The Gendel Girls, Chester Springs-based business women with a flourishing line of intimate apparel sold exclusively through QVC, recently made their annual pilgrimage to drop off toy donations to the pediatric floor of the Chester County Hospital.
The women founded the nonprofit Gabe’s Gifts after Laurissa Gendel’s son’s life was saved by the hospital.
“Without Chester County’s immediate actions and expertise, we would not have our precious little boy today with us,” said Laurissa. “We can’t thank them enough, and our local area is blessed to have this kind of care in our backyard.”
Gabe and The Gendel Girls were on hand to ensure the toys got delivered safely to the floor Gabe spent so much time on, and where the family saw firsthand how new toys could go a long way toward uplifting the spirits of a sick child.
The Pennsylvania Hunt Cup Committee recently contributed $45,000 to the Food Bank.
The nonprofit Committee’s dual purpose is to maintain its historic race, run on the first Sunday in November, and to support significant beneficiaries within the community.
The Pennsylvania Hunt Cup is a Timber steeplechase race in Unionville with a distance of four miles and 22 fences.
Safe Harbor of Chester County
SH, a West Chester-based nonprofit that provides year-round support and rehabilitation for men and women experiencing homelessness, has appointed Birmingham Township resident Judy Jeffords-Homitz as its next CEO.
Jeffords-Homitz initially arrived at SH in 2012 when she was hired as CFO. She brings a wealth of leadership experience in the nonprofit industry that spans over 30 years. Her prior roles include serving in leadership positions within healthcare and community organizations that have focused their attention on the most vulnerable populations.
Board member Jeannine McCullough served as SH’s Interim CEO throughout the search process.
“Judy’s extensive experience in the nonprofit sector, coupled with her in-depth knowledge of Safe Harbor from her prior role, will ensure a seamless transition,” said Helen Semus, Chair of SH’s Board of Directors. “The Board is looking forward to having an accomplished leader like Judy join us as we head toward the development of a new strategic plan.”
The college recently earned a 2017-18 Military Friendly School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs, and Military Spouse. Now in its ninth year, the Military Friendly Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and training opportunities.
“The Military Friendly School designation recognizes the important work we do at the college to create a welcoming environment for active, reserve, and former members of the U.S. Armed Services and their families,” said Delaware County Community College President Dr. L. Joy Gates Black, a military veteran who attended college under the G.I. bill while serving in the Air Force.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. The public data included information about an institution’s success in degree transfer, advancement, graduation, and/or job placement.