York County Community Foundation Announces Evolution of Team

York County Community Foundation Announces Evolution of Team

(YORK, PA July 20, 2022) – The past several years were a time of reflection and strategic thinking for York County Community Foundation. As part of that reflection, we are proud to announce several promotions and title changes.

“I am so proud to have such a talented and committed staff. Each member of the team has really stepped up over the past couple of years to ensure that our stakeholders receive the best possible customer experience, and that our community gets the resources it needs to thrive,” said Jane M. Conover, MSW, president and CEO of YCCF. “These changes to our organizational structure will allow us to continue to amplify the impact of our work and strengthen our commitment to supporting the York County community.”


In addition to joining YCCF’s leadership team as Vice President of Grants and Community Engagement in November 2021, Adrian N. Buckner, MBA, MPP has also been named Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer. YCCF is committed to making York County equitable and inclusive, starting with our own organization. Adrian will help YCCF operationalize DEI and incorporate it into all areas of our work. He also leads our DEI Committee, comprised of both board and staff members.


Cathy Bollinger, YCCF’s Managing Director of Embracing Aging has also been appointed Executive Director of YCCF’s subsidiary, TroveStreet. TroveStreet is a new resource and service designed to help York County residents think about and plan for what is most important to them as they age in the topics of Home & Place, Transportation, Healthy Living, Joy & Meaning, and Money Matters.  In both roles, Cathy leads the strategy and the day-to-day operations of YCCF’s work to improve how people experience aging in York County.  Learn more by visiting www.TroveStreet.com and www.EmbracingAging.org.


Sarah J. Thomas has been promoted to Vice President of Communications and Culture. She will continue to set the communications strategy for the organization but now also leads recruitment and retention efforts. Sarah also ensures that the YCCF team uses best practices in culture building and internal communications.


Layla Boyce has been promoted to Grants and Scholarship Program Manager. Layla manages and administers all aspects of the YCCF scholarship program. She monitors all grants approved by the Foundation and ensures consistent grant processing as well as provides administrative support for our committees and grantmaking programs.


Also in the community engagement department, Roth J. Preap has been promoted to Grants Program Officer. Roth supports and manages the strategic direction for YCCF’s Agriculture and Land Preservation, Codorus Watershed, and Sustainable Energy Funds, and oversees YCCF’s Community Grant Reader Program. Every year, Roth trains community volunteers on how to evaluate our grants of up to $6,000. Roth also administers 13 other field of interest funds while managing YCCF’s online grantmaking portal, providing assistance to grantees as they apply.


Kristin Garber has received the title of Assistant Controller. As Assistant Controller, Kristin reconciles monthly investment statements, assists in the creation of financial statements and reviews tax returns, among other duties.


Eydie Wise has been promoted to Executive Assistant, and continues to support YCCF’s president and board, keeping them organized and prepared for meetings and events. Eydie also serves as the foundation’s receptionist.

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 630 endowed funds and assists donors and nonprofits in reaching their charitable goals. The Community Foundation granted $6.5 million in 2021 throughout York County and beyond, and stewards approximately $211 million in assets. For more information, please visit www.yccf.org