Brandywine Health Foundation Accepting Nominations for Eastburn Community Service Award

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Coatesville Police Sgt. Rodger Ollis Jr., right, is a past recipient of the Eastburn Community Service Award.

Brandywine Health Foundation is now accepting nominations for the Eastburn Community Service Award.

The award is presented each year in memory of Jane and Al Eastburn, both of whom served the Coatesville area with distinction as nonprofit leaders.

With the encouragement and initial funding of Dallas Krapf and the Krapf Bus Co., the Eastburn Community Service Award was established in 2016 by the Brandywine Health Foundation’s Board of Directors.

“Al Eastburn and his wife Jane literally gave their whole lives to the community and worked hard to make Coatesville a better place for everyone,” said Krapf. “After Jane and then Al passed away, I wanted something to be done every year, so they would be recognized for their lifelong commitment to the community.”

Nominate a local hero who has gone above and beyond during the coronavirus pandemic. In the months since the COVID-19 outbreak, communities everywhere have seen extraordinary medical professionals, first responders, volunteers, community leaders, local business owners and employees, essential workers, and everyday people who have been working tirelessly to make a difference.

Community members are dealing with an immeasurable amount of suffering and massive disruption to their daily lives. Brandywine Health Foundation wants to highlight the story of an unsung hero who is making an impact in the greater Coatesville area.


The Eastburn Community Service Award is given to an individual who has and/or still gives back to the Coatesville community, making a positive difference with their time, energy, and expertise. While philanthropic support is an added benefit, it is not the most significant factor.

This year, the focus has expanded amidst COVID-19. Priority will be given to those who:

  • provide innovative support during this ongoing COVID-19 crisis
  • help/support non-profits in the Coatesville community
  • volunteer their time and talents in the Coatesville area
  • serve as mentors to help develop future volunteer leaders for the community
  • have a consistently positive outlook on the future of the Coatesville community
  • and persevere through challenges and setbacks

To nominate an individual, submit a one-page letter by March 12 to the attention of Dana Heiman, Chief Impact Officer at Brandywine Health Foundation, at 50 South 1st Avenue, Coatesville, PA 19320. Or e-mail the letter as a PDF attachment to

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