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Donor Recognition

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Gifts to York College create opportunities across our campus.

Your gifts strengthen our academic programs, empower our student-athletes, and encourage the entire Spartan community to strive for and achieve more. These new initiatives, scholarships, and learning experiences would not be possible without the meaningful philanthropic investments made by our donors. 

If you have questions or concerns, please call 717.815.6453 or email

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Philanthropic Investment Report

York College donors understand that their philanthropic investments in the College yield incredible returns. They allow positive, tangible change to occur at many levels in the Spartan Community. 

We are immeasurably grateful for our donors’ philanthropic investments and how they have allowed us to realize and strengthen our mission and vision. We invite you to read the latest edition of the Philanthropic Investment Report: Servire est. Vivere to learn more about some of these incredible donors and how their support promotes personal, academic, professional, and civic development.

Giving Societies

Heritage Society

Heritage Society members bring distinction to York College and provide support for thousands of current students through annual gifts of $1,000 or more. Gifts from Heritage Society members help achieve greater goals for the College: providing educational opportunities for our students, enhancing the curriculum, and advancing the Strategic Plan. By joining the Heritage Society, and by renewing your membership each year, you can make a powerful, lasting statement about the value of investing in York College.

If you would like to learn more about how to become a member of our Heritage Society, please call 717.815.3273.

The 1968 Society

The 1968 Society is an annual giving society that recognizes York College donors for their consistent support of the college. Donors join the Society by making a gift of any amount to York College for three consecutive years, and remain members by supporting York College every fiscal year. The 1968 Society was created to honor York College’s most loyal alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends. These generous individuals understand that consecutive annual investments, no matter the size, transform lives.

If you would like to learn more about your personal history of giving to the College, please call 717.849.1697.

The Spartan Advance

The Spartan Advance is the official athletic booster club of York College. As a driving force in our efforts to build and maintain a thriving, contemporary intercollegiate athletic program, the Spartan Advance provides enhancements to our recruiting, travel and equipment budgets, and contributes to the support of additional coaching positions. Gifts to the Spartan Advance may be designated for support of the entire Spartan Athletic Department, or you can designate 75% of your gift to a specific sport(s). 

For more information on how you can support York College athletics through Spartan Avance, please call 717.815.2217.

The Samuel and Isabel Small Legacy Society

When Samuel and Isabel Small established York Collegiate Institute in 1873, they set an ultimate example of gift planning. York College of Pennsylvania is the direct result of their vision. The Samuel and Isabel Small Legacy Society recognizes individuals who emulate the Smalls’ sense of philanthropy and who have provided for York College through their wills and other planned giving instruments.

For more information on planned giving, please call 717.815.1795.

About Donor Relations at York College

When you give to York College, you allow us to grow. Whether you give your time, energy, or dollars, your support allows our students to receive the York College experience that prepares them to reach their goals and follow their dreams. The York College experience that our students receive is like no other. From hands-on internships at nationally-known organizations to daily interactions with first-rate faculty, our graduates are not only ready to take on their professional goals, but to make an impact on their communities as well. The Office of Donor Relations works to communicate the impact of every gift, as well as to offer our heartfelt thanks to our York College family of donors. From our first-time donors to our long-time donors, we know that we would not be the institution we are today without your support. Thank you!

Advancement Staff

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Glenn Miller
Glenn Miller
Vice President for Advancement
Kristen Gurreri
Kristen Gurreri, M.Ed.
Senior Director of College Development
Michelle Shellenberger
Michelle Shellenberger
Director, Alumni Relations
Alumni Relations