A local business owner known for her giving will receive a reward from Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania.
Chloé Eichelberger, president and owner of local Chloé Eichelberger Textiles, is this year's recipient of the 2012 LSS Cornerstone Award in recognition of her generosity to the York community.
She will be honored during the Cornerstone dinner at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at the Yorktowne Hotel, 48 E. Market St. in York City.
The dinner's main speaker is Chef Jeff Henderson, a former drug dealer who served 10 years in prison before becoming an award-winning chef, best-selling author and motivational speaker. He hosts "Chef Jeff Project" on the Food Network.
Eichelberger serves on the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry board of directors and chairs the Memorial Hospital board. She has served on boards at York College, York Water Co., Susquehanna Bancshares Inc., Harrisburg Regional Chamber and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, according to LSS.
She also was a sponsor for the local Mental Illness Awareness Walk in 2011 and provides scholarship money and sponsorship to the York County's
Distinguished Young Woman program.
Meaningful: Being part of the community has brought meaning and satisfaction to her life, Eichelberger said in a statement. She said that the friendships and relationships she developed with people she worked with are precious to her.
"There is the obvious benefit of contributing to something beyond one's self," Eichelberger said. "But, for me, there has been an added benefit of developing skills, networks and perspectives that I might not ordinarily have had the opportunity to develop."
Speaker: Chef Jeff, who lives in Las Vegas, has been featured on several television programs and in national publications, including Oprah's Life Class, Good Morning America, People Magazine and Newsweek.
On Thursday morning, he is scheduled to meet with youth at the York County Youth Development Center and with students in the culinary arts program at the York County School of Technology, according to LSS.
Chef Jeff said he and LSS have similar principles, and his partnership with the organization has given him the privilege to bring hope to youth in the county.
"I truly believe that my success is directly tied to God's work, which is rescuing, motivating, inspiring and uplifting people of all races and from all different communities," he said.
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Cornerstone Award dinner
The Cornerstone dinner is at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at the Yorktowne Hotel, 48 E. Market St. in York City.
Local business owner Chloé Eichelberger will be honored at the event. The main speaker is Chef Jeff Henderson, host of "Chef Jeff Project" on the Food Network.
After the dinner, Chef Jeff will hold a book-signing event where he will sell copies of his "Cooked: My Journey from the Streets to the Stove" and "America I AM Pass it Down Cookbook."
For information, call 854-4425.