March! The month not the command. Winter is almost over … we hope. Spring is around the corner … we pray. At County Lines, we’re introducing the Charity Datebook this March and encouraging you to open your hearts, minds and purses.
Inspired collaboratively by our Editor Jo Anne Durako and Karen Simmons, President/CEO of Chester County Community Foundation—which is celebrating its 25th year—the Charity Datebook supplement within this charity-focused issue has six sections. First is an introduction from Karen, explaining legacy philanthropy and offering advice on giving.
Next is “Pioneering a New Frontier in Medicine” by Kathy Rubino of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She discusses how your donated dollars have fueled the medical breakthroughs for which CHOP has become known.
Then “Faces of Philanthropy” profiles nine families—Brewer, Daley, Frees, Haas, Holleran, Rigg, Riper, Stanek and Zwann—in County Lines country making significant contributions to local charitable works.
In “Fundraising Fun,” faces are put to many of the others who have supported various good causes. Are you there?
If you’re wondering about plans for 2019’s giving, Associate Editor Marci Tomassone has compiled the “Datebook Calendar,” with almost 100 galas, dinners, events and other fundraisers. Now you’ll have it for your personal calendar.
Rounding out the Datebook, we ask “What to Wear to the Gala.” See if you like our selections from area shops.
Beyond the Datebook, this month’s issue continues what will become our March tradition. “Books That Inspire” by Mike Wall of Wellington Square Bookshop recommends books that will cause you to get out your checkbook or change your priorities.
County Lines’ Assistant Editor Mercedes Thomas finds out what’s involved in holding a fundraising event at your house in “Getting Your Home Party Ready.”
Wine, champagne or something stronger may provoke your charitable impulse. Read about suppliers that support charitable causes in “I’ll Drink to That Good Cause” by Fred Naddeo of Fine Wine and Good Spirits.
Finally, Laura Muzzi Brennan’s Brandywine Table column showcases the Hounds Foundation Charity Cookbook, The Fox’s Kitchen, and highlights several recipes. I think I’ll try the Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Tart.
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Entities such as pharmaceutical companies and medical manufacturers generally decline to support research in its early stages, deeming it too risky an investment. Few realize the vital role philanthropy plays in fueling breakthroughs in medical research and advancing revolutionary care models. Many hospitals rely on donor support to provide seed funding that can lead to “proof of concept” for projects that hold immense future promise.
For those with enough space and time, hosting a party for a good cause at their home has many advantages: more conversation between guests and organization members, the ambiance, intimacy and warmth of the home; enhanced credibility that comes with a putting a “face” on the organization. You’ll have more control over the event. It will save money too. But several tips should be considered first—preparing your space, parking, landscaping and decorations. Keep in mind, not only will your guests love being able to see your home, they should be warmed by your hospitality.
The Fox’s Kitchen is a cookbook created by the historic Radnor Hunt to benefit the Hounds Foundation, which promotes land conservation and proper hound breeding and care. More than a collection of recipes, the book gives a fascinating peek into foxhunting tradition and etiquette, and pays homage to the country way of life. Creating a cookbook like The Fox’s Kitchen is a huge undertaking, but when doing good and eating well come together, it’s sweet charity indeed.
We hope you’ll to subscribe to County Lines. You can do it online or call 610-918-9300. Or you can get an electronic copy at Issuu.com. For single issues, try Wellington Square Bookshop, Wegmans, Paoli News, Bryn Mawr News, Berwyn News or another newsstand. Visiting an advertiser is a great—and free—way to get one: click Get A Copy at our website, www.countylinesmagazine.com. You can also get our free online publishers letter and newsletters by signing up at the website.
Thank you for reading.
Ed Malet, Publisher
County Lines Magazine.
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