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Chester County Bar Foundation Awards $154,000 in Grants, with Gawthrop Greenwood Partner Patrick McKenna as President

The Chester County Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Chester County Bar Association, awarded $154,000 in grants to local non-profit organizations earlier this month.  All grants will help support the foundation’s mission to help Chester County Citizens understand, gain access to and benefit from our legal system by providing support for programs and services related to the law.

Chester County Bar Foundation President, Patrick McKenna, and the Foundation’s Board carefully reviewed grant applications from over a dozen local 501c3 organizations. McKenna said, “Due to the generosity of the Sponsors and Donors who have given to the Bar Foundation this year, we were able to support a long list of great charitable initiatives.”

Grants were made to:

Chester County Fund for Women & Girls                                    GirlGov Chester County Program

Crime Victims Center of Chester County                                     Direct Services Program

Domestic Violence Center of Chester County                           Legal Program

Family Service of Chester County                                                  Kids Come First Program

Friends Association for the Care & Protection of Children   Eviction Court Program

Gateway HorseWorks                                                                        Stable Pathways’ Program

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society                                                       Immigration Legal Services

Legal Aid of SE Pennsylvania                                                            Custody Care Program

SeniorLAW Center                                                                               SeniorLAW HelpLine

Volunteer English Program of Chester County                         Legal Counsel and Legal Services Program

West Chester Child Access Center                                                 Custody Supervised Visitations Program

Executive Director, Matt Holliday, stated, “We are so fortunate to have the sponsorship support for our Key Gala fundraising event, as well as the commitment to our Foundation Fellow Program, which allows our foundation to support the many worthwhile programs and services within our community.”

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