Who We Are

The Cultural Alliance of Chester County increases awareness and promotes the creative sector as an integral part of economic and social development. 

MISSION: 
to elevate the profile of Chester County’s arts & cultural   

sector by strengthening the connections with local             organizations, utilizing Heritage Tourism  practices, and 

exercising historic preservation  to build engagement, audiences and support.

WHAT WE DO:

  • Audience Development - Assist arts & culture groups and heritage sites in attracting and engaging audience members and supports

  • Promotion - Increase awareness and support of arts & culture groups and heritage sites and bring them to the forefront of economic and social development

  • Networking - Provide opportunities for arts & culture groups, community members, and for-profit businesses to connect and build a larger community centered around supporting arts & culture and Heritage Tourism

  • Advocacy - Enhance public support and awareness of the arts & culture sector through Heritage Tourism

To See CACC's Strategic Plan

ARTS & CULTURE CREATORS: 

Are you missing from this list? Email info@culturechesco.org to join!

Are you missing from this list? Email info@culturechesco.org to join!

LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE:

Emily Simmons, Development Director, Association for the Colonial Theatre

Heather Reiffer, Executive Director, Historic Sugartown

Jan Michener, Executive Director, Arts Holding Hands & Hearts

Jane Moss, Director of Development, People’s Light & Theatre Co.

Lauren Gilmore, Manager of Membership & Admin, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Liaison

Malcolm Johnstone, CACC Senior Program Officer, malcolm@culturechesco.org

Stephenie Stevens, CACC Program Coordinator, steph@chescocf.org

Jamison Ludgate, CACC Program Associate, jamison@chescocf.org

ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

Claire Murray, Main Street Manager, Historic Kennett Square 

Hon. Carolyn Comitta, PA State Representative

Hon. Leon Spencer, Former Mayor, Kennett Square; Co-Founder, Pro Musica Studio

Hon. Michelle Kichline, Chair, Chester County Commissioners

Hon. Peter Urscheler, Mayor, Phoenixville

Karen Simmons, President/CEO, Chester County Community Foundation

Lynn Erskine, CFA, CFP, Senior Financial Advisor, Vanguard

Nina Kelly, Director of Marketing, Chester County Conference & Visitors Bureau

MaryBeth DiVincenzo, Chester County Economic Development Council

Marnie Conley, Vice President Marketing & Communications, Longwood Gardens