Red Feather Society

The Red Feather Society

Donors who gift to United Way of Lebanon County’s endowment fund through planned and estate giving are recognized as the members of this newly-established philanthropic group.

Such gifts foundationally ensure that thousands of lives in Lebanon County are touched for the better, creating a legacy of generosity which is tangible in our community in perpetuity. Gifts to United Way through the Red Feather Society will stay in Lebanon County, putting the generous gifts of donors to work here in our community.

Origins of the Red Feather Society

In the early 1930s, many Community Chests, the forerunners of United Way, adopted the red feather as a symbol of service to the community. For many years, the annual campaign here in Lebanon County was referred to as the “red feather campaign.” Donors were given small red feather lapel pins to show they had contributed to making our community a better place to live and work.

In honor of our past leaders, United Way of Lebanon County has created the Red Feather Society.

Your United Way of Lebanon County

United Way focuses on programs that help members of our community in a variety of ways. Your gift would contribute to our work in helping members of our community:

  • Achieve education and character success
  • Access healthcare resources & lead a healthy lifestyle
  • Reach financial stability & independence
  • Access safety net resources such as food & shelter

Leave a legacy of philanthropy in our community, and support United Way with the ultimate gift.
To make a gift, contact Alyssa Trentzsch at 717-273-8144.

Thank you to the individuals and families who have generously given to United Way, including trusts & planned gifts from:

Raymond T. Wentling Estate

Russel Stine Estate

The Uhlig Trust 

Laura Williams Trust Fund

Anna M. Rohrer Estate

Robert P. Hoffman

Robert J. Phillips

Willis & Helen Christman Estate

J. Clifford & Ruth M. Kopp Estate

Robert & Gladys Miller Foundation

Henry J. & Erla L. Deck Charitable Trust

The Dr. Richard D. & Isabel G. Schreiber Family Charitable Trust

Ruth A. Masimer Charitable Remainder Unitrust

Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Bishop

Joseph J. Dohner Estate

Ethel R. Long Estate

Clyde Nartowicz Trust

Margaret E. Johnson Estate

Frederick S. Kauffman Estate