Foundation Leadership is committed to the development of the necessary systems to meet compliance requirements and the integration of systems to effectively issue grants within the boundaries of our vision, mission and values.
Define our issues and priorities, articulate them and more broadly accept grant applications that fit our mission and core values. Leverage those issues and priorities through networking and collaborating where possible.
We prioritize our grant making within the following issue areas: children/youth (leadership/civic engagement development, trauma prevention and international studies); overall health (research, healthy eating and fitness); trauma treatment for veterans; and our core legacy program emphasizing the Hanover, PA area.
We will prioritize opportunities for the development of the next generation of foundation leadership.
Trustees: • Steven Yelland – President • Ann Adornetto – Vice President • Amy Yelland – Secretary • Mike Adornetto – Treasurer • Susan Rupp – Member-at-Large
Family History: The Warehime Family has a long history of charitable giving. Alan Warehime was supportive of leadership development and assisted living organizations during his lifetime including Massanutten Military Academy, Clearview Terrace and Homewood. In 1984, he established the first family foundation, The Alan R. Warehime Charitable Trust. This trust still gives annually to the Guthrie Memorial Library, Clearview Terrace, Visiting Nurse Association, and the local councils of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, all servicing the greater Hanover area. Alan, and his adult children served on various boards associated with the Hanover Hospital and contributed to its expansion over many years. Alan’s brother, Bill, established the J. William Warehime Foundation in 1996 to continue his lifetime work advancing public well-being through civic commitment and support of charitable institutions. Today, there are as many as four separate family foundations funded through three generations of Warehime lineage that are making substantial impacts in areas of historical interest within the communities we live and supporting traditional family interests such as leadership development, healthy eating, and civic commitment. In other words, we’re connecting with our past to influence our future.
The WAY Foundation would like to give back to the communities where we’ve made connections by committing resources, time, and money to charitable causes, building a legacy for the greater family that will be remembered by future generations. We understand the importance of leadership development for the next generation of our family and will actively engage in the implementation of projects we underwrite, providing opportunities for the next generation to participate in the governance of our foundation, ensuring we’re able to effectively create thoughtful solutions to society’s problems in perpetuity.
The fertile soil and work ethic of the greater Hanover community has enabled the Warehime family to prosper for generations. We recognize that a large part of our success is tied to people that have entrusted us with the management and growth of Hanover Brands, Snyder’s of Hanover, and J.F, Rohrbaugh over the last 150 years. In recognition of that commitment, the WAY Foundation will continue to support the many worthy organizations that support Hanoverians, while working within our values system, mission, and vision to achieve our strategic goals.
According to James Hughes, the author of “Family Wealth: Keeping It In The Family”, there are four major kinds of family wealth. The first is human capital, which defines who we are as a family and what we’re called to do. The second is intellectual capital, which is how a family learns and governs themselves. The third is social capital, defined by how a family engages with society at large. The fourth is financial capital, which is the property of the family. We will work to use philanthropy as a tool to build and measure the human, intellectual, and social capital within our family. We’ll also work to preserve our assets so we can produce generations of responsible adults building the family legacy in perpetuity.
Promote total health, education and the joy of living by supporting communities and providing resources, beginning locally and expanding globally.
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