An independent news publication of
United Way of Lancaster County


About One United Lancaster

One United Lancaster is an independent, nonpartisan weekday nonprofit digital news outlet founded and sponsored by United Way of Lancaster County.

Launched in April 2020 as the community’s most comprehensive pandemic-centric information resource, One United Lancaster has evolved into the go-to source of news reporting on local nonprofit, government, and community driven causes. We are dedicated to reporting stories overlooked by larger regional outlets.

You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

One United Lancaster is a member of the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association and operates in accordance with its standards and code of ethics.


To report the Truth with Context about critical issues affecting the wellbeing of Lancaster residents.


We will enhance public understanding of local issues with reporting that is objective and fair. We will contribute to a healthy, robust local media ecosystem that promotes responsiveness, transparency, and accountability for public entities. 

While One United Lancaster is editorially independent of United Way of Lancaster County, its founding sponsor, we affirm United Way’s vision of an equitable Lancaster County where every individual has an opportunity to succeed, and the entire community thrives as a result.

Newsletter Sign-up

Our weekly email delivers the best of each week’s content to your inbox every Saturday morning.



Kate Zimmerman

Kate Zimmerman is president and CEO of United Way of Lancaster County and publisher of One United Lancaster. Prior to her current role, Kate led Leadership Lancaster, a community leadership development program. She is a Leadership Lancaster graduate, holds a certificate in fundraising from the Indiana School of Philanthropy and is a certified board governance consultant. She lives in Manheim with her two children and her husband.

Tim Stuhldreher

Tim Stuhldreher is the editor of One United Lancaster. A veteran Pennsylvania journalist, he previously worked at LNP | LancasterOnline, reporting on city government, business and education; and the Central Penn Business Journal, covering finance, energy and Lancaster County.

Maddie Seiler

Maddie Seiler is the Director of Marketing & Communications at United Way of Lancaster County. As a graduate of Millersville University and an Americorps member for Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity, she brings immense knowledge of Lancaster County to her role with One United Lancaster.

Anna Smucker

Anna Smucker

Anna Smucker is a graphic designer at United Way of Lancaster County. She is a 2022 graduate of Goshen College and enjoys learning more about the people in our community through writing for One United Lancaster.

Julie Kennedy

Julie Kennedy is a native of Ephrata. Her love for Lancaster County is embedded in her DNA, as her Anabaptist ancestors arrived here in the 1700s. A 2022 graduate of Millersville University, she created her own curriculum and earned a B.A. in Social Innovation Design. As Community Initiatives Manager at United Way of Lancaster County, she hopes to activate local organizations and build a community where all members feel respected, heard and valued.