Capital Campaign

Campaign Kick Off

The Public Phase of our Capital Campaign kicked-off on May 10th, 2022 and our goal is to raise $1.3 million.

Thank you to our friends at Univest for their generous support of our Faith. Community. Cares. Capital Campaign! Univest has made their gift in the form of a challenge to the Solanco area! Consider supporting the campaign today!

Amount Raised (or pledged) $ 961,918
Campaign Goal $ 1,300,000

This will help us: renovate the building, pay off the existing mortgage, and start an endowment fund to secure the long-term future of Solanco Neighborhood Ministries.

How will a new building help our community? 

Our move into the Quarryville Borough makes us easier to find, provides ample parking, is within walking distance for many individuals, and backs up to Huffnagle Park, where children can play while their parents attend a meeting or class.   

The first floor will be dedicated to our largest ministry: our food bank. 

The second floor will greatly expand our ability to serve.  New programming space will allow us to host classes or workshops for large groups, while dedicated offices will provide quite, private space to engage with individuals.  We will have office space available for partnering organizations, whose services are typically offered in Lancaster City, and difficult to access.   

Our community center will be a place where individuals can come and access more of the services they need, saving time and transportation costs. 

The third floor will remain a residential apartment because the rental income offsets a portion of the monthly mortgage payment, easing the cost burden on the ministry. 

workers loading student meals

We appreciate our partnership with the Solanco School District and IU 13.  This student and her teacher help bring weekend meals to Providence Elementary.  We send over 50,000 + SWEEP meals home to students throughout the school year.

lancaster country zip code map

Solanco Neighborhood Ministries’ service area includes 14 zip codes in the southern end of Lancaster County.

Faith. Community. Cares.
Steering Committee:

  • Tracy Fornwalt
    Morr Range (co-chair)
  • Andrew Gordon
    Fulton Bank (co-chair)
  • Teresa Dolan
    Solanco Neighborhood Ministries
  • Mike Miller
    Dewald Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc.
  • Andy Pickens
    Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church
  • Jewell Shivery
    Reynolds and Shivery Funeral Home, Inc.

Faith. Community. Cares.
Communications Committee:

  • Titus McGrath
    Black Rock Retreat (chair)
  • Sam Allen
    Paul Risk Construction
  • Adrienne Buck
    Lancaster General Penn Medicine
  • Teresa Dolan
    Solanco Neighborhood Ministries
  • Erica Hammer
    Solanco Neighborhood Ministries
  • Martin Hudacs
    Community Member, retired Solanco School District Superintendent
  • Robert Rush
    Community Member
  • Laura Walker
    Willow Valley Communities

Campaign Progress Video

Listen to what our clients and volunteers have to say about the ministry and why they believe in our mission. 

We hope you enjoy it.