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Philanthropy

Philanthropy 2017-06-19T15:03:44+00:00

Along with their children, Mike and Cindy mike-brubaker-philhavenBrubaker founded the Ryan C. Brubaker Foundation in honor of their son, Ryan, who passed away at the age of 21 years old. The Foundation not only honors Ryan’s spirit, but also raises crucial funds and awareness for youth struggling with a wide array of issues. The centerpiece of the Foundation is to offer youth and families the highest level of professional counseling, at no cost.  The Brubakers host an annual dinner every year (next dinner is scheduled for Oct 02, 2016 in Lititz, PA) to raise money to support six organizations, including the Philhaven behavioral healthcare facility in central Pennsylvania. By supporting initiatives that meet the mission of helping local youth in need, the Ryan C. Brubaker Foundation promotes open communication on issues that save lives.

Mike Brubaker serves as Chairman to Hunger-Free Lancaster County, a mike-brubakercoalition of more than 20 nonprofit, for profit, religious, government and grassroots organizations committed to the mission of eradicating hunger in Lancaster County. By creating a nutritious, accessible and sustainable food system, Hunger-Free Lancaster County is striving toward an audacious and important goal. By 2018, the organization hopes to ensure sustainable access to three healthy meals a day for every resident of Lancaster County. In doing so, Lancaster hopes to become the first county in the United States to end hunger and offer a model for the rest of the world.

More than 59,000 Lancastrians are currently food insecure. Hunger-Free Lancaster County aims to bring that number down to zero through a proactive three-pronged approach. By leveraging initiatives to provide more charitable service, universal meal access at schools, and greater enrollment in SNAP, great strides can be made in this important battle. Mike Brubaker brings his extensive experience as former state Senator to lead this national test case in eradicating the hunger epidemic on the county-wide level.

Mike Brubaker also serves in leadership roles on several additional philanthropic initiatives, including: