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Growth prompts YCCF promotions

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Jane Conover, left, and Bryan Tate
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York County Community Foundation took a new tack back in 2010, to such success that this morning it announced two promotions intended "to help continue this momentum and manage our growth."

Jane Conover has been named senior vice president and chief operating officer; she will be responsible for YCCF's high-impact community improvement initiatives as well as the marketing and communications functions.

Bryan Tate has been named vice president and chief development officer; he will develop and lead YCCF's donor engagement and professional advisor strategy and delivery.

"We have worked hard to accelerate improvement in our communities and better assist our donors in achieving their objectives," Bill Hartman, YCCF president and CEO, said in a news release.

"In addition to recognizing the contributions of these executives," Hartman said, "these steps allow the Community Foundation to further its leadership, community improvement, and growth goals while maintaining the highest level of integrity in our daily operations."

Conover was hired in early 2010 as vice president of community investment. She has launched efforts to revitalize Continental Square, made recommendations on education, and created the Embracing Aging Initiative, as well as taken on an increased leadership presence in the community, serving as lead staff executive to the YorkCounts initiative. She has strategically aligned YCCF's grantmaking with community needs.

Tate joined YCCF in 2004 as vice president of community investment, where he directed the foundation's grantmaking program and had oversight of four committees. As vice president of philanthropy, YCCF said, Tate has revitalized its professional adviser engagement and 1749 Society and has been instrumental in the growth of YCCF's assets, which now exceed $100 million.

Founded in 1961, YCCF granted $2.7 million in 2013.

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