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On Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 6:30 in the evening until 11:00 pm, Friends Association for Care and Protection of Children invites guests to its 31st Annual West Chester Charity Ball at the West Chester Golf and Country Club.

Last year, Friends Association helped 270 children and 122 families overcome homelessness. A feat that might not have been possible if not for the amount raised at the West Chester Charity Ball — the Association’s largest fundraiser. Replete with gourmet food, wine, music, a lively auction and attendance of the crème de la crème of society, the event has evolved into one of the most awaited events in town. This year, it celebrates 31 years since its inception.

“This holiday gala, part of West Chester’s Old-Fashioned Christmas, is essential in funding the important work Friends Association does to improve the community.  All proceeds benefit the mission of Friends Association for Care and Protection of Children: preventing and ending family homelessness in our community.  Thousands of families have been helped throughout the past three decades,” says Jennifer Lopez, Executive Director.

Thanks to everyone who made last year’s

Charity Ball a tremendous success!


PRESENTING | $10,000

A. Marinelli & Sons

DIAMOND | $7,500

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

PLATINUM | $5,000

Bryn Mawr Trust

DNB First

SILVER | $2,500

Buckley, Brion, McGuire, Morris & Sommer LLP

Bets & Rob Collins

JB Solutions

Valerie & Craig Jester

Lamb McErlane

Rose & Fran Marinelli

Simone Zajac Wealth Management 

Unruh Turner, Burke & Frees

Wells Fargo Bank

Westtown Dental Associates


Wilmington Trust and M&T Bank

BRONZE | $1,000

Lauren & David Aurillo

Eileen & Lee Bohs

Brandywine Valley Heating & AC

Lynn Childs

Citizens Bank

Mary & Tom Cooke

Dave’s Automotive Repair Enterprise (DARE)

DFT Inc.

Emerald Advisers, LLC

Catherine & Ken Friedman

Beth & Jim Gasho

Carol & Joe Herron

Manito Abstract Company

Market Street Wealth Management


Queen Appliance

Lisa & Tim Seifert

Pamela & Jacob Singer


Jill Augustine

Judi & Tim Bell

Cindy & Dave Bortner

Linda & William Camlin

The Honorable Carolyn & Tom Comitta

Paula & Thomas Corcoran

Kathy & John Dulin

Debi & Bill Friedmann

Matt Holliday

Celia & Chris Lang

Bob Lohrmann & John Lilley

Katie McNamara

Cassandra & David McRae

Mary Ann & Michael Nagel

Marilyn & Robert Parsons

Sue & Joe Rubino

Melanie Chadwick & A. Roy Smith

Serita Spadoni

Debra & Rob Sparre

Denise & John Sykes

Kathleen Wileczek

Carol & Harold Wingerd

Dorene and Bill Winters