Emerald Foundation buys vacant JCC building, starts events and programs

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 68 employees and $4.7 billion in assets under management.

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: www.dzartworks.com

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

Come Check us Out!!

Thank you to our Sponsors..

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.

Please click HERE to join our mailing list for updates and to receive an invitation to the 2016 event.