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Glatfelter family to be honored by Lutheran Social Services

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The P.H. Glatfelter family, founders of the Glatfelter paper company, will be honored by Lutheran Social Services at the organization's 11th annual Cornerstone Dinner on April 3 at the Yorktowne Hotel.

"Established in 2004 to recognize significant contributions of philanthropy and celebrate those active in the philanthropic community, the LSS Cornerstone Award honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional generosity to their community through direct charitable support, leadership and volunteer service," according to the LSS website.

Philip H. Glatfelter founded the paper business in Spring Grove, York County, in 1864. Since that time, as the business has grown to be a publicly traded global company, the five generations of the Glatfelter family have maintained a strong philanthropy that has supported everything from churches to schools and colleges to social service organizations, according to LSS.

Among past honorees were Bill and Judy Simpson, Bob and Anne Kinsley, Coni Wolf, and the Wagman Family.

During 2012, more than 8,122 individuals volunteered their time with LSS, according to the organization's annual report. That same year, donors provided more than $3.47 million.

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