Join us for Habitat home dedications!
We invite you to help us welcome three families to the neighborhood. For months they have been taking financing classes and putting in “sweat equity” by volunteering at the construction site. After a dedicated journey, they can finally call these houses homes. Visit our Facebook even page to RSVP and for more information.
Join us September 14, 2019
At 9:00 AM at
320 Community Lane
Coatesville, PA 19320
Habitat for Humanity of Chester County is pleased to announce that Joey Ann Fowkes has been appointed Chief Advancement Officer. In this newly created position, Ms. Fowkes will be responsible for the organization’s Comprehensive Development Program and will coordinate a major campaign to fund the expansion of Habitat programs to allow more families to have affordable homeownership in Chester County.
Fowkes brings a wealth of nonprofit experience in the management of development programs, charitable gift planning, and major donor relations. Most recently, she has served as Director of Charitable Estate Planning for the American Heart Association (AHA) for a five-state region including Pennsylvania. There, she served as the organization’s expert in planned giving, helping donors to make significant charitable gifts that ensure a meaningful personal legacy. She held a similar position at the American Cancer Society (ACS) for Southeastern Pennsylvania where, as Director of Estate and Asset Planning, she was awarded the High Achiever Award and Global Citizen Award for her exemplary work. Prior to assuming that role, she served as Program Manager, Quality of Life, for the American Cancer Society in Anchorage, Alaska where she worked with healthcare organizations and volunteers to spearhead the opening of the first Cancer Resource Center in the State of Alaska. In addition to her nonprofit experience, Fowkes worked with various global for-profit tech companies in management, sales, programs, and operations, bringing both leadership skills and strong business acumen to her new position at Habitat for Humanity of Chester County.
Now in our 30th Year, Habitat for Humanity of Chester County is significantly expanding our current level of construction through the initiation of a 40-unit housing program in West Grove and increased construction activities in Coatesville. “We are thrilled to welcome Joey to our team at this pivotal and exciting point in our history,” says Andrew Signore, President, Board of Trustees. “Her experience, enthusiasm and mission-focus will be a great asset as we celebrate 30 years of service to our community and move forward to have an even greater impact in the coming years.” Fowkes will work with Board members, philanthropic and community leaders, donors, volunteers, and friends to secure the funds needed to increase the organization’s impact on the growing need for affordable housing in Chester County.
Fowkes is a graduate of Alaska Pacific University where she graduated Summa cum laude with a Bachelors in Organizational Management. Professionally active, her membership activities include Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Greater Philadelphia; Financial Service Providers (FSP); Chester County Estate Planning Council; and Montgomery County and Philadelphia Estate Planning Councils (PEPC) where she also served as Committee Co-Chair for The Women’s Initiative.
Frequently asked questions for the day of the event:
Q: What time should students arrive?
A: Please arrive between 8:30am and 9:00am on Saturday March 23rd to register and setup your dream homes. The competition will begin at 9:00 am with three rounds of judging. The event will conclude at approximately 12:00pm.
Q: Where is the event being held?
A: The competition will be at the Pavilion at Church Farm School in Exton. Located at 1001 E Lincoln Hwy, Exton, PA 19341. Visit https://goo.gl/maps/P43hxjbXJXJ2 for Google Map location. There will be signs and attendants helping with drop off and parking. Please do not park right in front of the entrance to the pavilion. We leave this space open to make dropping off dream homes easier. Below is a map of the campus.
Q: Will there be refreshments available?
A: Each student will receive a free drink and free snack. We will have other snacks and drinks available for purchase. Snack items are priced at $1 so please bring cash, we won’t be able to accept card payment under $10.
Q: What other fun things are happening?
A: NBC10’s Bill Henley will be emceeing the event this year as he has done in the past and we are excited to have him back! We will also have a free raffle for students to enter with chances to win bowling passes, rock climbing tickets and more! Our adult raffles have some amazing prizes as well. This year, Disney graciously donated 6 one day park hopper passes to be used in Walt Disney World! The YMCA of Greater Brandywine will also have an activity table along with build kits from Home Depot for kids of all ages.
If you have further questions, please email email@example.com or call 610-384-7993 extension 19. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Whether you missed a fundraising date or have used up your coupons, we have you covered! We have several more dates coming up at these great local craft breweries. Come out to support Habitat for Humanity of Chester County along with great craft beer.
A quick reminder of the fundraiser; Each book contains tickets redeemable for a free beer at each brewery between January 1 and September 2, 2019. Books are $40 (cash only) and will be sold at the following dates and locations:
Locust Lane Brewing, 50 Three Tun Rd., Suite 4, Malvern
Thursday, March 14, 4pm-7pm
Rec Room by Conshohocken Brewing, 230 Bridge St., Phoenixville
Thursday, March 21, 4pm-7pm
Crowded Castle Brewing, 242 Bridge St., Phoenixville
Thursday, March 28, 5pm-8pm
Root Down Brewing Company, 1 North Main St., Phoenixville
Thursday, April 4, 4pm-7pm
Check out our Facebook events page for more info! https://www.facebook.com/chescohabitat/events/
Special thanks to all the breweries participating: