Contributors - LEADS


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LEADS is a 99% Volunteer Organization

One reason LEADS has been able to control our costs is because it’s virtually a volunteer effort. Beyond the flowers, garlands, lights we must purchase, about the only paid service is the person who waters the flower baskets. They are hung and taken down by board members and students enlisted from the Lancaster Academy, McCaskey, and Manos House. Friends such as Faye DeBerdine, Harry & Joan Worth, Dennis Klos, and Gary Hufford also show up to help. Board members help “pro bono” with our literature and website, while volunteers often handle mailings and other tasks. A committed group of city-loving folks make it all happen.

You can also support our programs with a monetary contribution. Fuel for the watering ATV, replacement of tires, new custom-made brackets are just a few of the items we must purchase to keep the LEADS initiatives healthy. Your monetary contributions help keep us running – literally.

Consider supporting us as a Friend ($25-$99), a Partner ($100-$499), a LEADer ($500-$999) and/or a Benefactor ($1,000 and above). Your gift, at any level, is very much appreciated.

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“We are so fortunate to live in a place where there are such dedicated citizens who recognize the importance of making our city beautiful. The work of LEADS enhances the experience of Lancaster for those of us who live here and for those who visit. Seeing the baskets magically appear around downtown in the spring makes me giddy with delight. Thanks to all of you who make this happen.”

Jessica Mailhot

Former Central Market Manager

Benefactor – $1,000+

2024 Appeal • Updated April 2024

“The High Companies have been actively supporting the revitalization of downtown Lancaster for many years. While our business is in helping to create sustainable economic development, the LEADS volunteers are doing the equally important job of making our city streets more appealing and fun to be on. Our hats are off to them!  They certainly deserve the support of everyone who cares about our fine city.”

Nevin D. Cooley

CEO, The High Companies

LEADer – $500–$999

2024 Appeal • Updated April 2024

  • Alpha Dog Advertising
  • Building Character LLC
  • Caldwell Heckles & Egan Inc.
  • Charles F Snyder Funeral Home
  • Ken’s Gardens / Gallery Grow
  • Lancaster County Convention Center Authority
  • Susan & Doug Glouner
  • Thomas & Georgina Russo
“I adopt a LEADS flower basket for two different reasons. One is to keep our city beautiful. The other is to honor my wife’s memory. More people will see the plaque on the flower basket downtown than read her tombstone at the cemetery!”

Dr. Paul Ripple

Partner – $100–$499

2024 Appeal • Updated April 2024

  • Allan Eustis
  • Amanda Keeler
  • Andriana & Ed Drogaris
  • Ann & John Martin
  • Anne Labat-Gepert & Robert Gepert
  • Anne McGrann
  • Appel, Yost & Zee LLP
  • Arthur & Bess Mann
  • Beverly R. Steinman
  • Blakelyn & Fred Albright
  • Bob & Nancy Frankhouser
  • Bryan Kepeck & Cory Floyd
  • Caroline & Tom Smith
  • Connie Callman
  • Dale & Sadie High
  • Dale Schneider
  • Dana Chryst
  • Darriel Davis
  • Dave & Allison Henneman
  • Dennis & Betty Jo Grimm
  • Donald Wert
  • Douglas & Linda Weidman
  • Edward Kurek
  • Elizabeth Charles
  • Eric & Anita Parker
  • Frances & John Fleckenstein
  • Glenna Eshleman
  • Guy Martin
  • Hagai and Sarah Nassau
  • Hazlett Burt & Watson, Inc./Security National Trust Co.
  • J A Sharp Custom Jeweler Inc.
  • J Richard and Gail Gray
  • James Zink
  • Jean Lintner
  • Jennifer & Ron Mundy
  • Jessica May
  • Jim Weber
  • John & Maureen Raezer
  • John Haney & Bruce Martin
  • Kathryn Gerhart
  • Lancaster Dispensing Company
  • Lusk & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty
  • Lynn Liddell
  • M Paul Torchia
  • May Herr & Grosh LLP
  • Nancy & Sam Neff
  • National Novelty Brush Company
  • Patricia Robinson
  • Phyllis & William Whitesell
  • Robert & Roberta Krewson
  • Sandy & Gary Cross
  • Sarah & Stephen Armbruster
  • Scott Frick
  • Stacey & Patrick Kubis
  • Stephanie Shertzer Lawson & Jeff LeFevre
  • The Grille Restaurant
  • Two Dudes Painting Company
  • Victor Ramos
  • Wayne Heim
  • Yorgos Restaurant
  • Zanzibar Romancing Your Senses
“The beautiful flower baskets that LEADS provide are a direct reflection of the emerging progress, love, and pride of our city. Thank you, LEADS!”

Kathy Frey

Owner, Festoon

Friend – $25–$99

2024 Appeal • Updated April 2024

  • Abby Baer
  • Ann Miller
  • Barry & Jackie Wilson
  • Bill and Nancy Henry
  • Bill Beyer & Leslie Gorbey
  • Cheri Work
  • Dan & Marilu Armstrong
  • Diane McNelis
  • Dr & Mrs William Gardner
  • Edward Zellers
  • Efrem Magtagnob & Damon Myers
  • Giselle Sanchez & Eric Garman
  • Hammel Associates Architects
  • Harry & Joan Wirth
  • Jason Mundok
  • Jean Sharf
  • Jeremy & Kirsten Weiss
  • Jim & Carol Feister
  • Joel & Shawna Henry
  • John Esbenshade III
  • John Hursh
  • Jon Johnson & Charles Maser
  • Judith & Donald Harrod
  • Katie Williamson
  • Lancaster Salvage Co.
  • Larry & Lori Ciarrocca
  • Laura & Andrew Xentaras
  • Linda Rengier
  • Magdalena Rivera-Patton
  • Marilyn & Robert Bare
  • Mark T Stoner
  • Matthew Reiprich
  • Michael Coombe
  • Mick & Stephanie Owens
  • Patricia “Mimi” Shapiro
  • Paula Jackson
  • Pia & Mitchell Fenimore
  • Randy & Phyllis Patterson
  • Ronald Barton Hair Styling
  • Sandra Frey
  • Sarah Mitchell & James Campbell
  • Sean Post
  • Segro’s Lancaster Hairport LLC
  • Stephane Smith
  • Stephen & Michelle Brown
  • Stephen & Sandra Lindsey
  • Susan Dyson
  • Susan Shearer
  • Thomas & Diana Rymar
  • Tracy & Andrew Cutler
  • Tracy Daniels
  • Travis Oot
  • Valentina & Matthew Schade
  • Wayne Groff
  • William Groff
  • William Sloyer
  • Wyatt Behringer
“The LEADS flower baskets not only beautify the city all summer, they give us a chance to personalize them with a plaque. I adopt a basket to honor the memory of my deceased wife. She designed the logo and menus for the Lancaster Dispensing Company and loved Central Market, so I adopt a basket just outside the restaurant. Occasionally, I’ll receive a phone call from friends who’ve seen the plaque and ask how they can donate funds or adopt a basket.”

Jim Chryst