The Rock Ford Foundation

The Rock Ford Foundation, a non-profit corporation initially formed to save Rock Ford from conversion to a landfill, has continuously worked to maintain this local treasure. Through its efforts, visitors to Rock Ford are afforded the opportunity to learn about an important soldier, surgeon, and statesman while experiencing 18th Century life on a Pennsylvania "Country Gentleman's" estate.

Statement of Purpose

The Rock Ford Foundation exists to maintain and further develop Rock Ford Plantation, its grounds, and outbuildings, and to promote knowledge of General Edward Hand's life and times for the cultural and educational benefit of the public.

The Rock Ford Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit tax-exempt organization incorporated within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on May 22, 1958.

The Foundation is supported by memberships, gifts, grants, earned income from rental of the facilities, and fundraising events.

Board of Trustees of the Rock Ford Foundation

Executive Director: Samuel C. Slaymaker, III

Board of Trustees

President: Pamela Stoner

Vice President: Ken Pandozzi

Secretary: Thomas Englert 

Treasurer: R. Bruce Jenkins

Lisa Haldy

Downing Jacobs

Kristen Jenkins

Christine Mellinger

Michelle Pieters

Katherine Wood-Jacobs