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A gateway to agricultural advocacy

The pandemic has changed so much about the way we communicate and connect in fundamental ways. With the increased digitization of human contact, it’s made receiving mail a rare treat for so many of us. And, around this time each year, the Community Foundation receives just about the best mail you could hope for: dozens of thank you letters from students who are part of the Pennsylvania FFA.

For nearly 100 years, the FFA has provided opportunities to students to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. Through the support of an anonymous fundholder at the Community Foundation through Forever Lancaster, students from Lancaster (and across the state!) have the cost of their jacket sponsored so they can become FFA members.

At first glance, it might not seem like much, but a jacket can be a gateway to personal pride and commitment to a cause you care about. It’s a literal symbol of our shared future: a statement that you are deeply invested in keeping Lancaster County fed, conserving our land, and caring for our community for the next generation and beyond.

The Community Foundation is thrilled to be a part of our fundholder’s support for these students as they develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through the Pennsylvania FFA Alumni. We are committed to helping anyone with a commitment to Lancaster County turn their ideas into action, and their passion into legacy. We are honored to continue to be able to support the FFA in Greenwood, and with Ag Day 2021 just around the corner on March 23, we encourage you to support your local farm(s)!

Learn more about FFA

Today, over 13,000 students are members of the Pennsylvania FFA Association!

Forever Lancaster

By investing even a small piece of your estate in the Forever Lancaster endowment program, you help turn ideas into action and passion into legacy.