The York Revolution has created a charitable endowment at York County Community Foundation that will help the organization meet its philanthropic goals over the long-term. The Revolutions will select community nonprofit organizations each year to receive grants from the York Revolution Community Fund. The Fund is a vehicle for the Revolution to give back to the community in a thoughtful, strategic fashion that will last in perpetuity.
“It sets a great example and makes a strong impact when an organization as important to our county as the Revolution works with the Community Foundation to meet our county’s pressing needs, now and in perpetuity,” said Bill Hartman, president and CEO of York County Community Foundation.
Eric Menzer, president and general manager of the York Revolution, stressed that even though the Revolution is a young business, the organization plans to be in York forever. The establishment of this Fund is a symbol of its permanence and the mark it hopes to make in the community.
“We want to ensure the effectiveness of the money we are able to raise and share and look forward to the Community Foundation’s advice to help us do so,” said Menzer. “The Revolution recognizes that we rely upon York Countians for our business success,” he added, “and we want to do what we can to make sure that York County is a great place to live, work and raise a family.” The York Revolution makes a large commitment every year to the nonprofits of York through its ambitious charitable fundraising partnerships. This Community Fund goes beyond fundraising for nonprofits but will be used to invest in strategic community improvement efforts. Menzer said the group is interested in the long-term success of both its business and the York community, and its support of the Community Foundation’s focus on impact supports that long-term commitment. Pictured: Eric Menzer, GM and president of the York Revolution, and DownTown, the Revs’ mascot.