Chester County Elites Featured in New Book

West Chester, PA June 2, 2009)?Some of Chester County?s prominent community members gathered for the launch of the ?Exclusively Chester County? book on June 23 at the Allam House at New Bolton Center in Unionville, Pa.  The full color book profiles some of the most distinguished people in Chester County and was published for the benefit of the Chester County Community Foundation. 
Photographic portraits by Scott Rowan of West Chester, Pa, and Dennis Degnan of Chester County compliment articles written by Bruce Edward Mowday, an award-winning journalist and Phyllis Rowan, staff writer of Chester County Living at the Daily Local News in West Chester. 
The event was hosted by Dr. James A. Orsini, Director of the Laminitis Institute at New Bolton Center. Guests enjoyed guided tours through the world-renowned New Bolton Center Veterinary facilities.  Paintings by Chris Chadwick?a well known painter specializing in Chester County scenes?were exhibited throughout, including the paintings of ?Along the Brandywine? which is featured on the book cover.  
The Chester County Community Foundation helps families and businesses become involved in charitable giving for the long run, by encouraging legacy gifts and increasing awareness of the needs and issues facing Chester County. The Community Foundation holds over 280 funds in trust, and annually awards $1.5 million in grants and scholarships. The most popular type of philanthropic vehicle, the ?endowed donor advised fund,? allows families to start a fund which lasts for perpetuity. Each year, the family recommends grants from a portion of the investment earnings, so that charities will benefit now and forever.
For more information about this event or the Community Foundation?s philanthropic programs, call (610)696-8211 or visit