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December 04, 2020

Douglas Bell and Mary Lefever

High Foundation Announces Scholarship Award Winners

High Foundation recently presented scholarship awards to Brandon Knepper of Mechanicsburg and Kara Wertz of Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania. Both students have been awarded $20,000 scholarships, which provide $5,000 per year for four years.

Douglas Bell – son of Greg Bell, Senior Accountant with High Company LLC, who joined High in 2006.

Mary Lefever – daughter of Perry Lefever, Industrial Forklift Operator with High Steel Structures LLC, who joined High in 1978.

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November 20, 2020

High Foundation matched Partners for Places funding

High Foundation Matching Grant of $75,000 to Fund Lancaster's Comprehensive Plan

From City of Lancaster

Partners for Places has awarded the City of Lancaster with a $75,000 grant to fund the 2022 Comprehensive Plan. High Foundation has generously provided $75,000 in matching funding, giving the City a total of $150,000 for the community engagement process for the Comprehensive Plan.

The Comprehensive Plan is meant to reflect a community consensus about the direction for future growth and community development in Lancaster over the next 20 years.

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July 23, 2020

Treasures Markets ribbon cutting

Nonprofit Treasures Markets opens in Lancaster City

From Fox43

Treasures Markets, a discount grocery and general merchandise store, has opened in Lancaster.

The 27,000-square-foot store is owned by a nonprofit organization that will donate all of its proceeds to local charities, beginning with Water Street Rescue Mission, whose job-training program will also be a source for employees.

High Foundation financed the building of the store and helped stock up the inventory. Funding also came from the Community First Fund of Lancaster. 

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April 17, 2020

Lancaster City Small Business Emergency Fund to offer $1.45M in loans, grants to support COVID-19 losses

From LancasterOnline

Lancaster city small businesses struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic will soon have access to a new fund with $1.45 million in available loans and grants.

Launching this month, the Lancaster City Small Business Emergency Fund will offer assistance in the form of low-interest loans or grants to city businesses that have annual revenues less than $1 million. Fulton Bank, Ferree Foundation and High Foundation are initially providing a combined $200,000 for grants.

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April 09, 2020

$160,000 in Lancaster Cares Funding Invested

First Rapid Response Dollars Invested Locally to Meet the Covid-19 Crisis

From Lancaster County Community Foundation

The Lancaster Cares COVID-19 Response Fund has already generated more than $700,000 that will directly support our most vulnerable neighbors. Launched jointly by the Lancaster County Community Foundation and United Way of Lancaster County, the fund will continue to support organizations that provide food, housing and emerging critical needs for Lancaster residents. Major gifts from Rodgers & Associates, Truist Cares Fund, High Foundation and more than 400 individuals and businesses joined the $250,000 lead gift from the Community Foundation. 

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March 12, 2020

Treasures Markets Will Open in Lancaster City in 2020

Treasures Markets gets $1.9M boost

Federal tax credits support discount grocery/thrift store in Lancaster city

From LancasterOnline

Federal tax credits worth $1.9 million will be used to develop a northeast Lancaster city discount supermarket and thrift store with a strong social mission. Treasures Markets will offer affordable merchandise and fresh food to a part of the city that currently has limited access to these items. High Foundation is partnering with Water Street Mission and the Social Enterprise Institute at Elizabethtown College to develop the store.

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High Foundation grants
February 05, 2020

New grants benefit Lancaster City residents

New Grants Address Blight, Emergency Housing in Lancaster City

Department of Neighborhood Engagement Awarded More Than $100K

High Foundation has awarded more than $100,000 in grants to benefit the City of Lancaster Department of Neighborhood Engagement and the Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County (CAP).

$30,000 - Love Your Block Program 
$76,500 - Emergency Housing Program

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Making a Difference | Raising money for neighborhood revival, interview in The S. Dale High Leadership Center aired 10.11.2019
October 11, 2019

CBS21's Ashley Honea interviewed Robin Stauffer and LHOP's Ray D'Agostino

Making a Difference | Raising money for neighborhood revival

From CBS21

Ray D'Agostino with the Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership, or LHOP, talking about the significant changes brought about in one Lancaster neighborhood through tens of thousands of dollars in grant funds from the High Foundation.

"It's about empowerment right? It's about being catalytic," D'Agostino said. "It was the residents who came together and said these are the things that we believe we need to do in this neighborhood to turn things around."

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September 29, 2019

Carl J. Strikwerda

Strikwerda Elected to High Foundation Board

High Foundation recently announced the election of a new member to its Board of Trustees.

Carl J. Strikwerda – Dr. Strikwerda recently retired as President of Elizabethtown College where he served since 2011. 

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Gene Otto, Mike Van Belle elected to the Board of High Foundation
July 23, 2019

Gene Otto (left) and Michael Van Belle

High Foundation Announces Election of Two New Board Members

High Foundation recently announced the election of two new members to its Board of Trustees.

Gene P. Otto – Managing Director of Sageworth, a financial institution in Lancaster, Pa.

Michael W. Van Belle – Chief Financial Officer of the High companies, retired.

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