Chester County nonprofit gets new leader

Susan Mostek to serve as executive director of Fund for Women and Girls

Susan Mostek will serve as executive director of the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls.

Susan Mostek

The former executive director of the Phoenixville Public Library Foundation will head the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls.

A news release from the Chester County Fund last week announced the appointment of Susan Mostek as executive director.

“We are pleased to engage Susan’s talents as we build on the solid foundation laid by outgoing President Heidi McPherson,” said Cate Sennett, the fund’s board chair. “Susan’s clear passion for the Fund mission combines with substantial fund-raising, nonprofit management, and marketing experience. With Susan, we will work with partners across our region to increase our impact and enlist even greater support for improving the lives of women, girls, and families in Chester County.”

Mostek, who also served as the Phoenixville Library’s director of development, will start with the Fund on Nov. 18, the release said. Mostek led the library’s successful capital campaign to fund its major renovation and expansion project, initiated a board governance best practices program, and developed the private fund-raising component of the library’s strategic plan.

A graduate of Tulane University and Temple Law School, Mostek has Spanish language fluency and substantial accomplishments in the field of law. Between 2007 and 2008, she served as president of the Junior League of Philadelphia. As its top executive, she implemented marketing and corporate fund-raising strategies for the 900-member, nonprofit organization and was instrumental in launching a new strategic plan. She lives in Chester County with her husband, a son, and two daughters, the release said.

 “The Fund improves the lives of women and girls in Chester County in many different ways,” said Mostek. “I am excited to become part of this vital resource and look forward to working with the community to see our impact grow even stronger.”

Established in 1996, the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls is a nationally recognized women and girls foundation serving Chester County. It has distributed more than $1.9 million in grants to 58 agencies throughout Chester County with an endowment of more than $5 million. By strategically making grants — and through community collaboration — the Fund strengthens the physical well-being, safety, and economic freedom of women, girls, and their families in diverse communities across the county.

To learn more about the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls, visit To learn about the women’s funding movement and its 160 member organizations around the world, visit


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