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“Since April 2020, One United Lancaster has been providing “truth with context” in Lancaster County, publishing over 3,200 posts covering local nonprofits, government, health and social concerns. This past June, we unveiled a new brand identity and an updated, more user-friendly website. We look forward to continuing to build our audience with reliable reporting on the issues that affect the wellbeing of our community.”

Tim Stuhldreher
,One United Lancaster, Editor

“Get Connected. Get Help. – Never have those words, our tagline, meant more to us. The breadth of needs continue to increase as individuals try their best to navigate their new normal during a pandemic. Individuals not needing to seek services before reached out for help, and thankfully, United Way’s investment in 211 allowed us to continue to respond, with compassion and empathy, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.”

Patricia Espinosa-Vargas
,Director, PA 211 East

“United Way of Lancaster County hosts events to bring the community together to celebrate wins, fundraise and raise awareness of the gaps within the Lancaster community. We hope that in doing so, we are able to reach new audiences and improve the lives of our neighbors.”

Madeline Seiler
,Marketing and Communications Director

“We were isolated during the Covid-19 Pandemic – disconnected from everything outside of our four walls. Now, as we start to rebuild relationships and patch the foundations of our community, our strength has been renewed. Community initiatives are experiencing a renaissance where their mission and vision are either being reinstated or reimagined altogether.”

Julie Kennedy
,Community Initiatives Manager

“United Way of Lancaster County is working hard to expand partnerships and leverage resources through grants that benefit our community.”

Janeen Maxwell
,Director of Grants Development

“In the 2022-2023 grant cycle, Women United proudly distributed $60,000 in women’s financial stability and select Girls on the Run, Tenfold and WellSpan as the next round of grantees for the 2023-2024 campaign. Looking forward, we always welcome new members who are interested in serving on a committee to assist in planning events or review grant applications.”

Emily Schaeffer
,Development Operations Manager

“For nearly one hundred years, generations of Lancastrians have supported United Way through a workplace campaign at their employer. Giving back to help neighbors, friends and family is easy through a payroll deduction pledge and our online giving platform streamlines the process for everyone. We are so grateful for the hundreds of local businesses and organizations that conduct workplace giving campaigns each year. From small businesses to large corporations, employee gifts and corporate donations make a significant impact on tens of thousands of people who need our help.”

Barbara Zercher
,Resource Development Director

“My vision is to create an inclusive and equitable community where every individual irrespective of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status has an opportunity to succeed, because that’s the only way entire community will thrive and prosper.”

Aiza Ashrat
,Director of Equity

"United Way of Lancaster County is working hard to expand partnerships and leverage resources through grants that benefit our community."

|Janeen Maxwell
Director of Grants Development