West Chester, PA – Once the much anticipated day of deliciousness arrived hundreds of Community Foundation supporters arrived to meet, mingle, and sample the best-of-the-best created by Chester County’s finest dessert chefs. Over 500 guests converged on William H. Bunch Auction and Appraisals of Chadds Ford for the Community Foundation’s annual must-attend charity event.
The chefs did not hold back for this prestigious competition. Gemeli’s Artisanal Gelato & Dessert Cafe flew in a custom freezer to have his delicious gelato dessert at the event. While other contestants such as John Serock Catering spent months deliberating on what their dessert would be leading up to the event. In the end, the professional culinary judges awarded “Best Dessert” to New Street Catering’s Peanut Butter & Jelly Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache & Peanut Butter Truffle. “Most Creative” was awarded to Gemelli Artisanal Gelato & Dessert Café for their Mini Vanilla Apple Pie Gelato. Last but not least the guests of the event voted for John Serock Catering’s Sweet Grilled Cheese with Strawberry Bisque as “Most Popular Dessert”.
Board Chair William J. Gallagher Esq. noted, “This event continues to be incredible. Sweet Charity is a great way to catch up with friends old and new, and raise awareness of how people can make strategic, lasting differences in their own communities, for now and forever.”
Bill Bunch, gregarious Sweet Charity event host, spoke powerfully of his reverence for the Community Foundation’s mission to grow legacy philanthropy. “Sweet Charity puts the FUN in fundraising. Desserts, coffee, appetizers, wine, beer, flowers! Cupcake mascots, sparkly evening wear, interesting collectibles, and an array of antiques! Lots of mixing and mingling. It is an honor to help so many people get together and make a positive difference in our backyards, where we live, work and enjoy,” enthused Bunch.
Over 60 corporations and leadership patrons, led by Community Champion Sponsor BB&T, helped make Sweet Charity a financial success, along with dessert donations, volunteer professional judges, and event volunteers.
March 2017 Sweet Charity is already in the works. For more details about Sweet Charity or the Community Foundation’s philanthropic programs, call (610) 696-8211 or visit www.chescocf.org .