Stephen Rotay, president and owner of Rotay Capital Finance in Lancaster, and his team members recently participated as sponsors, exhibitors and educators at a variety of events this season to help nonprofit organizations and individuals and families in need throughout the region.

According to Rotay, the company’s staff members have donated time and expertise to help many community initiatives. The members of the business team enjoy the volunteering.

In October, Scott Charney, funding specialist for the company, spoke to high school seniors enrolled in cabinet making and woodworking classes at the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center. Charney’s interactive discussion with the students focused on entrepreneurship while encouraging students to consider using the skill sets acquired from the career center to pursue their dreams and launch their own businesses. Charney took an adult education cabinet making class at the same school years ago and enjoys woodworking from recycled and repurposed wood, and other items. He has eight years of experience working in the construction industry and is a military veteran with the U.S. Army.

Shane Pfeiffer, instructor for tech school’s cabinet making and wood technology class, was appreciative of the visit, noting that Charney not only covered woodworking trades, but also shared life lessons with the students.

Also, the finance firm sponsored a fundraising event for The Long Community at Highland in Lancaster. Funds raised will supplement expenses needed for local senior citizens to continue living their later years in comfort and dignity. As part of the Presbyterian Senior Living family of communities, the facility is dedicated and committed to providing older adults with quality service through supportive care and services to promote wholeness for seniors with a focus on body, mind and spirit.

Additionally, Rotay has donated to and assisted with fundraising efforts on behalf of Candi Oster, the wife of Rotay’s longtime friend and former employee Mike Oster with Paul Davis of Central Pennsylvania. After eight years, Candi’s chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) has come out of remission, and she required a bone marrow transplant. The Osters are appreciative of the community’s assistance in supporting Candi, their family and the many needs required for her recovery.

A longtime local businessman, resident and community advocate in Lancaster, Rotay offers financing for small businesses through the firm. Rotay served in the U.S. Marine Corps and has received recognition in the categories of 50 Fastest Growing Companies and Business of the Year, among others. He resides in West Lampeter Township with his family and regularly participates in community and networking clubs and events. For more information, readers may visit