May 13

Chair’s Choice Celebration, Celebrating Philanthropy Leadership

West Chester, PA– Join the Chester County Community Foundation to honor the out-going Foundation Board Chair, William J. Gallagher Esq., and welcome Robert E. Rigg as in-coming Chair at Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery on June 26th.  In this beautiful setting the Foundation and guests will drink and be merry in celebration of Gallagher’s successful two years as board chair. As they are treated to tours of the vineyard by Galer winemakers, guests will also enjoy Chester County visual and musical arts displayed throughout the vineyard. New Street Catering appetizers and desserts will be plentiful and guests will be welcome… 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 »