Chester County, PA- (August 20, 2019): The Board of Directors of the Chester County Community Foundation (CCCF) is pleased to announce its Legacy Awards Celebration & 25th Anniversary Annual Meeting taking place on Monday, October 28, 2019. The meeting is open to all community members and will provide an overview of the Community Foundation’s Inspire, Celebrate, Grow campaign, introduce the 2019 Legacy Award winner and focus on Growing Beyond 25 Years.

For 25 years, the Community Foundation has focused on growing long-term legacy philanthropy, so that charitable assets are available to help nonprofits thrive in challenging as well as prosperous economic times. Over the last year, the Foundation focused on a strategic campaign to Inspire, Celebrate, and Grow legacy philanthropy. The annual meeting will highlight many successes.

The meeting will feature the April TED Talk Series and showcase some sweet memories from the Uptown New Year’s Eve Celebration, Silver Sweet Charity, and the 25th Anniversary Party at Abbott Barn. The Foundation is also proud to highlight its growth over the last year, which builds its portfolio to include 400+ endowed funds to benefit the Chester County region for perpetuity. Lastly, CCCF will debut two 25thAnniversary Videos, celebrating the past and looking ahead to future achievements.

The Community Foundation is pleased to spotlight Patrick C. O’Donnell, Esq. as this year’s Door Opener, as a result of estate planning work undertaken with Nancy Lynn Petersen. Patrick’s good friend and client Nancy left her mark on each community where she lived, actively embodying the true spirit of informed, compassionate civic engagement. Upon Nancy’s passing in 2017, her estate attorney Patrick recommended that Nancy’s estate gift be earmarked to the Grantmaking Fund for Chester County, so that the Community Foundation can make grants to honor Nancy’s civic engagement and environmental concerns for perpetuity. CCCF is honored and privileged to award Patrick for his service to the community and for helping Nancy’s legacy live on for future generations.

The Chester County Community Foundation encourages the members of the Chester County community to attend its annual meeting and awards ceremony. The meeting will be held on Monday, October 28, at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High Street West Chester, PA 19380. The program is free and will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a reception immediately before at 4:15pm and after at 6:15pm. RSVP is requested, please call (610)-696-8211 or via e-mail at For more information visit


About the Chester County Community Foundation

Headquartered in West Chester’s Historic 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 over $60 million in trust and annually awards $3 million in grants and scholarships.


For further information, contact:

Beth Krallis, Marketing and Communications Officer

Chester County Community Foundation , 484-887-0467