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 CACC@chescocf.org to join!

Are you missing from this list? Email CACC@chescocf.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

Wendy Kershner, Executive Director, Chester County Art Association

Malcolm Johnstone, CACC Senior Program Officer

Stephenie Stevens, CACC Program Coordinator

Cierra Eckenrode, CACC Program Associate  

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

Cultural Alliance of Chester County
c/o CCCF

28 W. Market Street, West Chester, PA 19382

(P) 610-696-8211 / www.chescocf.org

www.culturechesco.org

CACC@chescocf.org

Cultural Alliance of Chester County is part of the Chester County Community Foundation (CCCF). A copy of the official registration and financial information for the CCCF may be obtained by calling the PA Dept. of State at 1-800-732-0999 (toll-free in PA). Registration does not imply endorsement.  EIN 23-2773822.

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