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Rising poverty rates along with drastic public funding cuts in York County have created unprecedented demands for service.  The Bar has responded by building its annual-giving campaign, to allow us to continue to support our worthy community programs, while also building our endowment.  The Bar Foundation’s endowment is our future, providing the income in perpetuity necessary to ensure our ethical obligation to provide access to justice for all.

Donors can designate their gifts to annual giving or to our endowment, in the following areas:

• Unrestricted purposes

• Operating support

• Areas of interest

o Legal Aid.  A prime interest of the Bar, this endowment addresses the desperate gap in civil legal services for York County residents living in poverty.  Major recipients of funding include partners such as MidPenn Legal Services and Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center.

o York County Courts.  The Bench of York County has been a leader in progressive programs that maximize access to support for our community members in need.  Funding has supported start up of the new Self-Represented Litigant Center and the highly successful adult treatment (drug, DUI, mental health, and veterans) courts.

Youth Initiatives.  Bettering our next generation of successful York citizens and leaders will benefit us all.  This fund is for programs encouraging respect for and understanding of the law, such as the York County Truancy Prevention Initiative, mock trials, and programs for young people interested in law-related careers.


o Richard P. Noll Scholarship

o The Hon. Clarence (“Chuck”) N. Patterson Diversity Internship Scholarship (unendowed)

  • Named Funds

o   William Anstine Family Fund (designated for Legal Aid)

o   Penny L. Blackwell and Jack Sanstead Fund (designated for York County Courts, with a preference for adult-treatment courts)

o   Boustead Family Foundation Fund (unrestricted)

o   CGA Law Firm Fund (unrestricted)

o   George L. Eveler Jr. and Family Fund (unrestricted)

o   The Katherman Family Fund (unrestricted, with preference for launching and/or building programs and services)

o   J. Ross & Norma R. McGinnis Fund (unrestricted)

o   The Robert W. Pullo Family Fund (Legal Aid)

o   Carolyn E. Steinhauser Fund (unrestricted)


The Bar Foundation also partners with the York County Community Foundation through its

York County Bar Foundation Heritage Fund.


“The mission of the York County Bar Foundation is one in which I believe strongly. My unrestricted legacy will permit the Bar leaders of the future to determine where the money is needed and to shepherd it wisely for the good of the York community.”

  --Lawrence V. Young, Esq., CGA Law Firm


To learn more about options to support access to justice in York, please contact Victoria Connor, CEO, at

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