About the
York Community Foundation


The York Community Foundation was established and incorporated in 1984 with initial assets of $5,000. Founding members of the Board of Directors were: Robert V. Jones, C.G. “Kelly” Holthus, Bradley E. Barrows, A.C. “Jack” Holmquist and Donald N. Witte. The Foundation received 501(c) (3) tax exempt status in 1985, and currently has assets valued at over $6 million. The Foundation has awarded over $3 million in grants for projects and programs in the York community and surrounding area. In addition, the Foundation has awarded over $2 million in scholarships.

Board of Directors

The York Community Foundation is governed by a fifteen-member Board of Directors, elected to serve based on their knowledge of community needs. The Board meets annually on the second Monday in November. The public is invited to attend.

View Current Board Members

Current Board Members:

Kristie Holoch President
Charles W. Harris Vice-President
Bradley Barrows
Charles Campbell
Cheryl Thomas-Miller
Jane Thompson
Jim Ulrich
Katie North
Kent Rauert
Lawrence R. Kopsa
Mark Way
Rob Schardt
Sally Ruben
Steven Fillman
Zac Holoch

Foundation Membership

The Foundation also has a membership composed of persons who are interested in devoting their efforts or funds to further the purposes of the Foundation. Any person may be elected to membership in the Foundation by a majority vote of the Directors present at any annual or special meeting. The annual members’ meeting is held prior to the annual Board of Director’s meeting the second Monday in November.

If you have an interest in becoming a member of the Foundation, please complete the form below and submit electronically.

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