Change from the Bottom Up

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This is a challenge that resonates with many communities across the country:

Lancaster County, PA was suffering from many of the same problems that smaller communities throughout the U.S. have encountered throughout the past few decades -- stagnating job growth and waning industries. Local leaders saw these problems and realized that the survival of their community was at stake. In order to overcome the challenges, they needed to come together and become the catalysts for the change that neither the state nor national government would bring.

Join us in this webinar as we discuss how Lancaster County achieved the successes featured in a New York Times article with Lancaster's own Sam Bressi, President & CEO of the Lancaster County Community Foundation. In the call you:

  • Hear from Sam about what they have done to create a thriving community;
  • Learn more about how they have maintained a welcoming spirit for immigrants and refugees;
  • And uncover their approach to a winning strategy for their community and its foundation.

Sam shares how the team at Lancaster County Community Foundation is working to bring forward the voices of the underrepresented in order to find hidden leaders who can bring fresh, innovative ideas to the table to make Lancaster a more equitable community.  Learn how some of these ideas could be transplanted to other regions across the nation and world, and what is in store as community foundations continue to revolutionize how they create a shared ownership of community.

Moderated by the Council's Director of Community Philanthropy, Brad Ward.

Q&A to follow brief remarks and commentary with Sam.