Special Awards


The Community Foundation presents Special Awards to spotlight those who dedicate themselves to going above and beyond in servicing and supporting their communities.



Dr. Clifford E. DeBaptiste

2014 Award Winner

Special Achievement Award: 90/60

Dr. Clifford E. DeBaptiste

Honoring 90 years of age and 60 years of business

“Uplifting life through service” is Dr. DeBaptiste’s credo. He is widely known for his business acumen, civic leadership, religious guidance and community philanthropy. Four years after his beloved wife Inez passed away, Dr. DeBaptiste took office as West Chester’s first African American Mayor. He served two incredibly successful terms from 1994-2002.

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2014

Special Achievement Award: 90/60

Dr. Clifford E. DeBaptiste

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2013

Special Achievement
Award

Ruth & Bob Bascom

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2005

Exceptional Achievement Award

Charles P. and Louise W. Baker

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