Committees Overview

Without the dedication and assistance of volunteers and committee members, YLI would not be able to help York County residents improve their literacy skills.

Each committee works diligently to guide YLI and our programs into the future.

Committee Membership Requirements

If you have the skills, experience, or education in any of the following areas, we welcome your assistance.

Email Rita Hewitt to learn more about how to join a YLI Committee.

York Literacy Institute’s Committees

Board governance & development

Assume primary responsibility for matters pertaining to YLI Board of Directors

  • Identifies and nominates board and committee member candidates; recommend appointments
  • Oversees Board Member Orientation including training and mentorship for new Board members
  • Oversees development and ongoing education of Board members
  • Annually nominates slate of new members and slate officers, and conducts exit interviews
  • Assesses board effectiveness
  • Annually evaluates policies and practices concerning the BOD
  • Biennial reviews of Bylaws
  • Oversees strategic plan and strategic planning process

Committee Chair: Alice Muldrow | Vice Chair: Chad Myers |Staff Support: Jason McSherry

BUCK a book ®

Review and revise the BAB fundraising program

  • Seeks sponsors for Buck a Book programming
  • Reports to Fund Development Committee

Committee Chair: Ryan Myers |Staff Support: Rita Hewitt


 Exercises the powers of the Board in the interim between Board meetings

Board Chair: Martin Fedorko |Vice Chair: Chad Myers | Staff Support: Jason McSherry


  • Has responsibility for financial record keeping, budget and grant oversight, assess management and long term financial planning
  • Evaluates and approves small capital expenditures
  • Oversees audit process and approves audit draft

Committee Chair: Vicki Rutter (Treasurer) |Vice Chair: Mark Poliski | Staff Support: Jason McSherry

fund development

    • Has responsibility for recruitment, public relations, and awareness for events
    • Develop solicitations
    • Expand the donor base
    • Directs/coordinates all non-event fundraising efforts including the annual End of Year and Literacy Empowerment Campaigns, endowment building, & related fundraising needs
    • Identify target audience, appropriate information, production, distribution for a general YLI brochure and poster

Committee Chair: Alice Muldrow |Co/Vice Chair: TBD |Staff Support: Matthew Smith


  • Increase brand awareness; create an imaging campaign that helps the community understand what YLI does and the value our services provide to our students, donors, and potential donors and the York Community
  • Identify target audience, appropriate information, production, distribution for a general YLI brochure and poster

Committee Chair: TBD | Staff Support: Jason McSherry

Advocacy & Awareness

Develop and implement a formal advocacy and awareness initiative

  • Equip volunteers and staff to act as community ambassadors for YLI and deliver presentations to key community groups
  • Develop and implement a strategic awareness campaign that leverages all relevant mediums of communication
  • Create an advocacy initiative focused on educating legislators and community leaders about the importance of literacy in economic development

Committee Chair: Rona Kaufmann |Staff Support: Jason McSherry


Oversees personnel matters

Committee Chair: TBD | Staff Support: Jason McSherry


YLI has a profuse need in the area of technology, from equipment to training, in order to continue high-quality for our students

  • There is a need to analyze the current system and determine what technology improvements and acquisitions are essential to improve the delivery of services, fundraising, outreach, and communication of outcomes

Committee Chair: Ash Ingole | Staff Support: Digital Literacy Associate – Ean Dudley