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Conservation Foundation of Lancaster County
Mission Statement: The mission of the Foundation is to promote, support, and sustain the stewardship, education and conservation activities undertaken by the Lancaster County Conservation District and our local partners.
Mission Statement: The mission of the Foundation is to promote, support, and sustain the stewardship, education and conservation activities undertaken by the Lancaster County Conservation District and our local partners.
Our Vision: The Foundation directly supports the Vision of the Conservation District; so that the Conservation District will be a respected leader of conservation efforts in the county, trusted to engage and guide the community through proactive education, advocacy, and the administration of innovative stewardship principles.
The Foundation, founded in 2007, is the fundraising arm of the Lancaster Co. Conservation District, with a 501(c)3 status. The Foundation administers some grants, and serves as the pass-through entity for other grants. The primary purpose of the Lancaster County Conservation District is to increase awareness of the relationship between human activities and our natural environment. The District works with farmers, the construction and building community, school students, teachers, volunteer watershed organizations, engineering firms, ag consulting firms, and many other partners. The District helps restore damaged ecosystems and teaches both children and adults the importance of clean water and a healthy natural environment. Delegation agreements from federal and state government, fee-based work, and grants are primarily how the District functions. The Foundation and Conservation District are interested in innovative sources of funding since delegation agreements haven't kept up with staffing needs, grants require time for administration, and fees only cover a portion of costs.
Contact Name: Shelly Dehoff
Number of Board Positions: 2
Expertise: If you have a heart for conservation, an interest in fundraising and promotion of the mission of the Conservation District, an understanding of agriculture and natural resources, are a mover and shaker or have connections with movers and shakers in the Lancaster area, enjoying marketing, have a legal background, and/or an understanding of grants administration, you would be a great addition to the Foundation Board. Basic requirements include being available for a Board meeting on the first Thursday of every other month, from 3:30-5:00 PM, in person at the Farm and Home Center, or hybrid virtual.
Submitted 5/11/22
Landis Valley Associates
Mission Statement: Landis Valley Village & Farm Museums mission is threefold: to collect, preserve, and interpret Pennsylvania German material culture from 1740 through 1940. We accomplish this through our Collections and Education Departments, our Farm Program, and the Heirloom Seed Project. As a visitor to a working museum, you will watch our mission be carried out every day. You will see the artistry and craftsmanship in Pennsylvania German artifacts housed in our Farm Machinery and Tool Barn and Collections Gallery and showcased in the Visitor Center. Then, you will learn how they were used every day from interpreters and craftspeople in select buildings in the village area. And, thanks to the Heirloom Seed Project, you can enjoy the grounds landscaped with seeds planted from varieties handed down through generations of Amish and other Pennsylvania German families.
Mission Statement: Landis Valley Village & Farm Museums mission is threefold: to collect, preserve, and interpret Pennsylvania German material culture from 1740 through 1940. We accomplish this through our Collections and Education Departments, our Farm Program, and the Heirloom Seed Project. As a visitor to a working museum, you will watch our mission be carried out every day. You will see the artistry and craftsmanship in Pennsylvania German artifacts housed in our Farm Machinery and Tool Barn and Collections Gallery and showcased in the Visitor Center. Then, you will learn how they were used every day from interpreters and craftspeople in select buildings in the village area. And, thanks to the Heirloom Seed Project, you can enjoy the grounds landscaped with seeds planted from varieties handed down through generations of Amish and other Pennsylvania German families.
Our Vision: Before it was a museum, Landis Valley was a community and, at its heart, it still is. We provide learning opportunities for people of all ages through animal encounters, school workshops, craft demonstrations and classes, training in historic trades, volunteer opportunities for organizations and individuals, and more. Plus, we house the largest collection of Pennsylvania German artifacts in the United States and pull from that collection to create award-winning exhibits in our Visitors Center.
Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum is a nationally significant living history museum in Lancaster, PA that collects, conserves, exhibits and interprets Pennsylvania German material culture and heritage between 1750-1940. This is accomplished through preservation and interpretation of the largest collection of Pennsylvania German artifacts in the country and through the presentation of authentic traditional farming, village and industrial life, skilled craft demonstrations, and historical animals and plants. The site is operated by the Associates Group in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). The Associates group provides the "living" aspect of the museum, group sales, facility rentals, events and museum store. PHMC is responsible for the grounds, buildings and collections.
Contact Name: Megan Rhen
Number of Board Positions: 3
Expertise: We are looking for individuals with a background in Human Resources, Accounting or Legal matters. Those with experience in Education, Agriculture and Fund Development are also welcome to apply. While the backgrounds mentioned above are very helpful, the only "required" qualifications are being a team player, an interest in museums/living history/agriculture, and a willingness to attend monthly board meetings and help with site events. Please feel free to reach out to Megan Rhen, Board Development Chair, if you are interested in learning more or have any questions. Thank you
Submitted 5/3/22
Good Samaritan Services
Mission Statement: Good Sam gives immediate help to people who are experiencing homelessness, and helps those at risk of becoming homeless, by restoring their lives to stability. We engage the community to support these efforts.
Mission Statement: Good Sam gives immediate help to people who are experiencing homelessness, and helps those at risk of becoming homeless, by restoring their lives to stability. We engage the community to support these efforts.
Our Vision: To play a leading role in our communities in ending and preventing homelessness.
Responding with compassion to the challenges of poverty-related needs across Lancaster and Chester Counties, Good Sam takes a customized approach to helping men, women, and children overcome homelessness and hardships. Good Sam provides a full continuum of care to individuals and families experiencing and at risk of homelessness. We offer Emergency Shelters, Residential Housing, and Housing Support Services across Lancaster and Chester Counties. We serve around 500 men, women and children every year. We have locations in Phoenixville, Coatesville, Ephrata, and Lancaster.
Contact Name: Nate Hoffer
Number of Board Positions: 3
Expertise: Attorney, realtor, marketing & advertising
Submitted 4/28/22
Advoz
Mission Statement: Mission: Advoz provides conflict mediation, restorative practices, and education to transform personal and structural conflicts into constructive actions and resilient relationships.
Mission Statement: Mission: Advoz provides conflict mediation, restorative practices, and education to transform personal and structural conflicts into constructive actions and resilient relationships.
Our Vision: Vision: Advoz envisions an empowered community that engages diversity, embraces differences, and promotes collaboration and justice.
Advoz formed in 2017 from two long-serving community-based organizations in Lancaster County providing conflict mediation for families, neighbors and businesses, restorative justice dialogue for youthful offenders and those they harm and conflict skills training for people of all ages throughout the region. Both Lancaster Mediation Center, founded in 1981, and Center for Community Peacemaking/LAVORP in 1994, were started by veteran peacemakers, legal professionals and community and faith leaders who saw a “third way” out of many conflicts and harm. These visionaries, many now established leaders in the field, saw the potential and moral imperative to offer deeper resolution and healing with “third party” facilitated face-to-face dialogue methods developed in the 1980s and 1990s. Those methods promise more effective outcomes in resolution and healing than courts and many other crisis response options, and that effectiveness drives our passion to continue this work to you. Drawing initially from expertise in local international development organizations and colleges, Lancaster County has developed a unique set of programs in Advoz. Unlike many other states and countries, Pennsylvania lacks statewide mandates or funding for using mediation and restorative justice. Only through continued community partnerships and support from hundreds of individuals, congregations and businesses, has Advoz been able to rise to meet a changing community with truly transformative approaches. In 2017, Advoz was formed to provide not only mediation and restorative justice as in the original organizations, but also combine resources and expertise to change the way our communities “does” conflict and crime more proactively. That includes an expanded set of services, partnerships with schools and police, and new trainings in communication, conflict, and restorative practices at schools, organizations, and other groups to prevent situations from erupting in violence or crime.
Contact Name: Chris Wendon
Number of Board Positions: 3
Expertise: Finance, Governance, Restorative Justice, Mediation We value changing conflict into conversation through mediation and restorative practices. Additionally, a committee position is open on our finance committee.
Submitted 4/22/22
Lancaster County Food Hub
Mission Statement: Rooted in Faith & Compassion, we provide services that honor the dignity of all by striving to meet basic human needs.
Mission Statement: Rooted in Faith & Compassion, we provide services that honor the dignity of all by striving to meet basic human needs.
Our Vision: 1. Serving Anyone in Need - We believe that everyone has the right to have their basic needs met. 2. Dignity of the Individual - We believe in the dignity of all individuals. 3. Inclusive Faith - Motivated by faith, we welcome all in our community to join us as we provide for those in need.
The Lancaster County Food Hub was founded in 1947 by a collection of churches who unified their community service efforts for neighbors in need. It was appropriately established as the Lancaster County Council of Churches. Over the years, the organization developed into a large social service agency providing food, clothing, and shelter for those struggling to make ends meet. Just six years ago, a new building was acquired at 812 N. Queen Street in downtown Lancaster, expanding service capacity five times over in response to Lancaster’s growing needs. Today, the Food Hub is the only services organization in Lancaster County to offer, under one roof, free food, free clothing, and emergency shelter in a low-barrier, non-programmatic infrastructure. In short, anyone who needs food, clothing, or shelter can access services just by walking in the door. The Food Hub has grown to distribute more than 1 million pounds of food and nearly 60,000 pounds of clothing to tens of thousands of people annually and provides shelter to at-risk, struggling, and homeless neighbors 365 nights a year.
Contact Name: Jimmy Bellis
Number of Board Positions: 2
Expertise: Expertise - Legal, banking, marketing, development, leadership Qualifications - Strategic thinking, passion for the mission, non-profit perspective
Submitted 4/13/22
Quarryville Library Center
Mission Statement: The Quarryville Library provides the freedom to experience the joy of reading, the discovery of new ideas and the power of knowledge while fulfilling the cultural and social needs of the southern Lancaster County community.
Mission Statement: The Quarryville Library provides the freedom to experience the joy of reading, the discovery of new ideas and the power of knowledge while fulfilling the cultural and social needs of the southern Lancaster County community.
Our Vision: The Quarryville Library is a caring, vibrant community center determined to grow with southern Lancaster County by providing programs and services that meet the changing needs of the community.
Quarryville Library opened at its current location at 357 Buck Road in Quarryville in April 2001. The library had been moved from St. Catherine Street, where it had been in existence since 1976! By the late 1990’s, the library had one of the highest per capita circulation rates in the state. This statistic alone showed that this community was quickly outgrowing the library’s 2,800 square feet of trailers and modular units. Moving to the new space provided the community with 12,200 square feet of space. That’s more than FOUR TIMES the size of the old facility. And now, twenty years later, we're finding we are again experiencing growing pains with housing our extensive collection and accommodating the many competing programming and rental demands for our Carlson room! Although we are an independent library, governed by our own board of Directors, we are part of the Library System of Lancaster County. As a member of the library system, we will honor any library card issued by any public library in Lancaster County. The online catalog lists materials including books, movies, audiobooks, board games, early learning backpacks, STEM kits, and other items available at the public libraries throughout the County and at the Shuts Environmental Center. Five days a week we receive shipments of library materials that our patrons request from other libraries. We are also part of an interlibrary loan service that links nearly 5,000 public, academic and special libraries throughout the nation! We offer museum passes to a variety of local destinations. A library card provides access to online tutoring, practice tests for all ages from elementary through college, and research databases tailored to a variety of ages.
Contact Name: Susan Eshleman
Number of Board Positions: 2
Expertise: Expertise: Nonprofit governance, strategic planning, financial management, grant writing, legal, marketing and public relations, ideally- knowledge of library administration. Qualifications: Must be available for second Monday evening meetings each month (plus occasional ad-hoc and standing committee meetings as appropriate).
Submitted 4/7/22