The YCHT Salutes the Cultural Alliance of York County March 1999 marked the first day of business for a young and fledgling united arts fund, established by the corporate leaders of York. Today the Cultural Alliance is much more than just a fundraiser. They are a leader in the transformation of our community through arts and heritage. They provide professional development opportunities to its member agencies, advice and help when asked, and venture funds to non-arts agencies. They have brought the importance of arts and heritage to the economic development of York to the forefront.