(Exton, PA – November 17, 2023): The Whitford Charitable Classic, in partnership with the Chester County Community Foundation, was pleased to deliver $11,000 to each of the 11 Chester County non-profit charities that were selected by the Whitford Classic Committee.

Hosted at Whitford Country Club in Exton, this year’s Whitford Classic took place the weekend of September 22-24th. ‘The Classic’ brought together Whitford Country Club members and an extensive network of generous long-standing and new supporters from the community to play in golf, tennis and pickleball tournaments, with the highlight being the Gala and Auction. Ladies Tennis, themed “It all Begins with LOVE” was held in near perfect weather starting off the festivities on Friday, while this year’s golf and pickleball tournaments were cancelled due to weather on Saturday and Sunday. In true ‘Classic’ fashion, all the players graciously donated their admission fees to the ‘Whitford Charitable Classic’ allowing this year’s net revenue to be one of the highest ever.

Whitford Country Club and the Whitford Charitable Committee and Fund Advisors are enthused to begin plans for the 2024 ‘Classic’ and to continuing to fund some very valuable Chester County charities. Kelly Hagelauer, Chair of ‘The Classic’, spoke of the importance of the Whitford Charitable Fund. She highlighted how Whitford members take pride in this event and in being the only country club in the Philadelphia region donating their facilities, time, talents, and treasures to “give back” to the communities where they live, work and play. ‘The Classic’ allows Whitford members to connect to nonprofits whose missions align with the causes that they not only LOVE, but that serve the needs in the community as well.

Since its inception in 2011, the Whitford Classic has raised almost $1.4 million and awarded grants to over 80 qualifying organizations. This year’s grantees include: A Child’s Light; A Haven; Chester County Futures; Community Warehouse Project; Connect Thru Cancer; Fertility Dreams; Health Care Access; Mosaic Place; Partners in Outreach; Rhy’s Above and Sow Good Now.

To support the Whitford Classic and learn more about the Whitford Charitable Fund, please visit www.whitfordcc.com/charitable-fund.


About the Chester County Community Foundation

Headquartered in West Chester’s Lincoln Building, the Chester County Community Foundation connects people who care with causes that matter so their legacy philanthropy makes a difference now and forever. The Community Foundation holds nearly $100 million in trust and annually awards $6+ million in grants and scholarships. To learn more about the Community Foundation, visit www.chescocf.org.