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Last month SpiriTrust Lutheran hosted its 13th annual Cornerstone Dinner, the largest annual fundraising event in York County. We are extraordinarily grateful to the many individuals and businesses that generously supported the dinner this year and especially appreciative of those who have supported us since our first dinner in 2004.

The dinner recognizes significant contributions of philanthropy and celebrates those who are active in the philanthropic community. Each year an individual, couple or family is recognized for outstanding philanthropic commitment to York County.

This year we had the privilege of recognizing the Rutter and Hartman Family with the 2016 Cornerstone Award. Started three generations ago in 1921, the family-run business, Rutter’s Farm Stores, has been investing in future generations through a variety of corporate-giving programs.

In 2015, SpiriTrust’s life-enhancing programs provided nearly $400,000 in benevolent care in York County. Overall, the agency provided more than $7.5 million in benevolent care across its service footprint. Since its inception 13 years ago, more than $2.1 million has been raised through the dinner.

Our sincere appreciation is extended to our many sponsors and advertisers, especially M&T Bank, our grand sponsor who has generously supported us at this level for all 13 years.

We also are very grateful for the partnership of Glatfelter Insurance Group, our digital sponsor; Flagship Rehabilitation, The Rick Smith Team and Sodexo Senior Living, our platinum sponsors; Arnett Carbis Toothman CPAs & Advisors, The Asbury Group Integrated Technologies, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, McConkey Insurance & Benefits, Reinsel Kuntz Lesher and Trinity Pharmacy Services, our silver sponsors; and FOX 43 WPMT, our media sponsor.

In closing, we thank the greater York community for its steadfast commitment in supporting both our community-at-large and our programs and services.

ROBERT L. RUNDLE

SpiriTrust Lutheran president/CEO

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