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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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July 19, 2019

Treasures Markets plans to open in 2020

Treasures Markets envisions mixing discount groceries and thrift shopping with a social mission

From LancasterOnline

A local entrepreneur is launching a new business model in Lancaster County that aims to provide one-stop shopping in underserved communities while supporting local nonprofits combating poverty and homelessness.

Set to debut next year, Treasures Markets will be a combination discount supermarket and thrift store.

Treasures Markets is being developed in partnership with Water Street Mission, the Social Enterprise Institute at Elizabethtown College and High Foundation.

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July 08, 2019

2019 High Foundation Scholarship recipients and their families with the High Foundation Board

High Foundation announces scholarship 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.

Kara Wertz – daughter of Larry Wertz, Jr., Quality Control Lead Supervisor with High Steel Structures LLC in Williamsport.

Brandon Knepper – son of Mardell Knepper, Sales Manager for the Hampton Inn in Harrisburg.  

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June 28, 2019

Matching funds from High Foundation helped fund the acquisition

Lancaster County Conservancy announces expansion of Conoy Wetlands Nature Preserve, opening of new ‘forest garden’

From Fox43

The Lancaster County Conservancy announced Thursday it has acquired 49 acres along the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail in Conoy Township, which expands the Conoy Wetlands Nature Preserve to 71 acres.

The Conservancy received a grant from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to acquire the land in 2018. Matching contributions from the Pine Tree Conservation Society, High Foundation, and Brookfield Renewable were critical components to fund the rest of this acquisition, the Conservancy said.

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June 13, 2019

Nonprofit representatives on neighborhood tour

Lancaster's neighborhood programs aim to build grassroots engagement

High Foundation provides funding to allow expansion of Lancaster's "Love Your Block" program

From LancasterOnline

Rose Rodriguez, a program manager with the nonprofit Cities of Service, had only been in Lancaster a few hours Wednesday afternoon, so she was reluctant to draw definitive conclusions about the city's implementation of her organization’s Love Your Block program.

But so far she had found nothing to quibble with. The level of collaboration and the enthusiasm she was seeing was amazing, she said.

“I think they get it,” she said.

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June 04, 2019

The empty interior of Thaddeus Stevens' home and law office in Lancaster

LancasterHistory gets $150K in planning grants for Thaddeus Stevens-Lydia Hamilton Smith site

Federal, local grants offer long-awaited step toward developing museum, historic center honoring congressman and 19th-century businesswoman

From LancasterOnline

LancasterHistory, the developer of the Thaddeus Stevens & Lydia Hamilton Smith Historic Site at the corner of Queen and Vine streets in downtown Lancaster, recently received $150,000 in grants that will allow the organization to take a step forward. The two grants of $75,000 come from the National Endowment for the Humanities on the federal level and the High Foundation locally.

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February 06, 2019

Neighborhood kids with the park concept rendering

High Foundation Awards $50,000 for a New Lancaster City Park

High Foundation Awards $50,000 for a New Lancaster City Park

First Major Gift Allows Nonprofit Lancaster Equity to Begin Construction

High Foundation recently awarded a $50,000 grant to Lancaster Equity, a non-profit community development corporation whose mission is to increase access to housing and economic opportunity through intentional collaboration between nonprofit organizations and residents. This grant will support the construction of a park on the 300 Block of Beaver Street.

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High Foundation Scholarship Winners
July 23, 2018

High Foundation Scholarship Winners

High Foundation announces scholarship winners

High Foundation recently presented scholarship awards to David Medlock, Vincent Vozzella, and Theodora Dillman, all of Lancaster. All three students have been awarded $20,000 scholarships, which provide $5,000 per year for four years.

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Rendering of Declaration House, a new community service hub coming to Denver, Pa.
April 12, 2018

Rendering of Declaration House, a new community service hub coming to Denver, Pa. (Image / RLCS)

High Foundation contributes $100K to build community service hub

High Foundation contributes $100K to build community service hub

The S. Dale High Family Foundation has contributed $100,000 toward construction of Declaration House, the first social services center in Denver, Pa. Located at 240 Main St., the new facility will be the headquarters of REAL Life Community Services, a provider of faith-based youth mentoring, intervention, and other social services. 

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S. Dale High presents a grant of $30K to Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
March 09, 2018

Check presentation at the new Greiner Center

High Foundation awards $30K grant to new Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology campus

High Foundation awards $30K grant to new Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology campus

The S. Dale High Family Foundation contributed $30,000 toward power shear equipment for the new Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Greiner Advanced Manufacturing Center under construction at 599 Chesapeake Street in Lancaster, Pa. The grant continues a tradition of support from the High Family and High Companies for the college and technical education in the Lancaster community.

 

PHOTO L-R: Deb Strubel, Director of Grants and Alex Munro, Executive Director, Foundation and Alumni Association, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology; S. Dale High, Chairman; Suzanne High, Vice Chair; Robin Stauffer, Executive Director, The S. Dale High Family Foundation; and Darryl Gordon, High’s Vice President Human Resource Team / member of the College President’s Community Advisory Council; Zoann Parker, PhD., Vice President of Academic Affairs for the College.

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