Our Volunteer of the Year Award is presented starting in 2023 in honor of Kenneth G. Stoudt. Ken passed away on Sept, 12, 2022.
Ken Stoudt was a 2007 inductee into the Lancaster County Sports Hall of Fame, but after his playing days, he was a civic leader in Lancaster. Ken represented over 30 organizations on various boards during his distinguished career.
Ken truly loved Lancaster and strongly felt the need to give back to others, just as he remembered those who helped him along the path of his life.
He was most devoted to Lancaster General Health System, serving as chairman and a commitment that spanned 25 years. He was inducted into their “Societas Generalis,” in recognition of his contribution. He was chairman of the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, which named their administration building in his honor.
He served as chairman of Milagro House, which emphasizes education and has helped change the lives of women and children in our community. Ken was an active member of the McCaskey Alumni Association and was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2005. Ken was also recognized as Central Pennsylvania Volunteer of the Year in 2017.
Ken was a proud graduate of McCaskey High School, Class of 1961. He distinguished himself in athletics (track and football) and was a member of McCaskey's 1959 and 1960 Central Penn League championship football teams. He was recognized as the most Valuable Athlete of the Class of 1961 and was named “All-State” in football and played in the Big 33 football game.
This led to a full football scholarship at the University of Richmond, where he graduated from their Business School in 1965. He continued to be an outstanding athlete at Richmond, being named captain of the 1965 team. He was named to the All-Southern Conference team and received honorable mention as All American for Division 1. Ken was honored to become a member of the Board of Associates for the University of Richmond and remained a lifelong supporter and fan of his alma mater.
He was inducted into the McCaskey Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989. He was also honored by the Susquehanna Valley Chapter of Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.