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Partner Events Throughout the County

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Community Foundation, we see an even bigger opportunity to highlight future-forward energy across our community. Explore the new, or already-at-work, initiatives below that are inviting fresh ideas, a spirit of innovation, and setting Lancaster on a path to the “changing the next 100” years. Explore a variety of ways you can be part of shaping our shared tomorrow at these events throughout Lancaster County. 

Intentions of Virtue: Quality Improvement Initiatives and Health Equity | April 1st

Intentions of Virtue: Quality Improvement Initiatives and Health Equity
Monday, April 1st

Join our Next 100 Partner Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital for an engaging lecture by Rachel M. Werner, MD, PhD. Discuss how policies aimed at improving overall quality or access can affect disparities, review why equity needs to be directly incorporated into policy development, and explore strategies to mitigate and manage unforeseen challenges in the pursuit of quality improvement goals. Educational Credits are available.

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Creative Expression in Our Communities | Date TBD

Creative Expression in Our Communities
Date TBD

Join our Next 100 Years Partner High Foundations for a series of facilitated conversations with local leaders discussing four future-focused categories: Creative Expression, Well-Being & Vibrancy, Next Generation, and Our Planet. 

More details and registration information to follow.

Well-Being & Vibrancy in Our Communities | Date TBD

Well-Being & Vibrancy in Our Communities
Date TBD

Join our Next 100 Years Partner High Foundations for a series of facilitated conversations with local leaders discussing four future-focused categories: Creative Expression, Well-Being & Vibrancy, Next Generation, and Our Planet. 

More details and registration information to follow.

Our Community's Next Generation | Date TBD

Our Community’s Next Generation
Date TBD

Join our Next 100 Years Partner High Foundations for a series of facilitated conversations with local leaders discussing four future-focused categories: Creative Expression, Well-Being & Vibrancy, Next Generation, and Our Planet. 

More details and registration information to follow.

Our Community's Shared Planet | Date TBD

Our Community’s Shared Planet
Date TBD

Join our Next 100 Years Partner High Foundations for a series of facilitated conversations with local leaders discussing four future-focused categories: Creative Expression, Well-Being & Vibrancy, Next Generation, and Our Planet. 

More details and registration information to follow.

Boost Awards for Local Chambers

In addition to more than $1 million in extra funding for Lancaster County community benefit organizations and students, the Community Foundation will offer local chambers of commerce and business organizations an opportunity to boost their forward-focused initiatives. These unique Next 100 Year Boost Awards of up to $5,000 each are designed to spark future shaping strategies and projects in local communities throughout the county. Here are some of the projects happening in a community near you:

 

Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce

The Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce will update their new website, “Discover Elizabethtown.” This initiative started as a way to showcase Elizabethtown. They have listings for eat, stay, play, and shop as well as a community calendar to make it a one stop for visitors or community members.

Lancaster Chamber

Lancaster Chamber will use these funds to enhance the welcoming atmosphere at the Lancaster Chamber’s headquarters on 115 East King Street, on the 2nd floor’s Business Center. The Lancaster Chamber plans to create a room-sized wall mural in the canteen area on the 2nd floor of the Business Center. This mural aims to inspire everyone visiting the center, providing a backdrop for team/group pictures, showcasing local artists’ work, and symbolizing the thriving spirit of Lancaster County.

Manheim Chamber of Commerce

The Manheim Chamber of Commerce is working with Horst Arts on the concept and design of a mural on two buildings in Manheim. They are still in the process of getting some permissions and permits, so stay tuned.

New Holland Business Association

The New Holland Business Association will help local non-profits and local New Holland Businesses increase their marketing efforts in New Holland by organizing a town wide business Expo where each business can showcase their services or products.

Funds will also be used for the Christmas on Main event. They have crafts, food trucks, Santa Claus, and rides for young ones.

Southern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce

The Southern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce will use funds toward a paid staff member for the first time in their Chamber’s history. They are in the early planning phases of a large event to be held in October 2024.

While the details and logistics of this event are still in its infancy, this award will allow them to increase their outreach, bring in top-tier speakers, and provide an affordable experience for their member businesses.

Mainspring of Ephrata

On First Saturday, July 6th, Mainspring will host its premier Chalk the Walk event, inviting the entire community to join in. Their vision is one where our community transcends mere observation and becomes active participants in the creative process. Ephrata’s Main Street offers an ideal canvas for inclusivity, boasting wide sidewalks and an array of ethnic-owned businesses. Their aspiration is to see a vibrant tapestry of colors, cultures, and characters adorning the pavement. Every piece of art will be captured both from ground level and aerial perspectives, ensuring that the beauty and diversity of the collective creations are shared far and wide via social media. This event marks a significant milestone for downtown Ephrata, setting the stage for an annual tradition that they hope will evolve and expand each year as more groups join in. While the chalk drawings may not be permanent fixtures for now, the “Next 100 Years” legacy lies in the connections forged and the collaborative spirit fostered. It’s yet another opportunity to unite people of all backgrounds and identities.

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