CCFWG’s Making a Difference Luncheon Leaves Audience Inspired to Make an Impact

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From left: Carol Metzker, Michelle Legaspi Sanchez, Katherina Rosqueta, Barbara Jordan, Denise Wine, Pattie Diggin, and Reverend Analeigh Korengel.

The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls recently held its 12th annual Making a Difference Luncheon before a crowd of 300 at the Desmond Hotel in Malvern.

The enthusiastic crowd gathered to support the Fund, recognize the power of philanthropy, and honor the work of Carol Metzker.

“The Fund is the source, the go-to for information such as the Blueprint, which provides critical data about how women and girls are faring here in the county,” said Executive Director Michelle Legaspi Sanchez. “We are bringing these issues to the forefront of awareness, conversations, and planning.

“Now, more than ever, our voice is necessary to build a better path forward.”


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Keynote speaker Katherina Rosqueta, founding Executive Director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy, encouraged the audience that whether one has a million dollars or ten dollars to give, high impact is about making a meaningful difference in somebody else’s life. There are many opportunities to have a high impact on women and girls through investing in a woman’s education, economic empowerment, health, personal safety, or legal rights.

The Fund also presented its Kitchen Table Award to Carol Metzker, an outstanding Chester County resident and a champion of women and girls in the community. Metzker was recognized for her efforts to end human trafficking. Her remarks struck many guests as she shared the realities of the insidious problem in Chester County and highlighted local efforts combating it.

Metzker received citations honoring her contributions from the State Senate, State House, and Chester County Commissioners.

The luncheon also launched the celebration of the Fund’s 20th Anniversary.

Click here for information about upcoming events and efforts to recognize this milestone.

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