News & Press

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…

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…

We’re Hiring

Posted on January 30, 2017

Brandywine Health Foundation is seeking a candidate to fill the current vacancy of Chief Executive Officer.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated prior successful senior leadership and management responsibilities with a strong reputation as a successful leader.  Prior experience and success in fundraising, as well as managing a board of directors are essential.
Position Overview

The CEO of BHF, with governance from the Board and…

Medication Drop Boxes a Success

Posted on January 12, 2017

Since Medication Collection Boxes were installed at five local police departments, residents disposed of 2839.8 pounds of unwanted and expired drugs for proper, environmentally safe disposal. The public-private partnership that established the drop boxes in March 2014, consists of the Brandywine Health Foundation, Coatesville Youth Initiative (CYI), Pennsylvania American Water and local law enforcement in the City of Coatesville, Caln Township, West Brandywine…