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Apr 05

CHESTER COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION

FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2019   West Chester, PA- Chester County Community Foundation recently received accreditation by the Community Foundations National Standards Board for philanthropic excellence. This accreditation represents the Chester County Community Foundation’s commitment to upholding federal and state law requirements of accountability to communities, policymakers, and the public. “Meeting the National Standards benchmarks is a rigorous, comprehensive process,” said Tony Morris, Chair of the Board of Directors. “This accreditation is a significant accomplishment which clearly demonstrates the Chester County Community Foundation’s commitment to transparency, quality, integrity and accountability as it carries out its mission.”       The National… Read More »

Mar 29

Giving Has Never Tasted So Good at Sweet Charity 2019

  West Chester, PA – Monday, March 25, hundreds of Chester County Community Foundation supporters converged at Whitford Country Club in Exton to sample the best-of-the-best created by Chester County’s finest dessert chefs at Silver Sweet Charity. Attendees had the opportunity to sample ten delicious desserts while meeting, mingling and celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Community Foundation.   The chefs held nothing back for this prestigious competition. The professional culinary judges awarded “Best Dessert” to General Warren for their Vegan Chocolate Raspberry Layer Cake.  “Most Creative” was awarded to Mizuna Catering for the Fried Banana Spring Rolls.  Guests voted… Read More »

Mar 07

INTERACTIVE PHILANTHROPIC VIDEO TALKS AND RECEPTIONS TO BE HELD IN APRIL THROUGH CHESTER COUNTY

  (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… Read More »

Feb 04

LIFE IS SHORT, EAT DESSERT FIRST!

(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… Read More »

Dec 05

A Historic Speech: The 20th Annual Gettysburg Address Contest

December 5, 2018 (West Chester, PA).  The place to be before the West Chester Holiday Parade last Friday was the Historic Lincoln Building.  The 20th Annual Gettysburg Address Contest included seven middle school students from local West Chester schools. Amongst friends, family and parade goers below, the little Lincoln’s proudly recited the Gettysburg Address from the top of the Lincoln Building balcony.   The event recognized and celebrated the 155th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address and the 20th anniversary of the local competition.   Hosted by the Chester County Community Foundation and the Historical and Architectural Review Board (HARB), “each student… Read More »