MEDA Chapter - Lancaster

Chapter Chair: Hans Weaver
Chapter Contact: Carol Eby-Good
Tel: 717-560-6546

Upcoming Chapter Events

Corporate Social Responsibility: The High Companies

Tuesday, September 19
Hosted at the newly opened S Dale High Leadership Center, 1861 William Penn Way, Lancaster. (Greenfield Corporate Center)
7:30 – 9:00am, breakfast and presentation
Speaker: Robin Stauffer, Executive Director of The S. Dale High Family Foundation
MEDA Update: Allan Sauder, President
$15 per person. RSVP by Sept. 12 to or (717)560-6546

Optional, following the presentation: Tour of Leadership Center and Cal High’s antique car collection

High Companies

TLancaster High Corporate Office Photo lrhe High Companies, based in Greenfield Corporate Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, are a group of family-owned companies serving their customers through the following businesses:  steel fabrication; pre-cast concrete building systems; metal processing and distribution; product transportation; air quality and safety consulting; commercial, retail, and multi-family real estate development, ownership, and property management; real estate brokerage, appraisal, and consulting services; architecture and construction, and hotel ownership and management.

High operates in eight states and is one of Central Pennsylvania’s leading names in industry and real estate.  Established in 1931, High employs more than 2,000 co-workers.  Guided by The High Philosophy tenets of being innovative leaders and building trustworthy relationships, the many products and services of the High companies touch lives of area residents every day.

Robin Stauffer

Robin D. Stauffer, began her career with High® in 1985. As Corporate Secretary of High Industries, Inc. and High Real Estate Group LLC, Robin serves as liaison between The High Family Council, the Chair of the Boards, the Directors and Committee members, and the CEO, supporting effective governance at all levels of the High organization.  Robin serves as a member of the Executive Committee and the Leadership Council, with responsibility for Corporate philanthropic activities in communities in which the business operates that serve to enhance and promote the High brand.

Robin also serves as the Executive Director of The S. Dale High Family Foundation, a philanthropic non-profit organization whose mission is to align with community organizations to support positive change within areas of identified need, as well as develop its own projects for positive community impact.  The Foundation also assists High co-workers in meeting the costs of college education for their children through a competitive scholarship program.

Robin was recently recognized with the Central Penn Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award for Community Achievement.

Support our Chapter Project!

The Equitable Prosperity Through Private Sector Development (EPTPSD) project or Maendeleo Sawa (M-Sawa) is focused on supporting economic growth in Kenya through working with small entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the agriculture, construction, and extractives sectors. MEDA’s goal is to reach 20,000 entrepreneurs and strengthen the profitability and competitiveness of 250 SME’s/Lead Firms assisted. The project and its partners will employ a lead firm approach, targeting SMEs which have the potential to impact a large number of smallholder farmers, small entrepreneurs and other SMEs in their supply chains. The project will also encourage businesses to use more environmentally-friendly technologies and practices and to pay particular attention to supporting women-led businesses and improved gender practices.

Witness the incredible outcomes of community growth that occurs when people living in poverty have the tools they need to develop their businesses. We invite your contributions to the Lancaster Chapter’s fundraising project!

Women Empowering Women 

MEDA and the Lancaster Chapter have launched a women’s group, called “Women Empowering Women with MEDA,” which meets several times a year to promote the importance of women's economic empowerment as a catalyst for positive change in the world.

Women Empowering Women with MEDA provides an opportunity for women to learn about issues facing women in developing countries, as well as MEDA's projects that empower women to rise above social and cultural barriers toward improved livelihoods. Women who are members of Women Empowering Women with MEDA will have unique and meaningful opportunities to engage with MEDA projects in various countries around the world, including Ghana, Ethiopia, Ukraine, Nicaragua, and Kenya.

We invite you to join this group! Mark your calendars for our next meetings in 2017:
Date: Tuesdays: September 19, December 5
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Mulberry on King, 253 W King St, Lancaster, PA 17603 (New location).
Click here to download a PDF with a map and directions..
RSVP: Allison Nafziger at 717-560-6546 or

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