Walk Her Home is a newly formed, pending nonprofit governed by a Board of Directors with a mission to create awareness and raise funds for organizations that provide support and housing for victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Pennsylvania.
Its first event will be a 5K Walk & Kids Fun Run/Fall Festival to be held at the Westtown School on Oct. 7. Proceeds from participants, donors, and sponsors of this charity walk will be donated to Dawn’s Place, From Liberty to Captivity, and the Salvation Army’s New Day New Home.
Chester County Fund for Women and Girls
The CCFWG has welcomed two seasoned professionals, Cynthia Jaros and Maeve Kelly, to its dedicated and growing staff.
In her new role as Development Director, Jaros will direct and support CCFWG’s development program, including building relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and resource development goals of the organization.
Kelly joins the team as Communications and Program Associate, bringing with her five years of professional experience in writing, communications, and content creation. In her new position, she will coordinate the Girls Advisory Board (GAB) and provide communications support for CCFWG’s educational, advocacy, and grantmaking efforts throughout Chester County.
WCU has been named one of the Safest Colleges in America for 2017 by The National Council for Home Safety and Security, a trade association comprised of home security professionals from across the United States with headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Using the most recent data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting and the National Center for Education Statistics, the Council assessed 2,167 four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. with a student population of 15,000 and above. For 2017, WCU ranked 28th on the Council’s list of the Top 100 Safest Colleges in America.
WCU was one of only two universities in Pennsylvania named to the list and received the highest ranking of the two schools cited.
The Pennsylvania Bar Institute is showcasing the expertise of Gawthrop Greenwood Partner Stacey Fuller and Of Counsel attorney Bob Adams in the field of Municipal Law.
Fuller was a speaker at the PBI’s Municipal Law Colloquium 2017, where she presented at the Lancaster County Convention Center. Her presentation, “Role of the Solicitor,” addressed the many facets of municipal law and the challenges facing municipal solicitors in the Commonwealth.
Adams received the Municipal Law Distinguished Service Award for his many years of service as solicitor for townships, municipal authorities, and zoning hearing boards across Chester County. He has also represented commercial and residential real estate developers in complex land development projects, and he has lectured on a wide range of municipal topics for the PBI.
Avon Grove High School
Zach Augustine scored in double overtime to lift the Avon Grove High School boys lacrosse team to its first-ever state championship. Augustine’s goal was the difference-maker in the Red Devils’ recent 5-4 victory over Conestoga in the PIAA Class AAA final at West Chester East High School.
Brendan Harman (two goals), Doug Jones, and Scooter Whiteside also scored for Avon Grove, which finished the season 23-2. Goalie Kevin Malone made eight critical saves in the victory.