Contributors

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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+

2019 Appeal • Updated February 2019

  • Anne Gardner
  • High Companies
  • Lancaster City Alliance
  • Penn Square Associates
  • Harriet Slonneger
“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

2019 Appeal • Updated February 2019

  • Peter Egan
  • Doug & Sue Glouner
  • Lancaster Downtown Investment District
“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

2019 Appeal • Updated February 2019

  • Fred & Blake Albright
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Dulcey Antonucci
  • Sally & Steve Armbruster
  • Dan & Marilu Armstrong
  • Elizabeth Bamford
  • Marilyn & Robert Bare
  • Irving B. & Connie Callman
  • Dana Chryst
  • Sandy & Gary Cross
  • Hobie Crystle
  • Jim & Kim Devine
  • Adriana & Ed Drogaris
  • Jane Eddy
  • Thomas Englert
  • Glenna Eshelman
  • Sarah Young Fisher
  • Frances & John Fleckenstein
  • Kathy Frey
  • Scott W. Frick
  • Judy & Rufus Fulton
  • Patricia Gagnon
  • Margie Gerhardt
  • Alistair & Hillary Grant
  • Richard & Gail Gray
  • Dennis & Betty Jo Grimm
  • Dottie Grimm
  • Lisa Groff
  • Robert & Linda Groff Jr.
  • Susan Dyson Harkelroad
  • Mike Higgs
  • Dale High
  • Tom Hoober
  • Marty Hulse
  • Jon Walker & Mary Kearns
  • Stephanie Kramer
  • Robert & Roberta Krewson
  • Holly Kutz
  • Jeff LeFevre
  • Richard & Lynda Levengood
  • Mr. & Mrs. Charles Q. Livingston
  • Laura & Steve Olin
  • Erin Maclaren
  • Stacie & Don Main
  • Barbara Maley
  • Guy Martin
  • John & Bruce Haney Martin
  • Anne & Bernard McGrann
  • Chris & Gladdie McMurtrie
  • Charles Milner Jr.
  • Nancy & Sam Neff
  • Rosanne & Randy Oyer
  • Eric Parker
  • Carl & Ellen Pike
  • Sara Poston
  • William Puffer
  • John & Maureen Raezer
  • Eve Sanchez
  • Dale Schneider
  • Robert Schroeder
  • Richard Seavey
  • Jude Sharp
  • Ashley Smith
  • Tom & Barbara Smithgall
  • Christopher Stetler
  • Michael P. Sturla
  • David Wagner
  • John & Darlene Walker
  • Douglas & Linda Weidman
  • Jim Zink
“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

2019 Appeal • Updated February 2019

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Peter Barber
  • Mike & Donna Bare
  • John & Wendy Barley
  • Corrinda Breen
  • Marguerite Briggs
  • Gina & Jerry Brown
  • Stephen Brown
  • Scott Burky
  • Teri Butson
  • Douglas Byler
  • Matt Chapman & Nicole Duquette
  • Steven Daniels
  • Tracy Daniels
  • Marolyn Davenport
  • Faye Deberdine
  • Gayle & Tom Despard
  • Joe Devoy
  • Lois Evans
  • Pia & Mitchell Fenimore
  • John Freas
  • Barbara & Jim Frederick
  • Dr. & Mrs. William Gardner
  • John & Susan Garofola
  • Robert & Anne Gepert Labat
  • Wayne Groff
  • Robert Halter & Ann Miller
  • Lucinda Hampton
  • Judith & Donald Harrod
  • Larry & Faye Helicher
  • Molly Hennigan
  • Lloyd and Nancy Henry
  • Carolyn Hernandez
  • Paul & Caroline Hoffer
  • Paula Jackson
  • David & Doreen Jemison
  • Anna Justice
  • Kali Kambouroglos
  • Ann Kerekgyarto
  • Stacey & Patrick Kubis
  • Edward Kurek
  • Dave & Holly Kutz
  • Natalie Lascek
  • Linda Leaman & Jim Kearney
  • Beth & Clem Lichty
  • Lynn Liddell
  • Richard Lind
  • Nelson & Dani Longenecker
  • Charles Maser
  • Duff & Jessica May
  • Laura Meisl
  • Crystal Mills
  • Sarah Mitchell
  • Jason Mundok
  • Carmen and Deb Napoitan
  • Elizabeth Oravec
  • Mick & Stephanie Owens
  • Randy Patterson
  • Stephen and Angie Renaldo
  • Lin Rengier
  • Tom & Barbara Rohrer Petersen
  • Harriet & George Rosenstein
  • Abby Rudisill
  • Thomas & Diana Rymar
  • Clark & Hillary Schenck
  • Valerie Schucker
  • Susan Shearer
  • Darcy Show
  • John Shuba
  • James & Dawn Shultz
  • Ashley Smith
“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