16th Annual Cornerstone Dinner
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Wyndham Garden | York, PA
The Cornerstone Dinner was established by the SpiriTrust Lutheran® Foundation in 2004 as an opportunity for the community to learn about SpiriTrust Lutheran® and to celebrate and award exceptional philanthropy in York County.
Raising more than $2.5 million since its inception to support SpiriTrust Lutheran® programs such as Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Domestic Abuse Solutions, Deaf Connections, Financial Education & Coaching and SpiriTrust Lutheran® Home Care & Hospice, the Cornerstone Dinner is an event that celebrates the spirit of giving and philanthropy in York County.
The Cornerstone Award recognizes individuals and families who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and leadership in the York area through their philanthropy and community service. It is with great pleasure that the Board of Trustees of the SpiriTrust Lutheran® Foundation has chosen to recognize Reed and Connie Anderson with the 2019 Cornerstone Award at the April 4 Cornerstone Dinner.
Reed and Connie Anderson are compassionate volunteers, humanitarians and philanthropists who inspire others by giving generously of their time, talents and treasure to the York County community. The Andersons have a passion for a variety of philanthropic interests that complement one another making them a team that exemplifies York County’s best.
Reed’s volunteerism began when he was a teenager by helping his mother transport baked goods for the May Fete which benefitted York Hospital. This helped to ignite his passion for York community driven opportunities such as York Counts, American Red Cross, SpiriTrust Lutheran, WellSpan Health, and the York County Community Foundation. With the addition of Connie’s involvement in the community as an educator and her participation with the Children’s Home of York and the Southeastern Dollars for Scholars, this couple has encouraged others to join in and make a difference.
With the addition of Connie’s involvement in the community as an educator and her participation with the Fawn Area Recreation Commission, Children’s Home of York, and South Eastern Dollars for Scholars, this couple has encouraged others to join in and make a difference.
We also are pleased to announce Victor Rivas Rivers as our keynote speaker. The veteran film star, best-selling author, renowned advocate for violence prevention and the first Cuban-born football player to land a tryout with the Miami Dolphins has come a long way since being an abused, angry gang member. Now one of the most well-known domestic violence activists, Rivers uses his voice to advocate for the safety all women and children.