Jun 29

Chester County Community Foundation Launches New Website

The Chester County Community Foundation’s new website launched on July 1. According to Karen Simmons, President and CEO, the new website is the start of a brand refresh that will position the Community Foundation’s strategic vision for growing philanthropy in Chester County over the next decade, and beyond. The Community Foundation has successfully connected people who care with the causes that matter since 1994. “We have actively partnered with individuals, families, businesses and nonprofit organizations who believe that positive change occurs through effective charitable giving. Our improved website showcases legacy philanthropy”. -William Gallagher Esq., Board Chair. Staff at the Community Foundation,… Read More »

Apr 08

Sweet Gift From Susquehanna Trust & Investment Co.

March 2015 – Susquehanna Bank put its money where its mouth is, serving as Community Champion Corporate Sponsor for Sweet Charity.   The “must attend” event celebrating the spring season amidst tasty desserts and collectible antiques attracted over 500 guests to Bunch’s Auction House, to benefit the Chester County Community Foundation. Jay Lindquist, the Community Foundation’s Susquehanna portfolio manager, enthuses: “Susquehanna is proud to support the Community Foundation, as we both focus on strengthening local communities, now and into the future.  Sweet Charity is a tasty, high energy, networking event supporting charity.  It’s win-win-win.” Adds Jim Quillen, “Susquehanna’s local management… Read More »

Gettysburg Address Contest 2014
Dec 05

A Historic Speech: The 16th Annual Gettysburg Address Contest

As the nation celebrated the 151st Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, 8 middle school students from local West Chester schools recited the speech with pride and tremendous poise. Despite a little rain, the students gave their speeches from the Lincoln Building balcony to the parade goers on the street below. Hosted by the Chester County Community Foundation and the Historical and Architectural Review Board (HARB), “each student did a great job delivering their speeches” commented Joe Martino, contest organizer. Michael Usilton, Sarah Guan, and Karsten Neal from Fugett Middle School, placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively. Samantha Topka, Kristyn Usilton,… Read More »