Kerlin Family Fund for York County
When the Community Foundation came forth with a request to consider committing to endow a Fund for York County, Bill, a former Board Chairman of the Community Foundation and his wife, Kim, decided to support this initiative immediately. “Under the leadership of Bill Hartman, the Board and staff of the Foundation, it was clear to us that the Foundation had become a real leader on-point with key community initiatives of importance,” Kerlin said. “Endowment is critical to ensuring ongoing support to such programs for our community and we hoped by stepping up to the plate immediately, we would also encourage others to consider doing the same. In short, the Community Foundation earned it by the leadership and proactive role it plays.” While the Kerlins have a separate donor advised fund that allows them to support local organizations of their choice, creating this unrestricted endowment was an easy choice for them that enables the Foundation to build upon its record of driving community improvement. “Knowing the exceptional job of stewardship and investment management being done by the Foundation, we have faith that our endowed fund is in good hands and will grow in value and ultimate support to the needs of our community,” said Bill.