Bell’s Endowment Fund: Leave a Legacy

A community where people are valued and respected and live with dignity.

This is the vision of Bell Socialization Services.

If you’re reading this, it’s likely that something about our vision resonates with you, too. We actively work toward this vision every day through an array of programs  that follow our mission of providing support and empowerment where people can improve their quality of living.

You can help, too.

By giving a gift to Bell’s endowment fund, you’re making an active choice to support the life-changing, life-enriching, empowering work of Bell for members of our community yet to come.

What is Endowment?

An endowment is a pool of property held by a charity and invested to provide an annual income for use by the charity. It is the part of an organization’s income derived from donations.

Bell Socialization Services’ Endowment Fund was created in 1998 to help secure the future of Bell Socialization Services’ work in the community serving the needs of homeless families, people living with mental health issues and mental retardation.

In 2021/22 a working group of Bell’s Board of Directors and leadership team put strategic effort and consideration into looking at how it could be reenergized and are relaunching Bell’s endowment efforts.

The Fund is an outgrowth of Bell’s larger strategic plan to be proactively engaged to ensure the organization’s future. You may donate to Bell’s endowment by designation on our Donate page or through our funds with Merrill Lynch and/or the York County Community Foundation.


Philanthropy is a lifelong process. As you create and update your giving plans, your legal and financial advisors will help you determine what gifts best fit with your intentions.


Planning a Gift to Bell Socialization Services

Friends of Bell are invited to contribute at any time, in any amount, to benefit the many programs and services provided to thousands of individuals and families each year. When you make an estate provision or a life income gift of any size you are eligible to become members of our Legacy Society.

Those gifts might include:

~ creating a provision for Bell in your will or living trust,

~ designating Bell as a beneficiary of a retirement plan,

~ designating Bell as owner and/or beneficiary of a life insurance policy, and/or

~ establishing a charitable gift annuity.

Legacy gifts are acknowledged through personal letters of welcome to the Society, recognition in Bell publications. and an invitation to our Annual Meeting.

Legacy Society

The Bell Legacy Society was established to recognize and thank individuals who have planned deferred gifts to Bell Socialization Services. It is our way of thanking donors for their generous support of Bell’s mission and to encourage others to consider similar plans. (Members who wish may remain anonymous.)

Any information members share with Bell about their gift plan is held in strict confidence.

Bell Legacy Society Members

Nicholas H. and Margaret H. Carlozzi Charitable Foundation

Mr. Edward W. Clautice

Janel Fox

Douglas Merrill

Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas Pandelidis

Evelyn Samuelson

The Ruby & William H. Schmid Family

Kevin Traister



or reach out to Averie Clark in our Community Engagement office at 717-848-5767, ext. 1505.