Thursday, November 8th from 4 to 7 pm

Gettysburg Area Middle School

37 Lefever Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325


Please come out to support the Adams County Historical Society!!!


The Society has participated in the Adams County Community Foundation’s Giving Spree over the past few years, but none was more successful than last year when ACHS raised $47,474.43. 

The Adams County Community Foundation holds this annual event to provide a venue where nonprofit agencies can showcase their services and encourage financial support from the community.  At the event, the Adams County Historical Society will have a display table, along with many other local nonprofits, to give us the opportunity to spend some personal time with supporters talking about the Society’s projects and plans.  There is snacks and refreshments provided by Biggerstaff’s Catering at the event.

The Adams County Community Foundation also offers matching funds to the organizations raising money at the Giving Spree.  This year there is $45,000 of matching funds, called a “stretch pool” by the Adams County Community Foundation, available for distribution.  The amount of those matching funds that the Society could receive will be determined by the amount we raise that day.  For example, if 10% of the total money raised at the event is designated for the Adams County Historical Society, the Society would receive $4,500 of the $45,000 of the stretch pool dollars available.  An additional stretch pool of $10,000 is available to organizations, like ACHS, with a designated fund managed by the Community Foundation.  If there is a gift made to our fund, we are eligible to get a portion of the $10,000 commensurate with the percentage of the dollars raised for the managed funds that evening.

The Adams County Community Foundation can accept payments in the form of check (dated November 8, 2017 and made out to the Adams County Community Foundation and turned in at their check out stations), credit card, or by stock transfer.  Representatives of the Foundation will be on-hand at the checkout desk to assist donors.

If you would like to support the Society at the Giving Spree but are unable to attend in person, the Adams County Community Foundation has established a way to make your contribution online.  The donation can be made through their website beginning on October 18th.  You will see where to complete your donation on their home page.

The Adams County Community Foundation has one more way for event participants to support their nonprofit. Each person attending the event will be given a gold coin (while supplies last) and each nonprofit will be given a bank.  Participants can give that coin to any nonprofit they wish, and it will be worth $10 to that organization.  The coins offer a great opportunity to bring children along and let them participate in a little philanthropy.  $10,000 worth of those coins will be distributed, so please come out to help ACHS get as many of those coins as possible!

For more information, please call us at 717-334-4723 or call the Adams County Community Foundation at 717-337-0060.

Thanks so much for your support!