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 »

Jul 31


(West Chester, PA – July 31, 2018): The Chester County Community Foundation is now accepting registrations for peer learning circles for Nonprofit Executive Directors, Nonprofit Development Managers, and Planned Giving Professionals.  Each peer learning circle is led by a skilled facilitator with extensive knowledge of the nonprofit sector who manages the process and discussion. Groups are confidential, supportive and focused on learning and action.   Executive directors will meet on every other month for a couple hours on Friday mornings; development managers on Friday over lunch. Both peer learning circles are facilitated by Connie Carter, CFRE.   A Planned Giving… Read More »

Jul 19

Chester County Community Foundation Welcomes New Board Leaders

    (West Chester, PA – July 19, 2018): The Chester County Community Foundation recently honored Outgoing Board Chair, Robert E. Rigg, CIC, CPCU, CLU, and welcomed Incoming Chair, Anthony Morris, Esq. CEO of Rigg-Darlington Group, Rigg is also an active community volunteer leader, serving on the Boards of Good Works and the Brandywine YMCA.  At the Community Foundation, prior to leading the Board, Rigg headed the Investment Committee, served on the Finance Committee, and served on the Strategic Initiatives Task Force. Via the Rigg Family Foundation, Bob and his wife Karen make strategic, generous grants to charities throughout the… Read More »

Jul 17

Longtime Community Foundation Staff Member Departs and New Hire is Announced

(West Chester, PA – July 17, 2018):  The Chester County Community Foundation welcomes Beth Krallis as its new Marketing & Communications Officer, as Hailey Blessing departs for new adventures in Colorado.   Over the past five years at the Community Foundation, Blessing focused and refined the overall marketing plan and branding; overhauled the website, and focused the Foundation’s social media exposure and print materials. She also successfully implemented major special events for the Foundation and its affiliated fundraising funds, including Sweet Charity, Legacy Awards, Stanley’s Dream, and Up On the Roof to name but a few.   Prior to the… Read More »

Jun 15

Chair’s Choice Celebration, Celebrating Philanthropy Leadership

West Chester, PA – Join the Chester County Community Foundation to honor the Outgoing Board Chair, Robert E. Rigg, CIC, CPCU, CLU, and welcome Incoming Chair Anthony Morris, Esq., at Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery on June 24th.  This year’s Chair’s Choice event celebrates Rigg’s successful two years as Board Chair and kicks off the start of Morris’ term. Guests are welcome to stroll through the Galer Estate grounds and enjoy the beautiful sights and smells of a working vineyard. John Serock Catering will provide delectable hors d’ouevres and desserts that will seamlessly complement Galer’s award winning wines. As Board… Read More »