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.

Art Show at the E

Art Show at the E - featuring Danielle Vennard

Emerald Foundation is featuring Danielle Vennard’s art work on Sunday, December 11, 2016. From 2pm -5pm
Enjoy some wine & cheese with the artist and local community members. All are welcome.

View Danielle’s website here:

Fall Family Fun Fest

Emerald Foundation and Ollie’s presents:

November 22, 2016

Emerald Foundation Community Campus
2120 Oregon Pike
Lancaster, PA  17601

Emerald Foundation Community Campus


Events: (for schedule click HERE)

  • Dance Lessons & Dancing – 5:30p-8:30p
  • Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts – 4:00p-8:00p
  • Cupcake Decorating – 4:00p-8:00p
  • Hair Braiding & Nail Painting – 5:00p-8:00p

Free Throw Competition


–  Individual – $5.00
–  3 person Team – $20.00

Please register for the Free Throw contest HERE

  • Chair Massage – 6:30p-8:00p
  • Interactive Scavenger Hunt – 4:00p-8:00p
  • Hay Rides (weather permitting) – 4:00p-8:00p
  • “Take a selfie” with the One and Only Pokemon “Pikachu Car” – 4:00p-8:00p

E-Sports Tournaments:

Fee: $10 per player.
Please register for the E-Sports Tournaments:


  • Madden 17  – Click HERE 
    Super Smash Bros – Click HERE
    League of Legends  – Click HERE


–  Call of Duty – (Rated M) age 17+ / or parental permission
    Click HERE

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