Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties (DVSCP) is deeply grateful to Diane Brokenshire for her recent $120,000 donation to our agency through the planned giving of her estate.   These funds ensure that the agency will continue to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve.

DVSCP is a private, nonprofit organization, which provides free and confidential emergency housing for anyone experiencing domestic violence in Cumberland and Perry Counties. In addition to the Shelter, the agency offers a 24-hour crisis hotline (call or text), counseling and advocacy services, accompaniment to legal and/or medical proceedings, prevention education and community outreach, adult and youth support groups, and AMEND, a batterers’ intervention program for male abusers. Diane’s generous gift will help DVSCP support victims and survivors with a wide array of free programs and services as they work to heal and rebuild their lives.

“We are profoundly grateful for Diane’s remarkable generosity,” commented DVSCP’s Executive Director Sonya Browne. “Her support will have a lasting impact, allowing us to provide a safe place and free services to those affected by domestic violence in our community.”

Diane was a retired manager with AT&T and a graduate of Muhlenberg High School, Muhlenberg, PA and Goucher College, Towson, MD. She was an active member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Camp Hill, where she served on various committees and established the Brokenshire Family Camp Fund, which enabled the youth of the church to go to camp and travel on Mission trips. She volunteered for many local organizations, including serving 16 years on the New Cumberland Borough Council and 13 years with the West Shore Recreation Commission. Friends described Diane as being a dedicated and caring individual who strove to do what she could to help heal the hurting people of our world.  When she wasn’t volunteer, she enjoyed golfing, trips to the casino, supporting charities, playing her Game Boy, going out to restaurants with friends and reading.

Planned giving provides individuals like Diane with an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy while supporting causes close to their hearts. Through thoughtful estate planning, donors like Diane can make a profound impact on the causes they care about most.  For Diane, she not only gifted funds to our agency, but she also supported Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, New Cumberland Fire Department, New Cumberland River Rescue, Central PA Food Bank, as well as her church, college, and high school.