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Girls Advisory Board receives EILEEN FISHER Recognition

The Girls Advisory Board has been Nationally Recognized

WEST CHESTER, PA (January 12, 2016) – The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls youth philanthropy program, the Girls Advisory Board (GAB) has been awarded an EILEEN FISHER Activating Leadership Grant for Women, the theme of the 2015 grant being Achieving Personal Transformation.  The support and recognition from EILEEN FISHER in the amount of $10,000 reinforces the innovation and goal behind the Fund’s GAB program: that the young women who participate in GAB emerge with leadership skills, inner strength and confidence, who continue into their adult lives as socially conscious, civic leaders.

This support from EILEEN FISHER will provide the financial capital needed to implement the 2015 GAB program and ensure that the ever-evolving GAB curriculum aligns with the Fund’s 3-year strategic plan and core focus areas: core needs, economic opportunity, health and wellness, and challenging inequality.  GAB’s distinct curriculum includes mentorship, guest speakers, site-visits, community service, inter and intra-personal growth and exposure to the wide array of local social service organizations, the diverse cultures and communities who make up Chester County. Together the 2015 GAB class, comprised of 20 Chester County high school girls, is responsible for granting $22,500 to local area nonprofits, developing the guidelines, application process and areas of support they wish to fund.

“We strongly feel that (GAB) is very important and needed in Greater Philadelphia”, says Reisa Brafman, Social Consciousness Leader of Community Partnerships and Women’s Initiatives for EILEEN FISHER.  “The young women of GAB are true leaders…how they are examining the issues in their communities and taking them seriously.”

The purpose of GAB is to educate and engage a new generation of young women leaders through philanthropy, teamwork and collaboration, community service, and the positive difference each girl can make in the lives of others. The Fund is honored to receive such recognition from EILEEN FISHER and the belief that the GAB program aligns with the goals of the company, to activate leadership qualities within women and girls, to help them find their voices, build inner strength and develop the confidence to pursue what really matters.

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The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls is a grantmaking and education foundation dedicated to addressing the needs of women and girls in the county. 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

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