THE FUND FOR ADAMS COUNTY
The Fund for Adams County is the Community Foundation’s permanent civic endowment. Each year the Fund supports programs and initiatives to address our community’s current need.
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THE FUND FOR ACCF
The Fund for ACCF supports the Community Foundation and its work to inspire philanthropy across Adams County.
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ADAMS COUNTY DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS FUND
Established by Adams County Community Foundation, this fund awards post-secondary scholarships to students across Adams County.
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JACK PHILLIPS FOUNDERS FUND
The Founding Board of Directors created this fund in 2007 to honor the founder of the Adams County Community Foundation, Jack Phillips. Established in 1985 as a result of an initiative of the Gettysburg Rotary Club, the Adams County Foundation began with $300,000 in assets. Through Phillips leadership, the foundation reorganized in 2007, becoming Adams County Community Foundation to better serve Adams County. This fund supports the on-going operations of the Community Foundation.
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1LT ROB SEIDEL WOUNDED SOLDIERS FUND
1LT Rob Seidel graduated from West Point in 2004 and was deployed to duty in Iraq. In 2006, the hummer in which he and 4 other soldiers were traveling was destroyed by an IED. They all lost their lives. This fund will support charities that provide direct services to military veterans of the War on Terrorism. Such services may include medical treatment, housing assistance, psychological, physical, occupational, recreational, music and art therapies, companionship, mentoring, employment training, and any other services that will help War on Terrorism veterans to lead full and productive lives.
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ADAMS COMMUNITY EMERGENCY FUND
This fund provides community emergency relief. Created as a response to the crisis created for human service agencies in 2009 during the PA budget impasse, Local citizens raised money to continue vital local services of child care and shelter for vulnerable people. The contributions became the base for this fund which will provide future relief to address community emergencies.
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ADAMS COUNTY CHAPTER OF PA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL RETIREES
Lady/Swales Scholarship: This scholarship will be distributed on a rotating basis among the six county school districts. Adams County Chapter of PASR will select recipients and it will convert to Adams County Dollars for Scholars when they no longer wish to make the selection.
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ADAMS COUNTY DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS FUND
Established by Adams County Community Foundation, this fund awards post-secondary scholarships to students across Adams County.
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ADAMS COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY & MEDICAL ALLIANCE FUND
The Adams County Medical Society and Medical Alliance fund supports a healthy community through grants to qualified charities meeting community needs in Adams County.
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ADAMS COUNTY YOUTH RECREATIONAL SPORTS FUND
This fund sustains youth recreational sports teams across Adams County by offering funding for operational expenses to offer young people an opportunity to learn sportsmanship, leadership and team spirit, while participating in a healthy physical activity.
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ADAMS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Adams Electric Cooperative established this fund for children of Cooperative Members and adult members in Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, and York Counties who want to pursue post-secondary education.
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ADAMS ELECTRIC PROJECT HELPING HAND FUND
Adams Electric Cooperative committed to help people maintain quality of life and health through this fund which provides support to those who are at-risk for losing their electric service or need financial assistance to reconnect their service
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ALBERT J. LENTZ POST 202 AMERICAN LEGION CHARITABLE FUND
American Legion Posts are great supporters of their local communities, raising money from their own events and granting the proceeds back to local community charities. This fund will support projects for the betterment of the quality of life of citizens and organizations of Adams County and communities beyond Adams County.
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ALBERT J. LENTZ POST 202 AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Established by the Albert J. Lentz Post 202 American Legion, this scholarship is given to Gettysburg Area High School students (one girl and one boy) and Fairfield Area High School students (one girl and one boy) who have good academic performance, school and community involvement, financial need, and participation in a military club or group.
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B. JOSEPHINE SEEMANN MEMORIAL FUND
Josephine Seemann loved to sing and performed in the choir of her church for over 80 years. This fund, established by Col. (Ret.) Sebastian Hafer in her honor, will support the church she attended, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Biglerville, Pennsylvania. It will support the Church Choir, the Music Department and provide flowers on the birthdate of B. Josephine Seemann.
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BARBARA B. ERNICO FUND FOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Named for the first President of Adams County Community Foundation and former Program Officer for The Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust, this fund provides grants for leadership training and professional development for local nonprofit Executive Directors.
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BECKY BOLLINGER AQUATIC FUND
Becky Bollinger was an inspiration and encourager to those who knew her. She loved life. She loved her family and friends. Of the many activities Becky enjoyed, aquatics was her true passion. She was a Red Cross swimming instructor for almost 50 years. This fund will help children who want to learn to swim achieve that desire. This fund will support the YWCA Gettysburg Adams County’s Learn to Swim program for children ages 4-12 years who cannot afford lessons.
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BEN FRANKLIN FUND
The great patriot and Revolutionary War statesman, Ben Franklin, left a testamentary trust of 1,000 pounds sterling which was to accumulate principal and interest for a period of 200 years, and then be distributed to two designated beneficiaries, namely, the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. At the 200th year, when the value of the fund exceeded $1 million, the Pennsylvania Legislature determined that Pennsylvania’s share of the Franklin Trust should be distributed to existing Pennsylvania community foundations. In 1993, Adams County Foundation received $22,000.00 for a permanently endowed fund to support the Fund for Adams County.
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BERNE C. HART SCHOLARSHIP
Berne C. Hart attended Biglerville High School as a young man. Unable to afford college, he dropped out of school and joined the U.S. Marine Corps which took him on three tours of duty in Vietnam. Seeing talent and potential in this young man, the Marines helped Berne get his education. He became a successful attorney in the field of aviation law. His loving sister Dolores Druckenmiller established this 4-year scholarship for Biglerville High School graduating seniors attending Penn State University. Students must demonstrate high financial need.
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BERNE C. HART TECHNICAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
Mrs. Druckenmiller established a second scholarship to encourage Biglerville High School students enrolling in a technical school for post-secondary education leading to employment.
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BIGLERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL BUSINESS EDUCATION AWARD FUND
Teachers in the Biglerville High School business education department established this award for students demonstrating financial need, having high academic performance and showing community involvement.
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BRUCE BIGELOW AND JULIE RAMSEY FUND
This fund supports the Gettysburg Hospital Foundation for the first five (5) years and thereafter 100% of earnings will support The Majestic Theater. In the event that these organizations should cease to exist, grants will be made to Gettysburg College to facilitate student engagement.
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CANNER AWARDS FUND
Established by the Upper Adams School District in 2012, this fund provides financial awards from a number of individuals or groups who gave money to the district for the awards. The awards include Scott Ebert Trostel Award, Bruce Sheats Award, Class of 1991 Award, Charlotte Laughman Award, Jeffrey Bosserman Award, Scott Taylor Award, and LV Stock Award. Qualifications are established by the specific donors.
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CATHY AND JOHN CARSON FUND
The Cathy and John Carson Fund makes grants to enable those who are homeless or impoverished to attain independence. Cathy Carson was a high school French teacher and counselor for students. She raised three children and served as a volunteer for numerous programs. John was a medical doctor for over 40 years. He specialized in nephrology and pioneered dialysis in Adams County. John volunteered for the National Kidney Foundation.
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CONEWAGO VALLEY SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND
Conewago Valley Dollars for Scholars was formed in 2006 by a group of dedicated volunteers for the purpose of providing scholarships for post-secondary education of graduates of Conewago Valley High School. In 2015 the volunteers joined Adams County Dollars for Scholars and established this scholarship fund which will continue their scholarship program.
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CONEWAGO VALLEY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship fund was built by fundraisers of the Conewago Valley Scholarship Committee to pass through Dollars for Scholars scholarships for students graduating from Conewago Valley School District who are pursuing post-secondary education.
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CYNTHIA AND THOMAS FORD FUND
This fund will be a Field of Interest Fund for civic purposes, including fire and emergency response, local hospital programs and youth recreational sports, including competitive cheering. Created through their estate, the fund will be directed by a committee that includes family members. When the family members are no longer able or willing to serve, the fund will support the Fund for Adams County.
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D. LYDA ROUZER FUND
This fund will support Christian work, including but not by way of limitation, the power to maintain a missionary rest home, the maintenance and support of those engaged in Christian work or preparing and training for Christian work, the support of other Christian organizations, indigent persons and Christian activities of all kinds.
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DONALD H. & MILDRED C. HERSHEY FUND
Born and raised in Cashtown, PA, Donald “Punk” Hershey ran a men’s tailor shop in Gettysburg for many years with his first wife, “Mim.” Their only son, Jay, died at an early age of meningitis. Punk was an avid golfer and hunter and was active in the Pheasant Farm. His second wife, Mildred, was also known by many as the teller at the Adams County National Bank. This fund supports the community through the Fund for Adams County.
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DR. CHARLES H. GLATFELTER SCHOLARSHIP
This fund, established by his children, Christina and Phillip, will offer scholarships to descendants of Casper Glattfelder (historical spelling) who was the first of his family to arrive in the United States in 1720. Chris and Phillip have no children, and Charles was also an only child. Through the Casper Glattfelder Society an unlimited pool of candidates can be identified and the student will be required to provide certification of lineal descendancy to which the donors will attest. The scholarship will be $2,000 and offered outside of Dollars for Scholars.
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DR. RONALD KRABLIN SCHOLARSHIP
Loved by his staff and his patients, Dr. Krablin was honored by them when they established this scholarship upon his retirement from medical practice. This fund will provide a county-wide scholarship for a student pursuing a career in the health care field.
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DR. SATISH & RUPAL SHAH FUND
Dr. Shah is an oncologist practicing medicine in Adams County. He and his wife, Rupal, were very concerned about the expense that patients incur during cancer treatment and wanted to alleviate the burden. They established this fund to support the costs of home care and transportation for local residents who are being treated for cancer and are receiving support services from a non-profit organization. Patients from Adams, York and Franklin Counties are eligible.
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EDDIE HORST MEMORIAL FUND
The Eddie Horst Memorial Fund was established by the friends and family of Eddie Horst as a memorial for his musical accomplishments, his fun-loving spirit, and his friendship to many people in Adams County. The fund will provide post- secondary education scholarships to students from Adams County who are pursuing a career in music. As the fund grows, it will provide grants for musical instruments, musical performances and music lessons for young people of Adams County.
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ELIZABETH FERCIOT ROBY ART SCHOLARSHIP
Elizabeth “Bettie” Roby was a delightful and caring spirit who embraced life to its fullest. She found beauty in everything. After moving to Fairfield in the 1970’s, Bettie was inspired to draw and paint the beauty she found there. With her children grown, Bettie pursued her passion in art. This scholarship was established by her daughter, Marcia and her husband, Todd to continue the legacy of a person who so loved to paint and teach.
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ELIZABETH MUSSELMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Dale Musselman wanted to honor the life of his mother who was a role model to others, contributing to the well-being of the community through charitable and volunteer activities. She showed genuine concern for others, had strong family ties and was active in her church. This scholarship is given to a graduating senior at Fairfield Area High School who has demonstrated service to school, community, and church, and has been a positive influence and role model to others.
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EMMA DUTTERA SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Emma Duttera lived in Littlestown, PA. The daughter of Harry and Alveria Myers, she and her husband had no children. When Emma died in 1959, she established an Education Trust for an Adams County individual who will be pursuing a career in the Protestant ministry. First preference will be given to graduates of Littlestown High School.
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EMORY & LUTHER SNYDER LITTLESTOWN FOUNDRY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is open to students attending public or private high school or home school and is not dependent on where the applying student is enrolled, but rather that the student is a direct descendent of a current full-time employee or official retiree of Littlestown Foundry, Inc. Therefore, the student may live beyond Adams County. The scholarship will defer to a Littlestown Area High School graduate if there are no Foundry qualifying student applicants. No owners or family members of Littlestown Foundry, Inc. stockholders shall be eligible for this scholarship.
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FREDERICK C. & SUSAN GRASMICK GUINN FUND
Fred Guinn served as the Founding Chair of the Board of Directors of Adams County Community Foundation. He and his wife, Susi, created a donor-advised fund to support qualified charities. After their lifetime, the fund will support the Community Foundation which has become an important part of their lives.
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GAIL AND PETER HULL FUND
Gail and Peter Hull have demonstrated their support for Adams County over the years as leaders of and donors to non-profit causes. Their fund is designated for YWCA Gettysburg Adams County for Hallmark programing which addresses racial justice and the economic empowerment of women and girls and for Gettysburg Presbyterian Church for the Peace Fund and local missions. The Fund will also support a Field of Interest: organizations and specific programs that promote community unity, work to eliminate prejudice, racism and discrimination, and foster equal opportunity regardless of race, religious identification, ethnicity, economic status, gender, sexual identity, age, or physical ability.
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GALEN S. WAGNER FUND
Captain (Ret) Galen Wagner returned to Biglerville for his 60th class reunion with a goal of making a gift to the school that would positively impact the lives of children who were struggling with dyslexia. The fund supports diagnostic, evaluative and instructional strategies to assist Upper Adams School District students with dyslexia. Support may include teacher training and classroom support, instructional materials, evaluation and assessment all related to dyslexia.
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GARY & SUETTA BECHTEL FUND
Gary & Suetta Bechtel of Fairfield established this fund to benefit their church, Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church, the Community Foundation, and the J. W. Martin Memorial Math Scholarship Fund. Gary served on the Community Foundation’s early Distribution Committee. He and Suetta have been strong community servants for many years.
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GEORGE B. INSKIP MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
George Inskip was Superintendent of Fairfield School District. This fund was established by his children in his honor to provide a scholarship for a student from Fairfield Area High School who plans to pursue higher education with a major in Education (Elementary or Secondary) or Nursing (RN) or post-secondary training in an allied healthcare profession or training at a trade school.
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GEORGE H. AND ROBERTA B. WOOD FUND
The George H. and Roberta B. Wood Fund was Adams County Foundation’s first fund. George Wood was a Rotarian who retired from NASA where he managed procurement for the Apollo missions. He and his wife held a special interest in the Gettysburg YWCA. They established two funds: one to distribute a $1,000.00 annual grant to the YWCA and the second to address community needs.
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GETTYSBURG HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1964 ACADEMIC AWARD
This scholarship is awarded to a student who attended Gettysburg High School for four years. Requirements include a 3.5 GPA, participation in a minimum of two school activities per year from grades 9-12 and participation in a minimum of one community service program per the four years of high school.
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GETTYSBURG TRUCK SENTINEL FUND
Created by Spectra-Kote, a Gettysburg manufacturer for paper chemical and coating solutions, this fund supports efforts to help alleviate damage incurred by the Gettysburg Borough from truck traffic.
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GREG RICHARDSON ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP
Greg Richardson was remembered as a kind, compassionate young man who was loved and respected by all who knew him. Greg lived with his family in Orrtanna and attended Fairfield Area Schools, finishing high school at Gettysburg. An athlete, Greg excelled in soccer, basketball and baseball, winning 6 athletic awards at Fairfield and 5 athletic awards at Gettysburg. One month after graduation in 1994, while vacationing in Florida, Greg lost his life at the hands of a drunk driver. This scholarship was established by Greg’s parents, Del and Tynia Richardson in his memory. It is awarded to an athlete at Fairfield Area High and at Gettysburg Area High Schools who will be pursuing post-secondary education and athletics.
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HEARTBEAT BY MY FEET FUND
Created by an anonymous donor to facilitate their charitble giving, this fund will become a designated fund to support the Adams County SPCA for the care and treatment of the animals when the donor is no longer able to make recommendations.
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HELEN AND ELTON RUTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Helen and Elton Ruth established this scholarship for a worthy graduate of New Oxford High School, preferably to those students who go into library work or music.
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HELEN SHIELDS HAFER MEMORIAL FUND
Col. (Ret.) Sebastian Hafer remembered his wife, “Reds”, as a woman who loved the arts. She taught tap dancing and loved to paint. This fund will advance and encourage the study and practice of dance and fine arts to include tap dancing and oil painting. The Community Foundation will select qualified charities to receive grants that address these purposes.
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HENRY BARBERIS III MEMORIAL FFA SCHOLARSHIP
Henry Barberis, III was a student at Biglerville High School when an accident on the road took his life. Henry had a passion for agriculture and wanted to study to become a veterinarian after he graduated. This award is made to an FFA student who will be pursuing post-secondary education in the field of agriculture.
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IRENE THOMAS MEMORIAL FUND
Col. (Ret.) Sebastian Hafer wanted to honor the life of Irene Thomas who he remembered was dedicated and committed to taking care of others. This fund will provide entertainment, travel, pleasure, comfort, care and assistance for elderly, never married and childless women. The Community Foundation will select qualified charities to receive grants that address these purposes.
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J. W. MARTIN MEMORIAL MATH SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The children of J. W. Martin established this scholarship to memorialize their father who they lovingly refer to as “Prof” Martin. ‘”Prof” was a noted and respected teacher in the Fairfield School System. He especially enjoyed teaching mathematics. This scholarship is awarded for up to 4-years of post-secondary education to a graduating senior at Fairfield High School presenting documentation of their math average over four years of high school.
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JACK PHILLIPS FOUNDERS FUND
The Founding Board of Directors created this fund in 2007 to honor the founder of the Adams County Community Foundation, Jack Phillips. Established in 1985 as a result of an initiative of the Gettysburg Rotary Club, the Adams County Foundation began with $300,000 in assets. Through Phillips leadership, the foundation reorganized in 2007, becoming Adams County Community Foundation to better serve Adams County. This fund supports the on-going operations of the Community Foundation.
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JAMES AND KELLY KAMPSTRA FUND
Jim and Kelly created this Donor Advised Fund to support a variety of nonprofit organizations. When they are no longer able or willing to serve as donor-advisors, the fund will support the Adams County SPCA and financial education of young people and students in Adams and Franklin County.
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JAMES D. AND ELEANOR B. SHEEN FUND
Jim and Ellie Sheen were active volunteers in Adams County serving the Salvation Army and Rotary Club of Gettysburg for many years. They established this fund to help promote, uplift, and sustain the quality of life in Adams County and provide for the health and safety of the community. Their special interests are education in healthcare; aviation; foster children; literacy; homelessness; adult or children at-risk; programs to lift people out of poverty; basic life support, or whatever would be most needed.
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JOHN R. WHITE FUND
John R. White was a well-liked and dedicated attorney in Gettysburg, known for extensive “turf studies” that took him to many different golf courses. This fund will award gifts to qualified charities that support Adams County causes, including services to fire companies (especially Arendtsville Fire Company); churches (especially Trinity Lutheran Church and Zion UCC both in Arendtsville,PA); programs focusing on the arts (especially music), youth sports and at-risk children not conducted by public or private educational institutions.
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JOSEPH T. & IVAH R. BOLLINGER SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Joseph and Ivah Bollinger were residents of Littlestown, PA. In 1976 they established a Trust which would become an educational fund for the benefit of their grandchildren. The remainder of the fund supports a scholarship for a Littlestown Area High School graduating senior based on financial need and scholarship ability.
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KATHRYN A. COOKE MEMORIAL FUND
Kathryn Antoinette Cooke loved volunteering at the Adams County S.P.C.A. After she passed in 2015 from the ravages of cystic fibrosis, her loving parents decided to memorialize Kate with this fund which provides an annual grant to the Adams County S.P.C.A. to support their operations.
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KENNETH M. & CONSTANCE FARABAUGH FUND
Ken and Connie have been strong leaders in Adams County for the past 30 years. In addition to their support of Rotary and particularly Rotary’s student exchange program which they have led for 25 years, Ken and Connie volunteer for a number of charities, including Special Olympics, Historic Gettysburg Adams County, United Way of Adams County, and Adams Hanover Counseling Service to name a few. This donor-advised fund is simply an extension of the commitment and generosity they have demonstrated in Adams County for many years.
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KERMIT L. JACOBY, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Established by his mother, Evelyn Jacoby, this scholarship honors her son, Kermit who was a gifted high school athlete and Big 33 participant. The recipients will be a male and female athlete from Biglerville High School, demonstrating outstanding character, sportsmanship and leadership in athletic endeavors.
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KNOUSE FOODS COOPERATIVE FUND
From a small beginning in April 1949, Knouse Foods Cooperative has grown to become one of the largest apple processing companies in the world and is primarily owned by a large number of growers in the County. Long known for their generosity and support to their neighbors, Knouse Foods Cooperative established this fund to extend their ability to give back to their community which is central to their core beliefs.
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LEON D. AND ROSEMARY J. TAWNEY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Leon and Rosemary Tawney lived in Hanover, PA. They established a Trust to care for a son and asked that the remains of the Trust after their son passed would be used to establish scholarships for students in Littlestown Area School District, New Oxford Area Public Schools/Conewago Valley School District, and Bermudian Springs School District who are pursuing a course of study in any medical related field.
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LILLY STEINOUR HAFER MEMORIAL FUND
Col. (Ret.) Sebastian Hafer felt that his mother Lilly was an important woman in his life and he wanted to memorialize her life. This Fund for St. James Lutheran Church of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania will memorialize the life of Lilly Steinour Hafer who during her lifetime was actively involved in the Altar Guild.
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LINDA KRANIAS FUND
An anonymous donor established this designated fund for the Cheryl Kay Foundation for a woman he considered a very special person, Linda Kranias. Linda was a beloved member of the community. Her warmth, sincerity and sense of humor touched countless people’s lives. Linda was known for acts of kindness, taking care of people in need and often putting others before herself. Linda battled breast cancer and lost her life on July 8, 2014. Her memory lives on through this fund which provides support for home-care services for Adams County women with breast cancer and Adams County seniors who are living in their own homes.
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LLOYD C. AND MIRIAM B. KEEFAUVER MEMORIAL FUND
William L. Keefauver established this fund in 1988 to honor his mother and his father, who was superintendent of Gettysburg Schools from 1926 to 1957. Designated for the Gettysburg Area School District, this fund will support the school district for recognition of students or staff and give grants for educational projects to be carried out by staff or faculty personnel.
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LONI AND FRANK BUCK FAMILY FUND
A donor advised fund created by Loni and Frank Buck to support the Adams County community with an emphasis on historic preservation, community services, and the performing arts
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LUELLA MUSSELMAN PAUL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Luella Musselman Paul was the daughter of Emma and Christian Musselman who founded the C. H. Musselman & Company Fruit Canning Company. A graduate of Biglerville High School in 1928, she went on to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Juniata College where she played on the woman’s basketball team. Following her father’s death, Luella became a Vice President and Secretary of the Musselman Company. Luella loved Biglerville and contributed in many ways to the well-being of the town where she was born and raised. This scholarship is for a Biglerville High School student pursuing post-secondary education. The award is made based on a student’s demonstrated financial need, high academic performance and community involvement.
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MARGARET TREW CLINE YOUTH & FAMILIES FUND
A field of interest fund to support youth and families, this fund was started by a group of visionary business people, and received a significant gift from the Margaret Trew Cline Foundation.
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MARY SUE CLINE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Mary Sue Cline taught at Biglerville High School for 32 years and retired in 2012. She has a heart for young people and for helping others. To encourage Biglerville High students who might be late-bloomers to pursue post-secondary education, she established this scholarship.
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MAYBELLE HERETER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Maybelle Hereter was considered a devoted and competent musician whose interest in music and music education had a tremendous influence upon hundreds of young people throughout the community of Gettysburg. Established by Ralph and Dorothy Bailey in 1956 in Maybelle’s honor, this fund will provide a scholarship for a Gettysburg Area School District graduating senior who participates in a competitive audition, written instrument and ear perception tests and is pursuing a career in music.
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MAYOR TROXELL FUND
The Mayor Troxell Fund was created by the Adams County Community Foundation Board of Directors to honor the recently retired mayor of the Borough of Gettysburg. The fund will benefit projects in the borough based on recommendations from William Troxell during his lifetime and by the Community Foundation after Mr. Troxell is no longer able to serve in this capacity.
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MEGHAN T. MC KINNEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Meghan McKinney graduated from Biglerville High School where she was an athlete and scholar. She was pursuing a career in nursing when her life was tragically ended in a car accident. This endowed scholarship is for a graduating senior of Biglerville High School and will be awarded as a one-year scholarship for a student pursuing post-secondary education for a career in healthcare.
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MILDRED WALTERS LEADER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Mildred Walters Leader was a teacher at Biglerville High School. Staff established this scholarship in her honor for a graduating senior of Biglerville High School pursuing post-secondary education towards a degree in social studies.
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RAY J. WHERLEY TECH/TRADE SCHOLARSHIP
As one of 18 children, Ray J. Wherley left school with a 7th grade education. After working to help the family, Ray was drafted into the Army during World War II and later enlisted in the United States Air Force for four more years. Upon return to the area, he drove truck, worked as a welder, and even owned a used furniture business. Ray established Wherley Trailer Manufacturing in 1959 in Hanover, PA, moving it to New Oxford in the early 1960’s. The business today is known as Wherley Trailer, Inc. Ray died on March 30, 2015, and to honor his memory, this scholarship was established to help New Oxford High School graduating seniors interested in studying welding, mechanics, or any tech/trade program to continue their education. Ray was married to Mary Ellen (Davis) Wherley for 62 years.
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REINECKER-HENDRICKS FAMILY FUND
This fund will carry out the philanthropy of the Reinecker-Hendricks family. Started by Nancy Reinecker Hendricks and her husband, Erik Hendricks, the charitable distributions will be recommended by Nancy and Erik and their three children. Nancy and Erik both served on the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation. Nancy was a community volunteer, focusing on health issues.
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RENEE AND GARY M. LAIRD AIN’T IT KOOL FUND
Gary Laird established this fund to honor the life of his sister, Renee, who predeceased him and to help children and adults who struggle with mental illness or disabilities. An avid race car driver during his lifetime, he named his enterprise, “Ain’t It Kool” because he felt his life was so blessed and often commented, “Ain’t it kool that I can do this!”
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RICHARD C. MICHAEL FUND
Richard “Dick” Michael was a Founding Board member of ACCF. A retired engineer, Dick had a special place in his heart for promoting literacy programs. This fund supports literacy and education. First priority for distribution will be for children’s literacy. Second priority will be general literacy and education, including English as a Second Language (ESL).
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RICHARD L. & RUTH JEAN UNGER FUND
Dick and RJ Unger were particularly interested in honoring the memory of Ruth Jean’s twin brother, Dick Pitzer, who was a capable sports figure at Biglerville High School. The gymnasium at Biglerville High School was named in honor of Dick Pitzer. Their naming gift to the Upper Adams School District became the basis for this fund. The Richard L. and Ruth Jean Unger Fund will benefit Upper Adams School District. Proceeds from this fund are distributed through the Canners Educational Fund and used for projects that enhance teaching and learning at district schools.
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RITA & FRED DIEHL ENDOWMENT FUND
Fred and Rita Diehl moved to Gettysburg in 1998. Fred was born and raised in Adams County in Cashtown. A graduate of Penn State University, Fred was a career auditor in the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Fred and Rita married late in life and had no children. Their love of Adams County led them to leave an estate gift to the Community Foundation. Their fund supports The Fund for Adams County.
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RONALD L. & CAROLYN KETTERMAN HANKEY FUND
Born and raised in Adams County, Ron and Carolyn Hankey have a huge heart for this community and have been good community stewards in Adams County over many years. As a banker all his career, Ron’s work allowed him to stay in Gettysburg and champion causes that were important, not only to him but to Adams County. He is most happy with his ability to be able to start-up programs, like Main Street Gettysburg, the HART Center and AREMS, as well as to provide leadership to Gettysburg Hospital and the Adams County Economic Development Corporation. Carolyn raised their family of two children and then worked in an administrative position at the Gettysburg Area School District. Ron and Carolyn believe Adams County Community Foundation is an important institution in this community. In the future, their Donor Advised Fund will support the Fund for Adams County.
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ROTARY CLUB OF GETTYSBURG BENEVOLENT FUND
The Rotary Club of Gettysburg has been an active force in the Gettysburg Community for nearly 90 years. In all of that time, the club has been a leader in providing many community improvements and has contributed to the well-being of the community. This fund will benefit the community charities long supported by the club and will allow expansion of the club’s annual scholarship program.
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ROTARY CLUB OF LITTLESTOWN SCHOLARSHIP
The fund presents a scholarship to a graduating senior of Littlestown Area High School attending at least an accredited 2-year, but preferably 4-year post-secondary educational program, a student exemplifying the values of Rotary (Service Above Self or the Four-Way Test, or a participant of Rotary’s Interact Program), financial need, good academic performance, community, school and/or church service.
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SHERRY (KROM) AMIG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Scott Amig, husband of Sherry Amig, and Randy Krom, her brother, wanted to memorialize the life of a woman they both loved and admired. This scholarship is awarded to a student graduated from New Oxford High School for 1-4 years of higher learning. Post-secondary education may include college/university, trade or professional school.
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THE BERNARD, MARY & RICHARD SELBY FAMILY MEMORIAL FUND
Richard Selby served on the original distribution committee of Adams County Foundation in 1985. He became committed to the Community Foundation and its work and when he began his estate planning, he wanted to include the Community Foundation in his Last Will & Testament. It was after his mother Mary Selby passed away in 2016 that he decided to open this fund with memorial gifts received in her memory. Today, the fund is designated to support St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Littlestown; St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Littlestown; Alpha Fire Company in Littlestown; and a portion for undesignated community needs in Littlestown.
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THE CHARLES RITTER FAMILY FUND
Charles Ritter, a successful industrialist, resided in Littlestown, was an original member of the Adams County Foundation distribution committee and served the Community Foundation for well over a decade. Charles established this fund to provide an annual distribution to his church, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Littlestown, and other community needs in Littlestown.
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THE FORWARD FUND
Established by Sharon Cline Magraw, The Forward Fund represents Sharon Cline Magraw’s desire to pay forward the good fortune of her life to help others. Sharon Cline Magraw is a life-long –and third generation- resident of Gettysburg with a long history of giving back to the community that shaped her. This fund will enable charitable gifts to be distributed locally as needed, with a special emphasis on supporting women and families, community service, the arts, and education. Sharon Cline Magraw and her daughters will serve as the Donor Advisors. After their lifetime, the fund will support The Fund for Adams County.
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THE FUND FOR ACCF
The Fund for ACCF supports the Community Foundation and its work to inspire philanthropy across Adams County.
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The Fund for Adams County
The Fund for Adams County is the Community Foundation’s permanent civic endowment. Each year the Fund supports programs and initiatives to address our community’s current need.
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THE FUND FOR ADAMS COUNTY
The Fund for Adams County is the Community Foundation’s permanent civic endowment. Each year the Fund supports programs and initiatives to address our community’s current need.
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THE HAROLD L. GRIFFIE S.T.E.M. SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Honoring a high school math teacher who inspired the Anonymous Donor of this fund to major in mathematics, this 4-year scholarship encourages and supports graduates of Bermudian Springs High School who wish to enter a field of study in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). In determining what constitutes a STEM discipline, the Foundation shall follow guidelines on what constitutes a STEM discipline as promulgated by the National Science Foundation.
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THE JULIE ANN LOCHARY SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 2014 by anonymous donors, this scholarship honors the life of Julie Ann Lochary. Julie Ann lived in Littlestown with her family. She was active in her church and its youth group. Julie Ann was a member of the Fine Feathered Friends 4-H Club of Carroll Valley. She passed away at age 10 after a long fight against brain cancer. This scholarship is for girls who participated in 4-H sometime between kindergarten through 12th grade and are planning to attend a 2-4 year post-secondary school, including technical school.
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THE M. C. JONES FUND
M.C. Jones was a resident of Gettysburg. He owned and operated furniture factories in both Adams and York Counties. Mr. Jones created the M. C. Jones Foundation, to benefit the local community. After his son, Philip M. Jones, a trustee of the M. C. Jones Foundation, retired from business life, he transferred the M. C. Jones Foundation to Adams County Foundation, to assure that it would continue to benefit the larger Adams County community. The fund supports community grantmaking through the Fund for Adams County.
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THE NICOLE L. LAUGHMAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Nicole Laughman was the beloved daughter of Rory Laughman who established this fund in her memory. She attended Bermudian Springs Schools, loved sports and Girl Scouts. Nicole passed away in 2003 at the age of 13 while on vacation in Hawaii. This scholarship is for a female student athlete, who demonstrates scholarship, financial need and community service.
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THE TIMMER FUND
Timothy Ian Magraw, known to many of his friends as Timmer, was a world-class jokester and an insatiably curious student of life. A sportsman in the truest sense, he was happiest out in the field hunting pheasants with his Brittanies and on the tennis courts, keeping his buddies on the run with his flawless lob. To honor his memory, Tim’s family set up this donor-advised fund to support initiatives that instill a love of sports in Adams County residents and champion Pennsylvania veterans and their families.
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THE WOLF FAMILY CHARITABLE TRUST SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship provides a one year scholarship to a student of good standing and demonstrating financial need to attend HACC—Gettysburg’s Mechatronics program. Fairfield Area High School students will be given first priority. In the absence of a qualified student from Fairfield Area High School, students from the following schools will be considered: Bermudian Springs High School, New Oxford High School (Conewago Valley School District), Delone Catholic, Gettysburg Area High School, Littlestown Area High School, Biglerville High School, (Upper Adams School District), Other: Qualified Home School graduates.
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THOMAS E. & FLORENCE B. METZ FUND
Tom and Florence Metz were born and raised in Adams County. In their lifetime, they were immersed in community service including historic preservation, Lions Club and the Gettysburg Hospital. To give back to the community that gave them so much, the Metz’s created this fund which supports community needs through the Community Foundation’s Adams County Grants Program.
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THOMAS E. ARNOLD SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Tom Arnold was a generous man during his lifetime. He was a proud “Canner” and an avid history buff of the Civil War. His wife, Regina “Gina” wanted to honor his life by providing a scholarship for a Biglerville High School student pursuing post-secondary education. Preference is given to a student demonstrating financial need, having high academic performance, showing community involvement and demonstrating strong interest in history as indicated by enrollment in advanced history classes, and work above and beyond the instructor’s requirements such as participation in National History Day Competition and/or pursuing an education in history.
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THOMAS P. AND ROBERTA C. HENNINGER FUND
Roberta and Thomas went to Gettysburg Area High School together, but they did not marry until later in life. Grants from their fund supports current community needs through the Fund for Adams County.
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THOMAS P. HENNINGER SCHOLARSHIP
Roberta “Cookie” Henninger establish this scholarship in memory of her husband who passed away in 2011. Thomas P. Henninger was a 1964 graduate of Gettysburg High School and attended the University of Maryland, RIT, and GAADV. He served in the U. S. Air Force from 1964-1968. Thomas worked as a utility complaints investigator for the PA Public Utilities Commission. This fund will provide a scholarship for a graduating senior of Gettysburg Area School District who will be attending a 2-4 year post-secondary school.
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THOMAS W. “TIM” CLINE FUND
This donor advised fund serves as a living memorial to Thomas W. Cline, known as “Tim” to his family, friends and admirers. Tim was a lifelong resident of Adams County and known for his generous spirit of giving and “silent support of the community.” Tim is remembered as a dedicated leader who gave active support to help his community.
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UNGER FAMILY MUSIC FUND
Betty Unger Mackley, BHS Class of 1948 and Dallace Williams Unger, BHS Class of 1954, were active musicians at Biglerville High School. Betty was a member of several choral groups and was Marching Band Majorette while Dallas was a marching band member and sang in chorus. Their brothers, Guinn and Richard, wanted to honor their participation by making a gift designated for the Canner Fund of Upper Adams School District to benefit the music department.
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WALTER P. & ANNA GRIEST MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Established by their daughter, Jean Brannock, this fund will provide a scholarship for a student from Bermudian Springs graduating with a 3.0 average and attending post-secondary schooling in agriculture. In the absence of a qualified candidate from BSSD, the scholarship will be open to Adams County students who qualify. Walter and Anna lived in Orrtanna, PA with their daughter Jean.
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WELLSPAN EMERGENCY SERVICES FUND
The intent of the WellSpan Emergency Services Fund is to encourage Adams County community providers of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to work toward a more coordinated, regional EMS system for Adams County. This Adams County Community Foundation community-led grant would serve as the funding mechanism for community providers of EMS that agree to collaborate toward a more coordinated, regional EMS system for Adams County. The aim is to ensure sustainable efforts to provide effective coverage for all areas of Adams County, particularly underserved communities.
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