Barley Snyder partner, Kathleen A. Gray, played a lead role in the merger between Lancaster County Historical Society and James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland, two prominent historical and educational organizations located in Lancaster County.
The merger between the Lancaster County Historical Society and the James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland became effective at 7 P.M. on May 27, 2009. The merger will allow the Historical Society’s 2,000 members and Wheatland’s 500 members to enjoy program and research benefits as members of both. For complete details of the merger please visit LancasterHistory.org to learn more about the new organization.
Kathleen A. Gray, a partner at Barley Snyder, was an integral member of the team that negotiated the Agreement and Plan of Merger which brought these two respected organizations together. She has served on the Board of the Lancaster County Historical Society for over six years, has served as Chairman of the Board of the Society over the past year and has been elected to serve as Chairman of the Board of LancasterHistory.org for the upcoming year. Kathy has dedicated several hundred hours to the project and to the Campus of History Project which was a joint undertaking of the two organizations that ultimately led to the merger discussions. Her expertise in the area of non profit corporate law and her dedication to creating this new community partnership are indicative of Kathy’s long standing commitment to the community and to providing volunteer leadership to non-profit, charitable and educational organizations in the community.