(WEST CHESTER, PA – March 7, 2019) – Over the course of the month of April, and again in November, the Chester County Community Foundation will host three Philanthropy Video Talks & Receptions as part of their 25th Anniversary celebration. Each Philanthropy Video Talk & Reception will feature a viewing of Dan Palotta’s TED talk “The Way We Think about Charity Is Dead Wrong”, followed by a discussion led by local community leaders who will discuss their vision for philanthropy to meet community needs today and in perpetuity.

  • The first program will take place on Wednesday, April 3rd at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center in West Chester, featuring panelists Louis Teti, Esq., MacElree Harvey, Ltd.; Alan Novak, Esq., Lamb McErlane PC; Cynthia Ray, Philadelphia —; and Mary Holleran.
  • The second program will be held on Monday, April 8th at Longwood Gardens Theater in Kennett Square featuring panelists Paul Redman, Longwood Gardens; Nancy Pia, Jessie Cocks, Hadley Presents; and Michael Horak, CFA.
  • The third program will take place on Monday, April 29th program at The Colonial Theater in Phoenixville featuring panelists Richard Kunsch, Sr., Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust; Kurt Kunsch, Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust; Robert Stanek, Stanek Associates LLC; and Louise Smith, CPA, CMA, Countryside Consulting, Inc.

Audience members will be invited to join the discussion by asking questions and sharing their input. Before and after the program there will be receptions with food and drinks along with opportunities for networking. Each program will begin at 4:30 pm with networking and receptions, will proceed with Ted Talk viewing and discussions at 5:00 pm, followed by additional networking and receptions at 6:00pm. All timing is approximate.

The Chester County Community Foundation’s Philanthropy Video Talks and Discussions are designed to spread ideas related to altruism, giving, and community during the Foundation’s 25th anniversary. Attendance is free but registration is required. Please contact Beth at or call 610-696-8211 to make a reservation or for additional information.

Photo caption (left to right): Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, Longwood Gardens Theater and The Colonial Theater)


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 $2.5+ million in grants and scholarships.