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YCCF Staff Expands With Marketing & Communications Director Thomas

YCCF Staff Expands With Marketing & Communications Director Thomas

York, PA — Sarah Thomas has been named marketing and communications director for the York County Community Foundation (YCCF). In this role, she is responsible for sharing the organization’s mission and impact with donors and the York County community. She works closely with the Foundation’s leadership team to plan, develop and implement all marketing strategies, communications, […]


York County Community Foundation Honors Professional Advisors-2016

York County Community Foundation Honors Professional Advisors-2016

Attorneys, financial and tax planners partner with the Foundation to promote charitable giving York, PA – York County Community Foundation inducted two new members into its Professional Advisor Recognition Society at its recent event at The Yorktowne Hotel. Induction into the Professional Advisor Recognition Society allows the Community Foundation to recognize and thank local accountants, attorneys, […]


Bill Wolf: A True Legacy Of Giving

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 West York Teacher And Flight Attendant Leaves $3.4 Million Gift In Will To York County Community Foundation; Creates Fund For Education

Former West York Teacher And Flight Attendant Leaves $3.4 Million Gift In Will To York County Community Foundation; Creates Fund For Education

Doris Schwartz, a former West York teacher and flight attendant who died in 2013,is helping York County educators foster innovation across lines with a fund at York County Community Foundation (YCCF). The Doris E. Schwartz Education Fund was created with a $3.4 million gift to YCCF from Ms. Schwartz’s estate. The fund recently made its […]


Op-Ed: Partnering For A Greater York

Op-Ed: Partnering For A Greater York

This editorial first appeared online in the York Daily Record on July 27, 2016 In these days of political speeches about fixing government, it is refreshing to hear that York officials are not waiting for legislative change but are proactively pursuing strategies to strengthen the fiscal health of our municipalities.  Michael Doweary, York City’s business […]


Honoring Louis Appell Jr.

Honoring Louis Appell Jr.

We are saddened to share with you the passing of one of our dear friends and greatest advocates for York, Louis J. Appell Jr. Our deepest sympathies go out to his wife, Jody, their children and all of his extended family. We will greatly miss Louis’ keen mind, steady guiding influence and passionate commitment to York. YCCF […]


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

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. […]


2016 YorkCounts Indicators Now Available Online

2016 YorkCounts Indicators Now Available Online

The 2016 YorkCounts Indicators, which provides data on a variety of issues related to the well-being of York County, is now available from York County Community Foundation (YCCF). The data featured online was compiled by the Penn State Data Center, and represents a subset of the vast data available from many sources about life in York […]


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

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 […]


Elders And Youngsters Revitalizing York Together

Elders And Youngsters Revitalizing York Together

Dr. Bill Thomas, guest speaker at YCCF’s recent 2016 Annual Meeting on May 23, is a renowned authority on geriatric medicine and elderhood, who graciously met with staff from the York Daily Record’s editorial board prior to the meeting. What came out of that lengthy conversation was a better understanding of what it means to […]



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