Lancaster’s 2014 Extraordinary Give

Lancaster’s Extraordinary Give raises over $4.4 million for charities
Emerald Foundation donates funds to 100 organizations

On Friday November 21, 2014, the Lancaster County Community Foundation held its third annual day-long giving blitz, the “Extraordinary Give,” raising over $4.4 million for area causes. The third year of the online fundraiser which previously raised $3.2 million in 2013 and $1.75 in 2012, continued its streak of raising more money than the previous year’s campaign.
Committed to making a difference in the local community, Emerald Foundation continued its support of the local community and this event by donating to 100 of the benefiting organizations, listed below.

2014 Extraordinary Give

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About Emerald Foundation

Emerald Asset Management CEO Joseph Besecker founded the Emerald Foundation as a way to give back to the communities where we live, work and manage money.  As a 501(c)3 charity, the Foundation supports high-performing organizations helping people in need, focusing on funding programs and services relating to youth, education and healthcare research.

Annual Golf Outing Raises over $85,000!

Emerald Foundation Golf Outing Raises More Than $85,000 for Numerous Charitable Causes

October 20, 2014 – Elverson, PA2014-DSC-5669

More than 100 golfers teed off Monday, October 20th in the 6th annual Emerald Foundation Golf Outing at Stonewall’s North Course in Elverson, PA.  The outing which offers a unique combination of golfing tradition and other fun activities, raises money for charities that provide programs and services in the Emerald Foundation’s key focus areas: benefiting children, providing educational resources, investing in disease related research and providing support to those suffering from various illnesses.

Coaches vs. Cancer is one of the main benefactors of the event which had several “City 6” basketball coaches in attendance, including Saint Joseph’s Hawks coach Phil Martelli, Drexel Dragons coach Bruiser Flint and Temple Owls coach Fran Dunphy.  With the City 6 coaches on hand, the traditional free throw shooting competition was held, where the players shoot foul shots which count as part of the overall golf score.  Representatives from the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition, another benefactor of the event, were on hand to host a hole played with numbered pink golf balls which were later drawn out of a basket for prizes as part of the event’s ceremonial dinner.

With the playing of Scottish bagpipes during registration, the golfers played a round of golf that offered a fun mix of the traditional golf outing competitions like low overall score, longest drive and closest to the pin, along with some unique golfing experiences like the “throw back hole,” where the players used antique clubs and balls.  There was also a long drive competition where the players teed off using marshmallows rather than golf balls.  Of course a marshmallow driving hole would not be complete without s’mores, which were toasted and offered to the players at that hole.

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With the generous support of the sponsors and players, the event raised more than $85,000 which will help support many individuals and families in need.  The Emerald Foundation would like to offer special thanks to Jim and Noreen Carruthers, the lead sponsor for the tournament as well as the other lead sponsors: Raymond James, Independence Blue Cross, Oak Tree Development Group, NewDay USA, TL Ventures, GSV Assent Management, Rex Energy, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Actua, Susquehanna International Group, Patriot Financial Partners and Bank Financial Services Group.


Emerald Foundation Supporters Continue to Help Families Battling Cancer

Over $48,000 raised at Clipper Magazine Stadium, June 21, 2014

Throughout each of the last 7 summers, people gather at baseball stadiums across Pennsylvania.  They grab a bat, take their stance in the batter’s box and they do their best to hit baseballs as far as they can — hoping one will leave the yard.  Most know they don’t have the strength to reach the bleachers, but every batter knows their swings are making a difference.  They know that their participation in the Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer home run derby will positively impact a family dealing with cancer.

The Emerald Foundation continues to be a very proud supporter of the PA Breast Cancer Coalition (“PBCC”), which represents, supports and serves breast cancer survivors and their families in Pennsylvania through educational programming, legislative advocacy and breast cancer research grants. The PBCC is a statewide non-profit organization that creates the hope of a brighter tomorrow by providing action and information to women with breast cancer today.

For the last 7 summers, the PBCC have hosted Home Run Derby Contests in Lancaster, Harrisburg and Erie, PA.  As the state-wide All-Star Sponsor of the event, the Emerald Foundation continues its support of this great event and is proud that the Home Run Derby held in Lancaster on June 21st at Clipper Magazine Stadium raised over $48,000 for the PBCC.

Annual Golf Fun Day – 2013

Annual Golf Fun Day – 2013

Charitable organizations scored a big win at the 2013 Emerald Foundation Golf Outing, held on September 23rd at the Stonewall Golf Club in Elverson, PA.
The 5th annual event raised over $75,000 to support non-profit organizations in the Foundation’s primary focus areas of Education, Youth and Healthcare Research.  Over 110 golfers attended the event, highlighted by several Philadelphia area college basketball coaches stopping by and pitching in to help raise funds for organizations like Coaches vs. Cancer.
Founded by Emerald Asset Management, Inc. CEO Joseph Besecker, the Emerald Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created to support the communities where we live and work as well as initiatives throughout the country.