Fund’s executive director to step down

The executive director of the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls will step down from her position this month, according to a press release from the nonprofit.

Susan Mostek

Susan Mostek

Susan Mostek’s accomplishments will be recognized at the fund’s upcoming Grants Celebration on Tuesday, June 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Gables restaurant in Chadds Ford.

“The fund has been better for having Susan,” Board Chair Mary Lou Sterge said in the release.

Mostek’s efforts have led the fund to build greater awareness, forge new collaborations and make a community-wide impact as to strengthen the physical well-being, safety and economic security of women, girls and their families in Chester County. A transition committee and search team made up of board members and community leaders is overseeing the selection of a new executive director, the release said.

During Mostek’s tenure, the fund initiated a three-year strategic plan that positions the fund to be bold and innovative and to have a voice regarding women’s issues in our community. The plan also led to a renewed mission to “lead and unite the community through philanthropy and advocacy to ensure that women and girls have resources and opportunities to thrive.”

The fund’s grants policy changed with the strategic plan to not only support community need but to also be proactive in terms of addressing women’s issues in Chester County. The fund also commissioned the update to the Blueprint Report; which provides critical data across seven areas and also presents steps forward to leverage progress already made in these areas.

Under Mostek’s leadership, the fund was named the 2015 Mosteller Community Service Award Winner, an annual award presented by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce that recognizes organizations who have provided exemplary community service and who have made a positive impact and significant contributions to our communities. The Girls Advisory Board (GAB) received the Activating Leadership Grant for Women & Girls from clothing designer Eileen Fisher. GAB was awarded $10,000, which proved instrumental in providing the financial resources needed to ensure the 2015 class of GAB curriculum aligned with the fund’s strategic plan.

At Tuesday’s celebration, the fund will also spotlight the essential work of the 23 agencies that received $255,000 in fund grants this year who work every day to better the lives of women and girls in our communities will be honored. The event is open to all Chester County agencies and the public. To attend, contact Kate Zielsdorf at




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