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Honoring the legacy of Dr. King through Volunteer Service

To give some perspective, last year Jon Foley Sherman and I attended the Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, which is held annually by the Crispus Attucks Community Center in Lancaster.   When we came back to the office last January, we talked as a team about Dr. King and the reverence that the day deserved.  Our Founder and Chief Strategist Lois Dostalik then committed E4 to honoring the day through service.

Time. Talent. Treasure. And something more.

Time. Talent. Treasure.

When you work for a charitable organization like United Way of Lancaster County these three words become the foundation for your work. Our mission is to mobilize the caring power of our community to achieve impactful, systemic social change within our community; however, the true fuel to our engine of change for Lancaster County is powered by the investment of all of us through our time, talent and treasure.

The power of collective impact

As Director of Community Impact for United Way of Lancaster County I have enthusiastically embraced the collective impact framework and challenged our Community Impact Partners to think systemically. Last May, I was given the opportunity to attend a three-day intensive Collective Impact Summit hosted by Tamarak Institute in Kitchner, Ontario, Canada.