Chester County Briefly: September 26


Benchmark Federal Credit Union

Benchmark employees turned “pink” last Saturday to raise funds for women with breast cancer. They participated in the Unite for HER 5K Run and 2K Walk in West Chester. Unite for HER provides breast cancer support, services, groups, and other resources for women in Chester County and the surrounding areas diagnosed with breast cancer.

Earlier this year, employees of Benchmark Federal Credit Union held their own fundraiser for the organization and donated a check.

“With our new branch in West Chester, it is especially meaningful for us to donate to such a great organization based here,” said Rebecca Worthington, Benchmark’s Vice President of Marketing. “As the only federal credit union to exclusively serve Chester County, we are committed to partnering with organizations that support our community and inspire us.”

Maureen Cislo

Surrey Services for Seniors

Surrey, a Devon-based nonprofit that helps older adults live with independence and dignity, has welcomed Maureen Cislo, a veteran of nonprofit fundraising and event planning, as Assistant Director of Development.

“I am thrilled to be part of the Surrey Family and look forward to helping this dynamic organization grow,” said Cislo. “See you all at the Main Line Antiques Show!”

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Chester County Fund for Women and Girls

The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls welcomes women representing all generations for its second facilitated dialogue – Yes, All Women! Part II – on how we can work together during a period of history when we cannot afford to stand divided. The event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 5-7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of West Chester.

This forum is a follow-up to the initial, successful event held last spring. CCFWG has welcomed back Juliana Mosley, Ph.D., Chief Diversity Officer at Chestnut Hill College, as facilitator of the conversation. To RSVP, e-mail or call 484-356-0940.

West Chester University

For the third year, members of WCU and the surrounding community will have an opportunity for cultural exploration when five Spanish-language films are shown on campus. All films are subtitled in English and are free and open to the public.

Each screening is hosted by a faculty member who will facilitate discussion “before and after each film to draw critical connections to our lives in Pennsylvania,” said organizer Iliana Pagán-Teitelbaum, assistant professor of languages and cultures. The screenings are timely, falling within Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15). Click here for more information.

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