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Murry Foundation to support ExtraGive as presenting sponsor

A sign in Lancaster’s Penn Square advertises the 2022 ExtraGive in this file photo. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)

The Murry Foundation will be a presenting sponsor for the 2023 ExtraGive, the Lancaster County Community Foundation announced Wednesday.

The organization will join the High Foundation as a flagship supporter for the annual one-day giving event, contributing to the ExtraGive’s stretch pool and incentive prizes. A full 100% of all sponsor contributions go to participating nonprofits, the community foundation said.

The E.E. Murry Foundation dates to 1974, when it was established in Lancaster by builder, real estate developer and philanthropist Emanuel E. “Manny” Murry. Today, it operates here and in Lexington, Kentucky, where it is headquartered. Its mission is to eliminate poverty and build thriving communities.

Wesley Murry

Emanuel’s grandson, Wesley Murry, became lead trustee in 2016. A 1997 Lancaster Catholic High School graduate, he is a hedge fund manager and founder of the Castle & Key Distillery in Millville, Kentucky. His wife, Anne, is a dentist.

“The Murry Foundation is proud to be a Presenting Sponsor of ExtraGive,” Anne Murry said in a statement. “… We believe ExtraGive highlights nonprofits that truly impact positive change.”

The Murry Foundation previously supported ExtraGive as a “premier plus” sponsor.

For its first decade, ExtraGive’s presenting sponsors were the High Foundation and Rodgers & Associates. In 2022, Rodgers & Associates discontinued its role, saying it wanted to give other community leaders the opportunity to step up.

“High Foundation is honored to again partner with the Community Foundation and have Murry Foundation join us as presenting sponsors of ExtraGive,” Executive Director Robin Stauffer said in a statement.

The 2023 ExtraGive will take place on Friday, Nov. 17. Nonprofits may register to participate beginning July 11.

Since its debut in 2012, ExtraGive has raised $92 million for more than 500 nonprofits providing services in Lancaster County.