Tabor President, Bob Thomas to Retire

Bob Thomas, President of Tabor Community Services since 2006, announced today he plans to retire from his position there effective September 30 of this year.

Tabor is a non-profit provider of housing and financial counseling and education services for Lancaster County residents. With 50 staff and an operating budget of $4.3 million in 2017-18, the organization serves 4600 clients annually through its 18 programs and services. Tabor’s programs have been recognized for their high quality by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Central Penn Business Journal, Millersville University and the Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership.

Tabor is celebrating its 50th Anniversary of serving Lancaster residents in 2018.

In announcing his retirement, Thomas said, “Serving Tabor over the past 11 years has been a very rewarding experience for which I will always be grateful. I’m very proud of the wonderful staff we have and the great work they do in helping our clients.”

Jill Laskowitz, Chair of Tabor’s Board of Directors said, “We are extremely grateful for Bob’s extraordinary leadership and celebrate Tabor’s many accomplishments while he was President. We saw a significant increase in contracts for client services with local, state and federal government agencies. We also saw very strong growth in private support from individual donors, businesses, foundations and churches which made it possible to add 7 new programs for our clients and to open the Ann B. Barshinger Financial Empowerment Center. Tabor is grounded in the belief that we must build a strong and united community where all people have the opportunity to live in decent, affordable housing and be financially self-sufficient. Bob’s leadership advanced this mission every day.”

To learn more about Tabor please visit the website at

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