York, PA — York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is proud to announce that a proven nonprofit leader will be joining its staff as Vice President of Development to help York County citizens turn their passions into lasting legacies for our community.
Mary Kay Bernosky, Esq. will join the YCCF team on January 6, 2020, after 15 years as CEO of Safe Berks. While at Safe Berks, she transformed the organization into a strong, sustainable leader of creating a safe community for all victims of violence. Mary Kay led a successful capital campaign, raising over $4 million to build a new facility and sustain the organization.
Mary Kay graduated Summa Cum Laude from DeSales University with a degree in Political Science and secured a master’s in business administration with a concentration in government and nonprofit development from Alvernia University and received her Juris Doctorate from the College of William and Mary.
“We’re very excited to have Mary Kay joining our team,” said Jane M. Conover, MSW, president and CEO of YCCF. “Through the interview process, we’ve found her to embody many of the core values YCCF stands for, along with being a driven strategic leader, authentic, and a personable relationship builder. She is the right person to expand YCCF’s reach throughout York County by engaging people from all walks of life in the joy of giving back to their community.”
“I am honored to become part of the YCCF team and the York community. My husband John has been working in the York community for more than a decade, and we are thrilled to now be able to call York home,” said Mary Kay. “I am looking forward to getting to know Yorkers and become part of the transformational work of YCCF.”
As a member of YCCF’s leadership team, Mary Kay will be responsible for leading YCCF’s efforts to help donors achieve their charitable giving goals during and after their lifetimes. She will ensure YCCF’s stewardship of over 550 endowed charitable funds and oversee strategies to encourage new donor development along with a Gift Planning Officer, Marketing and Communications Director and the Development Administrator.
To support the new vice president in her role, YCCF will be conducting a search for a Gift Planning Officer to help cultivate relationships with donors, provide outstanding customer service and promote legacy giving that strengthens York County today and for generations to come. More information about this role can be found at www.yccf.org.