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Nature-Based Play Area Coming to Coatesville’s Palmer Park

Posted on July 18, 2017 by Jill Whitcomb

Coatesville, PA, July 18, 2017 – Brandywine Health Foundation, working in partnership with Natural Lands and the City of Coatesville, has been selected as a recipient of a $150,000 Building Better Communities grant from the American Water Charitable Foundation and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The grant will support revitalization of Palmer Park in Coatesville, one of three communities nationwide awarded such a…

July 17, 2017 ~Today, the Brandywine Health Foundation Board of Directors and staff welcomed Vanessa Briggs as the foundation’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Vanessa Briggs is an experienced leader in the field of public health with roots in the Philadelphia area.  She has devoted her entire career to advancing health equity and empowering vulnerable families and youth to live healthier lives…

Coatesville, PA:  On Wednesday, June 14th, fourteen teens chosen to participate in the Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program (CAYPP), awarded two area non-profit organizations to support critical LGBTQ programs in the Coatesville area. The following organization each received a $7,500 grant:

 Planned Parenthood of Southeastern PA ~ Program: The Space to be Proud, Open, & Together (SPOT) Program for LGBTQ Youth in Chester County…

This year’s 15th Annual Garden Party “Moonlight in Morocco” was a night to remember with over 500 guests in attendance, fabulous food, decadent desserts and a spectacular fireworks display over Springbank Farm.  Longtime foundation supporters Bob and Jennifer McNeil, who hosted the first Garden Party for the Brandywine Health Foundation in the spring of 2003, continued the tradition of welcoming guests to their beautiful…

Local Nursing Students Receive Scholarships

Posted on May 8, 2017 by Stephanie Vargas

On Thursday, April 27th, we awarded twelve nursing scholarships at a breakfast hosted by Freedom Village Brandywine.  These scholarships, established by numerous generous individuals in our community allow more students to graduate with a nursing degree by helping alleviate some of the financial burden associated with obtaining a degree.  Since 2001, the foundation has awarded more than $249,000 in nursing scholarships to area students…

2017 Garden Party

Posted on February 14, 2017 by Jill Whitcomb

Join us for this very special evening as we celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Garden Party and kick off the Strawberry Festival presented by KeyBank and PECO.
“Moonlight in Morocco”
Wednesday May 24, 2017 ~ 6-9 pm
Experience the sweet, spicy flavors of Morocco and the exotic transformation of Springbank Farm, the beautiful home of Jennifer and Robert McNeil. Enjoy cocktails and a light…

Happy 25th Anniversary!

Posted on March 2, 2017 by Stepahnie Vargas

The Brandywine Consignment Shop, “The Little Yellow House with a Big Mission” is celebrating 25 years of giving back to the Coatesville community.  Thank you so much for your continued support of the Brandywine Health Foundation and for being a staple in our community.  To learn more about the shop, please visit here…

2017 Strawberry Festival

Posted on March 3, 2017 by Stephanie Vargas

The 45th Annual Strawberry Festival, presented by KeyBank and PECO will be held Thursday, June 1 – Sunday, June 4 on the grounds of Brandywine Hospital.  This exciting community event brings you carnival rides, games, a delicious array of food, shopping, fireworks, live music, and more!

Become a sponsor of this event by contacting Stephanie Vargas at 610-380-9080 x105 or online here.  Sponsors of…

Community members are invited and encouraged to nominate a deserving Chester County resident to receive the Eastburn Community Service Award, presented each year in memory of Jane and Al Eastburn, both of whom served the Coatesville area as non-profit leaders with distinction.

With the encouragement and initial funding of Dallas Krapf and the Krapf Bus Co., the Eastburn Community Service Award was established in…

Mental health is a fundamental part of our overall health and well-being, and mental health concerns affect virtually every family in America.  Become a certified Mental Health First Aider today and you could potentially save a life!  Learn more here…