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Extraordinary Give 2015

The Extraordinary Give 2015  raised over $6 million for local nonprofits in just 24 hours of online giving.  That tops an already astounding $4.4 million in 2014 and $3.2 million in 2013!  We couldn’t be more proud to be part of such a charitable community here in Lancaster, PA.  Our mission for the day was to follow the Give Mobile for the day, starting just before sunrise at the Lancaster Amtrak Train Station.  Despite the early timing and the freezing temperatures, the group was upbeat and greeting morning commuters.   The truck proceeded to a number of stops throughout the day across Lancaster County.  By the time it arrived back downtown at its final destination in front of Lancaster Central Market the town was abuzz with philanthropy.  The lounge of the Lancaster Marriott was transformed by Atomic Design to host the event for the final 6 hours leading up to the midnight deadline. For a better look, enjoy the recap video below!

This project was a collaboration between Opus Films, Lamphouse Films, and GP Film & Photography.  Thank you to the Lancaster County Community Foundation for including us in this very special event year after year!

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Great Social Enterprise Pitch

The Great Social Enterprise Pitch is a collaboration between Assets Lancaster and the Lancaster County Community Foundation.  The event facilitated the creation of 10 business ideas from local thinkers, entrepreneurs, and leaders that were designed to be sustainable, profitable, and address a social need to improve our community. With more than $42,000 raised from 700+ donations during the crowdfunding phase of the competition, the 2015 Great Social Enterprise Pitch brought together hundreds of people from all sectors of the community for the purpose of promoting businesses that operate with a triple bottom line of People, Planet, and Profit, making it the biggest Pitch yet! We can’t wait for next year!

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St Anne’s Fall Fling

St Anne’s Fall Fling is a night of food, fun, and fundraising.  For 2013, the event was held at Four Seasons Golf Course.  Highlights of the evening included a silent auction, raffle,  portrait artist, and a live auctioneer. Proceeds from the event go to benefit the St Anne’s Retirement Community, located in Columbia, PA.

Enjoy the brief recap!

Many thanks to our generous sponsors:


Dermatology Physicians Inc
Dr Robert L. Roschel
Dr George E. Groleau


Roy and Donna Belli


Benchmark Construction Company Inc
Cura Hospitality Inc
Donegal Mutual Insurance Company
Williams Apothecary, Inc.


DH Funk and Sons, LLC
KLS Marketing
Murray Securus
Donald and Betsy Nikolaus
Nikolaus and Hohenadel, LLP


Adorers of the Blood of Christ
Ann Barshinger
Catholic War Veterans Columbia Post # 1306
Certified Carpet
Controlled Environment Technologies Inc.
Diocese of Harrisburg
Engle-Hambright & Davies, Inc.
HealthAmerica Pennsylvania Inc
K&D Factory Service
Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc.
Lehigh Valley Respiratory Care Lancaster, Inc.
Medication Information Services
Northeast Protection Partners Inc.
Paddin, Guerrini and Associates, P.C.
Simplex Grinnell
Dr. James and Carol Spicher
St. Anne’s Retirement Community Board of Trustees
Susquehanna Bank
UGI Energy Service, Inc.

Honorable Mention:

Alpha Bio-Med Services
Columbia Water
Fry’s Carpet Cleaning
Paul Davis Restoration
R.S. Hollinger &Sons, Inc.
Kirchner Brothers Termite & Pest Control
Kline’s Services, Inc.
Morris Locksmith Company
Stauffer’s of Kissel Hill – Steve Gallion


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2013 Extraordinary Give Recap

The Extraordinary Give is truly a community-wide celebration of giving. On November 22, 2013, Lancaster County came together to shine a light on all the community benefit organizations that make our community great. We rallied around the organizations that are transforming lives and raised more than $3.2 million for 260 local organizations in a 24 hour period. Downtown Lancaster was abuzz with activities from musical acts to public performances. The Lancaster Marriott hosted the LCCF as the center for giving, where we set up our time lapse footage.  Local venue Tellus360 also hosted musicians and performers throughout the day and had computers available for people to participate and donate to the Extraordinary Give.

Special thanks to the Lancaster County Community Foundation and all of the events sponsors for putting on this truly extraordinary community event!

Will you join us in 2014?

Extraordinary Give Thank You

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