United Way names two new board members

John E.D. Larkin EXTON — United Way of Chester County (UWCC) announced two community members have been elected to its Board of Directors. John E.D. Larkin is a partner at the law firm Gawthrop Greenwood, PC, headquartered in West Chester. Named a “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers Magazine and a “Top Lawyer” by Main Line Today, Jack leads Gawthrop Greenwood’s Litigation Department where...

United Way’s hellebush to retire at year’s end

Claudia Hellebush United Way of Chester County President & CEO Claudia Hellebush has announced she will retire at the end of this year after working for the community mobilizing organization for 23 years and serving as its President and CEO for the past 15 years. Under Claudia’s leadership, United Way of Chester County transitioned from a traditional fundraising operation to a full-service,...

Chesco United Way bringing back 5K Color Run

Meridian Bank employees and their families come out to support the 2017 United Way of Chester County Color 5K fundraiser held on the Brandywine Airport Runway in West Chester. The event netted over $27,000 for the United Way of Chester County Financial Stability Center in Exton. This year’s event is scheduled for April 29th once again on the airport runway. Presented by Brandywine Hospital-Tower...

United Way shatters goal with PBJ fundraiser

United Way of Chester County and the Chester County Food Bank teamed up again this year for the 3rd annual Community PB&J for United Way Drive. This year’s friendly competition collected more than 23,500 pounds of peanut butter & jelly. Pictured here are representatives from Shire Pharmaceuticals along with the Keller Williams-Matt Gorham Group. These top two collecting teams combined...

United Way kicks off 2017 fundraising with $57K concert

United Way of Chester County hosted its fourth sold out Live United in Music series event featuring Las Vegas act The Twins Dueling Piano Performance at Penn Oaks Golf Club. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit United Way’s Financial Stability Center. Featured Left to Right: Citadel CEO, Jeff March, Dueling Piano performer Tamara Pinegar, Citadel Senior Vice President Mike Schnably, Dueling Piano...

Citadel raises $7,200 for United Way

Citadel Presents check to United Way of Chester County: Toren Peterson of United Way,Kevin McDermott, David Layo, AJ Hiller, and John Kane of Citadel, and Claudia Hellebush of United Way. EXTON — Citadel announced its 2016 golf fundraiser, held at Honeybrook Golf Club, raised more than $7,200 for the United Way of Chester County. The company recently presented the check to United Way staff. Citadel’s...

United Way kicks off PB&J drive

United Way of Chester County and the Chester County Food Bank are teaming up again this year for the second annual Community PB&J For United Way Drive. Last year’s friendly competition between competing groups helped raise over 2.5 tons of needed peanut butter and jelly items for local food pantries. The Matt Gorham Team of Keller Williams (Pictured) reigned as the 2015 PB&J King, singlehandedly...

United Way allocates $95K to five new vital community service programs

    WEST CHESTER— United Way of Chester County welcomes five new service programs to an existing network of over 60 funded  programs under the Community Impact Fund.  $95,000 has been allocated to support the new programs each year for a two year period, under United Way’s education and health initiatives. United Way’s network is extensive but the work is local providing education,...

United Way hosts book drive for preschool students

Call to action – donations needed to help kids get ready for kindergarten The United Way of Chester County (UWCC) has issued a community call to action to help local children get ready for kindergarten in the fall.  Sponsored by a grant from CCRES, UWCC’s drive will get summer reading materials to public sites.    Send article as PDF   

Good Stuff is BACK…all-stars to academics, Chesco has good stuff to share!

Starting Chester County’s summer season with a smile…who do YOU know in this week’s Good Stuff? Got good stuff to share? Email your submissions to kim@chescotimes.com and be a part of the fun! Pomp and Circumstance…Congratulations to Shawn Mengel Coatesville Area High’s 2015 Valedictorian… This leading ‘Red Raider’ will begin roaring with the Drexel University...