Lancaster County Heritage Funds
The Heritage Center of Lancaster County, in partnership with the Lancaster County Community Foundation, is pleased to announce the establishment of a new endowment for the perpetual care of our museum collections.
The Lancaster County Heritage Funds have been established for the benefit of the preservation, curatorial care, exhibition, study and storage of the museum collections of the Heritage Center of Lancaster County.
An ever-growing endowment will enable us to provide support for the organization as we work toward our goal of establishing perpetual funds for the care of our historic objects of Lancaster’s material culture. These funds will provide for the long-term maintenance and preservation of our museum collections and will assist in providing a home for the artifacts in Lancaster County.
Endowed gifts are held in perpetuity. A named endowment at the LCCF is created through the establishment of permanent funds that are professionally invested and managed. The LCCF invests the initial gift and distributes a portion of the average annual investment return back to our organization for activities related to our collections.
A donor who makes an endowment gift today may be confident that it will continue to support its intended purpose in the future.
What happens to our endowment if our organization goes out of existence?
In the case of endowments held by the Lancaster County Community Foundation, the principal of our funds will be protected, and charitable earnings will be redirected to the most closely similar cause that can be found in our community.