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Your Legacy. Our Community.

Lancaster County is an extraordinary community that is home to fearless, welcoming, hard-working, and self-reliant people. To ensure our community remains on this extraordinary path far into the future, the Lancaster County Community Foundation developed a special pathway for long-term giving—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. You imagine and create the community you want to see today, tomorrow, and forever.

Stories of Giving

Whether it’s a honoring the legacy of a beloved father, or a commitment to improving our County’s environment today and tomorrow, those who have joined the Forever Lancaster movement have one thing in common: they all share a passion that has inspired them to invest in their community’s future.

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How Forever Lancaster Works

When you make a commitment through Forever Lancaster, you’ll work closely with Foundation experts. We handle the administration and details to make it an easy process for you. You get to focus on building your legacy and creating long-term support for the causes that are meaningful to you.


When Do You Want to Invest?

Your impact through Forever Lancaster will be long-lasting no matter when or how you decide to get involved.

Support an Existing Fund

Check out local community benefit organizations and community causes to see how you can invest to make a long-term impact on the issues that matter to you.

Create a Fund

See your investment at work and your legacy start to take root. Explore fund types to see the many ways you can start making an impact today.

Plan for Tomorrow

Make a promise to support the causes you care about. Commit to an endowed fund that is created in the future through a bequest in your will or other method.

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Gift Planning Resources

Gift Planning Resources

Need help with charitable planning? We can provide you with resources, connections to knowledgeable Forever Lancaster staff, and assistance in coordinating with expert professional advisors.

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Opportunity of our Generation

Opportunity of our Generation

90% – 7%
We live in a generous community. 90% of us make donations to a community benefit organization in our lifetime. But, only 7% of us designate a charitable gift in our will. When our lives are over, our gifts to the community organizations are over as well. What if 7% was 20% or more?

$46 Billion
A study from the Center for Rural PA shows that $46.43 billion in wealth will transfer in Lancaster County alone from this generation to the next by the year 2055. That’s $9 billion per decade starting now. What can happen if we commit only a portion of these dollars to the future of our community?

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