Jeffrey D. Myers LGBTQ+ Fund
Jeff Myers was raised on a dairy farm in Carroll County, Maryland and was a leader in 4-H and a national judge of dairy cattle. Jeff went on to become the County Director of the Penn State Cooperative Extension in York and served on YCCF’s Agricultural Committee. At YCCF he learned how a fund at the Foundation can make a lasting impact in the community.
When coming out as a gay man in his late thirties, Jeff watched the deep hurt experienced by his parents and others, as well as being the gossip for some in the agricultural community. He started the Jeffrey D. Myers LGBTQ+ Fund at YCCF to help young LBGTQ+ people in York and Carroll County, Maryland understand that they are not alone and that there are resources to help them on their journey, in addition to helping those communities grow into more inclusive and accepting places for all LGBTQ+ people.