ACCF Giving Spree

Adams County Community Foundation Giving Spree

Connecting donors to groups and organizations that match their charitable interest is an important role of the Adams County Community Foundation.  One of the ways we help facilitate that connection is through our annual Giving Spree.

Held each November, the Giving Spree provides an opportunity for anyone to meet with and support scores of local nonprofits.

In 2017, the Giving Spree featured seventy-one Adams County nonprofits for donors to explore. The excitement of the day produced the most successful Spree event to date with 599 donors giving $565,145!

Donors could make their contributions throughout the day, going online for giving through the Community Foundation’s website or attending a special reception for giving; however, the best experience is attending the Giving Spree event held at Gettysburg Area Middle School.  Staff and board members of the organizations were on hand to answer questions and provide updates on goals and projects and to explain how a gift would make an impact.

Every donation was returned to support the efforts of those seventy-one nonprofits with an additional $35,690 provided in matching funds. Those matching funds included special Giving Spree “Coins” given to each person who walked in the door. Attendees could drop their coin, in one organization’s “piggy bank” resulting in an additional $10 gift to that organization.

2017 Adams County Community Foundation Giving Spree Final Allocation to nonprofit organizations


2017 Adams County Community Foundation Giving Spree Committee:

Stacey Green (Chair)
Biggerstaffs Catering
ACCF Board Member

Heidi Acker
Adams Rescue Mission

Jill Bemis
Community Member

Vickie Corbett
United Way of Adams County

Cindy Ford
Former ACCF Board Chair

Linda Gawthrop
East Berlin Community Library

Terri Hamrick

Rebecca Harris
Community Member

Lydia Obrist
Community Member

Alice Paxson
Community Member
ACCF Board Member

Cynthia Salisbury
Community Member

Donna White
Destination Gettysburg

Bob Witt
Youth Advocate Programs

Event Volunteers:
Cindy Ford
Kathy Glahn
Gail Hull
Sharon Magraw
Ed Szoke
Karen Szoke

Adams County Community Foundation Staff:
Lisa Donohoe
Beverly Grazulewicz