We are proud to share with you our 2018 Donor & Community Impact Report! Together, we are fulfilling our promise to provide compassionate care and services.
Read our 2018 Report

Welcome to the Foundation

The generosity of our donors allows us to provide compassionate care and services to those in need.

Meet Our Team

The SpiriTrust Lutheran® Foundation team is available to answer your questions and assist you in making a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Emily Clarke | Vice President for Philanthropy

Emily Clarke
Vice President of Philanthropy
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Emily serves on the executive leadership team for SpiriTrust Lutheran® and oversees all SpiriTrust Lutheran® Foundation initiatives. She works to connect donors and volunteers to the agency’s programs with the goal of increasing the impact of philanthropy on every person served by SpiriTrust Lutheran. Emily spends time with donors throughout our service area and welcomes opportunities to speak to individuals and groups about supporting our mission.

Kimberly Alvarez | Director of Development

Kimberly Alvarez PortraitKimberly Alvarez
Director of Development
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Kim assists in the overall strategic planning and execution of the Foundation philanthropy program including annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, grants and special events. Kim welcomes the opportunity to develop partnerships with individuals, businesses, organizations, foundations, and congregations, as well as others interested in investing in our services across the entire SpiriTrust Lutheran territory.

Theresa Bachman | Assistant Director of Development

Theresa Bachman, CFRE

Assistant Director of Development
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Theresa serves as the principle gift officer for Adams and Franklin Counties, working with annual giving, major gifts, planned giving and special events. Theresa welcomes the opportunity to explore partnerships with individuals, businesses, organizations, foundations, and congregations, as well as others interested in investing in our services. She is also the staff liaison for the Hospice Golf Tournament in Chambersburg.

Sherry Fair | Director of Volunteer Services

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Sherry Fair

Director of Volunteer Services
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Sherry directs the volunteer services department, including supervising seven volunteer coordinators who manage volunteers in our six retirement communities, the Senior Companion Program, Stephen Ministry and Touch-a-Life.

Melissa Fair | Assistant Director of Annual Fund & Special Events

Melissa Fair
Assistant Director of Annual Fund & Special Events
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Melissa directs the strategy and implementation of the Annual Fund. She coordinates direct mail appeals, communication materials and maintains relationships with annual fund donors. She oversees all communication matters for the Foundation as well as special event planning and implementation.

Barb Kunkel | Operations Manager

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Barb Kunkel

Operations Manager
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Barb oversees the business, systems and financial operations for the Foundation and supervises support staff. Along with overseeing all institutional and financial information to support the gift-planning program, she insures compliance with operating standards and procedures. She manages budgeting, financials and database analysis.

Georgia Landis | Database Coordinator

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Georgia Landis

Database Coordinator
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Georgia records all gifts received by the Foundation and prepares gift acknowledgement letters. She also ensures database integrity through quality control and generates reports required to support the SpiriTrust Lutheran Foundation’s goals.

Maria Augustyniak | Administrative Assistant


Maria Augustyniak
Administrative Assistant
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When calling the Foundation you are likely to be greeted by Maria’s warm and friendly voice. She processes event registrations, assists with gift processing and provides general administrative support to the entire Foundation team.

Meet Our Trustees

Our Trustees

Meet the dedicated team of 2019 SpiriTrust Lutheran® Foundation Trustees.

Elizabeth Dellinger, Chair

Elizabeth Dellinger




Elizabeth (Liz) Dellinger, Chair
York Traditions Bank, Director of Treasury Management

A. Dwight Utz, Vice Chair

A. Dwight Utz




A. Dwight Utz, Vice Chair
Financial Services President/CEO – Retired


Robert (Rob) Bowen, Treasurer



Robert A. Bowen, Treasurer
First Vice President – Investment Officer, Wells Fargo Advisors

Joanne M. Bankos

Joanne Bankos



Joanne M. Bankos, Secretary
Colleens-Wagner Agency, Inc., President

Alison Delmonte

Alison Delmonte

Rev. Christopher Frye, Treasurer




Rev. Christopher Frye
Pastor, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chambersburg, PA

Patricia (Pat) Furry



Patricia (Pat) Furry

Maria Royce

Maria Royce


Maria Royce
WellSpan Health, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Market Development

Robert L. Rundle

Bob Rundle - With Tie




Robert L. Rundle
President/CEO, ex officio

Brian D. Selby




Brian D. Selby
Principal /Counsel Trust Company

Richard Smith

Rick Smith




Richard D. Smith
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty, Associate Broker