Mar 03


March 3rd, 2023 Imagine sampling the region’s most delectable desserts while meeting and greeting community members, philanthropists, and friends. Chester County’s finest dessert chefs will showcase their delectable creations on Tuesday, March 28 at a new mission-focused venue, the Chester County Food Bank. Attendees have the opportunity to sample delicious desserts while celebrating legacy philanthropy with the Chester County Community Foundation. Sweet Charity is a tasty night out for a good cause, but it is also a serious dessert competition. Dessert chefs compete for Most Popular Dessert, Best Dessert, Most Creative Dessert, and Healthiest Dessert. Guests vote for Most Popular,… Read More »

Oct 12

CCCF to Celebrate Legacy Philanthropy at 28th Annual Meeting

(West Chester, PA – October 12 2022): The Board of Directors of the Chester County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 28th Annual Meeting, taking place on Monday, October 24 at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center in West Chester. The Community Foundation proudly establishes the Honorable Dr. Clifford E. DeBaptiste Honor to recognize exceptional individuals whose civic engagement, community service, and charitable philanthropy light the way and inspire others. The first to be bestowed the “Honorable Honor” will be the esteemed eponym, the Honorable Dr. Clifford E. DeBaptiste. Each year the Community Foundation recognizes professional advisors who open doors… 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 »