Reflecting on YCCF’s 60th Anniversary this year, I can see how the Foundation began, grew, and evolved into a trusted and valued cornerstone of the York community. This is a result of the courage of YCCF to do what is necessary to create a thriving York County, while also stepping back and engaging those most affected by the challenges we face.
The story of the COVID-19 Response Fund is a great example of how the Fund for York County (FFYC) responded to our community’s greatest needs. YCCF started the COVID-19 Response Fund, by using $100,000 of unrestricted funding from the FFYC. These unrestricted funds were only available thanks to our generous donors who recognized the importance of flexible funding.
I am amazed by the Foundation’s ability to address emerging community crises and long-term needs. Through the COVID-19 Response Fund, 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.
In addition, the FFYC continued to support education, workforce development and revitalization efforts by creating a network of early educators and elementary schools through the First 10 program, expanding access to workforce trainings through grants to CASA and New Hope Ministries, and ensuring our neighbors have homes they can be proud of through a grant to York Habitat for Humanity’s Chestnut Street project.
This is only a sampling of the work being done in our community, thanks to your generous gifts.
I hope you agree that there is value in having an endowed fund for our community and invite you to join me in making a gift to YCCF’s Fund for York County. Please reach out to me to learn more about this and other ways your gift can impact the community not just today, but for future generations.
We cannot do this important work without you!
Mary Kay Bernosky, Esq.
Vice President of Development