October 2021
Horizons Fall Newsletter
October reunion, Extraordinary Give, and more!
Fall Fun: Pumpkins, Crafts, and Play
Did you know that the Horizons family of students, teachers, and volunteers meets quarterly for fun-filled reunions? To keep kids and families engaged all year long, we host Saturday reunions, special events, and holiday celebrations throughout the school year. Students love to see their teachers and beloved volunteers!

We recently met at the campus of LCDS for some fall-themed crafts, food, and enjoyed the opportunity to catch-up! We were thrilled that our Lancaster Wegmans supported our event with the donation of 10 pizzas! Enjoy some photos from our time together.
Support Horizons during the Extraordinary Give on Friday, November 19
Lancaster's largest single-day of giving to support non-profits is on Friday, November 19. Horizons at LCDS is participating again!

Last year, our supporters helped us raise more than $29,000, funding summer of amazing learning opportunities, swim lessons, and meals for our Horizons students.

Thank you to Stadel Motors, Inc. for providing $8,000 in matching donations, and Horizons Board Member Chris Dye and his wife, Mary, for $4,000 in matching funds.

If you or your company are interested in becoming a matching donation sponsor, email Rebecca at fowlerr@lancastercountryday.org.

Our Board of Directors is Growing
We are honored to welcome Virginia Eckman to the Horizons at LCDS Board of Directors. Virginia is a third generation owner of J.D. Eckman Inc., a road and bridge construction company, located in southern Lancaster county. Virginia manages the in-house benefits and employee relations for the company. She is very active in the Lancaster County community and serves as a trustee for Lancaster Country Day School. Virginia is a native of Lancaster County who attended Brigham Young University in Utah and now lives in Lititz with her children.

Our growing program is looking for additional board members who are passionate about advancing educational equity. Interested in more information? Contact board president Janet Baer, janetbaer65@gmail.com.
Welcome to Our New LCDS Student Board Members
Freddie B. is a junior at LCDS, and eager volunteer during the summer program. Freddie is also the Editor-in-Chief of the student newspaper and a competitive tennis player. Capri T., a junior, also serves as a junior board member for Lauren's First and Goal Foundation, helping to find a cure for brain cancer. Freddie and Capri will join senior Alexa A. as student board members serving Horizons.
Thank you to the Royer Family Foundation
For the seventh year in a row, the Royer Family Foundation is providing major support to Horizons with a grant of $25,000. When a students enters the Horizons program, we make an nine-year commitment to the student and their family. Given the Royer Family Foundations consistent support, we can confidently extend the Horizons difference to more student and continue to be partners in the ripple effect benefitting children and families in Lancaster.

Thanks to Becky Royer Fuchs, pictured, who was a guest reader for our students over the summer!
Horizons is 100% donor funded!

Interested in supporting our program? Please contact Rebecca Fowler, Executive Director, at fowlerr@lancastercountryday.org, or visit our website.