Leave A Legacy York County
  • 137 E. Market St. York, PA 17401
  • 717.854.8755, ext. 250

Enriching by Example: Professional Advisors Inspire Legacy Giving

Writer Michael Vyskocil
Photographer Eric Forberger

They’ll provide education for high school and college students, advance community causes, care for shelter animals, serve a faith community and increase access to justice for people throughout York County. This work (and more) is possible tomorrow because individuals like Kevin Smith, MacGregor (Mac) J. Brillhart and Daniel E. McGarry Jr. chose to leave a legacy today.

A volunteer-run program of the York County Bar Foundation, Leave A Legacy York County collaborates with nonprofit partners and professional advisors like the individuals here to inspire people to make charitable bequests and planned gifts to community nonprofits.

What legacy will you create?

Kevin Smith

Executive Vice President – Wealth Management,  Smith, Mayer & Liddle

“My life would not be what it is today without the foundation of my faith. I’ve also been enriched by the unconditional love of pets. My legacy gift will help the great work of the York County SPCA and St. Joseph Church continue long after I’m gone. Giving is one of life’s greatest joys. A legacy gift can make an impact beyond our lifetimes. A simple act of generosity can often inspire others to do the same, which can make our community a better place for generations to come.”

MacGregor (Mac) J. Brillhart

Personal Lawyer, Stock and Leader Attorneys at Law

“When possible, why would I not want to continue to benefit a worthy cause after I’m gone? As a York Suburban alum, the York Suburban Education Foundation (YSEF) hits close to home. YSEF continues to support the district in enhancing the classroom experience and assisting students to reach academic achievement. As for the York County Bar Foundation, the concepts of increasing access to and improving the administration of justice for all people will never go out of style.”

Daniel E. McGarry Jr.

Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual

“I chose to make unrestricted gifts of life insurance to Gettysburg College and the Rotary Club of York because I believe in the educational values and missions of these two organizations. I’m a Gettysburg alum and parent of an alum; I’ve been part of the Rotary for close to 30 years. My gift of life insurance will provide a tax-free death benefit so that these organizations can continue their good work long after I’m gone.”


Leave A Legacy York County
  • 137 E. Market St. York, PA 17401
  • 717.854.8755, ext. 250