Category: Engaging Donors

A Fund for Our Furry Friends

Michele McKinney works as the Finance and Payroll Specialist at YCCF and is a long-time supporter of the York County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (YCSPCA). After a staff visit, Michele fondly remembered the day her family welcomed Gracie Mae into their home. “We would randomly stop in to see which dogs […]

How a Local Nonprofit Heals the Hearts, Minds, and Spirits of Local Veterans

A native of Rochester, New York, Mr. Sandy Walker had never heard of York, PA. As an air traffic controller for the United States Air Force and a Vietnam veteran, he was accustomed to moving around, but knew he needed a stable home for his growing family. While traveling to Washington D.C. to visit relatives, […]

Community foundations improve their regions by supporting innovative solutions

In 2020 and 2021, more than 95,000 York County families were able to keep food on their tables, a roof over their heads, and ensure their children’s educational needs were met through the York County COVID-19 Response Fund. The story of this fund is just one great example of how the York County Community Foundation […]

2020 New Funds

2020 New Funds: The Richard Guyer Fund was started in recognition of Coach Guyer’s retirement in 2009. Coach Guyer and the assistants who have supported him for more than 40 years created a swimming legacy at York Suburban. More importantly, these coaches support academic excellence at York Suburban High School. Coach Guyer has since returned […]

Leaving A Legacy No Matter Where You Are

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, said, “I had a front row seat at the transformation of the Community Foundation to its present proactive and impactful state. With college in […]

Michael And Judy Rutter: Deep Community Roots

Michael and Judy Rutter’s York County roots run deep. Their family dairy business and farm store began as a retail dairy business in the 1920s. When Michael and Judy began working with their attorney to plan for retirement and create an estate plan, their deep roots tugged at them. They liked the idea of everlasting […]

York Is Home

Joe Wagman has philanthropy in his blood. His father taught him lessons of giving, passing along his own father’s simple 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 […]

Bill Wolf: A True Legacy Of Giving

We recently lost a pillar of the community with the death of Bill Wolf on September 9. YCCF mourns the loss of our dear friend and one of the bold minds who helped create YCCF as we know it today. In 1992, Bill helped create YCCF’s entire strategic direction and initiated a fundraising campaign that […]

Former Librarian Leaves $1.6 Million Gift In Will To Community Foundation

Caroline John had very specific ideas about what she wanted to do with her money after her lifetime, but she was concerned she would not be able to fulfill her wishes. Her attorney, G. Steven McKonly, introduced her to the concept of endowment at York County Community Foundation (YCCF) and explained her options. When Mrs. […]

Local Man Leaves $1 Million Bequest To Community Foundation: Planning And Foresight Benefit Students, Numerous Charitable Organizations

A recent million-dollar bequest to the Community Foundation created two endowed funds: one awarded $4,500 in scholarships this summer to students in West York and the other will provide grants to 10 nonprofits this fall. The Richard L. Beck Fund and the Richard Lee Beck Fund were established through a bequest from the estate of […]