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

Program Coordinator, Stephenie Stevens

Program Associate, Cierra Eckenrode, 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

Malcolm Johnstone, Executive Director, West Chester Business Improvement District

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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