10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania Introduces Four New Board Members

August 16, 2018


10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania is pleased to welcome four new members to its Board of Directors.  The recently appointed Board members are Frank Dittenhafer of York, Jacqui Good of Fort Washington, the Honorable Richard Gray of Lancaster and Jean Craige Pepper Victor of Erie.

All four new members began their terms over the past year.  At 10,000 Friends’ June 28th Board meeting, Board Chair Caroline Boyce expressed her great enthusiasm for the new members: “I am excited to have four such talented and experienced new members joining our Board of Directors.  They all bring unique backgrounds, with diverse experiences that will deepen the Board and strengthen its capacity to guide 10,000 Friends going forward.”

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Frank Dittenhafer is an award-winning architect who founded Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects based in York, Pennsylvania more than thirty years ago.  As President of Murphy & Dittenhafer, Frank is responsible for project design and management with a focus on adaptive reuse, historic preservation, higher education, urban housing, interiors and planning. Under Frank’s leadership, the firm’s design excellence has been recognized every year since 1993 by American Institute of Architects chapters in Pennsylvania and Maryland and includes over 200 AIA design awards, craftsmanship and historic preservation citations.  Frank graduated with honors from Penn State University (B.S. in Architecture) and subsequently earned a master’s in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. In recognition of his design excellence, he was inducted into the AIA College of Fellows in 2007.

Jacqui Good is a non-profit management and development professional who has worked in the non-profit sector since 1992.   Currently serving as Director of Operations and Development for the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, she has worked for an array of clients and organizations with a focus on fundraising and project management, including the University of Pennsylvania.  Notably Jacqui worked on the team that planned 10,000 Friends’ inaugural Commonwealth Awards in 2003.  A graduate of Wichita State University (B.S. in Journalism), she also has master’s in liberal arts from the University of Pennsylvania.  A native of Lancaster County, she lives in Fort Washington (Montgomery County PA).

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Honorable Richard “Rick” Gray served three distinguished terms as Mayor of Lancaster beginning in 2006.   During that time, the City has been transformed into a regional arts and culture center that combines historic preservation efforts with investment in modern day amenities that have led to an urban renaissance in Lancaster.  The City’s ground breaking Green Infrastructure Plan and subsequent investment in city-wide green infrastructure improvements, reflects Mayor Gray’s deep commitment to environmental issues and sustainability and his belief that green placemaking can catalyze community and economic development.  Mayor Gray is the past-President of the Pennsylvania Municipal League and recipient of the Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence 2015. In November 2015, Mayor Gray was awarded the Smart Growth Mark C. Schneider Friend of Pennsylvania award by 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania. A graduate of American University with a major in American Government and the Dickinson School of Law, Mayor Gray started out as an attorney with Neighborhood Legal Services in Pittsburgh before moving to Lancaster with artist-wife Gail to serve as Director of Central Pennsylvania Legal Services.   He has received honorary degrees from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology and Franklin and Marshall College.

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Jean Craige Pepper Victor currently serves as an Investor Advisor for RBS Wealth Management based out of Erie, Pennsylvania. Prior to this role, she worked many years as a senior Investment Advisor and Vice President with Merrill Lynch.  Active both locally in Erie and state-wide in supporting Pennsylvania’s historic heritage, she has served as a Commissioner of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.  Committed to and active in community service and historic preservation, Ms. Victor is a trustee of the Goodwise Scholarship Fund for minority students and has served as co-chair of the Junior League Historical Preservation Committee. A graduate of Hollins College, she and her husband Michael Victor live in Erie.