The Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) of York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is pleased to announce the winner of this year’s Carolyn Eyster Steinhauser Prize, created in 2017 by the WGC. The award honors individuals or organizations whose contributions to community-building in York County have been marked by singular excellence, reflecting Ms. Steinhauser’s decades of effective influence and leadership.
The inaugural presentation of the prize was awarded to Jenny Englerth, president & chief executive officer of Family First Health (FFH). For over 25 years, Jenny has been passionate about her work and finds joy in improving the health and well-being of people across York County.
In her remarks at the YCCF 2021 Annual Meeting on May 13, Jan Herrold, chair of the committee remarked, “Jenny was selected based on the courage and tenacity she has exhibited in confronting some of our community’s most important and complex issues, and for her ability to engage and lead others in collective action across multiple systems and sectors.”
In her role as president and CEO at Family First Health, Jenny has expanded both the scope and scale of her organization tremendously. She has grown FFH from a single community health center serving York County to a center that now has a presence in three surrounding counties. Jenny has also added much-needed behavioral health services as well as addiction services to FFH’s list of services available to the community.
But Jenny’s impact on the community does not stop at the amazing work she does at Family First Health.
“She has lent her leadership and engagement skills to numerous community and statewide initiatives, both within and outside the healthcare field,” Jan stated.
A few of the local organizations that Jenny supports include:
- The York Suburban Education Foundation
- The PA Coalition of AIDS Service Providers
- The White Rose Leadership Institute
- The Healthy York County Coalition
- Pennsylvania Coalition for Oral Health
The Women’s Giving Circle of York County Community Foundation builds a community of thoughtful, effective philanthropists. They aspire to advance York County’s social capital through the Circle’s community leadership, charitable investments, and course of study. They forge new relationships among women of diverse ages, interests, and backgrounds.
For more information, visit http://www.yorkwgc.org/.
York County Community Foundation creates a vibrant York County by engaging donors, providing community leadership, and investing in high-impact initiatives while building endowment for future generations. York County Community Foundation holds more than 600 endowed funds and assists donors and nonprofits in reaching their charitable goals. The Community Foundation granted $6.9 million in 2020 throughout York County and beyond, and stewards approximately $178 million in assets.