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Bridge to Tomorrow

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We want our communities to thrive and to continue to experience an improving quality of life. We must continue to do what we can do to engage, to collaborate, to lead, to inspire, and to commit to making a positive difference. We are in a community, and we need to embrace it!

— S. Dale High

Lancaster City is the heart and soul of the County. High Foundation provides funding to create a vibrant, thriving City. We invest, too, in Lancaster County and other communities in which the High companies provide economic investment and employment.

 

In building the Bridge to Opportunity, initiating City revitalization at the grassroots level is key. This means investing in initiatives that support healthy neighborhoods and forging deep and enduring partnerships with like-minded local organizations.

Our long-standing partnerships have already effected much change. We value the conversations that spark innovation and ideas that serve as catalysts for the change we make together. We value being at the table with a diverse and inclusive representation of leaders and stakeholders who share the goal of eliminating poverty and achieving social change.

Community Partners

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Lancaster County Community Foundation

Lancaster County Community Foundation manages more than $115 million in community assets that benefit our community. Each year, the Community Foundation impacts the quality of life in Lancaster County by improving our health, education, youth programs, environment, neighborhoods, and access to arts and culture as well as the creator and host of the Extraordinary Give.

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The Extraordinary Give

Since 2012, the Extraordinary Give has raised more than $63 million to benefit more than 500 organizations in Lancaster County, many of which are supported by High Foundation. The 24-hour online event brings people together and engages them in the important act of supporting their community.

 

As a Presenting Sponsor, High Foundation joins Rodgers & Associates, with each contributing $100,000 or more to the Extraordinary Give. Partnering with the Lancaster County Community Foundation and other corporate sponsors, this group creates a pool of funds exceeding $500,000 that enables every dollar donated during the event to be stretched to go the extra mile for causes in our community.

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Leadership from High Foundation not only encourages donations by creating a pool of stretch dollars, but their presence sends an invaluable message that invites and inspires people to be part of giving back to Lancaster County.”

— Sam Bressi, CEO, Lancaster County Community Foundation

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ASSETS Lancaster

ASSETS creates economic opportunity and cultivates entrepreneurial leadership to alleviate poverty and build vibrant, sustainable communities through a variety of services that help local entrepreneurs and business owners build a more ethical, equitable, and prosperous local economy.

 

High Foundation support helps ASSETS provide targeted training and consulting services to a diversity of entrepreneurs and business owners, many of whom would otherwise be unable to access these services. High Foundation is a supporter of the community initiative In Good Company led in part by ASSETS. 

 

 

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Without High Foundation's support, ASSETS would not be able to provide targeted training or consulting services to a diversity of entrepreneurs and business owners, many of whom cannot afford the market rate for these services. High Foundation’s generous support allows us to provide these subsidized services to local businesses in order to build a stronger, more resilient business community committed to enhancing community well-being.”

— Craig Dalen, Chief Strategy Officer, ASSETS LANCASTER

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Fig Magazine

High has been the Editorial Sponsor of Fig since its inception. This partnership has allowed Fig to represent the Lancaster community more fully by providing editorial space for important topics such as equality, arts and culture, education, social services, small business development, and more.

 

High Foundation and The S. Dale High Leadership Center have also partnered on special Fig projects, tackling issues of social justice and small business support during the pandemic—all centered around High’s mission of Business For Good.

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S. Dale High saw potential in our small business and our passion for the community. He was able to see our vision for Lancaster City, even when others could not—reaching out to us when we needed a hand and walking alongside Fig ever since. We are forever grateful for his entrepreneurial spirit and steadfast support. Lancaster is a very special place and it is due to people like Dale and companies like High.”

– Deborah Brandt, Owner and Creative Director, Fig Industries