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Women’s Giving Circle Awards $44,400 to York Community Projects

Women’s Giving Circle Awards $44,400 to York Community Projects

Eight York area nonprofits are the recipients of grants from the Women’s Giving Circle of the York County Community Foundation. They were selected as part of the most recent WGC Competitive Grants Program, for a total of $44,400 in grants. Victoria Connor, Chair of the Women’s Giving Circle remarked, “Our Grants Committee members were highly…


Finalists to Compete in YorIt Live Pitch Event for $20,000

Finalists to Compete in YorIt Live Pitch Event for $20,000

Finalists will pitch their ideas to the York community at the YorIt Social Venture Challenge (SVC) on April 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Warehaus, 320 N. George Street, York. For the first time, the live pitch will be free and open to the public. YorIt is an initiative of York County Community Foundation (YCCF) that…


YCCF Announces Class of 2018 York Federal Fellows

YCCF Announces Class of 2018 York Federal Fellows

York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is pleased to announce that five local nonprofit leaders have been named to the 2018 class of York Federal Fellows. This year’s fellows include Todd Fogdall, Appell Center for the Performing Arts; Deb Gogniat, Healthy York County Coalition; Christy Renjilian, Childcare Consultants; Joyce Santiago, York Area Development Corporation; and Mary…


Turning Tragedy Into Hope

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

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

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…


Keep Updated on EA e-news

Keep Updated on EA e-news

York County Community Foundation’s Embracing Aging initiative contributes a monthly column to the local Sunday newspaper. Scroll below to read some of our past articles. Most articles are written to help us broaden our awareness and views on aging. Catch up on EA articles from our EA newsletter. Why not also sign up for Embracing…


Lifelong Independence

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…


Recapture The Riverfront

Recapture The Riverfront

Christine Beddia’s family planted roots in York County in 1957, when her father, Frank Beddia, immigrated from Sicily, Italy, at the age of 13. His hardworking entrepreneurial spirit provided for her family and served the York community well.  When he suddenly passed away in the fall of 2007, Christine and her family searched for a…


Innovative Approaches To Education

Innovative Approaches To Education

In 2009, the Community Foundation’s Fund for York County and the Women’s Giving Circle awarded grants to YorkCounts to support the application of a new charter school to the Commonwealth. Just two years later, York Academy Regional Charter School opened in downtown York with students in kindergarten, first, and second grades and with 200 children…



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