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Generocity: Vanessa Briggs on Values and Future of Social Impact

Posted on November 6, 2019 by Brandywine Health Foundation Team

Via Generocity: The first edition of ADVANCE, Generocity’s pilot conference for leaders and advocates eager to jumpstart their impact in the Greater Philadelphia Area, celebrated the power of cooperation, self-care, and bento thinking this past Friday.

Held at Harrisburg University’s spacious and fittingly futuristic-looking Philadelphia campus near Spring Garden Street, the half-day gathering brought together innovators like tech entrepreneur and…

Via Vista.Today: The Brandywine Health Foundation recently distributed 36 grants totaling $322,340, bringing its total giving since it began awarding grants and scholarships in 2002 to more than $18 million. “Our new strategic plan and approach includes engagement of our donors, partners, and community members throughout the year,” said Vanessa Briggs, the Foundation’s President and CEO…read more…

After decades of hardship, officials see a bright future for Coatesville

Posted on September 30, 2019 by Brandywine Health Foundation Team

“The buzz is very real,” James Logan, Coatesville assistant city manager said. Logan was speaking at the Second Century Alliance’s Community Update on Thursday at the Brandywine Health Center. Most speakers talked of partnerships and sharing. Sonia Huntzinger, of 2nd Century Alliance, gave each of a dozen speakers 10 minutes for…read more…

Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program Accepting Applications

Posted on October 7, 2019 by Brandywine Health Foundation Team

Via The Daily Local: The Brandywine Health Foundation is launching its fifth year of the Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program, underwritten by Citadel. This program will provide high school students from the greater Coatesville area with the opportunity to become engaged, involved, and to give back to their community through philanthropy and civic engagement….Read More…

Youth Mental Health First Aid in the News

Posted on September 26, 2019 by Brandywine Health Foundation Team

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) has been featured in the Pennsylvania County News summer magazine. The article, titled “Youth Mental Health First Aid: Working to Prevent Youth Suicide in Chester County,” can be viewed here…

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Eastburn Community Service Award ~ Nominations Open

Posted on March 26, 2019 by Jill Whitcomb

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…