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The Albrights have started a donor advised fund at the Foundation for Delaware County.

A change in financial circumstances and a desire to give back to those not as fortunate are among the reasons Beth and Scott Albright decided to open a donor-advised fund at The Foundation for Delaware County. Scott says, “Wouldn’t it be nice to have a local impact.” Beth agrees. “I like the idea of having someone to help guide us, because it can be overwhelming.” Allow us to be your partner by setting up a donor fund.

The Foundation for Delaware County will begin its first competitive grantmaking cycle by issuing a formal Request for Proposals on April 30. Proposals will be due on-line June 30 with awards announced on October 31.

Sign up for our e-newsletter to be among the first to receive our RFP. You can also learn more about our programs and special projects. And stay up to date about how you can be part of building this new community foundation for Delaware County.

At its March 1 launch event, sponsored by Gallagher, the foundation unveiled its new name – The Foundation for Delaware County. Attending were founding donors, elected officials, representatives from area businesses and members of the nonprofit community. Foundation Board President Bob Bruce and President Frances Sheehan also announced $330,000 in new grants to local nonprofits and shared the 2018 timeline for the foundation’s grant application process.

Former Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Paul Fletcher and Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun M. “Kat” Copeland are the featured speakers at a town hall meeting on March 24 about addiction. The program, “Not My Child, Not My Problem” is sponsored by The Partners for Success Coalition. It is scheduled for 1-4 p.m. at Neumann University’s Community Hall, 1 Neumann Drive, Aston, PA. A question and answer session will follow the speakers’ presentations. You can register for this event, and find out more other upcoming meetings.

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