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Area Non-Profits Celebrated at the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls’ Grants Celebration
(West Chester) June 21, 2016 — On the evening of Tuesday, June 14th, the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls, together with over 80 community leaders, nonprofit agencies and Chester County citizens, recognized its 2016 grant award recipients at the Grants Celebration at the Gables at Chadds Ford. This year, 23 agencies were awarded funding, totaling a quarter of a million dollars. Please see the attached list of organizations who received grants and the local communities who will benefit from important programs supporting women, girls, and families. Additional information may also be found at http://ccfwg.org/current-past-grantees/.
Alisa Jones, Chief Executive Officer at La Comunidad Hispana, shared a story about a pregnant patient who was able to escape an abusive relationship through the organization’s comprehensive services and supportive staff. She said, “We are truly humble, at La Comunidad Hispana, to be able to be the place where we believe we help people change their lives. This would not be possible without organizations like the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls.” La Comunidad Hispana received a grant for $15,000 to support their Prenatal Services. It is stories like these that demonstrate how transformative programs and services funded by the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls create life-changing opportunities.
Susan Mostek, the outgoing Executive Director of the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls, was celebrated in addition to the work of grantee partners. Ms. Mostek stepped down from her position in June. Pam Bryer will be joining CCFWG as a consultant in the position of Interim Executive Director. Ms. Bryer, a seasoned nonprofit executive and private foundation trustee, will offer temporary support to CCFWG during the search for permanent leadership.
The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls leads and unites the community through philanthropy and advocacy to ensure that women and girls have resources and opportunities to thrive. For more than 18 years, the Fund has raised awareness about the critical needs of women and girls, and has awarded over $2 million to 65 non-profit organizations. To learn more about the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls, visit www.ccfwg.org.