The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is pleased to welcome two new members to its Communications and Finance teams.
Rabiya Khan is their newest member of the Communications Department. Rabiya joins the YCCF team with over 10 years of experience in the field of journalism, marketing and communications, and is excited for the opportunity to help create a more vibrant York County.
She moved to York County with her son 15 years ago and has worked with several nonprofit agencies. She has witnessed the generosity of the York community and looks forward to sharing the positive impact made by YCCF’s generous fundholders, donors, and grantees.
“Rabiya brings her talent in storytelling to YCCF to spread the word about amazing programs and projects improving the lives of our neighbors,” said Sarah Thomas, marketing & communications director of YCCF. “We’ve identified exciting and ambitious goals for our organization, and we’re delighted to have Rabiya join our dynamic and professional staff to help us reach them. She is a great addition to our team!”
With her expertise in utilizing social media, Rabiya will play a key role in increasing YCCF’s online presence. Through a combination of marketing and events, she’ll provide opportunities to ensure people from across York County understand how combining gifts with those of like-minded donors and growing those gifts over time can create a lasting impact for generations to come.
Rabiya previously served as the Investigator for the City of York Human Relations Commission where she adjudicated anti-discrimination complaints and served on educational forums that promoted social justice and human rights.
A strident supporter of multicultural societies and interfaith harmony, Rabiya founded the Solidarity Society of South-Central PA in 2015 – a social justice group dedicated to promoting peaceful dialogue and eliminating prejudice and fear of Islam and immigrants. She is also the founder of MEET A MUSLIM AMERICAN, (MAMA) an educational forum held annually at the YWCA’s Race Against Racism, offering attendees the opportunity to speak and meet with local Muslims. Rabiya is also a guest lecturer for Penn State York’s OLLIE program.
In her spare time, Rabiya enjoys spending time with her family, her friends, and her two adorable cats.
The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is also pleased to welcome Kristin Garber, the Finance Department’s newest accountant. In her new role, Kristin maintains the highest standards of recordkeeping and reporting to advance YCCF’s vision for York County: to become a growing, prosperous and united community with unsurpassed opportunities for everyone to thrive.
Her job duties at YCCF include reconciling monthly investment statements, assisting with the creation of financial statements and reviewing tax returns. She joins a team that is dedicated to providing timely, accurate, and dependable financial data to all stakeholders, and maintaining the organization’s standards. Kristin is excited about working for a nonprofit with a community feel and is grateful for the opportunity to serve the county that she loves.
Kristin joins the team after almost 9 years working as an accountant with WellSpan.
“We are extremely pleased and excited to add Kristin to our team. Her background, experience, and personality will enable us to better manage the financial reporting aspects of our continued Foundation growth” said George Dvoryak, Vice President of Finance & Operations at YCCF.
A lifelong resident of York County, she earned a BS in Accounting from Elizabethtown College and an MS in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University.
In her personal time, Kristin enjoys spending time with her husband, their dog, and eight cats. She also supports local non-profit animal rescues. Prior to the pandemic, Kristin enjoyed concerts and traveling. In the spring and summer months, you can find Kristin tending to her butterfly garden, where she raises butterflies from eggs and releases them to support the local butterfly population.
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.