The Springs Close Foundation’s Board of Directors celebrated 70 years of grantmaking and 20 years of service from its Community Advisory Committee, a group of non-family community members who help inform the Foundations’ grant making.
Those anniversaries coincide with another milestone, as the Foundation also passed the $100 million mark in grantmaking in its service areas of Chester, Lancaster and eastern York Counties this year. To mark these milestones, the Foundation will launch the “Fabric of Community” awards next year, honoring individuals and organizations that uphold Colonel Springs’ legacy of service to others. Details about the awards program will be available in early 2013.
“Giving back to these communities is a value that we hold dear,” said Board Chair Anne Springs Close, whose father, Colonel Elliott White Springs, created the Foundation in May 1942. “He felt very strongly that the money made came from the efforts of the people who worked in the mills and that it should go back to them.”