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+

2021 Appeal • Updated June 2022

  • Thomas & Georgina Russo
“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

2021 Appeal • Updated June 2022

  • Bob & Nancy Frankhouser
  • Anne Gardner
  • Doug & Sue Glouner
  • Full Circle Recycling Dorothy Grimm
  • Thomas & Georgina Russo
  • Douglas & Linda Weidman
“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

2021 Appeal • Updated June 2022

  • Ann Barshinger
  • Faye DeBerdine
  • Susan Dyson
  • Hilda A. Shirk and Wesley Farmer
  • Frances & John Fleckenstein
  • Festoon Inc. | Kathy Frey
  • Anne Labat-Gepert & Robert Gepert
  • Kathryn Gerhart
  • J. Richard and Gail Gray
  • Dennis & Betty Jo Grimm
  • Paula Jackson
  • Edward Kurek
  • Susan & Gary Leinberger
  • Arthur & Bess Mann
  • Jennifer & Ron Mundy
  • Hagai and Sarah Nassau
  • Dave & Kathryn Noll
  • Rosanne and Randall Oyer
  • Eric & Anita Parker
  • William Puffer
  • Danene Sorace and Christian Recknagel
  • Timothy Roschel
  • Clark & Hilary Schenck
  • Paul & Sharon Sherban
  • Tom & Barbra Smithgall
  • M. Paul Torchia
  • JS Walker & Group | John & Darlene Walker
  • Paul & Judy Ware
  • Kathleen M Witwer
“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

2021 Appeal • Updated June 2022

  • Dan & Marilu Armstrong
  • Sherry Bailey
  • The Herb Shop | Corrinda Breen
  • Patricia & David Eschbach III
  • Barbara & Jim Frederick
  • Rhoads Energy Corp. | Jennifer Goldbach
  • Judith & Donald Harrod
  • Perry & Connie Hazeltine
  • Molly Hennigan
  • Carolyn Hernandez
  • Thomas Hoober
  • Susan E. Hoover
  • Craig & Kari Hulse Sr.
  • Linda Leaman & Jim Kearney
  • Robert & Roberta Krewson
  • Heritage Press Museum | Kenneth Kulakowski
  • Anthony Lascoskie
  • Lori & David Longenecker
  • Jon Johnson & Charles Maser
  • Ann Miller
  • Crystal Mills
  • Kathy & Mike Peck
  • Segro’s Lancaster Hairport | Michelle Segro
  • Patricia Shapiro
  • Jean Sharf
  • Susan Shearer
  • Rick & Linda Sheetz
  • William Sloyer
  • Lancaster Salvage Co | Jack Smith
  • Mark & Jane Strassle
  • Nancy Warshawsky
“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