16th Annual Cornerstone Dinner raises more than $197,000
SpiriTrust Lutheran® recognized Reed and Connie Anderson with the 2019 Cornerstone Award at the 16th annual Cornerstone Dinner. The Cornerstone Award recognizes individuals and families who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and leadership in the York area through their philanthropy and community service.
SpiriTrust Lutheran would like to thank everyone whose support and attendance at the April 4 event helped us raise more than $197,000 in support of our life enhancing services. Throughout the dinner’s 16-year history, more than $2.5 million has been raised to provide for those who are unable to afford the programs and services they need. In 2018, SpiriTrust Lutheran served nearly 9,600 people in York County through our life enhancing services and programs. It is because of our loyal supporters that SpiriTrust Lutheran is able to provide support for individuals needing our Domestic Abuse Solutions, Financial Education & Coaching, Senior Companion, Stephen Ministry, Touch-a-Life and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance programs and services.
In addition to celebrating the spirit of giving in York County, another highlight of the evening was the presentation by our keynote speaker Victor Rivas Rivers , a veteran film star, best-selling author whose works include ‘A Private Family Matter’ and renowned advocate for violence prevention. Focusing on domestic abuse, Rivers spoke about his upbringing in a household where he and his family experienced different forms of abuse that was deemed by local police at the time as “a private family matter.” His deeply passionate speech addressed ways that every individual can make a difference in building a safer, more peaceful and just world.