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United Way of Lancaster County Hosting Second Annual Collective Impact Summit

August 28, 2017

United Way of Lancaster County’s 2nd annual Collective Impact Summit, sponsored by Barley Snyder LLP, will be held Wednesday, September 13 from 8 am – 4 pm at the Eden Resort & Suites, 222 Eden Road, Lancaster.

After two exciting years of funding United Way’s Community Impact Partnerships for the first 3-year grant cycle, the community will once again come together to discuss innovative ways of doing business in health and human services. The Collective Impact Summit encourages community and civic leaders, philanthropists, nonprofit organizations, and the business community to join the fight for sustainable systemic, social change in Lancaster County. The public session, with networking, registration and breakfast from 7:15 – 8 am, and the program from 8 - 10 am, will feature Mary Sellers, U.S. President of United Way Worldwide and keynote speaker Mark Cabaj of Here to There Consulting and The Tamarack Institute.

Cabaj’s current focus is developing practical ways to understand, plan, and evaluate efforts to address complex issues like neighborhood renewal, poverty and homelessness, educational achievement, and health. In addition to his keynote presentation, he will be facilitating workshops from 10 am - 4 pm exclusively for current Community Impact Partnerships on effective collaboration, coalition building, and outcome evaluation.

“In 2014, United Way of Lancaster County made a bold move to more effectively impact systemic, social change by funding and supporting cross-sector partnerships working within the collective impact framework to achieve community-level goals in education, financial stability, and health,” said Andrea Heberlein, Lead Director of Community Impact, United Way of Lancaster County. “This year’s Collective Impact Summit provides a broader outlet to share the context and progress of this work, as well as prepare for the next iteration involving a more engaged and aligned community.  On September 13, we look forward to reflecting, celebrating, and learning together with such a dynamic and respected collective impact leader at the helm.”

The Collective Impact Summit is open to anyone wishing to learn how they can play a more active role in making impactful, systemic change in their community and learn about the collective impact model being utilized by United Way of Lancaster County and its Community Impact Partners. To register for the summit, please go to