(WEST CHESTER, PA – February 4, 2019) – Imagine sampling the region’s most delectable desserts while meeting and greeting community members, philanthropists and friends celebrating 25 years of local legacy philanthropy. That’s how Silver Sweet Charity guests will welcome the spring season on March 25th, to celebrate Chester County Community Foundation’s 25th anniversary.


Silver Sweet Charity is a tasty night out for a good cause, but it is also a serious dessert competition. The finest local dessert chefs gather their crowd-pleasing creations to compete for three prizes: Most Popular Dessert, Best Presentation and Professional Judge’s Choice. Guests vote on the Most Popular choice, while judges deliberate on the professional winners.


This year’s dessert entries range from classics to cutting-edge foodie trends. The participants are: Anastasia Patricia’s Hand Crafted Cheesecakes, Cakes and Candies by Maryellen, Christina’s Catering, Inc., Cookie Dope, John Serock Catering, Mizuna Catering Service, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Robert Ryan Catering & Design, The General Warren, The Master’s Baker, and Whitford Country Club. Winners from the 2018 event included Gemelli Artisanal Gelato & Dessert Café’s Sweet Nacho Sundae as ‘Best Dessert,’ and John Serock Catering’s “Feel the Buzz” Gin & Tonic Macaron as ‘Most Creative.’


“Sweet Charity presents a wonderful opportunity for the Chester County Community Foundation to connect people who care with charitable causes that matter for a fun evening of celebration, charity, and delectable tasting,” noted Karen Simmons, President and CEO of the Chester County Community Foundation. “We want to thank all of the wonderful restaurants who plan to contribute their fabulous desserts, as well as the patrons, sponsors and volunteers who will ensure our 2019 event is a huge success.”


Sweet Charity is not all about dessert, it is also a thoughtful gathering place for those who care about the important work of local charities. Grants are given in honor of the winning chefs, based on the nonprofit of their choice.


Sweet Charity benefits the Chester County Community Foundation, which has been growing legacy philanthropy throughout the region for 25 years. The Community Foundation helps families and businesses become involved in charitable giving for the long run, by encouraging legacy gifts and increasing awareness of the needs and issues facing Chester County. The Community Foundation holds nearly 400 funds in trust and annually awards $2.5 million in grants and scholarships.


All are invited to attend. Tickets begin at $125. For more information about Silver Sweet Charity or the Community Foundation’s philanthropic programs, call (610) 696-8211, or visit


Photo caption (top, left to right): Robert Madonna, Christen Wagoner and Regina Lewis.

Photo caption (bottom, left to right): Suzanne and Matthew Roberson.





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 nearly $60 million in trust and annually awards $2.5 million in grants and scholarships.