Oct 04

Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation Awards $5,000 to Retired Racehorse Project

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) $5000 to be used for educational purposes. RRP’s mission is to facilitate placement of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses in second careers by increasing demand for them in the marketplace and educating an army of equestrians to provide the training that secures their future.  The driving force behind everything RRP does is educating the public, especially equestrians and equine enthusiasts, about the potential and versatility of off-track Thoroughbreds as riding and competition horses. RRP does this through their popular Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium. In 2018, TERF… Read More »

Oct 02

Stanley’s Dream Foundation Announces $5,000 Donation to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for Childhood Brain Cancer Research

Cumulative Gifts Exceed $100,000 in 13 years   (West Chester, PA, October 2, 2019) — In September, Donna and Stanley Edwards presented a $5,000 grant to Jenna Bundy, Associate Director of Community Fundraising at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (C.H.O.P.). This is the thirteenth gift Stanley’s Dream Foundation has issued to C.H.O.P. representing over $100,000 in grant awards in an ongoing effort to fund research to find a cure for brain cancer.   Stanley’s Dream Foundation was formed to honor the memory of Donna and Stanley’s son, Stanley Austin Edwards, who passed away from brain cancer in 2002. In 2017… Read More »

Oct 01

Kathleen Wileczek, CPA & David Vermeil Join Community Foundation Board of Directors

For further information, contact: Beth Krallis, Marketing & Communications Officer Chester County Community Foundation   (484)-887-0467            (West Chester, PA – October 1, 2019):  The Chester County Community Foundation recently welcomed Kathleen Wileczek, CPA and David Vermeil to the Board of Directors.  Ms. Kathleen Wileczek is a partner at Umbreit, Wileczek and Associates, PC and Mr. David Vermeil is the Vice President of Wilmington Trust, an M&T Bank.   Kathleen’s practice Umbreit, Wileczek & Associates, PC provides tax, accounting, auditing, and consulting service with a focus on supporting the financial success of her clients.   Kathy… Read More »

Sep 25


September 25, 2019 The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award nearly $80,000 in grants to nine organizations. With the vision and mission of bettering the life of Thoroughbred, TERF primarily aims to support students in pursuit of education in Equine Medicine and to fund research efforts which better the life of the Thoroughbred horse. The Board of Directors of TERF carefully selected this year’s grant recipients in a competitive grantmaking process. The missions and programs of the organizations selected to receive this year’s grant awards reflect TERF’s strategic focus and vision as recently affirmed in a… Read More »

Sep 09


                (West  Chester, PA – September 9, 2019): Each year, the Chester County Community Foundation grants the Door Opener Award to a professional advisor who takes the initiative to bring legacy philanthropy to the attention of their clients. The Community Foundation is pleased to spotlight Patrick C. O’Donnell, Esq. as this year’s Door Opener, as a result of estate planning work undertaken with Nancy Petersen. He will be recognized at the Annual Meeting on October 28th for his distinguished efforts in opening doors to legacy philanthropy to clients and colleagues. Known far and… Read More »