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Letter: A thank you for supporting annual LSS dinner

By - Last modified: May 4, 2012 at 9:58 AM

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Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania is extremely grateful for the generosity of the residents and businesses of our community who supported our ninth annual LSS Cornerstone Dinner March 29.

It was an honor and a privilege to present the 2012 LSS Cornerstone Award for extraordinary philanthropic commitment to the York community to Chloé Eichelberger. Chloé’s belief in the “benefit of contributing to something beyond one’s self” is the foundation on which LSS was built and continues to thrive.

Proceeds from the Cornerstone Dinner are used to support vital local outreach services for individuals and families. In 2011, LSS provided more than $500,000 in outreach support to people in need. The community’s ongoing support of this annual event enables LSS to positively impact the lives of York County residents every day.

LSS was especially appreciative of the time this year’s celebrity guest speaker, Chef Jeff Henderson of the Food Network, spent with local youth. Prior to his evening speaking engagement at the LSS Cornerstone Dinner, Chef Jeff visited students of York County School of Technology’s Culinary Program and at-risk youth at the York County Youth Development Center, bringing to them a message of perseverance, hope and determination in the face of adversity. While being incarcerated for nearly a decade, Chef Jeff realized his passion for cooking and turned his life around, eventually becoming the executive chef of Café Bellagio in Las Vegas.

On behalf of LSS, I want to acknowledge the efforts of the Leadership Committee for the event: Rob Bowen, Les Brant, Meg and Peter Brubaker, Rebecca Calder, Stef and Tony Campisi, Hank Christ, Don Dellinger, Liz Dellinger, Bob Fishel, Dan Meckley, Jack Ulrich and Coni Wolf.

We extend our sincere appreciation to our many sponsors and advertisers, especially M&T Bank, Grand Sponsor for the ninth consecutive year; Glatfelter Insurance Group, our Platinum Sponsor; CCRx — an Omnicare Company, Flagship Rehabilitation and Sodexo Senior Living, our Gold Sponsors; Barley Snyder LLC, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Capital BlueCross, Carbis Walker LLP, E.K. McConkey & Company Inc., Morgan-Keller Construction, Mutual of America and Rick and Carol Smith, our Silver Sponsors; and the York Daily Record, York Sunday News and The York Dispatch, our Media Sponsors.

Lutheran Social Services is grateful to the York community for its support of our mission and services. Just like this year’s celebrity speaker Chef Jeff, LSS seeks to inspire individuals to achieve an optimal quality of life.

—Robert L. Rundle, President/CEO, Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania

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