Consolidated Appropriations Act 2023 (CAA) and Your Support

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How Will You Leave Your Legacy?

Giving to the WellSpan York Health Foundation ensures that the communities WellSpan serves in York County have the healthcare they need and deserve. Planning gifts today will help to provide healthcare for future generations.

Planning ahead allows you to support what is most important to you, continue to provide for your family and meet your current income needs, and take advantage of tax incentives.

Below are several popular ways of supporting the Foundation. You will also find information to share with your financial advisor or estate planner. When you are ready, please contact us to discuss options, share your plans, or start a confidential, no obligation conversation.

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Legacy Societies

The Samuel and Isabel Small Legacy Society or the Anna Huber (VNA) Legacy Society

Join us. We are families, individuals, grateful patients, employees and clinicians, and community members making an impact with gifts planned now to benefit the mission of the WellSpan York Health Foundation in the future.


Is WellSpan York Health Foundation already in your plans? Thank you and welcome to our respective Legacy Society. Sharing your plans makes a statement about what matters most to you and your family, and inspires generosity from others who share your values. Naturally, the details of your gift are confidential, and we respect your decision should you want to remain anonymous.


Join Now History Members View our Legacy booklet

If you've already included WellSpan York Health Foundation in your plans, please let us know so we can properly thank you and make sure your gift will be used as you've intended.

The Samuel and Isabel Small Legacy Society or the Anna Huber (VNA) Legacy Society History

The Samuel and Isabel Small Legacy Society

The Samuel and Isabel Small Legacy Society recognizes individuals who have provided for the future of WellSpan Health in York County through a financial or estate plan.

Samuel was a distinguished leader in York County. He was a director of York's first building association and of the York and Cumberland Railroad. But he is better known for his heart. He cared deeply for the health and welfare of his community. He founded the York Benevolent Association in 1863, the York Children's Home for orphans of soldiers two years later and the York Collegiate Institute. In 1879 he led a group of philanthropists in founding York Hospital.

Isabel was the daughter of a prominent attorney. A woman of rare intellect, she too is remembered for her heart for others.

She organized the women of York to aid wounded soldiers during the Civil War by providing bandages and sewing clothing. She donated and bequeathed substantial resources to benevolent organizations.

WellSpan York Hospital stands as a memorial to the care of Isabel and Samuel for those in need of health care. Their generosity touched many children and adults throughout the county during their lifetime; a legacy that continues to impact our community in profoundly important ways 140 years later.

Supporting WellSpan York Hospital or one of its related institutions through WellSpan York Health Foundation with an estate or other planned gift will ensure this continued legacy of improving the health and wellbeing of residents of York County for our children, grandchildren and their children.

The Anna Huber Legacy Society

The Anna Huber Legacy Society recognizes individuals who have provided for the future of WellSpan VNA Home Care through their financial or estate plan.

This society is named in honor of the founder of VNA Home Care (previously Visiting Nurses Association), Anna M. L. Huber. Born in 1874, Ms. Huber began a long and dedicated campaign to improve York's community health care for all residents. In 1904, she helped organize the St. Anne's Guild to sew for the poor in the maternity ward of York Hospital. In 1907, the group decided to start a district nursing program. One year later, the first visiting nurse began practicing in York. Anna Huber became the VNA's first President and served in that role for 48 years. She was an excellent organizer and an avid fundraiser.

Supporting WellSpan VNA through WellSpan York Health Foundation with an estate or other planned gift will ensure that Ms. Huber's vision of serving all of those in need will continue for future generations.


The Samuel and Isabel Small Legacy Society Members

  • Sara J. Bers*
  • Lavern H. Brenneman*
  • Mary L. Diehl*
  • Gladys Eberly*
  • Gary and Gloria Fleming*
  • Henry and Mary Freed*
  • Baron and Lydia Gemmer
  • Russel and Eleanor Gohn*
  • Brian and Donna Gragnolati
  • Helen H. Hobaugh*
  • William E. Markle*
  • Elaine Royhan*
  • Joseph and Louise* Sykes
  • Dean S. Hoover*
  • Fairy M. Smyser*
  • Earl W. Spahr*
  • Preyanka Aggarwal
  • Robert and Charlotte Aldinger
  • Leno C Allenbrand*
  • Alfred and Janice Ambrose
  • Harry B. Anstine*
  • Carolyn M. Apple*
  • Clyde E. Arvin*
  • J. Herbert Beard*
  • David and Cynthia Beecher
  • Kenneth L. Benfer*
  • Albert G. Blakey III*
  • R. Daniel and Allison Bledsoe
  • Ruth T. Boring*
  • Kenneth Bowman*
  • Thomas and Nancy Brenner
  • R. and Christi Brown
  • Richard H. Brown
  • Florence G. Burk*
  • Ivan Butler* and Francine Camitta Butler
  • Anthony and Stef Campisi
  • David W. Cerasa*
  • Edward L. Daisey
  • Robert and Patricia Davis
  • Woodrow and Ella Mae Dellinger*
  • Burnell and Ann Diehl*
  • Millard G. Diehl*
  • Kenneth and Charlotte Dittenhafer*
  • Anonymous
  • Alton W. Dubs*
  • S. James Dunn*
  • Chloe R. Eichelberger
  • Hazel L. Eisenhart*
  • William S. Eisenhart Jr.*
  • Helen M. Emig*
  • Robert* and Erda Erdos
  • Kathryn Erdos*
  • William and Pat Eyster
  • Paul and Mary Jane Fauth*
  • Frances E. Feiser*
  • George W. Fishel*
  • Lawrence and M. Louise Fisher*
  • Harry H. Fisher*
  • Jeffrey and Georgia Folkenroth
  • Robert and Charlene Freed
  • Walter W. Furse
  • Virginia C. Gall*
  • W. Donald Geiser*
  • Philip Glatfelter*
  • Arthur and Susan Glatfelter*
  • Hattie Good*
  • Charles and Esther Goodling*
  • Donald and Ingrid Graham
  • David and Stephany* Greisler
  • Margaret Hafey*
  • Samuel W. Harbold*
  • Michael and Barbara Harned
  • Roger and Donna Healey*
  • Kenneth and Judy* Heaps
  • Walter H. Hespenheide*
  • Keith Noll and Teddi Hesser
  • Mildred B. Hibner*
  • Dean R. Hildebrand*
  • Benjamin and Anne Hoover
  • Mildred I. Horn*
  • Raymond A. Hummer*
  • Fred Ilges*
  • Robert and Christina Iosue
  • Robert V. and Christina J. Iosue
  • Clyde Strang and Christine Johansson
  • John L. Kable*
  • Charles M. Kerr*
  • Mark Henry and Barbara Knaub
  • H. Roebling Knoch*
  • Harry J. Lehr*
  • Elizabeth M. Libhart*
  • Richard* and Barbara Linder
  • Marian S. Link*
  • Jonathan and Andrea Liss
  • Sara K. Little*
  • Helen Long*
  • Richard and Susan Martin
  • Patricia McGuire
  • David C. McIntosh
  • Paula M. Miller*
  • Marianna K. Moyer*
  • G. Bradford* and Lou Rene Myers
  • Lou Rene and G. Bradford Myers*
  • Robert and Lynn Newcomer
  • Walter and Carol Nicholson
  • Gerald and Martha Patrick*
  • Michael J. Patrick
  • Ruth S. Patrick*
  • Dorothy L. Paules
  • A. Richard and Karen Pugh
  • Lois V. Renaut*
  • William A. Resh*
  • Kathryn S. Rohrbaugh*
  • Raymond and Deborah Rosen
  • Joseph and Elizabeth Rosenmiller*
  • Thelma Ruppert*
  • Esther T. Rutter*
  • Evelyn M. Samuelsohn*
  • Charles and Carolyn Schaefer
  • Marvin G. Sedam*
  • Reta Shearer*
  • Stanford C. Shearer*
  • Xiao and Cynthia Shi
  • William* and Judy Simpson
  • Richard and Alice Sloan
  • Andrew P. Smith
  • Ruby F. Snyder*
  • Miriam Spahr*
  • Chris Sprenkle and Valerie Hardy-Sprenkle
  • Richard* and Ila Faye Stare
  • Donald B. Strawbridge
  • Melvin and Florence* Strockbine
  • Ronald* and Katherine Stupak
  • George A. Thoman*
  • W. Barney and Rose Thomas*
  • Warren G. Thomas*
  • Edwin H. Torrey*
  • Charles Van Buskirk
  • Harriet R. Venus*
  • Mary Ellen Venus*
  • Margaret V. Vickers*
  • T. Howard Walker*
  • Dan and Trudy Waltersdorff
  • Helen M. Watkins*
  • William G. Weiler*
  • Helen Wells-Hallock
  • George H. Whiteley*
  • Harry and Roberta Wildblood*
  • Jack W. Wozny*
  • Esther T. Yeagley*
  • Fredrick and Ruth Yohe
  • Robert and Verna Young*
  • Bonita E. Zeigler*
  • Ida E. Zinn*
  • Frank C. Zirnkilton*
  • Norma Zutell*


The Anna Huber (VNA) Legacy Society Members

  • Sara J. Bers*
  • Lavern H. Brenneman*
  • Mary L. Diehl*
  • Gladys Eberly*
  • Gary and Gloria Fleming*
  • Henry and Mary Freed*
  • Baron and Lydia Gemmer
  • Russel and Eleanor Gohn*
  • Brian and Donna Gragnolati
  • Helen H. Hobaugh*
  • William E. Markle*
  • Elaine Royhan*
  • Joseph and Louise* Sykes
  • Samuel and Mary Andrews
  • Louis* and Josephine Appell
  • Stuart F. Auerbach*
  • Marlin N. Barley*
  • Lewis* and Betty Bentzel
  • Nancy V. Boley
  • Fred and Jean* Boomhower
  • Jean T. Boomhower*
  • Robert and Kay Borden
  • Delmar* and Joyce Bowers
  • Louise Brandt*
  • Leslie and Cynthia Brant
  • W. Dale* and Nancy Brougher
  • Warren and Katherine Bulette
  • Randy and Susan Byrnes
  • Corrie N. Camalleri
  • Frances D. Carew*
  • Harry B. Cordes*
  • Bryan and Barbara Crumbling
  • Lewis and Charlotte Dorward*
  • David* and Patricia Dorwart
  • Paul and Cindy Douglass
  • Perry A. Eagle*
  • Phyllis Mae Ehrhart*
  • Catharine M. Eisenhour*
  • Steven* and Brenda Ferree
  • John and Virginia Finlayson
  • Larry* and Sandra Flohr
  • Judith Foulkes
  • Mary B. Free
  • Rona and Paul Freireich
  • Barbara A. Frey
  • Edgar I. Garrett*
  • Michael and Joyce Gingerich
  • Theodore and Katherine* Glatfelter
  • Russell* and Julia Hopple
  • George and Louise Hummel
  • Paula A. Jacobus
  • David and Anne Jones
  • Kathryn K. Julius*
  • William H. Kain*
  • Roy O. Kammer
  • Ruth L. Kammer
  • Kathy E. Kessler
  • Stephen W. Kingston*
  • Melvin and Susan Kline
  • Burton and Norma Kniseley*
  • William and Helen Kohler*
  • Dorothy M. Kopp*
  • Harvey I. Kunkle*
  • Edna Leffler*
  • Aline J. Lehmayer*
  • Norma Jean LeiVan*
  • Thomas Lepley*
  • Michael J. Lewis*
  • Sheldon* and Phyllis Lipsitz
  • Dean Y. Little*
  • Mary Logan*
  • Daniel* and Dorothy Medill
  • James and Norma Mengel
  • George A. Miller*
  • Dawn M. Mogren
  • Antonia L. Morris
  • Fred L. Motter*
  • H. Quentin Myers
  • Wilson H. Myers*
  • Marion R. Nisbet*
  • Joyce M. Ottemiller*
  • Anna Pennington
  • Mary K. Peters*
  • Donald L. Reihart
  • William and Nancy Rexrode
  • Betty Rogers*
  • Dorothy L.K. Schiding*
  • Catherine Schleeter*
  • Goldie D. Sechrist*
  • Donna G. Senft
  • Basil and Constance Shorb
  • Robert* and Mary Skold
  • Carole E. Slagle
  • Ervin L. Slagle*
  • Steve* and Ellen Slobozien
  • Phyllis M. Smith*
  • Charles H. Stallman
  • George and Suzanne* Stallman
  • Anna F. Steigelman*
  • Robert and Norma* Stewart
  • William and Audrey Thompson
  • Virginia W. Thornton*
  • William and Cornelia Wolf*
  • David and Linda Wright
  • Bernard F. Young*
  • William and Patty* Zimmerman


Meet Our Donors

Donors just like you have made a real impact just by adding a few words to their will or using one of the many giving options available.

How to Give

Not only do you have options for how your gift will be used, you also have options on what to give and how to give. There are gifts that cost you nothing now, gifts that pay you income, and gifts that allow you to decide what happens when.

The Most Popular Planned Gifts

Gifts From Your Will
General Bequest

Through a provision in your written and executed will, you can make a gift in the form of cash, securities, real estate or personal property. There are many types of bequests. Choose the one that best fits your needs and intentions.

Beneficiary Gifts
Retirement Accounts

Naming The WellSpan York Health Foundation as the beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan asset such as a 401(k), 403(b), IRA, Keogh, profit-sharing pension plan, or of your donor-advised fund, will accomplish a charitable goal while realizing significant tax savings.

Gifts That Pay You
Charitable Gift Annuity

You can turn underperforming assets (stock, cash in a savings account, CDs, savings bonds, etc.) into a gift to The WellSpan York Health Foundation that provides income to you. Your Charitable Gift Annuity will give you fixed payments for life and tax benefits, too

Giving Smarter Today

Gifts of Appreciated Assets
Buy Low. Give High.

When you donate appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares instead of cash, your gift costs you less than the amount The WellSpan York Health Foundation receives. You'll get a charitable deduction for the full amount of your gift and avoid the impact of capital gains taxes.

Charitable IRA Rollover
Gift from Your IRA

If you're 70 ½ each year you can instruct your IRA administrator to transfer all or part of your required minimum distribution (up to $100,000) directly to The WellSpan York Health Foundation and avoid paying the tax had you taken it as income.

Gifts of Property
Real Estate and Other Valuables

Like stock, the fair market value of gifts of appreciated assets such as real estate, artwork, and other well curated collections, can be deducted from your income tax today and reduce your estate taxes in the future.

Let's Talk

Thank you for your interest in supporting WellSpan York Health Foundation. There are many different ways that you can support the important work of our hospital, and we are happy to help you find a gift that has the impact you envision.

For more information, please find our contact information below or submit this form.

Contact a Gift Officer

Matthew Lane
Executive Director
(717) 851 1634