York County Community Foundation Hosts Annual Meeting to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Embracing Aging and Update Community on 2022 Key Accomplishments

York County Community Foundation Hosts Annual Meeting to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Embracing Aging and Update Community on 2022 Key Accomplishments

(YORK, PA, May 23, 2023) – The York County Community Foundation held its Annual Meeting at the newly remodeled Yorktowne Hotel on May 11.

The event was attended by over 200 people and began with a one-hour program to highlight the philanthropic work of the Foundation. The event also celebrated the 10th anniversary of Embracing Aging – an initiative that focuses on improving how people experience aging in York County and collaborates with community partners to create an age-friendly community. One of the ways we improve how people experience aging is through www.TroveStreet.com ,a one-stop shop to guide people through immediate and long-term planning related to aging. The site offers personalized services with a navigator who helps older adults make informed choices.

Aging activist, Kyrié Carpenter, was invited to share the importance of dismantling ageism and the societal biases that exist against the aging population. She encouraged attendees to celebrate their age instead of viewing growing older as a hinderance. Kyrié also spoke to guests about embracing the natural aging process, rather than viewing the physical aspects of aging in a negative light.

Jane Conover, President & CEO of YCCF announced her retirement earlier this year and shared what she loved most about serving the organization for over 13 years. During her tenure as President & CEO, the Foundation grew to be the 4th largest community foundation in PA with over $200 million in endowed assets.

A recording of the annual meeting program can be found on YCCF’s YouTube channel, using this link: https://youtu.be/yfOgZW2d468

During the event, Harold Myers, Vice Chair of YCCF’s Board of Directors introduced four new community members who recently joined the Board. The Foundation is excited to welcome the following individuals who bring their unique talents and perspectives to the organization.

Patrick Brubaker is a Principal at Hammer Creek Enterprises with 20 years of corporate finance and private equity experience. Pat holds a BA degree in Economics and English from Amherst College and received his MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. He is a current member of the YCCF Finance Committee and is a prior member of YCCF’s Investment Committee and YorIt.

Cynthia Fruitrail is Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff for WellSpan Health. Cindy holds a bachelor’s degree in English and master’s degree in communication studies. Of Cindy’s many duties at WellSpan, she provides strategic oversight of WellSpan’s community relations strategy, including community partnerships and investments.

Heather Maxfield is the Senior Vice President, Consumer Sales Manager for York, and Harrisburg Markets at Fulton Financial Corporation. Heather has worked in various roles over her 23-year career at Fulton Bank. She is a board member for YWCA of York and serves on the finance committee. She is a current member of the YCCF Finance Committee.

Jennifer Stetter is an attorney in the Trusts and Estates Practice Group at Barley Snyder, practicing primarily in Hanover, York and Adams County. Her areas of practice include estate planning, estate administration and elder law. She graduated from Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law, J.D. and Washington and Lee University, with a B.A. in American History and Journalism, cum laude.

The Foundation also recognized its outgoing Board Members and thanked them for their guidance during their years of service and for their commitment to philanthropy.

The outgoing Board of Directors include: Krista Darr, former board chair; Dominic DelliCarpini; Michael Haun; Jack Kay; Jeff Lobach, former board chair; and Maria Royce.

YCCF’s 2022 Annual Report was also distributed during the event. The report features the organization’s most recent accomplishments and updates, including highlights of the impactful programs and projects funded through grants from the Community Foundation. To view the 2022 Annual Report, visit: https://yccf.org/about-us/annual-report/

In 2022, the organization received more than $9 million in donations and awarded $7.2 million in grants. Seventeen new funds were established in 2022, bringing the number of funds housed at the Community Foundation to over 650. These funds are created to support the charitable passions of individuals, families, and companies. By establishing permanent endowments, these individuals and organizations have created a path to help the York community thrive for generations to come.

York County Community Foundation creates a vibrant York County by engaging donors, providing community leadership, and investing in high-impact initiatives while building endowment for future generations. York County Community Foundation holds more than 650 endowed funds and assists donors and nonprofits in reaching their charitable goals. The Community Foundation granted $7.2 million in 2022 throughout York County and beyond, and stewards $190 million in assets. For more information, please visit www.yccf.org.