Category: Annual Report

Turning Tragedy Into Hope

Chris Herren, former NBA player, now travels across the country speaking to young people about his drug and alcohol abuse and recovery through the Herren Project. In September 2016, he gave his motivational talk to students at York Catholic High School. What made this presentation different was the family of Spencer Kubala sitting in the…


Preparing The Workforce of Tomorrow

By 2024 more than 1 million skilled jobs will need to be filled in Pennsylvania, according to a June 2016 report from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Based on current data, this need cannot be met, specifically for the “middle skills” jobs, or those that require training beyond high school, but less than…


Reclaiming Connections With The Community Forever

As journalists, Pat and Carol Innerst lived wherever their work would take them. Both York County natives, they met while working for the York Daily Record/News and spent the next four decades working as colleagues. They each worked for the Philadelphia Bulletin and retired from the Washington Times. When it came time to retire, they chose to return to York…


Lifelong Independence

James traveled every day for 40 years delivering propane throughout York County. An unknown infection took his foot, his livelihood, and his independence last year. Since then he has been confined to his home because he cannot get a wheelchair down the steps of his front porch. At 61 years old, James relies 100% on…


Community Comes Together to Change Lives

“Be leaders. Stop being followers. I’m begging you – please, please stop the gun violence,” pleaded Mrs. Natalie Brown, an advocate and mother who lost her son to gun violence. Mrs. Brown was one of more than 50 community members who attended the first “call-in” of the York City Group Violence Intervention (GVI) initiative. Government…


Hundreds Attend York County Community Foundation Annual Meeting: New Board Officers Announced

Nearly 300 people attended York County Community Foundation’s (YCCF) 2016 Annual Meeting at the Yorktowne Hotel at the end of May. Just prior to the meeting, Paul L. Rudy III, President of Graham Capital Company, ended his term as board chair while William R. Hartman, former president of YCCF, assumed the board chair position for…