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York County-based First Capital Federal Credit Union donated $500 from the company's first quarter First Cap Gives Back fundraising efforts to The American Heart Association. Staff sold paper hearts for $1 each and paid $5 to wear jeans on a specific day. In addition, First Capital sponsored a table at the association's Go Red for Women luncheon and the Heart and Stroke Ball for a total contribution of $2,500. Shown, from left, are: Sue DeStephano, president and CEO of First Capital FCU; Wade Markel, senior division director at the American Heart Association; and Lisa Barshinger, community engagement officer at First Capital FCU.
York County-based First Capital Federal Credit Union donated $500 from the company's first quarter First Cap Gives Back fundraising efforts to The American Heart Association. Staff sold paper hearts for $1 each and paid $5 to wear jeans on a specific day. In addition, First Capital sponsored a table at the association's Go Red for Women luncheon and the Heart and Stroke Ball for a total contribution of $2,500. Shown, from left, are: Sue DeStephano, president and CEO of First Capital FCU; Wade Markel, senior division director at the American Heart Association; and Lisa Barshinger, community engagement officer at First Capital FCU. Preschoolers from several midstate Goddard School locations collected items for the Ronald McDonald House in March. The students learned about giving to the community by collecting coloring kits, travel-sized items, games and more for Ronald McDonald families. Above, some students from The Goddard School in Hampden Township are shown with items they collected. The Rotary Club of York welcomed its youth exchange students at a recent meeting. Julia Taylor, a Dallastown Area High School graduate, spent the last school year studying in Brazil, and Ethan Fogleman, a graduate of William Penn Senior High School, spent his exchange year in Taiwan and is now attending Temple University. Two students are representing the Rotary Club of York as 2017-18 Outbound Students: Olivia McCormick, homeschooled from the Spring Grove Area School District, is now in Poland, and Becca Olderich, York Suburban High School, is in Brazil. Shown above, from left, are Olivia McCormick, Becca Olderich, Julia Taylor and Ethan Fogleman. WellSpan Health made $50,000 in donations, on behalf of its 15,000 employees, to disaster relief funds to assist those impacted by last year's hurricanes, wildfires and natural disasters in the United States, Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands. The York County-based health system gave $25,000 to the American Red Cross, for distribution to the National Disaster Relief Fund and the International Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund. And WellSpan gave $25,000 combined to three statewide hospital employee assistance funds, in Puerto Rico, Florida and Texas. Shown above, from left, are representatives of the American Red Cross South Central Pennsylvania: Patrick Ball, board chair; Vicky Diamond, also vice president of ancillary services at WellSpan; Amanda Yiengst, board member; and Matt Leininger, chapter executive. Giant Food Stores donated 1,250 hams to three Lancaster area hunger relief organizations to provide Easter dinners to their clients. Giant delivered 500 hams each to Water Street Rescue Mission and Lancaster County Council of Churches and 250 hams to Crispus Attucks Community Center. Shown above, from left, are Sharon Swope, Giant Food Stores; Jackie Dilworth and Gail Rittenhouse, from Lancaster County Council of Churches; and Christopher Brand, Giant Food Stores. Donegal Insurance Group made a donation to the Long's Park Amphitheater Foundation's Summer Music Series and will be a season sponsor. Shown, from left, are Bill Wright, Development Director of the Foundation; Tom Racius, Vice President/Marketing & Advertising for Donegal Insurance Group; Jason Bugg, Manager/Corporate Communications for Donegal Insurance Group; and David Wauls, Past President of the Foundation. The West Shore Chamber of Commerce hosted more than 500 visitors at its Taste of the Chamber event, which highlighted dishes from 17 restaurants, caterers and other member businesses. Attendees selected Healthy You Cafe for the Overall Best Taste award, and Judges Favorite Taste award was presented to Rock Bass Grill. Proceeds benefit the chamber's nonprofit members, Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties and Girls on the Run Capital Area. Executive Women International (EWI) of Harrisburg and Leadership Harrisburg Area presented its second annual Lead By Example event to honor local business and professional women. The keynote speaker was Dean Rohrs, vice president of Rotary International, who spoke about growing up in Zambia and being imprisoned for protesting apartheid. She went on to be a nurse in South Africa, active in the Red Cross, and and currently serves on the board of a girls' school in Malawi. Representatives from EWI of Harrisburg also gave a check to Rohrs for the Rotary Foundation. Shown above, from left, are Maronetta Miller, Julie Young, Dean Rohrs, and Sylvia Weinstein. Madris Tomes, founder and CEO of Device Events LLC, gave the keynote presentation at a York County Women's Business Center Organization luncheon and shared her story as a female entrepreneur. She was surprised by the presentation of proclamation from the County of York by County Commissioner Chris Reilly for sparking a momentum for innovation and technology in the county. Tomes was winner of the 2017 "Rise of the Rest" pitch competition for emerging startups. Shown above are, from left, State Rep. Stan Saylor, York City Council Member Edquina Washington, State Rep. Keith Gillespie, Madris Tomes, Chris Reilly and York City Council Member Sandie Walker. York Traditions Bank gave DreamWrights Center for Community Arts a contribution of $7,500 through the EITC program to support several upcoming productions. Above, at right, John Blecher, founder, COO and CFO for York Traditions Bank and a former DreamWrights board member, presents a check to Ann Davis, executive director of DreamWrights. Central PA Planet Fitness representatives partnered with the Peyton Walker Foundation for a Scout Night Sleepover with the Hershey Bears at the Giant Center. More than 700 scouts and chaperones received CPR demonstrations, learned how to use a defibrillator and watched a video about sudden cardiac arrest on the big screen. The Peyton Walker Foundation supports sudden cardiac arrest awareness through education, screenings and training. Above, scouts learn about CPR at the Giant Center. In conjunction with The York County Alliance for Learning, First Capital Federal Credit Union held a Career Exploration Day for 13 students from area high schools, who got a look inside the financial industry. The students learned about all the staff positions at the credit union, took a tour of the headquarters, heard from a career panel and engaged in a budgeting activity. Giant Food Stores announced $1 million in grants to three local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, awarded during Children's Hospitals Week in Orlando, Fla., earlier this month. The grants include $570,000 to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, $280,000 to Penn State Children's Hospital Hershey, and $150,000 to Geisinger Medical Center, to be used for specific needs as identified by each hospital. The hospitals all support specialized care for pediatric patients. Since 1997, Giant has raised more than $42 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Shown above are, from left, Allison Mason, Penn State Children's Hospital Hershey; Debbie Hill, Retail Business Services, Giant; John Lauck, CMN National; Chris Brand, Giant Food Stores; John Schneider, CMN National; Robin Valentino, CMN National; Kate Billmeyer, Geisinger Medical Center; and Lena O'Malley, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Riverview Bank donated $5,000 to The Cumberland County Library System Foundation for its Summer Learning Program, which extends the school year by providing fun, free activities to area youth. Shown, from left, are Sharon Scott, David MacLachlan, Vanessa Miller, Carolyn Blatchley, Tara Major, John Nickey of Riverview Bank, Jairee Counterman and Anne Ellis. The Cope Company Salt, of Manheim Township, donated $3,000 to Willow Valley Communities to benefit the Nurse Education Fund, as a contribution from the company's AUTOGive quarterly nonprofit donation program. Shown, from left, are John Connell, General Manager of Cope Salt; scholarship recipient Paige Hess; Jennifer Horn, Administrative Assistant, Cope Salt; Sinda Gochenauer, Nurse Manager at Willow Valley; and Dennis W. Griest, President and CFO of Willow Valley. F&M Trust members filled laundry baskets at the credit union's locations in Cumberland County with sheets, blankets, towels, pillows and more for a Linens and Things Donation Drive, part of Safe Harbour's Annual Campaign. The nonprofit provides housing and support services for homeless individuals and families in Cumberland County. The donations will benefit Safe Harbour residents who often come to its Carlisle facility with few or no personal items, providing them with essentials to call their own. Shown above are, from left, David Luo, Safe Harbour treasurer and F&M Trust Investment Portfolio Manager; Tim Henry, F&M Trust President and CEO; Scott Shewell, Safe Harbour President and CEO; and Paulo Oliveira, F&M Trust Cumberland/Capital Region Market Manager.

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