The Ryan Brubaker Foundation grew out of a love for our son, Ryan, who passed on September 11, 2012 at the age of 21. He was a graduate of Warwick High School and Lancaster Career and Technology Center in 2009 and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in 2012 (Computer Aided Drafting Technology). Although Ryan was never one to be in the spotlight we believe he would be delighted to know that an organization with his namesake is reaching out to help others and that two of our partners are educational institutions which had significant influence in his life. Ryan had a caring, gentle spirit and a deep love for family and friends. His affable style and huge smile could light up a room. One of our goals is to light up the lives of kids temporarily living in darkness through affliction, addiction and/or mental or physical instability. “Helping local youth in need” is a broad mission designed specifically to allow flexibility in options for assisting and benefiting adolescents with a plethora of issues. Counseling services, mission retreats, humanitarian experiences, Outward Bound educational programs, etc. are all avenues we will consider as a means for changing the direction of a struggling youth.


Your support signifies a desire to make a meaningful contribution in the lives of young people who live and work in your community. We believe in lasting relationships, not just with friends and family, but with organizations who are already making a difference in the lives of young people. Networking works and using established organizations to accomplish goals makes sense. We sincerely appreciate your friendship and support – God bless you and may you “never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world, for indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” (Margaret Meade).


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