2018 marks the 125th anniversary of Lancaster General Hospital.

Over 850 guests joined us on Saturday, September 15 at the Lancaster County Convention Center to celebrate the collective community who contributed to our rich history, and our continued commitment to help our community be well and stay well.

Thank you to our event sponsors and creative partners, planning committee members and guests who helped make Embrace125 an extraordinary evening of embracing the spirit of community, hope and celebration of what’s come before and what lies ahead. Because of your generosity, over $200,000 was raised for the Behavioral Health Community Fund.

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Presenting Sponsor

If you would like to make a donation to the event beneficiary, The Behavioral Health Community Impact Fund, please click on the Donate Now button below.

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A special thank you to our sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

Heritage Sponsor


Milestone Sponsor

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HIGHMARK logo

Journey Sponsor
Gunterberg Charitable Foundation
Lancaster Radiology Associates, Ltd.
Murray Securus
Stevens & Lee
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
TriStarr Staffing

Community Sponsor

  • Aon
    Armstrong Flooring
    BB&T
    Certified Carpet
    Cornerstone Design Architects
    Eckert Seamans
    EGStoltzfus Construction
    Franklin & Marshall

  • Hirneisen Electric, Inc
    Johnson Controls
    Kitchen Kettle Village
    Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital
    Lancaster County Community Foundation
    LaSalle Engineering
    Pete & Kit Slaugh (In Loving Memory of Bob Fenninger)

  • Prudential Retirement
    Regional Gi
    River Rock Academy
    RLPS Architects
    Rodgers & Associates
    Sante Ventures
    Scheffey
    Senator Gibson and Martha Armstrong

Embrace125 Planning Committee Members

  • Jennifer Baker (Co-Chair)
    Steven T. Dinnocenti (Co-Chair)
    Vegee Sardi-Black
    Kathryn Brandt
    Anne Butterfield
    Jay Butterfield
    Katy Clair
    Nicole Clair
    Geri Colosi
    Jane Davidson
    Tricia Fackler
    Robert Fenninger

  • Ann Foley
    Karen Heinle
    Tracy Lin Horst
    Alyssa Kurtz
    Joanne Ladley
    Ruth Martin
    Linda Macina
    Mara Creswell McGrann
    Marcy Radcliffe
    Becky Ripchinski
    Erika Rivera
    Brie Rogers

  • Michelle Rondinelli
    Julia Schrock Rosenfeld
    Robin Sarratt
    Rod Shumaker
    Kit Slaugh
    Marshall Snively
    Chris Strayer
    Nitin Tanna
    Laura Wakeley
    Harry Witz
    Mary Sue Wolf

Other ways to be part of this historic celebration.

Following our Embrace125 event, join us for a community celebration recognizing Lancaster General Hospital’s 125th anniversary and future commitment to health care excellence. The all-ages celebration will feature interactive and educational exhibits, and an opportunity to engage with clinical teams throughout Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health.

Saturday, September 22, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Suburban Pavilion, 2100 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster

Embrace125 event proceeds:

LG Health is committed to partnering with the community to bring awareness and resources to address our region’s growing behavioral health needs. That’s why proceeds raised from Lancaster General Hospital’s signature 125th anniversary event, Embrace125, will help establish the newly created Behavioral Health Community Impact Fund. This Fund will provide vital resources to help advance strategies to improve behavioral health and mental well-being in our community including:

Increasing awareness about mental health and the importance of emotional well-being
Education in schools about mental well-being, substance abuse prevention, stress/anxiety reduction and thoughts of suicide
Financial support to qualified patients to help reduce barriers for outpatient follow-up care

We are also proud to work with a network of provider partners on a number of other strategies to address this community health improvement priority.

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