LMC Legacy Foundation Update

When WellSpan Health and Philhaven signed an affiliation agreement bringing the two organizations together with a shared mission and vision to improve the behavioral health of the community, WellSpan agreed to contribute a total of $7.26 million to enable the Lancaster Mennonite Conference to create and operate a new charitable foundation named the LMC Legacy Foundation. The purpose of the Foundation is to assist Lancaster Mennonite Conference to continue its vision of “finding a better way” to promote hope, healing and wholeness through integrative behavioral healthcare resources that nurture mental health, resilience and innovation. A governing board has been named and the board is working with legal counsel to set up the Foundation as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. North Group Consultants is assisting the board in the development of policies and procedures. The Foundation will not be in operation before June 2017. Please feel free to direct questions to the Board Chair, Phil Hess, at phess05@wellspan.org or 717-273-8871.