YSEF’s 2017 Celebration of Excellence Raises Over $32,000 for YS Students

Submitted  by Sara Hunt, YSEF

On April 29, YS parents, alumni, teachers, administrators and supporters gathered at Heritage Hills to celebrate the innovative, creative and excellent learning opportunities that were funded by the York Suburban Education Foundation in the 2016-2017 school year.  

Through sponsorships, ticket sales, the silent auction and general contributions, the YS community raised over $32,000 . The YSEF Board and Event Committee would like to express its appreciation to the following for their support of the event and the organization:

$5,000 Valedictorian Sponsor:

Glatfelter Insurance Group

$2,500-$4,999 Salutatorian Sponsor:


$1,000-$2,499 National Honor Society Sponsors:

Shipley Energy

Stock and Leader

Turybury Family

Victor’s Italian Restaurant

$500-$999 Distinguished Honor Roll Sponsors:

Meg and Peter Brubaker

Daniel and Judith Efiom-Ekaha

Mid-Atlantic Media Hub

Tom and Kris O’Shea

Mark and Ruby Schmidt

Connie and Basil Shorb, III

Matt and Brooke Shorb

Springettsbury Sertoma Club

Three M Tool & Die Corp.

ToNhu Vu and Ambrose Liu

$250-$499 Honor Roll Sponsors:

Wendy and Joel Berg

Dr. Amanda and Jon Bowman

Susan and Blaine Bryant

Dr. Sean Campbell and Dr. Karen Jones

Carney Engineering Group

CGA Law Firm P.C.

Dr. Charles and Mary Chodroff

Sean and Annette Clark/York Independents Inc.

Carolyn and Bill Gierasch

Gary and Karyl Lee Gilbert

The Grumbacher Family Foundation

Craig and Laura Horowitz

Jim and Heather Igo

Dr. Vrushali Deshmukh and Ashutosh Ingole

Kay and Ken Matthews

Dr. Shelly and Joe Merkle

Kathy and Ander Pindzola

RBC Capital Markets

Sarah and Scott Reinecker

Cathy and Keith Shaffer

Andrew and Alyssa Shorb

Dr. Steven and Stephanie Sullivan

Adam and Erin Titter

Lori and Cary Walton

*Denotes In-Kind

Special acknowledgments to:  YS parent Jason Plotkin for video production, Safeguard, owned by YS parent and alumni James Sanders for invitation printing, Victor’s Italian Restaurant for invitation mailing, Lori S. Malkin Design, owned by YS parent Lori Malkin Ehrlich for invitation and program design, and Manchester Café, owned by YS parents Beth and Jimmy Papadiamantis for the desserts.

Thank you to the Event Committee as well—Chairperson, Susan Bryant, Megan Ambrose, Jim Igo, Kay Matthews, James Sanders, Erin Titter, Gina Trimmer and Jamie Vranich.

Monies raised from the Celebration of Excellence benefit YS students through YSEF classroom grants and programs like the Impact Closets located in each building. These grants and programs enhance the educational experience and foster continued academic excellence for district students.  Due to the generous support of our YS community, this year YSEF awarded 11 grants totaling $45,078.54, which was announced at the Celebration.  Since 2008, YSEF has awarded 104 grants totaling $233,119.  

Video: YSEF “Share Your Impact” (2017)

For more information on the YSEF Celebration of Excellence: Share Your Impact or for a complete list of grants awarded by YSEF, please visit www.ysef.org.