About the Botstiber Foundation
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Trustees, Board of Advisors, and Staff of the Botstiber Foundation

The Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation is governed by the Indenture of Trust of Dietrich W. Botstiber dated September 29, 1995.  Under the terms of the Trust, the Foundation operates under the authority of two Trustees.  The Trustees have appointed a Board of Advisors to guide them relative to the administration of the Foundation.  The day-to-day activities of the Foundation are handled by the Administrator and an exceptional staff:


Board of Advisors:

Lewis B. Beatty, Jr., a founding partner of the law firm Beatty Lincke, has practiced law for 60 years.  He is a former President of the Delaware County Bar Association and a former member of the House of Delegates of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.  Mr. Beatty served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Crozer Keystone Health System.  He also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Delaware County Memorial Hospital.  Active in community service, Mr. Beatty served as President of the Board of Directors of Sunnycrest Farm for Boys. He is a member of the Media Rotary Club, the Swarthmore Presbyterian Church (Trustee, Elder and Deacon), Rose Valley Folk, Valley Voices singing group and the Union League of Philadelphia.  Mr. Beatty earned a B.S. in civil engineering from Cornell University and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.

George C. McFarland, Jr. is President of The Pennsylvania Trust Company in Radnor, Pennsylvania where he serves as a portfolio manager and chair of the company’s investment committee. He has been at Pennsylvania Trust since April 1998. Prior to that, he had been a practicing attorney dating from his graduation from Duke Law School in 1984.  He went to college at Princeton University, and before that graduated from The Haverford School. Mr. McFarland is currently President of the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church Foundation, and also a member of the church’s Board of Trustees. He is chair of the St. Andrews Society of Philadelphia’s scholarship committee and a member of its foundation board. He is a past Chairman of the Bryn Mawr Hospital Foundation Board, and a former Vice President of The Timothy School (a local school for children with autism). mcfarland@penntrust.com

Harry Carl Schaub is Consul General a.D. of Austria in Philadelphia. He was a partner for 37 years with the Philadelphia law firm Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, where he now serves Of Counsel. During his long legal career, he has represented foreign investors for business and immigration purposes; non-profit organizations, both educational and charitable; investment companies and other issuers of securities under federal and state securities acts; and ski and other leisure resorts. Mr. Schaub has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Gamma honor societies, and a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School. His publications include: "General Lahousen and the Abwehr Resistance" in 19 International Journal of Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence 538-558 (Fall 2006). hschaub@mmwr.com

Christina Stahl is a grandniece of Dietrich W. Botstiber. She joined the Board of Advisors of the Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation in August 2008. Born in Vienna, Austria, she earned a doctoral degree in Social and Economic Sciences at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.

Mary V.Z. Wachterhauser owns and manages her own law firm and has been practicing in the area of family law for 20 years. She has served in the past as an elected member and vice president of the Board of School Directors for Haverford Township and is past president of the Delaware County Bar Association. Along with the Botstiber Foundation, she currently sits on the boards of: The Timothy School (serving as Vice President), Delaware County Domestic Abuse Project, The Middleton Center for Pastoral Counseling and the Delaware County Bar Association. She lived in Cologne Germany for a year and has spent several summers in Germany. mvzw@comcast.net


Terrance A. Kline has served as Administrator of the Foundation since 2002. He is also a practicing attorney and a frequent speaker and writer on professional topics. Mr. Kline is co-editor of Estate Planning in Pennsylvania, published by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Mr. Kline is a graduate of Penn State University, and holds law degrees from the University of Pittsburgh (J.D.) where he was Executive Editor of the Law Review, Temple University (LL.M.) and Columbia University School of Law (LL.M.).


Valerie Grupp Arapis is the Deputy Administrator for The Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation. She has recently made the Greater Philadelphia area her home after moving from Jacksonville, FL where she served as Information Officer of The Chartrand Foundation, a private foundation focused on public education reform.

Mark Parker Miller is Program Manager for the Botstiber Institute of Austrian-American Studies. He has a B.A. in German Language and Culture from Juniata College and is currently a doctoral candidate in Art History at the University of Delaware, where he also teaches in the English Language Institute. Mark worked for the past decade in the field of book publishing.

Libby O'Donnell is the Program Manager for the Botstiber Scholars Program. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Spanish from James Madison University and a Certificate in Nonprofit Administration from Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the Foundation, Libby worked for eight years at The Philadelphia Foundation, most recently as a Program Officer.

Bianca Robinson is a Program Officer for the Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Area Studies from Drexel University. Bianca also serves as the Marketing Coordinator for the Global Philadelphia Association.

Patrick Shank is an Archivist and Publication Associate for the Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Saint Joseph’s University and currently is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public History from Temple University.

Rachel Soroka is a Program Assistant for the Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental and Conservation Biology from Philadelphia University. Rachel is also employed as an Admissions Associate at Providence Animal Center.




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