Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2016, and its official start can be traced back to February of 1936 when Edna Schreiber first opened the doors of what was then known as the Lancaster Society for Crippled Children and Adults. Today, 80 years later, Schreiber Pediatric has become the premier provider of therapy, educational and recreational services to thousands of children from across central Pennsylvania. To mark this significant milestone, nine community leaders with strong ties to Schreiber have agreed to serve as honorary chairs for the yearlong celebration. We introduce them today:
- Mary Anne Aichele: A Schreiber volunteer who organized the first-ever Schreiber Phonathon event in 2013. In the span of three years, her efforts have raised nearly $250,000 for Schreiber, and the 2015 event was the most successful fundraiser in the Center’s history.
- James M. Darby, Esq.: A former Schreiber Board Chairman and longtime volunteer who can claim several significant achievements during his tenure, James was instrumental in leading the Center through its executive leadership transition in 2012.
- Sarah Young Fisher: A longtime Schreiber supporter, Sarah has been instrumental in founding and leading Edna’s Angel’s, Schreiber’s women’s giving circle. Under her leadership, the group has raised more than $100,000 for equipment and programs for the Center. Sarah and her husband, Dallas, were the first to pledge and contribute a matching gift to Schreiber’s newly formed Endowment Fund in 2014, as well as the most recent capital campaign for the swimming pool. Sarah is president of RKL Wealth Management.
- William F. Jefferson: Bill served as President of Schreiber from 1997 to 2012. His leadership included guiding the Center through a multimillion dollar capital campaign that led to transformative improvements to the facilities, improvements that have allowed Schreiber to serve more children each year.
- Howard and Sue Kramer: Major supporters of the Center, the Kramers were instrumental in helping to underwrite the significant information technology upgrades at Schreiber in 2014. The Kramers operate Listrak, and the business and its employees are staunch supporters who can often be found regularly volunteering at the Center.
- Christy Lapp: A former Board member and long-time supporter and volunteer, Christy and his team at C.R. Lapp’s Family Restaurant in Quarryville have been the largest fundraisers for our annual Helping Hands Campaign (and the Coffee Day Campaign before that) every spring for many years.
- Joe Legenstein: A former Board member and current Chairman of the Schreiber Building and Property Committee, Joe has been a hands-on volunteer at the Center for many years, volunteering for everything from our Rubber Duckie Race to “roll up your sleeves” projects that have made the Center a better physical space for the families we serve. Joe is vice president of cleaning operations at Certified Carpet.
- Stephen Riley: A former Board Chairman and longtime volunteer, Steve led the organization though major challenges, including the weather-related cancellation of the Rubber Duckie Race in 2011. Under Steve’s leadership, Schreiber was able to plan and launch a new successful fundraising event that has become our annual Schreiberpalooza Music Fest. Steve is executive vice president at Murray Securus.
- Ralph Sherriff: A longtime former Schreiber Board member and current Building and Property Committee member, Ralph provided hands-on leadership with physical plant issues at the Center, including helping plan the expansion of the building in 2005 and 2006. He has also been active in the annual Rubber Duckie Race for many years, coordinating volunteers in the water and near the finish line.