Commissioner Josh Maxwell to Run the NYC Marathon in Support of Mental Health Services

Photo caption: Chester County Commissioner Josh Maxwell

(West Chester, PA – August 2, 2021): The Chester County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Commissioner Josh Maxwell will be running the New York City Marathon on November 7, 2021 in support of youth mental health and suicide prevention services in Chester County. Commissioner Maxwell is passionate about destigmatizing mental health, particularly amongst teenagers.

A lifelong resident of Chester County, Commissioner Maxwell served as Downingtown’s mayor for 10 years before beginning his term as Commissioner in January 2020.  As Commissioner, he has supported affordable housing projects, environmental protection policies, small business recovery, and Diversity-Equity-Inclusion initiatives, among others.

 “As a community, we need to do everything we can to support anyone who is struggling,” says Commissioner Maxwell. “I’m running the NYC Marathon this year to raise money for mental health and suicide prevention because I want my neighbors and friends to know they are never alone, and to make sure we all have the resources we need to thrive. Your support means a lot not just to me, but to the hardworking organizations doing this essential work day in and day out. Thank you.”

To support the Josh Maxwell Runs NY Fund and/or for more information, please visit


About the Chester County Community Foundation

Headquartered in West Chester’s Lincoln Building, the Chester County Community Foundation (CCCF) connects people who care with causes that matter so their legacy philanthropy makes a difference now and forever. The Community Foundation holds nearly $90 million in trust and annually awards $4.5 million in grants and scholarships. To learn more about the Community Foundation, visit  


For further information, contact:
Beth Krallis, Marketing & Communications Officer
Chester County Community Foundation
(484) 887-0467