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Sep 08

In Memory of Bianca & Mykel: Mom of Road – rage victim seeks to help others

WEST CHESTER >> Michelle Roberson is giving back to the community that gave her so much support. Roberson lost her 18-year-old daughter Bianca back on June 28 when she was fatally shot in a case of road-rage on Route 100 back on June 28. In memory of Bianca as well as her late son, 22-year-old Mykel James Rowley, Michelle has teamed with the Chester County Community Foundation to establish a charitable grant fund. Roberson lost her only two children in less than four years. She wants to make sure that they will be remembered and honored, and in their memory,… Read More »

Jun 10

Scholarship to Honor 11 West Chester Men Killed In Action in Vietnam War

Local Gold Star Families and Vietnam War Veterans Create Scholarship to Honor 11 West Chester Men Killed In Action in Vietnam War West Chester, PA – The Chester County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the West Chester Vietnam Memorial Scholarship Charitable Fund. The Fund has been established by local Gold Star Families and Vietnam Veterans in memory of the eleven men from the West Chester area who gave their lives for our country in the Vietnam War. Scholarships will be awarded each year in honor of these individuals and to keep alive the memory of their… Read More »

Jun 02

Matthew Kelly, CCCF Past Board Member

The Community Foundation extends our deepest condolences to the family of Matt Kelly, who passed away on June 1, 2017.  Matt faithfully served the Community Foundation as Chair of our Investment Committee and member of our Board of Directors for a six-year term.  Matt’s investment expertise, strategic thinking, bent for action, love of family and friends, and keen wit will be sorely missed. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kelly Family Foundation.  DONATE HERE or Send a check made payable to: Kelly Family Foundation c/o CCCF 28 West Market Street West Chester, PA 19382

Feb 08

Life is Short, Eat Dessert First!

Imagine sampling the region’s most delectable desserts while meeting and greeting community members, philanthropists and friends. That’s how Sweet Charity guests will welcome the spring season on March 20th, as this much-anticipated event marks its 13th year as Chester County Community Foundation’s signature “must attend” fun fundraiser. Sweet Charity is a tasty night out, but it’s also a serious dessert competition. The finest local dessert chefs gather with their most 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 other winners. “The… Read More »

Jun 28

Chair’s Choice Celebration, Celebrating Philanthropy Leadership

West Chester, PA– It was a beautiful day at the Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery where attendees joined the Chester County Community Foundation to honor outgoing Foundation Board Chair, William J. Gallagher Esq., and welcome Robert E. Riggs as incoming Chair.  The Foundation and guests had a wonderful time celebrating the success of Gallagher’s two years as board chair and welcoming Riggs to the position.  In addition to the two board chairs, we also recognize board members Stacey Willits McConnell, Esq. & Anthony Morris, Esq. (outgoing Vice Chairs), Carol Clark (outgoing Treasurer), and Carl Francis (outgoing Board Member) for their… Read More »