The following community leaders have been elected to lead what is expected to be Delaware County’s largest philanthropy:
- Chair: Robert J. Bruce, Former President, Widener University
- Vice Chair: Robert N. Speare, Delaware County Trust Attorney
- Secretary: Gail M. Whitaker, Delaware County Attorney
- Treasurer: H. Edward Hanway, Former CEO and Board Chair, CIGNA
“We’re thrilled to have a diverse and deep bench of dedicated Delaware County residents leading the new Crozer-Keystone Community Foundation from its inception,” said Frances Sheehan, president of CKCF. “It is an exciting time for the foundation as we start to shape a strategy for improving the health of Delaware County residents. We thank each of them for their service.”
Headquartered in Media with offices in Chester, Upper Darby, and Springfield, CKCF will make grants to improve the health and quality of life for the diverse residents of the county, with emphases that include maternal and children’s health, hospice and home care, and support for those living with cancer.
CKCF also runs such prestigious evidence-based programs as Healthy Start, the WIC nutrition program, Nurse-Family Partnership, Drug Free Communities, El Centro (a Hispanic resource center), and a health resource center and college prep program for students in Chester High School.