such a way that it becomes part of your children's lives," Stephanie says.
Keller Family Fund Established: 2009
Jody and Jake Keller, along with their children, Matt and Sadie, have lived, worked and thrived in York County for most of their lives. The wonderful environment, full of beautiful natural resources and supportive, nurturing neighbors, has provided the foundation for their strong devotion to their community. The Keller Family Fund provides the opportunity for their family to be involved together in charitable giving that supports the health and welfare of the place that's home to them and the newest additions to their growing family.
Paul and Ruth Keirsted Memorial Scholarship Fund Established: 2010
Paul Keirsted was a seventh and eighth grade gym teacher and wrestling and track coach in the York Suburban School District for many years. Ruth Keirsted was employed by Commonwealth National Bank. Following the deaths of Paul and Ruth, this fund was established to provide scholarships to York Suburban students planning to further their education in the areas they loved the most: gardening, cooking, and teaching.
Betsy Keefer Community Fund Established: 2011
As past director of Penn Laurel Girl Scout Council, consultant to Girl Scouts of America, and community volunteer for many York County organizations, Betsy Keefer has spent much of her life helping young women become leaders through the development of courage, confidence, and character. She created the Betsy Keefer Community Fund to support the organizations that she cares about most deeply. Betsy trusts the Community Foundation's ability to manage her fund in perpetuity and continue to support the community in her name after her lifetime. "I am very fortunate to be able to do this and I'm very excited to be able to give back," says Betsy.
Crull S. Kister Fund Established: 2012
Crull S. Kister owned a poultry farm in Etters, between Newberrytown and Goldsboro, and had several family members who enjoyed scouting with troops in the area. Some of the scouts even helped Mr. Kister with work on his farm. Mr. Kister created a trust in1963 to benefit Boy Scout troops in the Newberrytown and Goldsboro area. In 2012, the trust was transferred to the Community Foundation to continue to carry out Mr. Kister's commitment to scouting. Mr. Kister passed away in 1979, but the Scouts continue to reap the rewards of his thoughtful generosity.
Kerlin Family Fund for York County Established: 2013
When the Community Foundation came forth with a request to consider committing to endow a Fund for York County, Bill, a former Board Chairman of the Community Foundation and his wife, Kim, decided to support this initiative immediately. "Under the leadership of Bill Hartman, the Board and staff of the Foundation, it was clear to us that the Foundation had become a real leader on-point with key community initiatives of importance," Kerlin said. "Endowment is critical to ensuring ongoing support to such programs for our community and we hoped by stepping up to the plate immediately, we would also encourage others to consider doing the same. In short, the Community Foundation earned it by the leadership and proactive role it plays." While the Kerlins have a separate donor advised fund that allows them to support local organizations of their choice, creating this unrestricted endowment was an easy choice for them that enables the Foundation to build upon its record of driving community improvement. "Knowing the exceptional job of stewardship and investment management being done by the Foundation, we have faith that our endowed fund is in good hands and will grow in value and ultimate support to the needs of our community," said Bill.
Katherman, Briggs and Greenberg Community Fund Established: 2013
When attorneys from Katherman, Briggs and Greenberg (KBG) met with the Community Foundation, they realized that creating a fund through the Foundation would be the start of a great partnership. The partners of the firm were impressed with the number and variety of funds, and the confidence that so many have placed in the investment abilities of the Community Foundation. They determined that an endowed fund would be a visible and manageable way for KBG to encourage and organize their company's community philanthropy as well as allow them the ability to make end-of-year gifts to the fund and decide later how to grant in a more strategic way. "KBG is proud to have established a permanent donor advised fund through which we will direct all of our charitable and community activities. We are thrilled to be part of the Foundation and to take part in creating a vibrant Central Pennsylvania for present and future generations," said Brian Strong, a partner at the firm. "KBG recently celebrated its 30th anniversary and has a long-standing tradition of giving back to the community. The Community Foundation and its mission are completely compatible with the firm's practice of helping people in need, and the new fund will allow this tradition to continue forever," Brian added.
Loren and Faye Kroh Fund for York County Established: 2013
Loren and Faye Kroh have always been active philanthropically, but they admit, not in a particularly organized way. About 10 years ago, they created a small donor advised fund at the Community Foundation to focus their giving and get other family members involved. Since then, Loren and Faye's thinking has evolved and this year they created a named fund within the larger Fund for York County. "We like the fact that our money will be used to fund larger, more impactful initiatives overseen by present and future generations of community leaders on the Foundation board," Loren said.
Arthur F. Loeffel Scholarship Fund Established: 1986
The Fund honors Arthur F. Loeffel, a Rotarian credited with building the youth exchange program. It supports the Eastern States Student Exchange Program (ESSEX) affiliated with Rotary International.
Logan Family Fund Established: 1997
Mary Logan had the distinction of creating the Community Foundation's first child care scholarship fund. "I have seen so many kids who need a break," Mary Logan said when she started this Fund. Miss Logan was a teacher in York City School District and a longtime Board member and friend of York Day Nursery & Kindergarten. She named York City Dollars For Scholars and her beloved York Day Nursery & Kindergarten as primary beneficiaries of the Fund. First Presbyterian Church (York) and Monaghan Presbyterian Church (Dillsburg) are also beneficiaries of the Fund, which she continued to make gifts to until her death.
LWB Refractories/West York Area Dollars For Scholars Endowment Established: 1998
The LWB Refractories/West York Area Dollars For Scholars Fund supports LWB Refractories' commitment to education in its local community. The Fund encourages continuing education at a technical school, college, or university for West York Area High School students.
Lincolnway Lions Club Fund Established: 2003
During its 50 years of community service, the Lincolnway Lions Club supported charities with funds raised by its members through Christmas tree sales, chicken barbecues, and York Fair parking. The club has disbanded, but is able to continue its tradition of charitable giving by establishing an endowment Fund at York County Community Foundation. Distributions from the Fund will benefit York County Blind Center and West York Area Dollars For Scholars.
Jeanne E. and Wendell L. Lehman Family Fund Established: 2004
The Lehmans started the Fund as "a teaching method for the kids," Wendell Lehman said. "This is a good way to have our children think about charity." Residents of Adams County, the Lehmans chose to support the Community Foundation because Mr. Lehman worked with the Wolf Organization for 29 years. The Lehmans will advise grants from the Fund with input from their children, Sheldon Lehman, Lindy Lingg, Wanda Lebo, and Annette Boyer.
Leave A Legacy® York County Endowment Fund Established: 2005
The Fund was created to support the programs, services, and activities of Leave A Legacy® York County, PA. This community awareness program is designed to promote charitable giving through lifetime gifts, wills, or other estate plans, so individuals in York County can continue to care for their favorite charities/causes during their lifetimes and beyond.
Michael G. and Wanda M. Linebaugh Fund Established: 2006
This fund was established through Dr. Michael Linebaugh's estate to benefit a number of York County organizations that are dear to the couple. Dr. Linebaugh was a well-known York orthodontist who loved the outdoors. This fund benefits the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, the YMCA of York and York County, the Farm and Natural Lands Trust of York County and York Symphony Association. Through his forethought and planning, Mrs. Linebaugh and her family can see Dr. Linebaugh's charitable wishes carried out today.
Susan Donnelly Levine Melanoma Awareness Fund Established: 2006
The Susan Donnelly Levine Melanoma Awareness Fund was established in loving memory of a woman who cared about others first, as her choice of a nursing career was an extension of her personality. Susan's parents, husband, and daughters view the Fund as a continuation of her life and a means to help others fight the ravages of melanoma with class and dignity as she did. They hope this Fund will serve that purpose and her memory, all while funding melanoma research and its eventual cure.
Henry and Dorrie Leader Education Endowment Established: 2007
In honor of Henry's and Dorrie's great dedication to the students of York City, York City Dollars for Scholars established the Henry and Dorrie Leader Education Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation to provide lasting support to YCDFS scholarship and educational support programs. Henry (Dorrie passed away in 2012) strives to support diversity, tolerance, and equal educational and economic opportunity for York City residents. "York City Dollars for Scholars does more than hand out scholarships," says Henry. "In 2003, we started the York City Scholars Program, which reaches out to students who possess tremendous possibility, but often lack opportunity for success. It's one more avenue to help these kids get on the right path." Students in this program meet weekly with a program counselor to explore career and college opportunities, develop personal goals, and prepare for college entrance exams. Henry looks forward to the continued growth and success of the DFS program. "These kids are the future," Henry reminds us. "If we don't come forward to support them, who will?"
Charlotte R. Langione Fund Established: 2009
Charlotte Langione was passionate about the arts. This Fund was created at her bequest to promote the arts in York County, now and for generations to come.
Walter B. Loucks-Michael Alan Bose Arts Fund Established: 2011
This Field of Interest fund for the Arts was established by Michael A. Bose and family and friends of Walter Bott Loucks, Jr. to honor the memory of these men and their deep interest in history and the arts. Mr. Loucks' lifelong interest in history was exemplified by his 30 years of continuous service on the board of the Historical Society of York County and the York County Heritage Trust. Michael A. Bose was an executive chef well-known for using authentic 18th century American recipes. He may be best remembered in York for his weekly restaurant review column in the York Daily Record.
Jeff and Cindy Lobach Community Fund Established: 2013
Jeff and Cindy Lobach's varied and eclectic volunteer service led them to create the Jeff and Cindy Lobach Community Fund at the Community Foundation. Jeff, a former Community Foundation board director and current Legal Counsel, said, "I had a front row seat at the transformation of the Community Foundation to its present proactive and impactful state. With college in the rearview mirror for our three sons, we thought now would be a good time for us to focus our giving more strategically and the Community Foundation is the perfect vehicle." The Lobachs are passionate about youth, education, health care, and their church, and support organizations that can have "transformative or life-saving effects on our neighbors," according to Cindy. Globally, the Lobachs are currently working to preserve an area of the Amazon rainforest by helping the villagers living on the edges of the gigantic Tahuayo Tamshiyacu reserve. Jeff and Cindy introduced their boys to volunteering and philanthropy by including them in their efforts, which have ranged from marching in support of the Chinese refugees from the Golden Venture in the mid-90s, to bringing them along to the soup kitchen. "One dividend of starting a family fund will be to involve them in philanthropy since they will be making decisions for the fund eventually," said Jeff.
Lifelong Learning Endowment Fund Established: 2013
Established by an anonymous donor, this fund supports the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Penn State York. The Fund is intended to honor OLLI founders Charmaine Kissinger, Olive Padden, and the late Gussie Petron, three women who were bored and ready to make more of their retirement. They met by chance at the Jacobus Library and called themselves a "cog in the wheel of learning." They began talking about what could be done to provide adult learners with educational opportunities and more. Their mantra of "curiosity never retires" and their thirst for knowledge and mental stimulation, led them to create OLLI. The member group has grown from a handful of people to more than 500. The idea of offering courses of interest during the day for adult learners without the stress of tests, requirements, and official textbooks appealed to them. OLLI at Penn State York is one of more than 100 lifelong learning institutes across the nation.
Henry and Dorrie Leader Fund Established: 2015
Henry Leader had a profound influence on life in York County. In addition to helping create the law firm Stock and Leader in 1952, he was an avid supporter of downtown revitalization through his involvement with the Redevelopment Authority and he helped start a million-dollar campaign for York Little Theatre. But he and his wife Dorrie were perhaps best-known for being champions of education for York City students. As founding board members of York City Dollars For Scholars (YCDFS), they were instrumental in creating the YCDFS scholarship awards program. The Henry and Dorrie Leader Fund was created through Henry's estate through a gift of his retirement plan. The fund will support the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, the church Henry and Dorrie both loved.
Frank and Susanne Motter Fund for York County Established: 1998
The opportunity to build York County Community Foundation's flexible capital for the future inspired the creation of the Fund to carry on the Motter family's tradition of community philanthropy.
Ezra & Edith Miller Memorial Fund Established: 2000
Ed and Esther Miller created this Fund to provide scholarships in Ed's parents' memory for Northeastern High School graduates preparing for careers in business. Northeastern School District was home to the Millers and where both their children were teachers. Mr. Miller, founder of Miller & Co. and former York County Community Foundation Board member and Treasurer, served the Community Foundation as its volunteer business manager for more than a decade until 1992. Mrs. Miller was a homemaker, devoted to her family and church.
Edmund and Esther Miller Fund Established: 2000
This Donor Advised Fund supports the Millers' multiple charitable interests. They came to know the Community Foundation through Ed's father, Ezra Miller, who was a longtime York County Community Foundation Board member. The Millers are professional educators, now semi-retired. Esther was Assistant Superintendent of West York Area School District. Ed taught at University of Minnesota and worked for the PA Department of Education. Now the Millers combine travel and study.
Fred and Sylvia Marsh Endowment Fund Established: 2000
Scholarships from the Fund benefit South Western School District students preparing to be educators. In creating the Fund, the Marshes talked about the joys of working with young people during their many years as educators themselves. Mr. Marsh was principal of South Western's middle school. Mrs. Marsh was a first grade teacher in the District. "We have fond memories of those days and wanted to give something back to the community, " the Marshes said.
Viola D. Markle Memorial Fund Established: 2001
Emory Markle, now deceased, created this Fund with a gift to South Western Dollars For Scholars. The Fund honors the memory of his wife, who was a familiar face at school events. The Fund awards scholarships through South Western Dollars For Scholars to students preparing for a career in education.
Robin Worley Myers Memorial Scholarship Fund Established: 2001
Robin Myers was looking forward to her senior year at York Suburban High School and going on to school to study computers when her life was tragically cut short. She was a vibrant young woman who liked to travel and go horseback riding and jetskiing. She especially loved singing with school and church musical groups. With funds she had saved for her daughter's education, Nancy Myers created this Fund to "help other kids." The Fund awards scholarships in Robin's name through York Suburban Dollars For Scholars.
Lois and Edwin Mangold Fund Established: 2003
A deep commitment to his church's work with "people who need a helping hand" motivated Ed Mangold to create the Fund to benefit Mt. Zion United Church of Christ's mission program. Mr. Mangold also wished to honor the memory of his beloved wife, Lois Hoover Mangold, to whom he was married for 52 years. "The community has been good to me, and now I want to give back - where it can be best used," Mr. Mangold said.
May D. MacBride Fund Established: 2003
The May D. MacBride Fund was established by the late Samuel W. MacBride to memorialize his sister, who was a third grade teacher in York. Both Sam and May were graduates of York High, and May was a graduate of Millersville University. May was interested in helping young children and encouraging teachers to pursue continuing education. Their nephew, James MacBride, will serve as an advisor to the Fund.
Emory H. Markle Memorial Fund Established: 2003
Emory Markle had a distinguished 21-year career as Superintendent of the South Western School District. Following his death, his gift to South Western Dollars For Scholars was used to create this Fund, which awards scholarships through their Dollars For Scholars chapter to students preparing for a career in education.
Motter Foundation Fund Established: 2004
York County Community Foundation is one of many charitable organizations in York County that has been a beneficiary of grants from The Motter Foundation over the years. John C. Motter started the Foundation. The Fund was initially established in 1986 when Frank Motter served as a York County Community Foundation director. It was revitalized in 2004 when The Motter Foundation turned over its assets to the Community Foundation. "The Community Foundation is doing a great job in York and we want to support that," Frank Motter said.
Dave and Betsy Meckley Family Fund Established: 2005
Dave and Betsy have always known they wanted to give something back to the community they love - the community in which they raised their family. Establishing this Donor Advised Fund gave them the opportunity to involve their children, Allison R. Meckley and Daniel G. Meckley V, in charitable giving. Allison and Daniel will be advising this fund and supporting community projects important to them. Dave served as the Community Foundation's Board Chairman from 2006-2008.
Eleanor and Daniel G. Meckley III Fund Established: 2006
Dan and Ellie Meckley both have a long history in York County and care deeply about the York Community. This fund was created by Dan and Ellie's two sons and grandchildren to honor and thank them for their many contributions to their family and the community. Dan and Ellie's grandchildren will be working with them to advise the fund.
Dorothy Moore-Stauffer Fund Established: 2006
Dorothy Moore-Stauffer wanted to leave a legacy that would make a difference long after her death. This field of interest fund was established through her will and is designed to provide scholarships for financially needy students to pursue post secondary education at accredited colleges, universities, vocational, or trade schools through York County Dollars For Scholars.
Merrick Family Fund Established: 2007
Steve and Cynthia Merrick established an Acorn Fund to support their philanthropic interests in the community where they live, work and play. Steve has worked closely with the Community Foundation for years and was excited to be "one of the first" Acorn Fundholders.
Reid Menzer Memorial Fund Established: 2007
This fund was created in memory of Reid Evans Menzer, who died in 2006 at the age of 14, and will support three causes that reflect Reid's passions. The first $100,000 will be a permanent maintenance fund for the Reid Menzer Memorial Skatepark in Veteran's Memorial Park. Beginning in 2010, and when the principal of the fund exceeds $100,000, the fund will expand to include financial support for youth baseball in York County, and for the performance of live music by young people in York County, including the performance of youth musicians involved in private bands at events and festivals.
J. Robert Menchey Music Education Endowment Fund Established: 2007
This donor advised fund was established in honor of J. Robert Menchey, who passed away in September, 2007. He turned his passion for music into a successful business that touched many people in the community. He was a pioneer in the band instrument rental program, knowing that many parents could not afford an instrument that might be played only a handful of times. "He always said we're in the business of selling happiness," said his grandson, Joel Menchey, who now runs the family business.
Rebecca E. Mease Fund Established: 2008
After their mother, Rebecca Mease, lost her battle with cancer, Steve and Barry Mease decided to honor her in a way that would channel her passion for Longaberger baskets into a charitable purpose. Steve and Barry used Rebecca's large basket collection to hold several basket bingo parties, which raised money to establish the Rebecca E. Mease Fund. This Acorn Fund will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation in York.
S. Edward Murphy Fund Established: 2011
S. Edward Murphy established this fund in order to provide in perpetuity for Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Hanover and the Hanover Area Junior Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. Mr. Murphy, a veteran of the United States Army, served as Staff Sergeant during WWII, and was awarded the American Campaign Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the WWII Victory Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a charter member and first president of the Hanover Jaycees and also a member and past president of the Hanover Rotary Club. Mr. Murphy was an avid skier and hiker and was a member of both the Maryland Hiking Club and the York Hiking Club. He had an organic garden and belonged to Seed Savers.
Lori and Michael Mitrick Family Fund for York County Established: 2014
Lori and Michael Mitrick established their named Fund for York County as a way of giving back to a community that has given so much to them. "Through our involvement with numerous organizations, we have developed an intimate understanding of many of the community's needs and we want to partner with others to positively impact the lives of those around us," Lori said. After years of serving as an elected official in York, Lori is presently an adjunct professor at York College where she stresses the importance of community engagement. Michael, an orthopaedic surgeon with a sub-specialty in hand surgery, has been in practice in York for over thirty years. He was the first physician in the county to perform an outpatient total hip replacement. Lori and Michael are avid supporters of the Foundation. "We have tremendous confidence in the Foundation's leadership. They are experts in evaluating needs, both present and future, and in properly designating funds. This was paramount in our decision to create our family Fund for York County," they said. In addition to being a donor, Lori has served on the board of directors for several years and has served on numerous committees including Beautiful York, Grant Distribution, YorkCounts, and Executive. Lori also finds time to serve as board president of the York County Literacy Council. Lori and Michael are pleased to further support the mission of the Community Foundation through their fund.
Chief Rodney P. Miller Memorial Fund Established: 2014
Rodney Miller was a firefighter through and through. He joined the Loganville Volunteer Fire Company as a junior volunteer at age 16, following in his older brother Gary's footsteps, and was elected chief in 2001. Rodney served as a volunteer for 29 years before his line of duty death in April 2013 while at the scene of a crash. People who knew Rodney speak about his infectious smile, blue eyes, enormous bear hugs and his heart of gold. Rodney's life touched many and was far outreaching. Rodney never sought notoriety, but his leadership and devotion to his volunteer work led to numerous awards and recognitions such as the establishment of the Chief Rodney P. Miller Safety Award by Stat MedEvac; Star of Life Award by PA Ambulance Association; York/Adams Red Cross Firefighter Hero in 2013; and Rodney P. Miller Memorial Bridge at the Loganville exit of I-83. Rodney is honored at the PA National Fire Museum Wall of Honor; the PA DUI Memorial Garden (he was the victim of a repeat DUI offender); and the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. Rodney was also a Gift of Life Donor. After his death, he was named chief emeritus of the Loganville Volunteer Fire Company by his peers. This fund was created by his family, in part from memorials the family received. Rodney's life spoke volumes and in the end rang out "well done good and faithful servant."
Mary McGrath Fund for TrueNorth Wellness Services Established: 2014
Paul and Donna Minnich and others created this fund in honor of Mary McGrath's retirement in 2014 from TrueNorth Wellness. Mary served as executive director of the organization for 14 years and ushered in its name change from Adams Hanover Counseling Services to TrueNorth in 2013. Under Mary's tenure, services at TrueNorth grew to fit the needs of the community, and include the creation of the Autism Center and the Amazing Kids Club. In response to community need, TrueNorth expanded to 430 staff spread across seven counties so that expert behavioral health and wellness services are always within reach. Mary also understood the need to give employees new opportunities for training and development so they could grow and adapt with new research. She created an emerging leaders program and provided executive coaching, which have led to sustainability and financial growth of the organization and a culture of continuous learning to incorporate best practices into all aspects of TrueNorth. This designated fund will help TrueNorth continue to focus on professional development for staff and keep Mary's legacy forever as part of the organization.
Dick and Shelva Mains Fund Established: 2015
National Leasing Company Fund Established: 1983
Robert and Lynn Newcomer Family Fund Established: 2003
The Newcomers established the Fund to further their interest in giving back to the community with both time and financial support. In addition, they were looking for an opportunity to educate their children in philanthropy and reinforce a sense of what is important. Some of their special interests include their church, York Hospital, Crispus Attucks, the York Health Foundation, Millersville University, youth services in York City, and scholarships for needy graduating seniors hoping to attend college. Bob is the retired President and CEO of Glatfelter and former Interim President of York County Community Foundation, and Lynn is the Executive Director of the Pregnancy Problem Center.
Charles E. and Anna M. Naylor Fund Established: 2003
The Naylors are longtime residents of the Northeastern School District and their children and grandchildren graduated from Northeastern High School. Their Fund will perpetually benefit the Northeastern School District Scholarship Foundation's Dollars For Scholars Chapter. Mr. and Mrs. Naylor have a deep interest in providing financial assistance to students pursuing an education beyond high school and believe in the strong educational foundation that students in the community receive.
Norris Family Community Fund Established: 2005
Tom and Joan Norris knew from the start that they wanted to continue their commitment to philanthropy, annually giving to their favorite charities, both now and into the future. They made this lasting gift to forever support those charities for which they have been greatly involved and have come to know and love: First Presbyterian Church, York County SPCA, Our Daily Bread, York County Literacy Council, Gettysburg College, and United Way of York County. "There is a saying, leave a woodpile higher than you found it. That's what we are attempting to do."
Andrea Miller Neiderer Memorial Scholarship Fund Established: 2011
This fund was established to honor the memory of Andrea Miller Neiderer and her son, Blaise who were tragically killed in an automobile accident while on their way to school. Andrea was a single mother who had recently enrolled at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) - York Campus to further her education. Her parents Charlie and Patty, and her brother, Ryan, hoped to create something meaningful from their loss by establishing a scholarship that will help a York County student, preferably a single mother, attend HACC - York Campus.
Raymond L. Ness Fund for York County Established: 2012
Raymond L. Ness joined the 1749 Society posthumously in 2011. Mr. Ness wished to support charitable causes, but was unsure of the right fit for him, so he turned to his attorney, Bill Anstine, for advice. Bill suggested the Fund for York County, in part because the gift would live in perpetuity doing charitable work forever. Mr. Ness believed that there were those in need who would truly appreciate his gift. His friend and neighbor said, "He knew he wanted to give his money away to charity, and Bill helped him. He trusted Bill." Mr. Ness was born in Mt. Zion in 1914. He worked for New York Wire Cloth as a laborer before his retirement and also served in the Army during WWII. He was married to his beloved late wife Catherine for 64 years. Mr. Ness was pleased to create this fund, as he knew it would do the most good in his community.
Michael and Eloise Newsome Fund for York County Established: 2013
Michael and Eloise Newsome never intended to stay in York County very long. Originally York was going to be a short career stop, but a peculiar thing happened along the way - they started giving to the community and the community responded. The Newsomes believed that York County was relying on them to make a difference. "York County grows on you, especially if you immerse yourself into its cultural, business, and social life," said Michael. "When you appreciate the needs of the community, you give of your time and talent to make York a better place to live, work, and play." The next logical step for the Newsomes was to make a difference through charitable giving. The Community Foundation's Fund for York County was the right vehicle for Michael and Eloise to continue their community work and develop the legacy they hope to leave in York. "The Michael and Eloise Newsome Fund for York County will help us make York a great place to live for everyone," said the Newsomes. "We're pleased to be able to make a difference."
Tom and Joan Norris Fund for York County Established: 2015
York County Community Foundation created the Tom and Joan Norris Fund for York County when it honored the couple at its 2015 Donor Appreciation Event. Glatfelter, where Tom had worked and served as president for many years, generously gave the lead gift to the fund. Nearly 150 people came out to honor Tom and Joan, two pillars of our community and longtime friends of the Community Foundation. Tom refused to make it all about them, though. "We want to recognize the work of York County Community Foundation, and their dedication to the needs of our community," he said in typical humble fashion.
Michael and Eloise Newsome Scholarship Fund Established: 2015
Michael and Eloise Newsome know that everyone needs help at some point in their lives. They created the Michael and Eloise Newsome Scholarship Fund because they understand that affording college is an obstacle so many young people face today. The Newsomes each received similar scholarships while in college that helped pay for tuition, books, and incidentals. "We came from humble beginnings," explained Michael, "and understand these types of needs of students beginning their college years." Michael and Eloise have given annually to York City Dollars for Scholars for many years so they decided to establish a perpetual fund at YCCF. "This is our way of saying thank you to those who helped us," said Eloise.
Nat and Jo Newman Family Scholarship Fund Established: 2015
Upon Howard Newman's retirement, his company honored him with a gift to the charity of his choice. When Howard gifted the funds to York City Dollars for Scholars, the organization then created the Nat and Jo Newman Family Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation in honor of Howard's parents. Howard then gave his own gift to the fund to bring it up to the required level for awarding scholarships. Howard's family used to own Jack's clothing store in York, and Howard was a York High graduate, so although Howard no longer lives in York, it was important to him to give back to the community where he grew up.
Joyce M. Ottemiller Fund Established: 2014
Joyce and Creston Ottemiller led long and fulfilling lives in York. The high school sweethearts went on to marry, raise children, and enjoy successful careers as an engineer (Cres) and pharmacist (Joyce). In fact, until his death in 2016, Creston lived in the same house where he and Joyce raised their three children and served on the Board of the Agricultural Society for more than 30 years. Joyce was very dedicated to her work. She often tried to retire from the pharmacy field to raise the children, but she always came back to help fill in when someone was out and would end up staying. When Joyce passed away in 2012, Creston wanted to make sure he made their philanthropic passions come to fruition in a way that reflected their values and deep concern for others. They had talked at length about how to best support their favorite charitable organizations in perpetuity, and a Fund at the Community Foundation helped Creston meet his and Joyce's charitable wishes. The fund will support York's Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army.v
Pearl K. Prowell Trust Fund Established: 1998
The Fund was created in 1998 with the transfer of assets of a trust created by Pearl K. Prowell who, prior to her death in 1979, was a lifelong resident of York County. The Fund benefits Heidelberg United Church of Christ, Martin Library, York Hospital and York Benevolent Association.
Anna, Bennett and John Pearson Scholarship Fund Established: 1998
A gift to York County Community Foundation from the Estate of John Pearson established this Fund, the Community Foundation's largest fund dedicated solely to scholarship support. The Fund provides for scholarships, awarded through York County Dollars For Scholars Chapters, to York County high school graduates with financial need who have demonstrated scholastic achievement and exemplary character. Mr. Pearson's attorney, J. Ross McGinnis, recommended York County Community Foundation to administer the Fund created in memory of the Pearson family. The Pearsons were former residents of Baltimore where Mr. Pearson was employed by the postal service. They moved to Shrewsbury in 1972. Mr. Pearson's wife, Anna, and their son, Bennett, preceded him in death.
Bob Potts Memorial Fund Established: 2006
Family and friends of Bob Potts, who died in 2006, established the Bob Potts Memorial Fund to honor his legacy and love of running. The fund honors a Central York Dollars For Scholars runner with a scholarship.
Dr. David N. Plessett Dental Assistance Fund Established: 2014
Dr. Bryan Siegelman and his wife, Allison, are known for their generosity, so it came as no surprise when they created the David N. Plessett Dental Assistance Fund at the Community Foundation to honor Bryan's dental partner, Dr. David Plessett, upon his retirement from the practice. The fund will be used to subsidize the cost of patients' care at WellSpan's Dental Health Center.
Bryan bought Dr. Plessett's periodontal practice in 1991 and the two continued to work together until Dr. Plessett retired in 2014. Bryan and Allison knew a fund named in his honor designed to help disadvantaged residents in the community afford dental care would be a wonderful way to recognize Dr. Plessett for the contributions he made to improving dental healthcare. "He is one of the visionaries," Allison Siegelman told the York Daily Record. "It's a perfect way of wrapping up his legacy here."
Dr. Plessett's service and contributions have impacted generations of dental educators, practitioners, students, and patients. Fifty years ago he became York County's first periodontist and throughout that period he worked tirelessly to deliver excellent clinical care and innovations to improve dental health. He was instrumental in instituting guidelines and program development for the dental residency program for York Hospital, and in addition was an associate professor of periodontology at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.
Bryan and Allison are thrilled to be able to honor Dr. Plessett with something as impactful as a dental healthcare assistance fund with York County Community Foundation. They gave the initial gift to start the fund, and then encouraged friends, family, dental colleagues and patients to contribute. Their efforts have paid off: the endowment fund has more than surpassed their goal of raising $25,000 to a total of over $55,000. The fund continues to be open to new contributions as the need to assist community residents afford dental care continues to grow. They look forward to hearing how many WellSpan Dental Health Center patients have benefited from assistance they received from this fund.
John and Maria Polli Family Fund Established: 2015
John and Maria Polli created their family fund after they sold their school bus company, and decided to support school children in districts that used their bus company. They are particularly concerned with children in grades 4-8 who need better nutrition, access to good healthcare, and even things as simple as clothing. According to John, they had two "lightbulb moments" when thinking about their fund: an angel tree in Starbucks one Christmas and a middle school sporting event where many children did not have adequate footwear. Those two moments gave them pause as they wondered why they only helped those in need at Christmas, and how could children learn when they didn't have the basics? Their fund allows them to grant to multiple school districts and agencies where the need is greatest. Their sons, Adam and Nicholas, are successor advisors.
Rotary Scholarship Fund Established: 1962
The Fund provides educational scholarships. Initial contributions were made by J. Herbert Lindholm and Henry D. Schmidt.
Rosenmiller Family Fund Established: 1997
This Fund was established to support the Rosenmiller family's charitable giving throughout the community. "I would like to set up something that will benefit the community, which has been good to me, for years to come," Mr. Rosenmiller said. Mr. Rosenmiller and his wife, Elinor, are the parents of four daughters - Wendy, Betsy, Diane, and Susan.
G. Stuart and Margaret A. Rohler Fund Established: 1998
Children were the joy of Margaret Rohler's life. Although she had none of her own, she taught and cared for children over the years as a Sunday School teacher at her church in Emigsville. "I want children to have everything good for them," she said. Upon her death, Mrs. Rohler provided for a major gift to further the well being of York County's children. The Fund bears her name and that of her husband, who preceded her in death.
Flo A. Rider Children's Fund Established: 1998
Flo Rider's love for children inspired the purpose for this memorial Fund created by her husband, Alvin A. Rider, following her death. "Aunt Flo," as she was known, was devoted to her nieces and nephews and was a Sunday School teacher for 45 years. In her professional life, Mrs. Rider was a legal secretary for 50 years for W. Burg Anstine and his son, William B. Anstine, Jr. Mr. Rider advised grants from the Fund until his death in 2003.
Kevin Rice Memorial Fund Established: 2001
This Fund was established in 2001 by Linda and Joe Rice to honor the life of their young son who died tragically in an automobile crash. This part of the Fund is designated to support those places Kevin enjoyed - William Kain County Park, where he biked and worked at the boat launch, and York County Heritage Rail Trail.
W. Scott and Brenda Rhinehart Family Fund Established: 2005
This Donor Advised Fund was established by former board member Brenda and husband Scott to carry out their charitable wishes in the community. "Most people don't know that everyone has an angel whose job is to see that you don't fall asleep and miss your life," says Brenda, who believes that by giving back to the community they are experiencing the joy of making a difference in the lives of others. "It's not realistic to think that every moment of every life can be joyful. However, everyone should have moments of joy every day!"
Renner Medical and Mental Health Scholarship Fund Established: 2005
This is a designated fund set up by Dr. Helen L. Renner - one which she hopes will provide scholarships to help graduates of South Western High School pursue careers in mental health, nursing, allied health sciences, and M.D. professions to care for the holistic needs of mankind. "This passion to meet the emotional and medical needs of people is a humble 'thank you' to the many special educators who nourished me with facts and unfailing trust in my education goals and empathy for mankind," according to Dr. Renner.
Michael and Judy Rutter Fund Established: 2011
The Fund for York County is a natural fit for Michael and Judy Rutter. Their York County roots run deep: they are known for their dairy business and farm store that began as a retail dairy business in the 1920s. Michael and Judy established this fund to support the community in general, as well as Leg Up Farm and York County 4-H. Both Judy and Michael like the idea of everlasting giving. Judy fully supports the mission of Leg Up Farm. "It is a unique experience for children with challenges and is a great program that needs support," says Judy. York County 4-H has been Michael's passion since the age of 10. "It's a great organization that supports farming," says Michael. Both Judy and Michael are pleased to be able to "give back to the community for all they gave us over the years."
Paul and Lori Rudy Family Fund for York County Established: 2013
Paul and Lori have lived and worked in York County since 1994. They both believe that it is everyone's responsibility to give back to the community where you work and live. York County Community Foundation, and more specifically the Fund for York County, are the perfect conduits to see that their charitable dollars are used for the most critical needs for the betterment of York County. They want to be part of creating a vibrant York County for their family and generations to come.
Elwood M. Sprigle Fund Established: 1968
Awards from the Fund benefit outstanding William Penn Senior High School students continuing music education in college. Mr. Sprigle established William Penn's reputation as one of the area's finest marching bands.
S. Walter Stauffer Fund Established: 1976
Mr. Stauffer, a U.S. Congressman and York County Community Foundation president, established the Fund by will with social security benefits he had accumulated over the years. His will read, in part, "The memories of those who have passed must not be allowed to perish and the achievements of the living must be encouraged. The health and welfare of the needy are a concern and responsibility of all citizens. These are in the tradition of a free society." The Fund benefits York College of Pennsylvania, York County Heritage Trust, and York Hospital.
Beauchamp E. and Josephine D. Smith Fund Established: 1978
The Fund was established with the first transfer of a private foundation's assets to York County Community Foundation. Mr. Smith was a founder and first president of York County Community Foundation. Josephine Donnovan Smith was the first president of the Junior Service League of York. The couple shared many philanthropic interests, including Martin Library and York County Heritage Trust, which are beneficiaries of the Fund.
Sue C. and John C. Schmidt Fund Established: 1986
Since its establishment, the Fund has supported broad charitable purposes as provided for by the Schmidts, active community leaders and former York County Community Foundation Board members. Mr. Schmidt was president of the former York Bank and Trust Company. His father, Henry D. Schmidt, was a founder of York County Community Foundation.
Carolyn E. Steinhauser Fund Established: 1986
The Fund was created by Mrs. Steinhauser to support her broad charitable interests now and to ensure the continuation of her lifetime charitable giving. A former York County Community Foundation Board member, Mrs. Steinhauser served as the Community Foundation's first Executive Director from 1991-2001.
George L. Stallman, Jr. Fund Established: 1993
George L. Stallman, Jr., a leading man in the life of York Little Theatre, established this Fund shortly before his death in 1993. Memorial contributions from family and friends have added to the Fund to which others are encouraged to contribute. Mr. Stallman was a founder of York Little Theatre in 1933 and appeared in 35 of its productions.
Donald A. and Gretchen Wolf Swartz Fund for York County Established: 1993
The Fund was renamed to honor the memory of Gretchen Wolf Swartz, wife of Donald A. Swartz, who died in 1997. It was originally created in 1993 with the transfer of assets of a private foundation to York County Community Foundation by Mr. Swartz, president of General Machine Works (now General Regulator Corp.), which was founded by his grandfather, Charles S. Swartz. Upon Mr. Swartz's passing, the fund converted to a Fund for York County.
Mr. and Mrs. David P. Schiwetz Fund Established: 1995
Income from this Fund helps to maintain Gates House and Plough Tavern, a property of York County Heritage Trust. The Fund was established in 1995 by John D. Zimmerman in memory of his uncle and aunt, David and Charlotte Diehl Schiwetz, who shared a deep interest in historic preservation. Mr. Schiwetz came to York as an engineer with York Corporation.
The Nevin and Jeanette Stetler Fund Established: 1996
The Fund was created by Steve and Polly Stetler to provide scholarships for York City School District students. "My parents' generosity, their concerns for quality education for all, and their unwavering pride in their alma mater inspired its creation," Steve Stetler said. Nevin Stetler was a 1936 graduate of York High School. His wife, Jeanette, was a 1939 graduate of the school.
Stahlheber Family Fund Established: 1997
The Stahlheber Family Fund was created by Mr. and Mrs. William Stahlheber to fund their charitable giving in the community. In years to come, the Stahlhebers intend to pass this responsibility on to their daughters, Linda and Sharon.
Dominique Nichole Scott Memorial Fund Established: 1998
Temeko Scott Calhoun cherishes the memories of her young daughter, who was a kindergarten student at Alexander D. Goode Elementary School at the time of her death. "Dominique loved everything and everybody," her mother recalls. An endowment established by her family awards scholarships in her name to deserving York County students through the York City Dollars For Scholars program.
Richard S. Shue Fund for Spring Garden Band Established: 1998
Richard Shue attended his first Spring Garden Band rehearsal more than 50 years ago. Since then, he and his daughter, who joined the band in 1967, have enjoyed a long career as the band's bassoon section. His daughter, Alice Marie Boustead, and her husband, Michael, created the Fund in 1998 in Mr. Shue's honor "to ensure the continued existence of this valuable asset to York and York County." Since then, other Spring Garden Band enthusiasts have helped build the Fund, in response to matching funds for their gifts.
Eugene C. Struckhoff Fund Established: 1998
The Fund was created by friends of York County Community Foundation to honor "Struck's" exceptional service to the York County community. Struck helped craft the Community Foundation's Revitalization Initiative and served as the Community Foundation's Executive Director/Development (1992-1998) and as Senior Consultant until June 2000. He is a former President of the Council on Foundations and has nurtured the growth of more than 100 community foundations during his 40-year career in the community foundation field.
Charles E. & Berdella Emig Snyder Memorial Fund Established: 1999
The fund was created by Charles and Judy Snyder, Howard and Kay Snyder, and Fred and Susan Snyder Drenning in memory of their parents. "York County Community Foundation presents a way for us to honor our parents, permanently support special interests we share with them, and respond to community needs and opportunities - all at the same time," the Snyder children said. An unrestricted portion of the Fund supports broad charitable needs in the community to which the Snyders were devoted. A portion of the Fund also benefits organizations with special meaning for the Snyder family - Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center and York City Dollars For Scholars.
George and Josephine Schmidt Memorial Fund Established: 2001
Josephine D. Appell created this Fund to honor her parents' memory and to perpetuate a family tradition of philanthropy and community service dating back to the early 19th century. Her Small family ancestors were founders of major community institutions, including York Collegiate Institute, York Hospital, and The Children's Home. "I look forward to working with the Community Foundation to help me identify opportunities to continue my family's legacy and enhance the quality of life for this and future generations of York Countians," she said. Mrs. Appell, who has served in many leadership roles throughout her own career in community service, was president of York County Community Foundation in the 1980's.
Phil and Kay Sheridan Fund Established: 2001
Kay Sheridan has fond memories of her husband's work with young people. He served as Boy's Physical Director at the York YMCA when the Sheridans came to York in the late 1940s. Later, Kay worked with her husband in their family business, Sheridan Associates, for 40 years until his death. Kay shared her husband's many interests - in music, theatre, bridge, travel - and especially in caring about the community's children. This inspired her to create this Fund dedicated to his memory.
Joan and David Stauffer Jr. Fund Established: 2001
Joan and David Stauffer created this Fund in 2001 so that they, and their children in years to come, can be actively involved in their family philanthropy. It is their wish that their Fund will continue to support causes they care deeply about - education and arts and culture - long after their family's active involvement. They have entrusted this responsibility to York County Community Foundation. Mr. Stauffer is the fourth generation of the David F. Stauffer family that founded the D.F. Stauffer Bisc. Co. in 1871. He and his wife retired in 2003.
Grayce M. & Paul R. Shelly Fund Established: 2002
This endowment, which benefits the Shellys' shared interest in York College of Pennsylvania, provides scholarships for nursing students. It was inspired by Mrs. Shelly's service as a volunteer at York Hospital for more than 40 years and created upon her death with the proceeds of a charitable remainder trust. The Shellys are remembered by their friends at Advent Lutheran Church, where they worshipped, and at York Lutheran Retirement Village, where they spent their later years. Mr. Shelly was president of York Penn Machinery and National Leasing Company and associated with the companies for more than 60 years.
Carolyn E. Steinhauser Fund for Nonprofit Excellence Established: 2004
This Fund supports the work of the York Nonprofit Management Development Center (YNMDC), which has been Mrs. Steinhauser's passion since the Community Foundation launched the program in the early 1990s. The Fund will help nonprofits do good things better. "It's critical to build an ongoing source of funding so that the YNMDC's services are accessible - and affordable - to the nonprofit community," Mrs. Steinhauser said.
John T. and Paige S. Smith Fund Established: 2005
John Smith is honoring his lifelong work in agriculture with the establishment of the John T. and Paige S. Smith Fund to benefit the York County 4-H Endowment, York County Agricultural Society, and the Farm and Natural Lands Trust. Mr. Smith was with Penn State University for 35 years and was head of the Penn State Extension Office. He and his late wife Paige were married for 50 years. "I know most of the farming community. With the help of the Community Foundation, I can start the fund now and enjoy seeing my gift at work to benefit the future of agriculture here in York County," Mr. Smith said.
Charles and Louise Sawmiller Fund Established: 2006
Through this Fund, the late Charles and Louise Sawmiller will support the community organizations that mattered most to them. Charlie, a baseball lover, held much affection toward his hometown of Hellam. After his wife's death, Charlie wanted to honor her and fulfill their lifelong charitable wishes. He designated 10 charities to receive funding after his death, and also set up a scholarship in Eastern School District.
Dr. and Mrs. John K. Sanstead Fund Established: 2006
This fund was established by Dr. Sanstead and his wife Dr. Penny Blackwell to be used to help fund a wide array of charitable projects throughout the community. At the point when they are no longer advisors, the Community Foundation can make grants to support charitable services and activities benefitting York County.
Meg and Bill Swartz Family Fund Established: 2006
Bill and Meg established this donor advised family fund to support their charitable interests throughout the community. They will work with their children, Bill, Katherine, and Karin, to identify philanthropic opportunities that meet the family's interests as well as the changing needs of the community.
Southern York County Rotary Scholarship Fund Established: 2007
Southern York County Rotary Scholarship Fund was established to provide educational opportunities to students living in Southern York County. Rotary partners with the Southern York County Dollars for Scholars, South Eastern Dollars for Scholars, and private schools to provide scholarships to deserving high school graduates. The men and women of the Southern York County Rotary are community business leaders who volunteer their time and talents to carry out a variety of service projects locally and abroad.
Esta Sholl Steich Christian Mission Fund Established: 2008
This Acorn Fund was created by Jack Steich of Hanover in memory of his grandmother, Esta Sholl Steich, and will support Calvary Bible Church in Hanover. The Church will use the funds to provide long-term financial stability to those who have been called to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ as full-time missionaries and to provide money to those who wish to participate in short-term mission trips to foreign lands for religious and humanitarian purposes.
Randy Stetler Memorial Scholarship Fund Established: 2008
Randy Stetler's family established this scholarship in memory of Randy, his love of bnasketball, and his dedication to the youths in our community. Scholarships are awarded to deserving young men and women who have demonstrated exceptional qualities of teamwork, good sportsmanship, and personal commitment to achieve their potential, both on and off the basketball court.
Shipley Scholarship Fund Established: 2009
This Field of Interest Fund was created to provide college scholarships to children or grandchildren of Shipley employees or retirees. Scholarships will be awarded to students who demonstrate character and leadership, with a preference to those studying Business or Marketing.
George and Josephine Schmidt Fund for York County Established: 2010
Jody Appell created this Fund from her donor advised fund as a way to continue to honor her parents while helping the Community Foundation meet the most pressing needs of the community as they arise. Her family ancestors were founders of major community insitutions in York, and this fund will help perpetuate a family tradition of philanthropy and community service dating back to the early 19th century.
Jeanne Schwartzer Memorial Fund Established: 2011
The Jeanne Schwartzer Memorial Fund was established in 2011 by the MS Grumbacher Foundation. Jeanne Schwartzer began her career at The Bon-Ton in 1942 at the age of 17 after graduating from York High. Ms. Schwartzer was Corporate Secretary for more than 65 years, and also served as an executive secretary to the Grumbacher family. After her retirement, she served on the MS Grumbacher Foundation Board until her death in December 2010. She was the last Yorker on the board. The fund will benefit the organization The Well, where Jeanne was a volunteer.
William H. Simpson Fund for Community Advancement Established: 2011
The William H. Simpson Fund was established in 2011 to recognize Bill's 40-year association with Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff Co. and his unique and remarkable service to charitable organizations dating from his first years in York. At the time of Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff's sale in 2006, Bill was President and CEO, having joined the company in 1971 in the role of General Counsel. Upon his death in 2012, Bill was still serving as Vice Chairman of Susquehanna Real Esate, L.P. Bill had a tremendous impact on York County Community Foundation and its role in the community, having served as Assistant Treasurer from 1975-1979; Board Director from 1976-1985; and Secretary from 1981-1985. Bill gave generously of his time and talent not only to Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff and the Community Foundation, but to numerous other organizations that have benefitted from his strong commitment to creating a vibrant York County.
G. Edward Saxe Family Foundation Fund Established: 2012
Ed Saxe has a long history of giving back. He has volunteered in nonprofit organizations his whole life, giving countless hours to help make a difference. Now he is giving back in perpetuity through this designated fund, which he established to support organizations that follow a Christian mission, specifically The Gideons International, Susquehanna Grace Community Church, and New Life for Girls. He served New Life for Girls as chair and a member of the board for 17 years. He has worked with Gideons since 1978 in a variety of capacities, including mentoring and counseling, and he is very supportive of the work that they do. "My personal philosophy is that there are three important aspects to life," says Ed. "In order of importance they are God, family, and country." Ed defines country as one's local community, then state, then the nation. Ed is glad that he connected with York County Community Foundation. He says it's like having his own private foundation because of the extraordinary financial management provided by the Community Foundation, but without the hassle and cost. Ed is pleased that the power of endowment through the Community Foundation will allow him to forever help those organizations that he "feels strongly about."
Gretchen Wolf Swartz and Donald Swartz Fund Established: 2012
Gretchen and Donnie were both very active in the York community and were passionate about basketball. This fund, created from Donnie's estate, will benefit the Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarhsip Fund, which Donnie created after Gretchen's untimely passing in 1997, as well as the York County Heritage Trust, two organziations that meant so much to Donnie. Donnie was the president of General Regulator and a co-owner of the Blue Moon Restaurant. He had great dedication and love for the game of basketball, and served as a P.I.A.A. District III Basketball Official for the last 40 years, making calls on the court, as well as making many lasting friednships. His wife, Gretchen, shared his love of basketball, and had also been a referee for many years. Donnie was also an avid soccer player and coach of the Touch of Bluegrass Women's Soccer team. When Donnie named the Community Foundation in his will, he ensured that his love of York and his passion for basketball, as well as his and Gretchen's legacies, would live on in perpetuity.
Ralph Serpe and Bryan Tate Fund for York County Established: 2013
Bryan and Ralph met in 2008 through their work at their respective community foundations. Bryan is a native Yorker, who has long been involved in public service and community leadership, and has served at York County Community Foundation for 10 years. Ralph is a native of North Babylon, New York, and has devoted nearly two decades to leading community foundations in Silicon Valley, Princeton, and Baltimore. Both are recognized leaders in the field of raising charitable assets to endow local communities in perpetuity. They're doing it in York and Baltimore, and they're encouraging other community foundations around the country to do the same. Living in downtown York, Bryan and Ralph actively participate in community events at The Yorktowne Hotel, the Strand-Capitol, and The Valencia Ballroom. They are proud to support their downtown neighborhood cornerstones, Downtown Inc, Martin Library, York County Heritage Trust, and the YWCA. They support downtown's restaurants and Central Market weekly. And they cheer on the York Revolution every season. And now, with the Ralph Serpe and Bryan Tate Fund for York County, they are able to support the greatest needs of the York community... forever.
Doris E. Schwartz Education Fund Established: 2013
Doris Schwartz, a long-time resident of West York, was nearly a century old when she died in 2013. During her lifetime, she took full advantage of all life had to offer. She was an educator and a flight attendant who travelled extensively around the world, and her vast and varied experiences gave her an appreciation of the importance of education at every stage of life. The Doris E. Schwartz Education Fund was created in 2013 from Doris's estate under the direction of her friends and executors Nancy L. Frey and Kenneth R. Smith, with help from Doris's attorney John Stitt. Doris's passion for education and lifelong learning will now help teachers and students in York County. Public school teachers will be able to apply for a fellowship that will meaningfully increase their capacity as a leader. The student scholarship will benefit every school district in York County and will be awarded to students who meet certain qualifications and demonstrate character, academic achievement, and financial need.
George and Josephine Schmidt Fund for Martin Library Established: 2013
Jody Appell learned about giving at a young age. When she was 10, her mother would take her around the neighborhoods to collect money in Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) bags. "We would knock on every door on every street, and everyone gave. The experience taught me so much about people's generosity. It was so very rewarding," says Jody. Her parents believed that giving back of your time was just expected. It was that dedication to the community that Jody found so inspirational and cemented her love of volunteering. As a young woman, Jody's favorite volunteer experience was at the Princess Street Babies Clinic. There she measured the height and weight of the babies, and the volunteers voted on the healthiest baby for the coveted "Baby of the Year" award. Jody also loved her volunteer time at Martin Library, which she saw, and still sees, as a very special gathering place for the community. Jody spent countless hours there filing cards back into the card catalogue. Jody became involved with the Community Foundation in 1975 when she joined the Board, eventually serving as board chair in 1980-1981. Today she is incredibly excited about the direction the Community Foundation has taken in recent years and about the positive changes that are happening in this community for which she cares so deeply.
Rick and Carol Smith Community Endowment Fund Established: 2013
Rick and Carol Smith have known since their children were very young that they wanted to give back to the community. When they discussed their charitable intentions and what they wanted to accomplish, their friend and advisor Bill Anstine recommended the Community Foundation. That recommendation stayed with the Smiths for many years and when the time was right they looked to their financial advisor, Holly Mayer, to pull all the pieces together. Rick and Carol became 1749 Legacy Society members in 2011 and were able in 2013 to use the IRA charitable rollover to start their fund. Their fund gives both to the Fund for York County and Carol's lifetime passion, the Martin Library. Rick and Carol believe in the importance of giving back and they feel they are lucky to be in the position they are today. "It's not so much about what you make in life but what you give back," says Rick. Carol adds, "Being able to ensure the future of the library for others to enjoy is a reward in itself."
William H. and Judith A. Simpson Family Fund Established: 2013
The William H. and Judith A. Simpson Family Fund was created with a bequest from the estate of Bill Simpson, who passed away in 2012. Judy Simpson is proud to have her husband's legacy continue through the Community Foundation. "Bill had a tremendous impact on York County Community Foundation and its role in the community," she said. "He was a member of the board in the Foundation's early years and had a firm commitment to promoting philanthropy in our community." Bill was a strong supporter of the York Academy Regional Charter School, where the new playground is dedicated in his honor; and had the vision for Steam into History. It was Bill's energy and enthusiasm that brought Steam Into History's replica steam locomotive, "The William H. Simpson #17," to life. Judy is also active in giving back. She served as a Community Foundation board director, founded the Community Foundation's Women's Giving Circle along with Carolyn Steinhauser, and also served as its chair. In addition, Judy is founder and current chair of the York County Honors Choir and is involved in numerous other community efforts. Judy is pleased to be able to continue the Simpson legacy. "Bill will be remembered for his talent, compassion, and dedication to his community, friends, and family," said Judy. "This fund will allow me to continue to support his interests as well as develop new ways to help meet the needs of our community."
Brian Strong and Andrea Marceca Strong Family Community Fund Established: 2013
Andrea and Brian moved to York after graduating from law school with few resources but a strong belief in giving back to the community. Brian says that he and Andrea have always been involved in volunteerism. Their current efforts include pro bono work as well as coaching their kids' sport teams and serving on a variety of boards and organizations. Now Brian and Andrea feel the need to do more. "We are fortunate to reach a point in our careers where we can give back to the community in a more focused manner, and the Community Foundation is a perfect vehicle through which to accomplish this," said Brian. Andrea and Brian appreciate the more tangible results that come from giving locally, whether it's giving of their time or other resources, and they have passed lessons on giving to their children. "This fund will be another way for us to involve our children in the process and to teach them the importance of philanthropy," said Brian.
Carolyn Eyster Steinhauser Fund for York County Established: 2013
Steigelman and Zerbe Family Fund Established: 2013
The Steigelman and Zerbe Family Fund was established by Susan and Richard Zerbe. "My parents were very quiet, inward reflecting people who left a large part of their estate to charity. Honoring them with this named fund seemed the right thing to do," said Susan Zerbe. The Zerbes, who have travelled extensively around the globe, observed how many in this world struggle on a daily basis for their basic needs. They understand how fortunate they are and wanted to use some of their resources to help make a difference in other people's lives. "We were impressed by the diversity of programming options the Community Foundation offers. It allows us to tailor our fund to support the programs we feel most passionate about," says Susan Zerbe. The Zerbes feel it is also a way to continue to make a difference after they're gone. They appreciate that monies left in their fund after their death will be used to fund future York County needs that may not currently exist. Richard writes, "It is also a way for our children and grandchildren to have an understanding of our values and what is and was important to us. "
Phil and Kay Sheridan Fund for York County Established: 2014
Phil Sheridan spent a lot of time working with young people. He served as Boy's Physical Director at the York YMCA when the Sheridans came to York in the late 1940s. Later, Phil and his wife Kay worked together in their family business, Sheridan Associates, for 40 years until Phil's death. Phil and Kay shared many interests - in music, theatre, bridge, travel - and especially in caring about the community's children. Kay established a fund in Phil's memory and was very pleased with the Community Foundation's efforts to help the community, so she named the Community Foundation in her will to help further the Foundation's impact with a named Fund for York County.
Social Impact Investment Fund Established: 2015
We've heard from city planning experts such as Chris Leinberger about the importance of a vital downtown for the economic health of our county. That's why York County Community Foundation made downtown revitalization a strategic priority. Recognizing the need for capital to make projects work, we recently created the Social Impact Investment Fund to support economic development in communities. This fund focuses on mission- related investing and supporting large-scale strategic projects that can be transformative. This fund is just one more way the Community Foundation is leading the charge to create a vibrant York County, and we hope you will join us.
David J. Stickler Memorial Scholarship Fund Established: 2015
Theresa Stickler created this fund in honor of her husband, David, who passed away unexpectedly in 2013. According to Teresa, David was a man who "went out and happened to things." That phrase is very important to Teresa; it is part of a longer quote from Leonardo da Vinci that David had written on the family's "quote wall" in their kitchen that she feels truly embodied the kind of man David was.
Between serving as a Life Group Leader at LCBC Church, coaching and organizing for Eastern Knights Lacrosse, serving on youth mission trips with Shared Pew Missions, working at NRG Energy as Director of Innovation Technology, and being the "all-around best dad and a wonderful husband of 26 years," Theresa shared that David happened to things in a big way. "His accomplishments are many, and he believed in living and working with excellence, always looking for ways to improve," she said.
The David J. Stickler Memorial Scholarship Fund of York County Community Foundation will provide an annual scholarship for an Eastern York High School graduating senior who has an interest in STEM fields as well as an outstanding record of community service.
Chester H. Thomas Foundation Fund Established: 1993
This Fund was established with the transfer of the Chester H. Thomas Foundation to York County Community Foundation. The private foundation was created in 1938 by Thomas, a York native, to "provide for the care of aged women" in York County.
C Wm Trout Fund Established: 2000
Annual grants from the C Wm Trout Fund support the expansion of Red Lion Area School District's dental care program. The Fund was established by the late Mr. Trout in memory of his father, Dr. C.N. Trout, who helped start the District's dental care program. A former Yorker who resided in Palm City, Florida, Mr. Trout was a real estate developer and investor. In his later years, he created two charitable remainder trusts that created a charitable fund to perpetuate his father's interest in providing good dental care for children in the community where he practiced dentistry for many years.
John R. Taylor Fund Established: 2000
The Fund, which benefits Union Lutheran Church (York) and Children's Home of York, was created when the court approved termination of a trust created by John Taylor and the transfer of the trust's assets to York County Community Foundation in order to save costs and taxes. Mr. Taylor, who died in 1998, was a resident of Dallastown Borough.
Brock Tierney Memorial Scholarship Fund Established: 2006
Mary and David Zurn, along with Dallastown Area Dollars for Scholars, created this scholarship fund to honor the memory of their son, Brock Tierney. Brock was an avid ice hockey player who was dedicated to the Dallastown club team. The scholarship will be awarded each spring to a graduating member of the Dallastown club team, or to a member of the Central, York Suburban, or Red Lion teams. Charlene Cerasa, treasurer of Dallastown Area Dollars for Scholars, said "it has been a heartwarming experience watching the fund grow to this extraordinary level. What a wonderful tribute to Brock's memory."
Teddy Bear Fund Established: 2008
Created by an anonymous donor to benefit York County.
Fred and Garnedia Doll Fund Established: 2014
To those who knew him, Fred Doll was an ordinary man with an extraordinary capacity to love and care for others. Fred's widow, Garnedia Doll, daughter, Nancy Brenner, and Nancy's husband, Thomas, established this fund to benefit the Margaret Moul Home in memory of Fred's dedication and commitment to the Home. According to Dawne Kramer, executive director of the Moul Home, Fred was instrumental in the planning and renovation of the Home. Specifically, the fund will support the repairs for the wheelchairs at the Margaret E. Moul Home. This facility provides a home for adults living with Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis and other neuromuscular impairments. This Fund will help continue forever the wonderful work that Fred felt so strongly about.
Rosemary J. and Leon D. Tawney Scholarship Fund Established: 2014
This scholarship fund was created through the Trust of Rosemary J. and Leon D. Tawney to help high school students fund higher education opportunities. Rosemary and Leon were long-time residents of Hanover, PA, and had a strong interest in supporting education. Scholarships from the fund will be awarded to students from the Hanover Public School District and South Western School District who are pursuing a course of study in any medical-related field.
The Fund for York County Established: 1961
While the Community Foundation's commitment to improving the quality of life for York Countians remains steadfast, its work is constantly evolving in response to ever-changing needs and opportunities. The Fund for York County is the Community Foundation's most flexible fund that can addresses those ever-changing needs, now and in the future.
United 4 York Fund Established: 2008
Jeff Lau, Jeffrey Henry, Dale Pritz, and Mike Wecker, four area businessmen, decided to forego some advertising dollars and instead put their money back into the community that helped them achieve their success. They established United 4 York, which currently supports events that have a real presence in the community, such as Downtown Inc's Kickball Tournament and York Sports night, as well as other local needs.
York County Community Foundation Vision Fund Established: 1993
York Foundation Vision Fund is a permanent endowment built with gifts from friends committed to assuring the Foundation's long-term financial stability. Donors who share our belief that strong foundations build stronger communities are invited to contribute to York Foundation's Vision Fund, an endowment which will provide ongoing support for the Foundation's operations and services.
Vizzi Family Fund Established: 1994
Brenda and Carl Vizzi established this Fund to serve as their family's vehicle for charitable giving. "We had considered a private foundation until our professional advisors drew our attention to the superior operating and tax advantages offered by the Community Foundation," the Vizzis said. The Fund gives the Vizzis the flexibility to respond to their charitable interests throughout the community, and beyond. Although grant recipients may change from year to year, the needs of children and young people always rank high on their list, especially children at risk.
Venture Fund for Penn State York Established: 1998
Friends of Penn State York created this local endowment to embrace opportunities specific to the Penn State York campus for which Penn State University funds are not readily available. Mr. and Mrs. William T. Wolf, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Zimmerman, and the Wolf Foundation were initial contributors to the Fund, which invites contributions from others. Penn State York's Chief Executive Officer has authority to determine how funds are used.
Harriet R. Venus Fund for York County Established: 2008
A bequest from the Estate of Harriet Venus established this Unrestricted Fund. The Fund will be used for grantmaking and Foundation programs that resopnd to the changing needs of the community. The Board of York County Community Foundation will steward this generous legacy.
Viet Nam Veterans Memorial Endowment Fund Established: 2009
This Fund was created as a way to permanently maintain the Viet Nam Veterans Memorial located within the York Fairgrounds. The memorial was dedicated on October 3, 2009, and will be maintained by the York County Agricultural Society.
Mary Ellen Venus Fund for York County Established: 2010
Mary Ellen Venus left a bequest to the Community Foundation in support of the Fund for York County. She was a social worker and a Juvenile Probation Officer for York County. Mary Ellen and her sister Harriet, who also left a bequest to the Community Foundation, traveled to more than 60 countries around the world; but their roots were in York. They felt strongly that Yorkers deserved the same cultural advantages as other communities and supported York's artistic venues.
Jason Vest Memorial Scholarship Fund Established: 2013
Jason Vest was a 2001 Kennard-Dale graduate and a varsity cross country and track participant. He had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge that made him an unwavering advocate for education. Jason's life was cut tragically short after a yearlong battle with sarcoma. As a testament to Jason's passion for learning, generosity and volunteerism, this fund was established by his wife, Laura, to provide scholarships to Kennard-Dale students planning to further their education in the areas of science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
Wolf Foundation Fund Established: 1982
The Fund was established with shares of company stock to extend The Wolf Foundation's commitment to community philanthropy. The Wolf Foundation has entrusted York County Community Foundation with identifying grantmaking opportunities that further its broad charitable interests in the community.
Thomas and Frances Wolf Fund Established: 1993
This Fund will support in perpetuity an organization in which the Wolfs share a strong interest. Income from the Fund is designated for WITF, south central Pennsylvania's public broadcasting station, which Mr. Wolf has served as Chairman of the Board.
Thomas and Frances Wolf Fund for York County Established: 1993
Tom and Frances Wolf exemplify the spirit of community. They established this Fund to facilitate their giving to their many charitable interests throughout the community and to continue their tradition of philanthropy for years to come. Mr. Wolf is a past president of York County Community Foundation and one of its most ardent supporters. Frances is an active member of the Community Foundation's Women's Giving Circle.
Robert and Mabel Wolfgang Fund Established: 1993
Caring for community institutions meaningful in their lives inspired the Wolfgangs to establish this Fund that benefits Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, York Little Theatre, The Salvation Army, and the YWCA of York. York has been home to the Wolfgangs, whose family started the D.E. Wolfgang Candy Co. in 1921, for more than 70 years. Mrs. Wolfgang died in 1996.
Marc A. Williams Fund Established: 1998
The Fund was created to honor the memory of Marc Williams by his parents, Ann Williams and Larry Williams. Marc was a graduate of Dallastown Area High School and a Dean's List student at PA College of Technology at the time of his death. Scholarships in his name are awarded through Dallastown Area Dollars For Scholars to young people pursuing vocational education.
Wand Family Fund Established: 1998
The Fund will perpetuate Dick and Sharon Wand's special interests in the City of York and the well-being and education of its residents. Grants from a portion of the Fund are advised by the Wand family. Another portion of the Fund is designated for scholarships through York City Dollars For Scholars. The Wands lived in York for 15 years before moving to Arizona following Dick's retirement from P. H. Glatfelter Co. Their children, Brian and Katharine, are graduates of William Penn Senior High School.
Richard and Carol Wagman Family Fund Established: 1999
Rich and Carol Wagman learned first-hand about the benefits of a fund at the Community Foundation through their service as York County Community Foundation Board members. They created the Fund in 1999 "to give something back to the community" where they have raised their family and which is home to the Wagman family business founded in 1902. Mr. Wagman is Chairman/CEO of G.A. & F.C. Wagman, Inc. Carol, a former nurse, is an active community volunteer.
Morgan and Mary Elizabeth Whiteley Fund Established: 2001
Mary Elizabeth Whiteley established this endowment in 2001 to benefit Planned Parenthood of Central PA, whose work she cares about deeply. Mrs. Whiteley's late husband, Morgan, shared her passion. "Our dedication to Planned Parenthood and the valuable services it performs in our community was inspired by having witnessed, through our work with the Children's Home many years ago, the tragic results of children being unwanted, neglected, and many times abused and abandoned," she said. "This Fund is to support the splendid work that Planned Parenthood does educating young people (and older ones, too) about making good choices - and providing health care services for those in need."
Edward and Sally Wagman Family Fund Established: 2003
The Wagman's motivation for creating this Fund was to share their blessings with others and to give the children the opportunity to learn about the joy and responsibility of philanthropy now and as successor advisors to their family fund. Family, church, and community are important to the Wagmans. Much of their community involvement has supported their children's interests. Sally has also been active with Young Women's Club for more than 20 years. Ed is with the family business his father founded, Monarch Products Company.
Earle L. and Evelyn T. Wolf Fund Established: 2003
John and Kathryn Zimmerman created this Fund to honor the memory of Mrs. Zimmerman's parents. The Fund is designated for Otterbein United Methodist Church (Mt. Wolf) and will continue the family's lifetime support for "the church we have been a part of forever," Mrs. Zimmerman said.
WW II Memorial Endowment Fund Established: 2004
The World War II Memorial on Continental Square in York will always have care and repair. This Fund will provide an annual grant to the City of York for maintenance of the Memorial. Anyone can donate to the Fund, and revenues over the cost of maintenance will support York County Veterans' activities and services.
William and Cornelia Wolf Fund Established: 2004
WITF has another source of support in this Fund, established by William and Cornelia Wolf. "We are pleased to partner with the Community Foundation to build endowment and to help secure the future of WITF," Mr. and Mrs. Wolf said.
Earle L. Wolf Fund Established: 2004
The Mount Wolf Athletic Association, and its team the Wolves, will benefit from this Fund, established by William and Cornelia Wolf and John and Kathryn Zimmerman. The Fund honors Earle L. Wolf, who served the team variously as a player, manager, catalyst for the building of the grandstand, diarist, and recordkeeper. "We're proud to honor our father, who was roundly supported by his wife in all his baseball activities," Mrs. Zimmerman said.
Whelan Family Fund Established: 2004
Martin and Mary Ann Whelan established this Fund to further their charitable interests. The Whelans are delighted their four adult children are serving as advisors to the Fund and are already actively involved in grantmaking.
Women's Giving Circle Endowment Fund Established: 2004
The Women's Giving Circle (WGC) has contributed more than $300,000 to support its grantmaking programs.The WGC has also established this Fund to build its philanthropic resources now - and for the future.
Albert S. Weyer Community Health Fund Established: 2004
In 1906, Albert S. Weyer set up a trust valued at approximately $80,000 to remain invested for 100 years and then used to serve the poor of York. A court decision terminated the trust early and endowed this Fund at the Community Foundation with just over $3 million. The Fund benefits the York City Bureau of Health and grantmaking to meet basic human service needs of low income City of York residents.
Charlotte R. and Ralph Westerman Fund Established: 2004
Cornelia W. and William T. Wolf established this Fund to benefit the Columbia Public Library. The Fund memorializes Mrs. Wolf's parents, who were born and raised in Columbia. "This Fund honors a set of parents we love very much," Mrs. Wolf said.
Mabel and Robert Wolfgang Fund for Messiah United Methodist Church Established: 2006
Robert L. Wolfgang, II and Doris J. Whorl created this fund in honor of Mabel and Robert Wolfgang to benefit their church, Messiah United Methodist Church. Grants will be distributed to the church's maintenance reserve fund, its church music program, and its annual operating support.
Wagman Corporate Community Fund Established: 2006
Wagman family members involved in the Wagman Companies - G.A. & F.C. Wagman Inc. and Wagman Construction Inc. - have established the Wagman Corporate Community Fund. They hope the fund will help them to better organize their giving and continue to support the community, despite changes that may occur in the economy or within their business. Family members who will be managing the fund include members of the third and fourth generations at Wagman.
Raymond L. Wilhide Jr. Endowment Fund Established: 2007
Raymond Wilhide, Jr. was an avid photographer and operated his own shop for many years in York. His love for the York community was apparent, and when he wrote his will, he included a bequest to the Community Foundation to forever support York Benevolent Association and the SPCA of York County, which are two charitable organizations that were dear to his heart.
Alethea and Graham Watts Memorial Fund Established: 2007
Jim and Wendy Flinchbaugh established a donor advised fund to honor Wendy's parents. They named their sons Michael and Jamie to be advisors to the fund so that they could stay connected to York, where they grew up. Together they will determine their charitable interests and goals for the benefit of York County.
Phyllis Hantz Wolf and Charles S. Wolf Fund Established: 2008
Created with a planned gift, Phyllis and Charles will forever support four organizations. This Fund will continue their legacy of giving and benefit Martin Memorial Library, the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, York Symphony Orchestra, and York County Heritage Trust.
Fred A. and Naomi K. Werner Fund Established: 2008
Fred and Naomi established their Donor Advised Fund to benefit the nonprofits they support throughout York County during their lifetime. Since their passing, the Fund now supports the greatest needs of our community.
White Rose Foundation Fund Established: 2009
When the White Rose Foundation board voted to dissolve, they gifted the assets to the Community Foundation and created the White Rose Foundation Fund. This allows the White Rose Foundation name to continue while providing administrative and cost benefits that their private foundation did not enjoy. A committee of current and former York Federal Fellows will recommend grants from the Fund to benefit children in the community, possibly through symposiums or educational programs focused on children's issues.
William T. and Cornelia W. Wolf Fund for York County Established: 2010
Bill and Cornie Wolf created this Fund for York County through the early termination of a Charitable Remainder Unitrust. The Wolfs have been generous supporters of the Community Foundation for many years, and were instrumental in the success of the renovation of the Foundation's LEED certified offices in downtown York. Bill and Cornie have a deep appreciation for the flexibility of their fund to meet the changing needs of our community over time.
George A. Wolf Family Fund Established: 2011
The George A. Wolf Family Fund was created by William and Cornelia Wolf in support of Christ Lutheran Church, Manchester. Christ Lutheran Church plans to use the funds to provide for the general care of Lutheran Cemetery on North George Street in Manchester, PA, as well as maintenance of all historically significant monuments and markers throughout the cemetery. The Wolf family has a long history in the Manchester area: in 1852, the Wolf family established a lumber yard in the town that would soon be named Mt. Wolf.
Roy and Margaret Williams Fund for York County Established: 2011
Margaret Williams was a generous woman with many charitable interests. Mrs. Williams included the Community Foundation in her will as a means to help fulfill the Foundation's broad charitable reach in the community through the Fund for York County. Her desire to help the community through a flexible fund named after her and her husband reflects her confidence in York County Community Foundation's ability to best address the ever-changing needs of York's complex society. Her generosity will affect the lives of thousands, as her and her husband's name live on in this community.
Roland M. and Lillian R. Whitmire Fund for York County Established: 2011
Roland and Lillian Whitmire loved classical music, books, and travel.Their passion for life took them all over the world, and on their travels, Mr. Whitmire photographed architectural renderings of famous ships and then built model ships based on the photographs. When they made their estate plans, the Whitmires directed their passion back to their community. They included the Community Foundation as a beneficiary of their trust, and in doing so, created a new $2 million Fund for York County, the largest single gift ever to the Fund for York County. Another fund was created to endow their support of Planned Parenthood of Central Pennsylvania. Mr. and Mrs. Whitmire lived their lives fulfilling their passions, and knew that through estate planning, they could help their hometown do the same. Extra info: Mr. Whitmire served in the Army during World War II, and worked for many years at GTE North (now Verizon). He built his model ships from scratch and spent three months completing each one. Notes under Lillian and Roland's profile.
Barbara Woodmansee Domestic Violence Education Fund Established: 2012
Lee Woodmansee established this fund in honor of his wife, Barbara, upon her retirement as community education director of Access-York/Victim Assistance Center of YWCA York. Barbara has been a passionate advocate for the prevention of domestic and sexual violence ever since she was a telephone hotline volunteer in Wilkes-Barre, PA. When she moved to York in 1981, she began her career with Access-York as a part-time volunteer. By 1986, she was the organization's full-time community education director. Through her leadership of Access-York, now called Access-York/Victim Assistance Center of YWCA York, Barbara has made it a point to open the doors to conversation around the topic of domestic and sexual violence. Education is key to prevention, she says, and Access-York has worked hard over the years to provide programs designed to teach students about domestic violence and healthy relationships. Woodmansee told the York Dispatch (Feb. 2013) that she is proud of Access-York's role in helping make health-related changes to assist local residents in abusive relationships. "When a doctor asks 'Are you safe at home,' it's our organization that has done this," Barbara told the Dispatch. "We worked with the health community to increase awareness and opportunities for people to get help." This Fund will support this important work forever.
Warehime Fund for Greater Hanover Established: 2012
Fred A. and Naomi K. Werner Fund Established: 2013
Fred and Naomi Werner established a Donor Advised Fund in 2008 to provide for the charities that they cherished in York County. Fred and Naomi cared deeply about their adopted community. They moved here in 1979 after they had both retired and made York County their home for more than 30 years. After Naomi's death, Fred established a second fund in their names that would designate grants to their favorite charities in perpetuity. The designated fund will provide annual distributions to the Salvation Army, Lehman Center and the Children's Home of York.
Sue and Elliott Weinstein Family Fund Established: 2013
Sue Weinstein is a Yorker and proud of it. She met her husband, Elliott, while they were at Penn State, and when she took her first teaching job in York, Elliott followed. "The rest," she says, "is history. We've been here ever since, and it was the best decision Elliott ever made!" Both Sue and Elliott are happy to be in a community like York because of the meaningful connections they have created. They raised their three children in York but have always counted philanthropy as a fourth child. They created their fund at the Community Foundation as a strategic financial charitable plan to support their community forever. "It's all about community," Elliott says. "Our three kids will understand when we divide our estate into fourths rather than thirds, because if you don't help create community, you have no stake in it." Elliott emphasized the importance of endowed charitable giving, which allows the Weinsteins to maintain a level of giving despite economic factors that may affect their business. "The time was right to take advantage of the Community Foundation's endowment building and be assured this fund will help our community forever."
Airie Knipel, Harry V. and J. William Warehime Foundation Fund Established: 2013
WellSpan Emergency Services Fund Established: 2014
WellSpan Health has established a fund at York County Community Foundation with the goal of creating a more coordinated, regional EMS system that effectively meets the needs of York County communities. The Fund underscores WellSpan's commitment to ongoing support of regional solutions to the provision of EMS Services. A partnership with the Community Foundation allows WellSpan to make use of the Foundation's expertise in promoting the growth of nonprofit and municipal strategic alliances within the community, which is one of the Community Foundation's high-impact initiatives. Grants from the WellSpan Emergency Services Fund will be awarded to nonprofit or government organizations that deliver EMS services and are working toward regional solutions for the provision of services.
Joseph G. and Susan G. Wagman Fund for York County Established: 2014
Joe Wagman has philanthropy in his blood. His father taught him lessons of giving, passing along his own father's adage: "You must attend to your family, your business, and your community, in that order of priority." Joe and his wife, Susan, take that responsibility seriously. They are passionate about the York community, particularly its downtown and venues such as the Strand-Capitol, and are thrilled to be part of its recent and continued renaissance. Joe serves as Chairman of Better York, and as a Community Foundation board director is impressed with the recent shift of the Foundation toward a more proactive leadership role in addressing community needs. In 2014, in support of that effort, Joe and Susan established the Joseph G. and Susan G. Wagman Fund for York County at the Community Foundation to endow their charitable giving permanently. Joe and Susan's giving strategy aligns well with the Community Foundation's focus on revitalizing York's downtown. "We want to help transform the City of York into a vibrant urban center," shares Joe. "A great downtown can be a source of pride and enjoyment for everyone in York County and beyond."
Wolf Inaugural Fund Established: 2015
Philip D. and Sally E. Winand Charitable Fund Established: 2015
Phil Winand and his wife, Sally, loved travelling for vacations and mission trips, but they always returned home to Hanover. After the unexpected death of his wife in 2014, Phil wanted to honor their shared love of their hometown. Phil, a retired Hanover pharmacist, created the Philip D. and Sally E. Winand Charitable Fund at YCCF. The fund will forever support Hanover's greatest needs, and will also support York Hospital's nursing department in memory of Sally, who had a lengthy and fulfilling nursing career. Phil's legacy, and including YCCF in his will, ensures the things that mattered to them most will be supported forever.
Dan and Trudy Waltersdorff Fund for York County Established: 2015
Dan and Trudy Waltersdorff love seeing the rebirth of downtown. Dan, a board director at the Community Foundation, was born in Spring Grove but visited downtown often and he's very excited to see the City's revitalization and experience all it has to offer. When Dan and Trudy decided to create their permanent legacy, they chose the Community Foundation's Fund for York County because it matched their desire to have their charitable giving meet current and future community needs. "We recognize the changing needs of the community," said Dan, "and this fund will fulfill our charitable intentions long after we're gone, not just in York City but also county wide."
York Penn Machinery Company Fund Established: 1983
Frederick B. Shearer, Jr., former President of York County Community Foundation, inspired the creation of these Funds to support charitable interests of related companies (York Penn Machinery Co. is now separately owned).
Shearer Industrial Supply Company Fund Established: 1983
Frederick B. Shearer, Jr., former President of York County Community Foundation, inspired the creation of these Funds to support charitable interests of related companies. (York Penn Machinery Co. is now separately owned.)
York County Community Foundation Management Assistance Fund Established: 1995
The Fund helps nonprofit organizations to do good things better by supporting the operation of the York Nonprofit Management Development Center (YNMDC), in cooperation with Leadership York and United Way of York County. YNMDC, a program of the Center for Community Engagement at York College of Pennsylvania, provides consulting services in strategic planning and organizational development for more than 35 organizations.
York City Dollars For Scholars Class of 1942 Fund Established: 1996
York City Dollars For Scholars Class of 1941 Fund Established: 1996
York Country Day School Keystone Scholarship Fund Established: 1996
The Fund was established by John D. and Kathryn W. Zimmerman to encourage others to join them in building a scholarship fund to support students who do not have the financial means to obtain an education that exposes them to the educational and cultural opportunities available at York Country Day School.
York City Dollars For Scholars Class of 1945 Fund Established: 1997
York City Dollars For Scholars Class of 1934 Fund Established: 1997
York County Community Foundation Children and Youth Fund Established: 1997
The Children's Fund was created by the Community Foundation to provide an ever-growing and everlasting resource to benefit current and future generations of York County's children. A challenge grant in 1996 from the H.M. Rehmeyer Trust helped nurture the growth of the Fund, which provides funding for initiatives that focus on prevention and that hold the promise of positive, enduring impact on the lives of our children. The Fund is open to gifts from others.
York County Chamber Foundation Fund Established: 1997
York County Chamber Foundation Fund
York City Dollars For Scholars Class of 1951 Fund Established: 1998
York City Band Fund Established: 2001
An account of the glorious history of the York City Band records that the band never missed a year "blowing its horns to advertise the City" during its long history dating back to the mid-1800s. The band was officially formed in 1894. At its peak in the 1950s, it was a popular attraction at Sunday School picnics and park concerts. In 1989, the band established a trust that provided for a scholarship fund for York City students in the event that it ceased operations. When that trust was terminated in 2000, its assets established this Fund, which benefits York City School District students pursuing studies related to music.
York City Dollars For Scholars Class of 1959 Fund Established: 2005
York Federal Foundation Fund Established: 2005
Many local organizations have been beneficiaries of the generosity of the York Federal Foundation. Bob Pullo started the York Federal Foundation while serving as the President of York Federal Savings & Loan. The York Federal Foundation gifted its assets to the Community Foundation in 2005 so local charities would continue to benefit from the York Federal Foundation legacy to the community.
YorIt Social Venture Fund Established: 2008
The YorIT Social Venture Fund was established as part of the YorIT initiative, which was created to inspire and mobilize the next generation of leadership givers. The Fund provides capital for community projects that are meaningful to YorIT members, and each year the membership will select a general theme for giving. The first grants were made in the area of arts and culture.
York High Class of 1969 Fund Established: 2009
York County Community Foundation Health and Human Needs Fund Established: 2011
Ensuring that residents with the fewest resources and the greatest challenges have access to opportunities to improve their lives.
York County Community Foundation Education Fund Established: 2011
Promoting innovative approaches to education, research of opportunities and implementation of fact-based solutions to improve academic achievement.
York County Community Foundation Community Development Fund Established: 2011
Investing in the long-term vibrancy of our entire community through beautification projects, enhancing cultural appeal, strengthening the economy and attracting residents.
York County Community Foundation Arts and Culture Fund Established: 2011
Supporting programs and initiatives that enhance living through art and culture.
York County Community Foundation Agriculture and Land Preservation Fund Established: 2011
Improving farming and preserving farms and natural lands through conservation, education and support of farmers.
York Factory Whistle Concert Fund Established: 2011
The York Factory Whistle Concert Fund was established to support the annual steam whistle concert that has been a York Christmas tradition since the 1920s. The Christmas carols, which can be heard for miles, are played at 12:15 a.m. Christmas morning on the factory whistle located atop the New York Wire Company plant in York. The Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area rescued the event after a boiler breakdown in 2006, and in 2010, the concert permanently switched to compressed air, which significantly lowered the cost of the event. The Engineering Society of York now runs the annual concert event supported by an annual grant from the fund.
York County's Fund for Special Olympics Established: 2011
Special Olympics York County provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for persons with intellectual disabilities. More than 300 athletes participate in one or more of the 14 sports offered. The program is run entirely by volunteers, who bring their time and talents to coaching, event organizing, management, and fund raising. Special Olympics York County created this endowed fund to insure SOYC remains for future generations.
York County Community Foundation Embracing Aging Fund Established: 2012
Building a community where all people can age with dignity, independence and health.
York County Community Foundation Advocacy Council Established: 2013
York Revolution Community Fund Established: 2013
The York Revolution has created a charitable endowment at York County Community Foundation that will help the organization meet its philanthropic goals over the long-term. The Revolution will select community nonprofit organizations each year to receive grants from the York Revolution Community Fund. The Fund is a vehicle for the Revolution to give back to the community in a thoughtful, strategic fashion that will last in perpetuity. Eric Menzer, president and general manager of the York Revolution, stressed that even though the Revolution is a young business, the organization plans to be in York forever. The establishment of this Fund is a symbol of its permanence and the mark it hopes to make in the community.
York County Community Foundation Fund for the Environment Established: 2013
Promoting awareness, protection and conservation of natural resources.
York County Community Foundation Emergency Relief Fund Established: 2013
York City Downtown Revitalization Fund Established: 2014
We've heard from city planning experts such as Chris Leinberger about the importance of a vital downtown for the economic health of our county. York County Community Foundation has acted on that important fact. We recently created the York City Downtown Revitalization Fund to support economic development in York City. The focus of the fund will be development of market rate housing, enhancing the Codorus Creek corridor in the City, and placemaking, a movement that reimagines public spaces as the heart of every community. The York City Downtown Revitalization Fund is a tool for donors to support economic development that strengthens our community. Grants or loans will be available to charitable and private organizations and will be approved by the Community Foundation's Board of Directors. This Fund is just one more way the Community Foundation is leading the charge to create a vibrant York County, and we hope you will join us.
Rotary Club of York City Tree Fund Established: 2014
The York Rotary Club's Preserve Planet Earth Committee (PPE) is pleased to partner with the Community Foundation to create the Rotary Club of York City Tree Fund. Rotary has planted 250 trees so far and hopes to plant at least 100 trees in York City each year in the future. The demand for trees in the city is so high that it made sense for Rotary to establish this endowment to help fund their efforts toward restoring the canopy in the city. Rotary plans to build this endowment with donations and matching gifts from community partners.
York City African-American Educators Endowment Fund Established: 2015
Five retired African-American colleagues from the York City School District - Eloise Newsome, Deborah Ritter-Grant, Deloris Penn, Carmen Lambert, and Wanda Dorm - often thought about the students they left behind when they retired. They understood the challenges many York City students face, the unfairness of the hand they were dealt, and the continuing struggle they encounter to achieve the education required to compete in an ever-broadening economy.
These five dedicated women retired with a great amount of pride in their work and a tremendous sense of accomplishment, but one thing was missing - a real legacy. So they decided to take action. They reached out to 100 African-American educators from the York City School District as well as several African-American alums of William Penn High School, asking for support. With the tremendous support they received, they were able to create the York City African-American Educators Endowment Fund, a scholarship fund through York City Dollars For Scholars.
This scholarship is open to second year college students at accredited colleges, universities, vocational or trade schools. This will truly be a legacy from York City minority educators to York City students that will last forever.
York Suburban Class of 1962 Fund Established: 2015
The York Suburban High School Class of 1962 is the first class to create a named scholarship through the York Suburban Dollars for Scholars program.
Bill Cooley, one of the 170 members of the class, said the classmates have been funding a $500 "half scholarship" over the past 16 years, as well as building another fund to raise the $25,000 necessary to create the named fund. That goal was accomplished this year. The renewable scholarship will be presented for the first time in May 2016.
Stephanie Sullivan, President of the York Suburban Dollars for Scholars, was thrilled by the Class of 1962?s contribution. She encouraged other classes to follow the lead of the Class of 1962.
Formed in 1998, York Suburban Dollars for Scholars grants have supported 110 students with $337,500. These renewable scholarships - such as the one created by the Class of 1962 - allow Dollars for Scholars to support York Suburban High School graduates over their full college career.
John D. and Kathryn W. Zimmerman Fund Established: 1986
The Fund was created by this philanthropic couple to benefit their wide range of charitable interests including arts and culture, community preservation and development, education, health, human services and religion. In addition to this advised fund, the Zimmermans have created designated funds to provide perpetual support for a number of their charitable interests.
William and Patty Zimmerman Family Fund Established: 1993
A photo of Bill Zimmerman, which hangs in York County Community Foundation's offices, credits him with "preaching 'Take Off' and making it happen" during his leadership as the Community Foundation's president (1993-1996). The Zimmermans' continuing interest in the work of the Community Foundation includes this Fund, created by Bill and his wife, Patty, in 1993, to support their many charitable interests throughout the community now and in years to come.
John D. and Kathryn W. Zimmerman Fund Established: 1993
The Fund will perpetuate the Zimmermans' lifetime interest in historic preservation in York County. Income from the Fund supports the maintenance of various properties of the York County Heritage Trust, including museum buildings, Gates House, Plough Tavern, and the Bobb Log House.
Kathryn W. Zimmerman Fund Established: 1994
The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, a facility of The Shell Museum and Educational Foundation of Sanibel Island (FL), is supported by the Fund which was created in 1994. Mrs. Zimmerman was an avid shell collector.
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Newton Zimmerman and Dr. Nona Diehl Fund Established: 1994
This Fund was established by John D. Zimmerman to honor the memory of his parents and aunt and to provide perpetual support to their church, St. Paul's Lutheran Church (York).
Jane and Jim Zarfoss Family Fund Established: 1996
Jim and Jane Zarfoss are proud of their family roots in York County, which go back to the early 1700s. They share a strong commitment to their community and created the Fund to provide for their charitable giving during their lifetime and beyond. Grants from the Fund will be recommended by the Zarfosses and their children, Mitzi and Jay. Jim passed away unexpectedly in 2010.
Kathryn Wolf Zimmerman Fund Established: 2001
This fund supports Wellesely College, Kathryn's alma mater.
Margery E. and Henry A. Zumbrun Fund Established: 2006
Henry Zumbrun established this Fund to honor the legacy of his wife. She had a love of the arts, especially the York Symphony Association. This fund, a part of the ArtForever endowment initiative for the arts, will forever benefit the York Symphony so that our community will always be able to share in the music that Mrs. Zumbrun so loved.
John and Kathryn Zimmerman Fund for York County Established: 2010
John Zimmerman created this Fund from his donor advised fund in support of the Fund for York County. While John established many funds at the Community Foundation in support of a variety of interests, he understands the importance of the flexibility of the Fund for York County and fully supports the efforts of the Community Foundation to create a vibrant York County.
Harry E. and Sadie M. (Kohr) Zumbrun Fund Established: 2011
Henry A. Zumbrun established this fund to honor the memory of his parents, Harry E. and Sadie M. (Kohr) Zumbrun, and to forever support the Fourth United Methodist Church of York, where the Zumbruns have belonged since 1929. Henry has fond memories of attending church with his parents and sisters Jean and Sara. He is grateful that he has been able to support the organizations that he cares most about and attributes his success to hard work and his pursuit of education.
Mr. Leader was one of the founding members of Stock and Leader. Prior to his retirement, he practiced in the area of general civil law, with an emphasis on estate planning, estate administration, and business law. The Community Foundation is proud to have called Mr. Leader a friend.
Jon C. Countess* *We remember
Mr. Countess was an attorney whose experience included Estate and tax planning/compliance; Probate administration; Trust administration; Business, land, and asset acquisition and sales; Leases and general business contracts; and Family transition/succession planning.
W. Bruce Wallace Retired, Stock & Leader, LLP
Mr. Wallace, who is now retired, practiced in the areas of wills, trusts, estate planning and estate administration.
John W. Stitt Stitt & Stitt Attorneys at Law
Mr. Stitt’s practice emphasizes the preparation of Wills and related estate planning documents, as well as the administration and settlement of the estates of deceased individuals.
Thomas M. Shorb Stock & Leader, LLP
Mr. Shorb is Chair of the firm’s Estate Practice Group. He works in the areas of wills, trusts, estate planning, and estate administration.
John J. Shorb Stock & Leader, LLP
Mr. Shorb is an attorney with the firm in its estate and business departments. He has extensive experience in representing small to medium size businesses in business succession matters, and has lectured to numerous church and community organizations on estate planning.
Harry J. Rubin, Barley Snyder LLC
Mr. Rubin is a partner in the firm and concentrates his practice on federal and state taxation law and estate planning and administration.
John D. Miller, Jr. MPL Law Firm, LLP
Mr. Miller is Managing Partner. His practice concentrates on estate planning, business and real estate law, commercial litigation and municipal law. He also advises clients on business formation, estate planning, and wealth transfer. He has specialized knowledge through years of practice in multi-generational estate planning for agribusinesses.
Steven M. Merrick Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP
Mr. Merrick is a Partner, Small Business Services group. He specializes in employee benefit plans, and serves a wide variety of industries including engineering, construction, manufacturing, distribution and condominium associations.
G. Steven McKonly G. Steven McKonly, PC
Mr. McKonly’s practice covers trusts, corporate and municipal law, probate, and real estate.
J. Ross McGinnis Stock & Leader, LLP
Mr. McGinnis is of-counsel to the firm and practices in the areas of real estate and estates litigation, eminent domain, and estate planning and administration.
Nancy Klahold Clermont Wealth Strategies, a division of Fulton Bank N.A.
Ms. Klahold is in the field of relationship management.
Andrew Kagen Ream, Carr, Markey & Woloshin
Mr. Kagen’s practice focuses on the area of individual and corporate taxpayer representation, small business representation, estate planning and administration, and real estate.
Cynthia A. Dotzel Baker Tilley Virchow Krause, LLP
Ms. Dotzel is a CPA in the company and provides tax and accounting services to small and medium-size businesses, as well as tax planning and preparation for individuals. In addition, she is proficient in the areas of estate planning and preparation of estate tax returns, and providing accounting and tax services to physicians and medical practices.
Robert Bowen Wells Fargo Advisors
Mr. Bowen is First Vice President – Investment Officer with Wells Fargo Advisors.
Retired, CGA Law Firm Mr. Boustead served as the Community Foundation’s first Legal Counsel from 1992 until his retirement from CGA Law Firm in 2002. He provided exemplary legal services, guiding the organization through its Revitalization Initiative as it grew from a $1M organization to a $25M community foundation.
Mr. Boustead painstakingly established corporate structures and restated corporate documents which were necessary to guide the Foundation toward a modern system of procedures and operations. And, he spend countless hours carefully and skillfully explaining these procedures and operations, as well as the role of a community foundation in supporting and promoting charitable activity in the York community to trust institutions, attorneys, and the Orphans’ Court, while enabling unrestricted transfers of trust funds from fiduciary institutions and others.
James K. Bergdoll Stambaugh-Ness PC
Mr. Bergdoll provides accounting, tax, and financial services for small and medium size businesses, their owners, and their families.
William B. Anstine
Anstine & Sparler
Mr. Anstine is an attorney with expertise in the ares of personal injury; wills and estates; real estate; business law; and municipal law.