Thorndale’s Handi-Crafters to Honor Bentley Systems with Best Friend Award


Thorndale’s Handi-Crafters, which runs one of the largest disability-focused employment programs in southeastern Pennsylvania, has announced that Bentley Systems in Exton will be the recipient of the 2017 Best Friend Award.

The Best Friend Award is given annually by Handi-Crafters to recognize and honor service, commitment, and dedication to Handi-Crafters and its mission.

“Handi-Crafters is very proud to make this special recognition each year in the spirit of being our Best Friend,” said Amy Rice, Executive Director. “We are very fortunate and honored by the support bestowed on our operations and our mission by generous donors, customers and corporations.

“This award grants us the opportunity to say thank you and to honor our gracious and treasured friends.”

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Bentley Systems, led by CEO Greg Bentley, entered the world of Handi-Crafters in early 2000. Greg and Caroline Bentley saw the importance of Handi-Crafters’ mission and have been tremendous champions ever since.

The Bentley family and Bentley Systems Company have taken a very exceptional road in their giving to Handi-Crafters. In 2005, their significant gift led to the success of Handi-Crafters’ 2006 capital campaign.

“Handi-Crafters and, most importantly, our clients have benefitted tremendously as a result of the generosity and leadership of Bentley Systems and the Bentley family,” said Brian Nagle, President of Handi-Crafters’ Board of Directors. “The Bentleys have done so much for our community, leading by enormous example through their corporate giving and individual philanthropy.”

The Best Friend Award will be formally presented on May 5 at the Phoenixville Foundry. Tickets to attend “The Great American Songbook, Paul Jost in Concert” will not be sold at the door. For more information and to reserve tickets, call 610-384-6990 x 201.

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