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 »

Nov 20

Whitford Charitable Fund Spreads Generous Holiday Cheer!

  (Photo includes: Tom Curran, Angela Scully, Dawn Nunciato, David James, Elizabeth Hess, George Powers, Meghan Lyons Cowan, Karen Weinreich, Joyce Lacy, Jim Terry, Kim Nuelle, Bill Powers, Janna Sherrill, Ed Hart, Alberta Landis, Tom Skelley, Ryan Ens, George Carlino ) (Exton, PA – Nov 20, 2018) The Whitford Charitable Fund Committee, and ten Local Chester County Organizations attended a luncheon at the Whitford Country Club in November to celebrate the success of the Eighth Annual Whitford Classic Event.  Over $130,000 was distributed to this year’s beneficiaries which included Safe Harbor of Chester County; West Side Community Center; Uptown Entertainment;… Read More »

Nov 14

Stanley’s Dream Fund announces $5,000 grant award to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for Childhood Brain Cancer Research

 (L-R, Stanley Edwards; Donna Edwards; Beth Krallis, Marketing and Communications Officer, CCCF; Jenna Bundy, Associate Director, Community Fundraising, CHOP) West Chester, PA — On November 8, 2018, Donna and Stanley Edwards presented a $5,000 grant check to Jenna Bundy, Associate Director of Community Fundraising at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (C.H.O.P.), to fund the Hospital’s childhood brain cancer research projects. The grant represented a portion of the proceeds raised by the Stanley’s Dream Fund in honor of their son, Stanley Austin Edwards, who passed away from brain cancer in 2002. Stanley’s primary doctor at C.H.O.P. was Dr. Jean B. Belasco…. Read More »

Sep 28

CCCF Super Door Opener Award Winners

(West Chester, PA – Sept 28, 2018): To mark the Community Foundation’s 25th anniversary, the Super Door Opener Award is being bestowed upon two outstanding individuals.  Louis N. Teti, Esq. of West Chester and L. Peter Temple, Esq. of Kennett Square are being recognized for their distinguished efforts in opening doors to legacy philanthropy.     A partner at MacElree Harvey in West Chester, Teti represents individuals and businesses in a wide range of estate, business succession and tax planning matters. He speaks frequently on estate planning, tax planning, estate administration, and philanthropic planning.   Teti serves on the Board… Read More »

Aug 20


(West Chester, PA – August 15, 2018): This September, nonprofit board and staff members are invited “Back to School” to join the Chester County Community Foundation’s Board Trustee Institute. This program will take place on Saturday, September 29 at 8:30 a.m. at the West Chester University Graduate Business Center. Developing an effective board is essential for the success of any nonprofit organization. It is vital to cultivate board members’ understanding of all aspects of nonprofit leadership. By doing this, board members are able to direct their nonprofit to achieve their mission. The Institute for Board Trustees offers workshops on topics… Read More »