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November 13, 2019
Meet The Helping Hands Behind Lancaster’s Annual ExtraGive
Who is ready for the 2019 ExtraGive on November 22?
Last year, our community raised $10.2million for 493 organizations working to transform Lancaster through various causes and missions!
The Lancaster County Community Foundation works side by side with people who care about Lancaster County. They partner with individuals and organizations to help turn your ideas into action and your investments into a legacy that will strengthen our community for generations.
Through the Extraordinary Give, the Community Foundation works with hundreds of local organizations and businesses to create excitement and inspire giving for important causes across our community. The Community Foundation does not take any money from the event, but instead joins the sponsors to make this special day a reality for Lancaster County.
In fact, the Extraordinary Give couldn’t happen without the many local sponsors, led by Presenting Sponsors Rodgers & Associates and High Foundation. Together, these generous sponsors create the Stretch Pool and Prizes that put the “extra” fun into this 24-hour day of giving. Thanks to all of the ExtraGive Sponsors, 2019 offers more than half a million dollars that make every donation go the extra mile.
Meet the people who are making ExtraGive a reality, and discover why they think it’s important to give back to the community that you love!
Meet The Sponsors
Explore why they feel the Lancaster ExtraGive is so important to the community.
Rodgers & Associates
“The Extraordinary Give increases awareness of the needs in our non-profit community and expands the reach of donors who may not have thought of themselves as connected before,” said Rick Rodgers, President of Rodgers & Associates. “We love the ‘buzz’ that is created on the day of the ExtraGive as we feel the power of pulling together as a community. It is truly inspirational.”
Rodgers & Associates has a team of financial advisors that specialize in financial planning for investors who are retired or expect to retire soon, helping to navigate the sometimes overwhelming financial landscape.
“The first Extra Give in 2012 when total giving went past $1 million was quite moving,” added Rick. “Little Lancaster raised $1 million dollars in less than 24 hours. Every year since, the Extra Give hits the $1 million mark earlier and earlier. It still reminds me of that magical moment when we raised the first million six years ago.”
“The primary goal of High Foundation is to bridge the gap from poverty to sustainability,” said Robin Stauffer, Executive Director at High Foundation. “As a Presenting Sponsor of the Extraordinary Give, we are most gratified when we can reinforce the contributions received by those community groups and other stakeholders with a common interest in eliminating poverty and increasing vibrancy in the Lancaster community and beyond.”
The High Foundation’s mission is to align with community organizations to support positive change within areas of identified need. With deep roots in Lancaster, the Foundation is committed to the community’s growth and vitality.
“Each year, this phenomenal event outdoes itself,” added Robin. “We have been amazed by the increases in giving every year for the benefit of our community. Being there among so many who believe in and love Lancaster as we do, and seeing the record broken once again, is the best and most meaningful event for the High Family and for all of us at High Foundation.”
Premier Plus Sponsor
The Steinman Foundation & LNP
“Giving back is in our company DNA and this event is the best illustration of our community coming together,” said Olivia, Foundation Outreach Coordinator at The Steinman Foundation. “The generosity and unity felt during the event is remarkable, and we are so glad to be a part!”
The Steinman Foundation, in carrying forward the vision of James Hale Steinman and John Frederick Steinman, seeks to improve the quality of life in the communities that comprise Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The organization offers grants to help enrich the Lancaster community.
“One of the biggest positive outcomes from the ExtraGive is how it highlights the amazing work of non-profits in our community,” added Olivia. “These are often the unsung heroes who are doing the work of keeping our community safe, healthy, housed, educated, fed and so much more. This day highlights that incredible work and the wide range of resources available to those in Lancaster County.”
Armstrong World Industries Foundation
“ExtraGive generates an energy of possibility and community spirit that reminds us we’re all in this together and that by giving back, in a small or big way, we make our town, our county, and our world a better place,” said Jennifer Johnson, Director of Corporate Communications at Armstrong World Industries. “It’s a wonderful twenty-four hours bursting with generosity and optimism.”
Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension systems in the Americas. With approximately $1B in revenue, AWI has about 2,500 employees and a manufacturing network of eleven facilities plus five plants dedicated to its WAVE joint venture. As part of its commitment to making a difference in spaces we live, work, learn, heal and play, AWI gives back, in part, by contributing funds and in-kind products to major renovations undertaken by non-profits in communities where it operates. In Lancaster, recent beneficiaries of those efforts have included the Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster, The Lancaster Science Factory and the Lancaster Early Education Center. AWI also contributes to the United Way, Extraordinary Give, and through its employee gift match program, to the many causes its employees support.
“I love how fun and easy it is to support the important work ExtraGive organizations do. Sometimes I even discover organizations I wasn’t aware of that inspire me to give to them. It can get out of hand fast,” laughs Jennifer. “But it feels great!”
“GIANT has proudly been a part of Lancaster County for more than 20 years, both inside our stores and out in the community,” says GIANT’s District Director, Tim Santoro. “We can’t think of a better way to celebrate our proud heritage in this community as well as our newest Lancaster County stores than by recognizing the good work of more than 500 local nonprofit organizations as a premier sponsor of the 2019 Extraordinary Give. GIANT understands the vital work being done by these organizations all year long, and we are proud to contribute to this worthwhile cause, helping to make Lancaster County a better place to work, live and play.”
Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pa., GIANT Food Stores is passionate about connecting families and creating healthier communities. As an omni-channel retailer, GIANT proudly serves millions of neighbors across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.
“What we like most about ExtraGive is that so many organizations benefit in such a short amount of time,” said Adam Conish and Nina Cohen, Directors of Glenmede’s Endowment & Foundation Management practice. “Seeing the growth of the event, both in magnitude of giving, and outreach, is amazing. When you are at the event, you can see and feel the community enthusiasm. It makes ExtraGive exciting.”
Glenmede provides investment management and advisory solutions to nonprofit clients, ranging from local educational institutions to national charitable organizations. Glenmede serves over 260 endowment and foundation relationships, representing $9 billion in assets under management. In total, Glenmede manages over $40 billion in assets under management for endowments, foundations, institutional clients, and high-net-worth individuals and families.
“Every year, we look forward to Sam Bressi’s remarks,” added the Glenmede team. “Sam is an inspiring speaker, so it is great seeing him get the crowd excited at the beginning of the evening. The video created for these remarks is uplifting and entertaining too. It is truly incredible to see philanthropy in action and the power of people coming together to create positive outcomes.”
Armstrong Flooring is a proud supporter of the Lancaster ExtraGive event.
You’ll see it in the vibrant colors of your office entryway, the durable aisles underfoot at the grocery store, and the warm, inviting kitchen floor that’s been the stage for countless family celebrations. That’s us. That’s Armstrong Flooring. Our home is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and we operate 8 manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, and Australia. Our team is dedicated to providing the highest levels of innovation, quality, and service. That commitment has made us North America’s largest producer of resilient flooring products.
“Our favorite aspect of the Extraordinary Give is the participating non-profit organizations,” said Jamie Hall, Marketing & Community Outreach Coordinator of Atlee Hall. “There are over five hundred participating organizations that share Atlee Hall’s mission of making Lancaster a safer, happier, and healthier place to live. The Extraordinary Give is an opportunity for our community to learn more about these organizations and support and celebrate them.”
Atlee Hall focuses on tackling complex cases, relying on the creativity, professionalism, and experience of their team to help clients attain justice and hold negligent organizations accountable, ultimately making the community safer for everyone.
“The positive effects of the Extraordinary Give last year-round,” added Jamie. “The excitement of the day itself brings in millions of dollars that are then used by each of the organizations to ensure Lancaster continues to be a unique, vibrant, and caring community.”
BB&T continues to be a proud sponsor of the Extraordinary Give. The electricity and excitement that surrounds this day is contagious. The Foundation and our great community truly shine during this wonderful event. At BB&T, our mission is to make the world a better place to be. The ExtraGive helps play an important role in fulfilling that mission.
“Our favorite part of the ExtraGive is the collective celebration, the electricity in the air, and of course, the final big reveal of what this community has come together to accomplish in just twenty-four hours,” said Alyssa Kurtz, Business Development Associate at Benchmark Construction. “We love the dialogue that the ExtraGive sparks at the corporate and personal level; it normalizes the conversation. It’s now okay to talk about the organizations you donate to, and why. People are advocating for their favorite non-profits and opening the discussion of what it’s doing for our community and why it’s important.”
Benchmark Construction strives to create a successful construction experience by implementing an environment that fosters collaboration and project team engagement. For over 30 years, commitment to their Core Values has made Benchmark an ideal building partner for the region’s most forward-thinking organizations.
New Holland North America
“The ExtraGive allows us to have a sustainable community,” said Bret Lieberman, VP of New Holland North America. “The support of these charitable organizations allows us to have community that can thrive together. We know that there will always be people that are in need of these charitable organizations and the ExtraGive plays a big part in making sure that these organizations are here for the community, both today and into the future.”
New Holland North America is the umbrella company over New Holland Agriculture—a premier destination for tractors, haytools, spraying equipment, harvesters, utility vehicles, and combines—and New Construction—a resource for equipment such as tractor loaders, compact excavators, and more, plus miscellaneous parts and attachments.
Bret and the team love being part of this exciting ExtraGive event.
“Personally, taking my daughter to the ExtraGive and explaining to her about the great community that we live in is a moment I cherish,” said Bret. “As she is just starting her career, this event tells her a lot about the community that she has had the opportunity to grow up in and now possibly build a career here. What happens at the ExtraGive reflects on individuals making personal decisions so the community in total will be better, and that is pretty powerful.”
Highmark Blue Shield
“Without a doubt, my favorite part of ExtraGive is the enormous energy and spirit it engages to raise millions of dollars in just 24 short hours,” said Taylor Bleiler, Community Affairs at Highmark Blue Shield. “Yet the impact these dollars have on our community endures for years to come. The event is also inspirational because it helps to bring new donors to the table every year, essentially helping to create philanthropy. Highmark Blue Shield is extremely proud to be involved in this highly successful and meaningful community effort.”
Highmark Blue Shield is located in Lancaster and across Pennsylvania. The team helps clients navigate the sometimes overwhelming health insurance market. They work with each individual face-to-face, during personalized one-on-one sessions, to ensure it is a smooth, successful process. Highmark Blue Shield loves to be part of the ExtraGive each year.
“I think the lighting up of the Griest Building is a memory that really stands out for me personally,” added Taylor. “It is the perfect way to celebrate the success of ExtraGive, because it is not only spectacular visually, but quite literally enlightens our community and helps area organizations and residents to recognize how philanthropy can brighten the world of those who live, work and play in this community.”
The Hershey Company is dedicated to making more moments of goodness. In addition to making the iconic brands you know and love, Hershey is committed to responsible and ethical ingredient sourcing, environmental sustainability, helping children succeed and supporting thriving communities. Because of this, Hershey is a proud supporter of this year’s ExtraGive.
Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA)
“Participating in the ExtraGive is a fun and meaningful way to connect our employees to causes they care about, which ultimately helps make our community a better place to live and work,” said Katie Sandoe, Chief Commercial Officer at LCSWMA. “In return, we recognize that when our community thrives, our employees thrive, too. So, it’s a privilege to be a part of an initiative that helps to ensure a vibrant future for all of us.”
LCSWMA believes that waste is a valuable, powerful resources for making great things happen in our community. In fact, LCSWMA combusts waste to create renewable energy, enough to power the equivalent of 1 in 5 area homes.
“In 2018, LCSWMA’s ExtraGive theme was #WasteGivesBack,” said Katie. “Our employees shared why they support the organizations helped by the ExtraGive, and raised more than $20,000 for the Lancaster County community.”
PNC Financial Services
In keeping with our Main Street bank philosophy, PNC works to help strengthen the communities we serve by focusing our support on initiatives that improve quality of life and bring economic empowerment, health and vibrancy to neighborhoods across our footprint. Through the ExtraGive, our resources are matched so we can make an even bigger difference in the areas that mean the most to us, like education, economic development, the arts and culture.
“At Rhoads Energy, we start our day around 7 am, supporting many other giving events throughout the County, and finish up at Midnight with the celebration at the Marriott,” said Jennifer Goldbach, Vice President of Business Development at Rhoads Energy. “Of course we do very little halfway, and this event is no exception—we are all in! It’s amazing watching our community come together in such a positive, happy, supportive, giving way for 24 hours. So many random acts of kindness all day long.”
Rhoads Energy promotes fast response, fair pricing, staff engagement, and community investment while they offer HVAC repair, commercial and fleet energy services, air conditioning and heating, heating oil delivery, and more.
“One of our favorite memories over the years is watching our little Rhoads Energy Happy Hour of Giving at the Federal Taphouse grow every year,” added Jennifer. “Friends, customers, and family almost don’t need invitations anymore—they show up and go right to our giving stations with open hearts (and wallets)! It’s awesome!”
“This is the second year that the Woodstream Corporation is involved and we couldn’t be more excited to be part of such a special event,” said Erika Herold, Community Outreach & Sponsorships at Woodstream. “The Extraordinary Give is a wonderful opportunity to shine light on so many local nonprofits, groups, and organizations in our area that we all know. It engages and rallies the community to give on a large scale that makes an impact like no other fundraiser, all in a single day.”
Woodstream Corporation is the leading manufacturer of pest and animal control items, and lawn and garden products. They are moving their headquarters to Downtown Lancaster in 2019 and are excited to invest even more in the local community.
“We are deep-rooted in the community and dedicated to continue being more involved, especially since we are moving our headquarters downtown,” said Erika. “Being part of the ExtraGive this year is a great way for us to become a bigger part of our new community now and for the years to come. This is our home—this is where live, work, play and raise our families. I am personally excited to be at the ExtraGive for the ‘big reveal’ of dollars raised, and to know that the Woodstream Corporation was part of helping so many in our community.”
Leading up to Extra Give, LCCF will be posting videos about each sponsor on their Facebook page! Keep an eye out for them to learn more about these inspiring movers and shakers from our community.
Mark your calendar for November 22!
Learn about all of the participating organizations and how you can get involved or make a donation at ExtraGive.org.