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.more +
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.more +
Treasures Markets ribbon cutting
Nonprofit Treasures Markets opens in Lancaster City
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.more +
Lancaster City Small Business Emergency Fund to offer $1.45M in loans, grants to support COVID-19 losses
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.more +
$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.more +
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
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.more +
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
CBS21's Ashley Honea interviewed Robin Stauffer and LHOP's Ray D'Agostino
Making a Difference | Raising money for neighborhood revival
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."more +
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.more +
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.more +