Main Street Hanover, Inc. receives IRS Designation

Nov 5, 2018


Issued By: Main Street Hanover

Main Street Hanover, Inc. receives IRS Designation

HANOVER, PA. – November 5, 2018 – Main Street Hanover, Inc. received official word on October 22nd that we were approved as a 501c3 organization by the IRS. The non-profit designation will open many doors for Main Street Hanover as we are able to expand our fundraising capabilities and create financial stability which will allow us to increase our ability carry out our mission of revitalization of Downtown Hanover.

In January, Main Street Hanover began the process of formalizing as a 501c3 organization under the leadership of a new Board of Directors. This transition began with the first meeting of the Board of Directors in January 2018. Upon approval of by-laws, Main Street Hanover applied for 501c3 designation with the IRS in March and began the transition of operations to a new formalized, locally managed and operated, non-profit organization.

“We are so excited to have reached this milestone in our transition. The coming year will be exciting for downtown and our entire Hanover Community, not only because of our ability to operate as a stand-alone non-profit organization but because of the incredible work we are excited to continue and major projects we expect to begin because of our advocacy and persistence,” says Executive Director of Main Street Hanover, Justine Trucksess. “We look forward to celebrating this success and more, as we grow the Main Street initiative and continue to impact our downtown community with the help of the business owners, mission stakeholders, dedicated volunteers, and our incredible Board of Directors that we are happy to formally announce today.”

Main Street Hanover, Inc. Board of Directors

Gary Laird, Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce, Chairperson
Daniel Frey, Esq., Barley Snyder, Vice Chairperson
Nikki Hoffman, Stambaugh Ness, Treasurer
Kevin Gulden, Utz Quality Foods, Secretary
Casi Murren, Utz Quality Foods, Director
Donna Muller, UPMC Pinnacle Hanover, Director
Drew Derreth, Hanover Valley Presbyterian Church, Director
Jess Kelley, Snyders-Lance, Inc.,  Director
Dr. John Scola, Hanover Public School District, Director
Michael Bowersox, Borough of Hanover, Director
Mindy Crawford, Preservation PA, Director

Main Street Hanover, Inc. would like to thank our largest funding partners, the Borough of Hanover and the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce who began this effort to meet the needs of the community, and who continues to fund its efforts. Many thanks are also given to the York County Economic Alliance and the Partnership for Economic Development of York County for their strategic partnership to help Main Street Hanover grow to what it has become today.

Main Street Hanover is, and will continue to be, a collaborative effort between partners dedicated to our mission to expand the economic capacity of downtown Hanover, thus improving the business environment, enhancing the quality of place, and increasing community synergy.

Our purpose is stimulating downtown and neighborhood business revitalization in Hanover through organizing and encouraging cooperation and building leadership in the business community; creating a positive image for downtown Hanover by promoting downtown Hanover as an exciting place to live, shop, and invest; improve the appearance of downtown Hanover; and to receive, administer, and distribute funds in connection with any activities related to the foregoing purposes.

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Justine Kilkelly Trucksess
Executive Director, Main Street Hanover
(717) 637-6130 ext. 101

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