Many families have traditions. The Wagman family has six core values.
"They are community, safety, mutual respect, integrity, innovation and sense of urgency," said Lisa Wagman Glezer, director of communications at local heavy civil contractor firm Wagman Companies. "We're involved with the community and sit on boards."
For its years of community service, the Wagman Family Corporate Leadership has been chosen to receive the 2013 Cornerstone Award from the Lutheran Social Services of South Central PA, based in York City.
The award will be given during the 10th Anniversary LSS Cornerstone Dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Yorktowne Hotel, 48 E. Market St. in York City. The dinner also serves as a fundraiser for LSS Community Outreach Services.
More than $1 million has been raised since the Cornerstone Dinner's start, according to the LSS website at ww.lutheranscp.org.
The Wagman family is being recognized for its philanthropic efforts and overall service to the York County, said the Rev. Glenn Miller, LSS vice president for philanthropy.
"Hard to beat": "When it comes to the Wagmans, 110 years of deep involvement in York is hard to beat," Miller said. "It's four generations of displaying profound commitment to York, the same community we love and serve at LSS."
Being chosen for the Cornerstone Award is a huge and meaninful honor for the Wagman family, Wagman Glezer said.
"We're really proud of the work done by earlier generations of Wagman, and we hope they're proud of us," she said.
Wagman family members serve or have served on more than two dozen boards of local organizations, including LSS, Cultural Alliance of York County, Memorial Hospital, York Habitat for Humanity, York County Community Foundation and Access York.
The family also developed a Wagman Corporate Community Fund, which benefits nonprofit organizations.
Four generations: The Cornerstone Award honors the four generations of Wagmans who make up the Wagman Family Corporate Leadership.
Wagman was started in 1902 by George Wagman. His brother, Fred Wagman, joined him in 1909, forming the company G.A. & F.M. Wagman, according to the company's website at www.wagman.com.
After Fred Wagman's death in 1947, George Wagman and his son Francis Wagman became business partners, forming what is now G.A. & F.C. Wagman Inc.
Today, Wagman Companies Inc. serves as management and holding companies of G.A. & F.C. Wagman Inc. and Wagman Construction Inc. The companies specialize in building construction, transportation infrastructure and concrete application.
George and Francis Wagman -- who are deceased -- make up the first and second generations of the Wagman leadership.
Representing the third generation are Francis Wagman's two sons, Rich Wagman, chairman of the company's board, and Joe Wagman, vice president of Wagman Companies Inc. and chief executive officer of Wagman Construction Inc.
The fourth generation is represented by Wagman Glezer and her husband, Mike Glezer, president and CEO of Wagman Companies Inc. and CEO of G.A. & F.C. Wagman Inc.
Wagman Glezer is Rich Wagman's daughter.
"There are so many Wagman family members who support the community," she said. "We've tied our employees into the process of serving the community. We share with them the importance and benefits of helping others."
-- Reach Eyana Adah McMillan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 10th anniversary Lutheran Social Services Cornerstone Dinner is at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Yorktowne Hotel, 48 E. Market St. in York City.
The guest speaker is Laura Kaeppeler, Miss America 2012.
To purchase tickets, at $125 each, at www.lutheranscp.org or call 854-3971.