ADAMS COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION INC

For Good. For Adams County. For Ever.

Gettysburg, PA   |  www.adamscountycf.org

Mission

To inspire people and communities and build and distribute permanent charitable funds for Adams County and all of South Central Pennsylvania .

Ruling year info

2008

President & CEO

Mr. Ralph M. Serpe

Main address

25 S. Fourth Street

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA

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Formerly known as

Adams County Foundation

EIN

26-1404848

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Giving Spree

Giving Spree is Adams County's day of giving. It seeks to inspire a passion for charitable giving among citizens of Adams County for causes that are important to them.

Population(s) Served

A focused effort on affordable living encompassing housing, transportation and economic development. Our goal is that all residents of Adams County will have opportunities to live in safe, affordable housing, find sustainable employment and have access to viable transportation options.

Population(s) Served

Educational Scholarships offered to students in Adams County.

Population(s) Served

Adams County Grants, the Community Foundation's competitive grants program, is focused on building the capacity of nonprofits who help our most vulnerable residents, moving low-income residents toward self-sufficiency and supporting community collaborative projects.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations


Since 2013

Council on Foundations Accredited

National Standards for Community Foundations 2019

Awards

Standards for Excellence 2013

Pennsylvania Assocation of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO)

National Standards for Community Foundations 2019

Council on Foundations

Affiliations & memberships

Council on Foundations - Member 2007

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Adams County Community Foundation seeks to build a strong and healthy community in which to live, work, and raise a family. Our goal is to do that through establishing permanent funds that generate charitable gifts to support civic, human service, education, arts, religion, recreation, and scholarship. Our focus is on improving human lives, building organizational capacity, creating social capital, and expanding knowledge.

The Community Foundation has a Distribution Committee that reviews proposals from qualified non-profit organizations and selects those projects that best meet identified community needs.

The Community Foundation has a Scholarship Committee that reviews applications from students across the county and matches them to scholarships established by donors at the Community Foundation.

The Ambassador Committee works with the President and the Board to identify and seek donors who are interested in considering establishing a permanent charitable fund at the Community Foundation.

The Investment & Finance Committee oversee the investments and operations of the Community Foundation to assure that our investment funds are performing well, our fund managers are charging reasonable fees for their services and our operations are functioning efficiently and effectively.

These committees are supported by paid staff people who are highly qualified and skilled in their professions.

The Community Foundation conducts a fair assessment of every proposal that is received and requires final reporting on every grant made. The final reports are reviewed and agencies are held accountable for the outcomes of their funded projects.

The Community Foundation partners with Scholarship America to provide a fair and unbiased review of students seeking scholarship. The Community Foundation additionally partners with Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency to provide matching money for scholarships.

The Community Foundation employs and engages fund raising professionals who display high morals and ethics in fund raising and are committed to confidentiality and avoidance of conflict of interest.

The Community Foundation selects investment managers from an RFP process to assure the selection of managers that provide high quality customer service and reasonable fees.

We have numerous accomplishments.

In 12 years of business, the Community Foundation has
-increased its staff from one to 4 persons,
-increased its assets from $379,000 to over $15 million,
-increased its permanent funds from 6 to 170,
-increased its grants and scholarships to the community from $5,000 to over $1,2 Million
-purchased its own office property, free of debt, and
-improved its name recognition in the community.

Financials

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Operations

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ADAMS COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 6/7/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Loni Buck

Community Volunteer

Term: 2018 - 2020


Board co-chair

Mr. John Phillips

Philips & Phillips Attny

Term: 2018 - 2020

Ronald Bailey

Insurance

Bruce Bigelow

Consultant, Fund raising

Mark Cropp

President, WWWT

Matthew Crowner

Insurance

Rich Finkenbiner

Raffensberger Finkenbiner and Murphy, Accountant

Stacey Green

Biggerstaff's Catering, President

James Kampstra

Ferrara Kampstra, Financial Advisor

Sharon Magraw

Manufacturing, Retired

A. Kim Patrono

Appleleaf Abstracting, Attorney

Rupal Shah

Community Volunteer

Duane Williams

Military, Retired; Agriculture

James Chiaruttini

Attorney

Anne Gallon

Small Business

Terry Gingrow

Banking

Kay Hollabaugh

Business,Agriculture

Elizabeth Johnides

Business

Nathan Mares

Business

Emily Rice-Townsend

Business

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes