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.
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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.

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2016 – Golf FunDay and Luncheon Scheduled for Monday October 24th!

The Emerald Foundation Golf Outing and Luncheon is the charity’s biggest fundraising event of the year. This year’s outing will be held on Monday, October 24th. The 8th annual event will again be held at Stonewall Golf Course in Elverson, Pennsylvania. Last year’s event raised over $100,000 for a wide variety of charities that support the Emerald Foundation’s critical focus areas of education, youth and healthcare research, with Coaches vs. Cancer, NHS Human Services, KeystoneCare, Boy Scouts of America and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society among those as primary beneficiaries.

With a proud and long history of partnering with community and national charitable organizations, Emerald is committed to making a difference in the lives of those in need. The annual golf outing provides an opportunity for those who share our commitment to making a difference to gather for a fun day to play golf, shoot some hoops, meet some local sports personalities, and take home various sports memorabilia, sports packages and other valuable items.

Click here for a brief view of last year’s event.

If you are in the position to do so, we ask that you consider helping us raise funds for our beneficiaries via several sponsorship opportunities. Naturally, we also encourage you to come out and play. Please contact Lisa Dichter via email – lisad@teamemerald.com or phone 717-556-8900, ext 120, for more information.

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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

If you are interested in helping Emerald Foundation make a difference in our local community, please click HERE.

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.