York County Community Foundation Expands with Addition of Gift Planning Officer

York County Community Foundation Expands with Addition of Gift Planning Officer

York, PA — Philip A. Woods has joined York County Community Foundation (YCCF) as Gift Planning Officer in the development department, assisting York County citizens and organizations turn their passions into lasting legacies for our community.


A proven relationship builder with deep ties to the York Community, Woods joins the YCCF team after several years of serving individuals, families, businesses and non-profit organizations as a professional financial advisor. He is a lifelong Yorker and has been an active volunteer in the community, most notably in York City Little League and Rotary Club of York.


In his new role, Woods is responsible for generating and cultivating donor relationships, including providing exceptional customer service to current fundholders, legacy members and prospective donors. YCCF’s goal is to engage donors in becoming more connected to the community through their philanthropy.


Woods graduated from Shippensburg University with a Major in Finance and a Minor in Economics and was also a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon, International Economics Honor Society.  He is currently pursing his  Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) professional designations through the American College of Financial Services.


“We’re very excited to have Phil joining our team,” said Mary Kay Bernosky, Esq.  Vice President of Development for  YCCF. “Throughout our highly competitive hiring process, Phil has proven himself to have the breadth of knowledge of planned giving tools and the York community that we knew would complement our development department and the entire YCCF team.”


YCCF’s development team helps donors achieve their charitable giving goals during and after their lifetimes. They ensure YCCF’s stewardship of over 550 endowed charitable funds and oversee strategies to encourage new donor development.