Golf Outing Postponed to May 6, 2019

Due to a large number of scheduling conflicts, we are postponing this year’s Emerald Foundation Golf Outing.

The event – originally scheduled for Monday, October 15th – will now be held on Monday, May 6, 2019.

We apologize for the late notice, but thank you in advance for your support of our Emerald Foundation.  We’d also note that while the event is postponed, the Foundation continues its important work every day (Learn more at  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lisa Dichter at 717-556-8883 or by email at

Fighting Back Against Parkinson’s

Don Pierce (left) and Bill Dorsey (right) are fighting Parkinson’s disease at the Emerald Foundation Community Center with the help of Rock Steady Boxing instructor Susan Ludwig (center)

Rock Steady Boxing Becomes Available In Lancaster

Bill Dorsey was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease over two years ago. For the last several months, he has been taking part in a Rock Steady Boxing class offered by Susan Ludwig. Soon, that same class will be offered to other Parkinson’s patients at the Emerald Foundation Community Center, 2120 Oregon Pike, Lancaster.
Read more CLICK HERE.

Emerald Foundation buys vacant JCC building, starts events and programs

Joe Besecker doesn’t need more to do. He’s already up to his elbows in work.

As the founder of Leola-based Emerald Asset Management, he oversees 40+ employees as part of a multi-billion dollar asset management firm.

Still, Besecker wants to see greater impact from the company’s charitable arm, the Emerald Foundation, which he also started and leads.

Click here for the Lancaster Newspaper Article.

Click here for a PDF of the article.