Past Recipients

In 1998, Abby's Foundation chose to help Deb's House - a short term stay facility for children of families in crisis. Deb's House was chosen because Abby chose it. Early in April of 1997, a couple of weeks before she died, Abby, her brother, Craig, her sister, Emily and her mother, Jan took a tour of Deb's House in Lancaster. On the tour Abby asked Jan to explain about who stays and who works there. After she found out that staff and volunteers work together to help the children, Abby said "Mommy, can I volunteer here?"

2017$21,960 was awarded to the following organizations:
East Petersburg Faith Outreach, Greystone Manor Therapeudic Riding Center, Hospice & Community Care, Lancaster County Council of Churches, Mornings on Orange Street, Off the Streets Now - Lancaster, Project Linus, Tabor Community Services, A Woman's Concern
2016$23,711 was awarded to the following organizations:
Hempfield Food Pantry, Clinic for Special Children, Junior League, Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic, Boys and Girls Clubs, Mix at Arbor Place, Aaron's Acres, La Academia, Amos Herr Dream Park
2015$21,985 was awarded to the following organizations:
Mom's House, Clinic For Special Children, Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic, A Woman's Concern, Dig It Foundation, C.A.S.A. of Lancaster County, Aaron's Acres, Lancaster Co. Council of Churches, Amos Herr Dream Park
2014$20,000 was awarded to the following organizations:
Milagro House, C.A.S.A. (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Hempfield Area Food Pantry, Arbor Place, Alyssa's Bedtime Stories, Lancaster City Legion Baseball, SWAN (Scaling Walls One Note At A time), Mom's House, Rainbow's End Youth Services
2013$22,100 was awarded to the following organizations:
Alyssa's Bedtime Stories, Big Brothers Big Sisters, COBY's - Church of the Brethren Youth Services, Hands on House Childrens' Museum of Lancaster County, Hempfield Area Food Pantry, Lancaster General Hospital - Cribs Program, Lititz United Methodist Church, Milagro House of Lancaster
2012$18,359 was distributed to seven non-profit organizations:
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County, Kon-necting Services, Inc., Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic, S. June Smith Center, Susquehana Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired and the YWCA
2011Over $14,000 in grants awarded to:
GEARS, Girls On The Run of Lancaster, Greystone Manor Therapeutic Riding Center, Hempfield Area Food Pantry, Mom's House, Hospice of Lancaster County, Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center
2010Over $14,500 in grants awarded to:
Janus School, Spanish American Sports Association (SALSA), Church of the Apostles UCC, Hempfield Area Food Pantry, Mom's House, Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic, Hospice of Lancaster County, Bridge of Hope, Christ's Home
2009Over $12,500 was awarded in total to these organizations:
CASA, Love in Action, Ministries at Lititz United Methodist Church, Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club of Lancaster, Aaron's Acres, Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Christ Home, Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic, LGH-Lancaster County Children's Alliance, The Arc of Lancaster County, YWCA of Lancaster, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, Masonic Charities
2008Over $11,800 was given in total to these organizations:
Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, Big Brothers Big Sisters, MOM's House of Lancaster, Mornings on Orange Street, YWCA - Sexual Assault Prevention and Counseling Center, Gaudenzia - Vantage House, Boys and Girls Club of Lancaster, Black Rock Retreat, Milanof Shock Library, Lancaster Day Care Center, Threshold Foundation - Dig it, Daniel's Den Playground.
2007The grants were awarded to Aaron's Acres, Community Action Program, Deb's House, Hospice of Lancaster County, Lancaster Family YMCA, Youth Advocate Program, Inc.
2006Abby's Foundation made grants totaling over $7,500 to the following organizations: The Susquehanna Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired, St. Joseph Health Ministries, Clare House, Lancaster Family YWCA, Homes of Hope, Lancaster Emergency Medical Services Association, Milagro House, S. June Smith Center.
2005Abby's Foundation made grants totaling over $7,500 to the following organizations: Community Action Program, Hospice of Lancaster County, Masonic Learning Center, Milagro House, Susquehanna Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, St. Anne's School, Spina Bifida Association and the YWCA of Lancaster.
2004Grants were awarded to Aaron's Acres, Milagro House, Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic, L.E.M.S.A., and Millersville Technology Camp.
2003The grants were awarded to five organizations - Lancaster County Therapeutic Riding, Lancaster Shelter for Abused Women, Arbor Place, Shalom Partnership of Lancaster, and YWCA.
2002The grants were awarded to the Salvation Army, The YWCA, The Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Aaron's Acres, and Milagro House.
2001The grants were awarded to the Schreiber Pediatric Rehabilitation, Shelter for Abused Women, and Aaron's Acres.
2000The grants were awarded to Bridge of Hope and Bright Side Baptist Church.
1999The grants from the Foundation were awarded to Christ's Home, Milagro House, and Vantage House.

Each year, numerous nonprofit organizations apply for funds from the Foundation. The Foundation's Selection Committee - comprised of a foundation board member(s), Abby's peers, family and friends - carefully reviews each application and chooses the annual recipient(s) based on the projects proposed. The Foundation Board awards these funds at the annual Family Skate Day for Abby. The skating event is held in February or March each year and is open to the general public FREE of charge.

The Abigail L. Longenecker Memorial Foundation was formed in 1998 to remember Abby and her caring and friendly nature and to act positively on her behalf within our community. It is the desire of her family and friends to contribute to the community in ways in which we believe she would have contributed.

The foundation was formed to provide funds to local nonprofit organizations for specific projects which benefit children.


The Abigail L. Longenecker Memorial Foundation
P.O. Box 4692 • Lancaster, PA 17604-4692
Phone: (717) 898-9376 • Email: info@abbysfoundation.org

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