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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 »

May 13

Chair’s Choice Celebration, Celebrating Philanthropy Leadership

West Chester, PA– Join the Chester County Community Foundation to honor the out-going Foundation Board Chair, William J. Gallagher Esq., and welcome Robert E. Rigg as in-coming Chair at Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery on June 26th.  In this beautiful setting the Foundation and guests will drink and be merry in celebration of Gallagher’s successful two years as board chair. As they are treated to tours of the vineyard by Galer winemakers, guests will also enjoy Chester County visual and musical arts displayed throughout the vineyard. New Street Catering appetizers and desserts will be plentiful and guests will be welcome… Read More »

Mar 30

Giving Never Tasted So Good at Sweet Charity 2016

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… Read More »

Mar 29

Benjamin Franklin would be Proud of this Philanthropic Student Group

West Chester, PA– At the Chester County Community Foundation, growing philanthropy is the core mission of all of those involved with the organization. One way the Foundation grows philanthropy is by working with our communities’ youth to demonstrate the power of giving back. The Foundation partners with the Honors Stewardship and Civics Engagement Class at West Chester University (WCU) to recommend the nonprofit recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Trust grant award. The class is taught by Gerardina Martin, WCU Learning Assistance and Resource Center Director, who also serves on the Community Foundation’s Grants Committee. Students in the Honors Stewardship and… Read More »