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Steinman Challenge

Donation will help Lancaster Partnership Program.

Dr. John Anderson and Shane Zimmerman

Everyone loves a challenge and The Steinman Foundation has challenged the community to raise $100,000 for the Lancaster Partnership Program (LPP) at Millersville University.  The Steinman Foundation will match gifts up to a total of $100,000. The donation is renewable, based on getting matching dollars from additional donors.

The additional funds will go specifically to provide more scholarship dollars to help students enroll and continue their education.  Without such assistance many students must seek more part-time jobs to help with their education and support themselves and their families.

“We’re pleased to receive this matching gift challenge,” said Dr. Aminta Breaux, vice president of advancement at Millersville University.  “The partnership is a wonderful program that provides School District of Lancaster students with the opportunity to attend college.  The challenge gives the community a chance to provide postsecondary education for students and to help them to prepare to enter the workforce.”

Since 1988, MU has served as the lead partner for LPP and through the many contributions of the partnership, 1,100 students have enrolled in the program to date. These students receive guidance and support and 73 percent of those enrolled have pursued post-secondary education.

“The LPP has demonstrated that it is an essential exemplary educational model that helps chart the course to a better future for students in the City of Lancaster,” said Shane Zimmerman, President of The Steinman Foundation. “The Steinman Foundation has been a part of LPP since the beginning and this grant will allow the students increased preparation at McCaskey High School and as they enter college.”

In addition to The Steinman Foundation the corporate partners of LPP include Alcoa Foundation, Armstrong Foundation, Campbell Soup Foundation, Fulton Bank, Hershey Foods (Y&S Candies), Murray Securus, TE Connectivity, Susquehanna Bank, Wells Fargo Foundation and the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.

“I encourage you to join these partners in contributing to the success of students graduating from McCaskey, who have aspirations to pursue higher education in the region,” said Breaux.

Meanwhile, Turkey Hill, upon hearing about the Steinman challenged, pledged $67,000 to help with the match over two years.

For more information on LPP go to http://www.millersville.edu/lpp/. For information on how to double your donation through The Steinman Foundation’s matching grant, contact MU’s Development Office at 717-871-7520, toll-free at 877-872-3820 or email: givetomu@millersville.edu.

About The Steinman Foundation:
The Steinman Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life in, and the communities that comprise, Lancaster County, PA.  Over the past 63 years and with the support of LNP Media Group, Inc. and other Steinman Communications companies, the Foundation has granted more than $80 million to eleemosynary endeavors.

 

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