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League of Women Voters of Lancaster County
Mission Statement: Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.
Mission Statement: Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.
Our Vision: We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate.
The League of Women Voters (LWV) is a nonpartisan, grassroots nonprofit dedicated to empowering everyone to fully participate in our democracy. With active Leagues in all 50 states and more than 750 Leagues across the country, we engage in advocacy, education, litigation, and organizing to protect every American’s freedom to vote. Founded in 1920, the League was a merger of the National Council of Women Voters and the National American Women’s Suffrage Association. Referred to as a “mighty political experiment,” it aimed to help newly enfranchised women exercise their right to vote. Today, the League has expanded our vision of a more inclusive democracy where all Americans, regardless of gender, sex, race, ability, or party can see themselves represented in our government. The LWV of Lancaster County PA was established in 1948. Our local league has a rich history of being an authority on voter education and registration. Membership in the League of Women Voters of Lancaster County gives you an opportunity to be part of nonpartisan fellowship focused on the issues, on creating a more educated and engaged electorate, and advocating for a more transparent government.
Contact Name: Amy Fasano
Number of Board Positions: 2
Submitted 7/12/24
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 Wenden
Number of Board Positions: 1
Expertise: TREASURER - The Treasurer shall have the care and custody of the funds and securities of the Corporation and shall be responsible for keeping full and accurate accounts of the receipts and expenditures of all Corporation funds in books belonging to the Corporation. The Treasurer shall cause the deposit of all moneys and valuable effects in the name and to the credit of the Corporation in such depositories as may be designated by the Board of Directors and shall sign, or monitor the execution of, all checks, drafts, notes and orders for the payment of money. The Treasurer shall cause the deposit of all moneys and valuable effects in the name and to the credit of the Corporation in such depositories as may be designated by the Board of Directors and shall sign, or monitor the execution of, all checks, drafts, notes, and orders for the payment of money. The Treasurer shall perform such other duties as the Board of Directors may from time to time direct.
Submitted 7/8/24
Lancaster International Piano Festival (LIPF)
Mission Statement: LIPF is a 501 (c) 3 founded in 2011, led by renowned pianist Xun Pan, and dedicated to gathering world class piano and chamber music students from 30 countries for 10 days each summer in Lancaster. These talented student musicians, all of whom audition in order to participate, are given the opportunity to study with faculty and world renowned guest artists during their stay. Performances by guest artists and students are held at the Barshinger Center at Franklin and Marshall College throughout the Festival and are available to the public. In addition, numerous performances are presented in downtown Lancaster and 100+ concerts are held throughout the community. LIPF is a forward looking organization which currently operates entirely on a volunteer basis.
Mission Statement: LIPF is a 501 (c) 3 founded in 2011, led by renowned pianist Xun Pan, and dedicated to gathering world class piano and chamber music students from 30 countries for 10 days each summer in Lancaster. These talented student musicians, all of whom audition in order to participate, are given the opportunity to study with faculty and world renowned guest artists during their stay. Performances by guest artists and students are held at the Barshinger Center at Franklin and Marshall College throughout the Festival and are available to the public. In addition, numerous performances are presented in downtown Lancaster and 100+ concerts are held throughout the community. LIPF is a forward looking organization which currently operates entirely on a volunteer basis.
Contact Name: Rhonda Chatzkel
Number of Board Positions: 2
Expertise: We are looking for classical musical lovers who have a strong interest in piano/instrumental performance and education, knowledge of the Lancaster community, and experience and skills in fundraising, marketing, or accounting/finance. Board candidates should be willing and able to be ambassadors of LIPF to the community and should have the time and interest to contribute their skills to the organization.
Submitted 3/20/24
Lancaster Downtowners
Mission Statement: To engage older adults in meaningful opportunities that build a multi-dimensional support network to stay informed, involved, and independent in their community.
Mission Statement: To engage older adults in meaningful opportunities that build a multi-dimensional support network to stay informed, involved, and independent in their community.
Our Vision: A vibrant, multigenerational, interdependent community
Incorporated in 2008, the Lancaster Downtowners serve over 250 members who are committed to a thriving retirement in Lancaster city. Lancaster Downtowners is one of nearly 300 organizations nationwide known as villages; villages are membership-driven, grassroots communities and are a one-stop shop for people in that community to age well in their homes. We offer social and educational events, in-home support through volunteers, connections to resources, and partnerships with service providers to support our members’ independent lifestyles. The Lancaster Downtowners is largely volunteer-run, and supported by several part-time staff. The organization is currently working on a variety of projects to increase reach and long-term sustainability.
Contact Name: Melissa Ressler
Number of Board Positions: 2
Expertise: Commitment to an age-friendly community
Submitted 3/20/24
Revolution Lancaster
Mission Statement: Our Mission is to empower women who have been affected by homelessness or facing barriers to employment.
Mission Statement: Our Mission is to empower women who have been affected by homelessness or facing barriers to employment.
Our Vision: Our Vision is to grow; helping women transition into a healthier place of living, alleviating the cycle of poverty, and breaking the bias of people who have suffered from lack of resources.
Our Values... Love Well: See beyond circumstance and offer relationships and work that build dignity and hope Connect Deeply: Build bridges by being a part of others' restorative journey Quality Craftsmanship: Craft beautiful jewelry that reflects the inherent worth women possess Show up: Give the gift of presence through consistent relationships and open hands Patient Endurance: Life is a journey, and we are a meaningful stop on the way Stronger Together: We build strength by believing the best in others and standing together
Contact Name: Maria Tomassetti
Number of Board Positions: 1
Expertise: Seeking a Board Chair The Board Chair at Revolution plays a pivotal role in steering the organization toward its mission and fostering a collaborative and growth-oriented environment. Role and Responsibilities include: 1. Responsible for overseeing all board operations and activities. 2. Prepares agendas for each meeting. 3. Leads the development of board committees. 4. Welcomes new board members and assigns a "board buddy" for onboarding. 5. Supports committee chairs in adhering to charters. 6. Identifies board needs for growth. 7. Supports the Director of Revolution in maintaining smooth organization, workshops, and markets. 8. Represents Revolution in an official capacity, serving as a face of the organization. 9. Assists in filling leadership roles on the board. 10. Delegates responsibilities to other board members based on their expertise and capacity. 11. Addresses conflicts or issues as they arise for the organization, collaborating with the Director and fellow board members. 12. Plays a crucial role in fostering a positive and productive board culture. 13. Ensures that board decisions align with the organization's mission and goals. 14. Works closely with the Director to set strategic priorities and long-term objectives for Revolution.
Submitted 3/20/24
GiGi’s Playhouse Lancaster
Mission Statement: To increase positive awareness of Down syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community.
Mission Statement: To increase positive awareness of Down syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community.
Our Vision: To see a world where individuals with Down syndrome are accepted and embraced in their families, schools, and communities.
GiGi's Playhouse is the only worldwide network of Down syndrome achievement centers; changing lives through free, results-driven programs for individuals of all ages, their families & communities. In helping individuals with Down syndrome achieve their best of all, we also advance our larger vision of global acceptance for people of all abilities. GiGi's was established 20 years ago and has 60+ locations. GiGi’s Playhouse in Lancaster, PA opened on January 11, 2020, thanks to a great community of families, friends, educators, therapists and community members who worked together to make the dream a reality. We believe that by opening GiGi's Playhouse, we now have an even greater opportunity to impact more families in Lancaster and the surrounding counties. GiGi's Playhouse Lancaster is unique because we are able to provide a physical location for participants of all ages and their families to participate in educational and therapeutic-based programming. Programs are always free to families, as cost will not be a barrier to achievement or acceptance. Programs are typically about one hour and held on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. Programs are specific to certain age groups. They are usually based on a theme and facilitate learning for participants through fine and gross motor activities, play, books, games, art, music, sign language, sensory activities and more. After just celebrating our 4 year anniversary, we are preparing to move into a new space in Spring of 2024. We are excited about this opportunity and growth! *We are currently seeking a Vice President for our Board of Directors
Contact Name: Katy Charles
Number of Board Positions: 3
Expertise: Board Leadership, Fundraising, Events, Community Outreach, Volunteer Recruitment
Submitted 2/13/24