Chester County Briefly: October 20

Stephanie Nolan Deviney, a partner in Fox Rothschild's Chester County office, co-chaired the Arthritis Foundation’s “Commitment to a Cure” event at The Franklin Institute.

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Fox Rothschild was a proud sponsor of the Arthritis Foundation’s “Commitment to a Cure” event, which raised funds for arthritis research and advocacy.

Stephanie Nolan Deviney, a partner in the firm’s Chester County office, co-chaired the dinner, held at The Franklin Institute. Fox attorneys and staff have a longstanding relationship with the Arthritis Foundation, with Ryan Becker, an associate in the Philadelphia office, serving as chair of the Eastern Pennsylvania board of directors.

The Arthritis Foundation works with families to conquer the everyday battles associated with arthritis through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science, and community connections.

Sachiko Mallach
Sachiko Mallach

Harcum College

Harcum College recently broke ground for the Sachiko Mallach Tribute Garden to provide a quiet place of reflection for students, faculty, and the larger community.

The garden is dedicated to the memory of a West Chester resident known in the community as “Sachi,” who served as vice president of advancement at Harcum from 2009-2013. Mallach died last year at 42 after a five-year battle with cancer.

First Priority Bank

first-priorityB.A. “Mackie” MacLean Jr. has been named to the board of directors of First Priority Financial, the parent company of East Whiteland Township’s First Priority Bank.

MacLean is a managing partner of Diversified Search, and brings with him a quarter-century of executive search experience, primarily in the financial services industry. He spent more than two decades working in finance in both New York and Philadelphia prior to joining Diversified Search in 1992.

United Methodist Communities Foundation

Malvern’s Susan Sharp has been appointed corporate director of philanthropy for the United Methodist Communities Foundation. Sharp, who has over a decade of experience in faith-based philanthropy, will assume oversight and management of the United Methodist Communities Foundation as part of her new responsibilities.

“I am pleased to join the United Methodist Communities Foundation and look forward to building relationships and broad support for the organization,” she said.

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