Annual Awards Program

The Domestic Violence Center of Chester County wants to recognize members of our community for their outstanding commitment and service to the cause of domestic violence prevention and eradication. 

The 2021 inaugural group of award recipients will be recognized during this year's virtual gala, All That's Purple: 45 Years of Empowerment. 

2021 Honorees

Volunteer Service Award

Awarded to an individual in recognition of the breadth, depth, and/or longevity of their volunteer service to DVCCC. 

Community Partner Award

Awarded to a business, organization, or foundation located in Chester County in recognition of their extraordinary contributions to the cause of domestic violence prevention and reduction in Chester County. 

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The Fund for Women & Girls, led by Executive Director Michelle Legaspi Sanchez, leads and unites the community through philanthropy and advocacy to ensure that women and girls have resources and opportunities to thrive. Through grantmaking and educational programs, The Fund strategically works to foster the economic freedom, well-being, and security of women and their families who live and work in the diverse communities throughout Chester County. 

Since 2003, The Fund for Women & Girls has donated over $250,000 in grants to the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County. Most recently, DVCCC received a $5,000 grant from their Girls Advisory Board in support of Racial Equity Training for our staff and $10,000 in general operating funds in support of our core mission. 

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Under the leadership of Executive Director Diane Cornman-Levy, WOMEN'S WAY works to inspire and mobilize the community to invest in organizations and leaders that will advance the rights and opportunities for women and girls, and achieve gender equality for all. They are guided by the principles of community, collective power, intersectionality, self-determination, and accountability. 

In 2020, WOMEN'S WAY awarded DVCCC with a $20,000 grant to support our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Legacy Award

Awarded to an individual, business, or foundation in recognition of their philanthropic giving over a period of 10 or more years, demonstrating exceptional generosity and commitment to the cause of ending domestic violence in Chester County. 

Julie Blank 

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Jane MacElree, through the Jane C. MacElree Family Foundation, has made over $280,000 in charitable contributions to DVCCC since 2003. She is the Founder and President of Hilltop Farm, Inc., a world-renowned sport horse breeding and training center

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The Pew Charitable Trusts is an independent nonprofit organization, formed through seven individual trusts established between 1948 and 1979 by the children of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph N. Pew and his wife, Mary Anderson Pew. Pew is a global research and public policy organization, still operated as a non-partisan, non-governmental organization dedicated to serving the public.

Since 2003, The Pew Charitable Trusts has made $600,000 in charitable grants to DVCCC. 

The Wawa Foundation champions life-saving research and care for people in need, leading hunger-relief efforts, and supporting the heroes making a difference every day. 

Since 2000, Wawa and the Wawa Foundation have given over $175,000 in support of DVCCC's work and mission. 

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Westminster Presbyterian Church is a 125+-year-old congregation located in West Chester, PA with a mission of "knowing Christ and making Christ known." They have made over  $55,000 in charitable contributions to DVCCC since 2000.

Lifetime Service Award

Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary commitment, dedication, and service to the advancement of DVCCC and its mission. Recipients must have a record of consistent philanthropic designation to the organization. 

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Kitty Knox 

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