Welcome to the NEXT Generation United Way!

We are thrilled to share the exciting news that we purchased and renovated a 5,000 square foot stand-alone building, located at 150 John Robert Thomas Drive in the Commons at Lincoln Center Office Park in Exton, that will serve as the permanent new headquarters for our staff as well as host a Social Innovation Lab, Leadership Training Center and Financial Independence Hub for the community. The center is expected to be completed and ready to open in September.

The decision to buy a building happened rather quickly, due to our current office lease entering its final year and an increase in rent. Our Board of Directors decided that this strategic move was necessary to set us up for the next generation. We looked at the new building in February 2022 and closed on the sale on June 1. Demolition and renovation started quickly afterwards.

Funds were raised through a silent capital campaign to ensure that it did not affect the annual campaign that supports our nonprofit grants. In just 57 days, we raised $1.395 million and all donors agreed to give their gifts above any current annual support!

“United Way of Chester County is beyond grateful for our Board of Directors and Board Chair, Brian Parsons, who worked tirelessly to help make this permanent home a possibility.

Due to their generosity, our rent now goes away returning $80,000 to the community that would have otherwise gone to rent and occupancy costs. That money will now be invested back into the community.”

Christopher Saello
President & CEO
Rendering photo used for Capital Campaign Brochure

Social Innovation Lab

  • Created for the next generation of social entrepreneurs
  • State of the art collaborative center designed to jumpstart innovative and creative approaches to community problems
  • Includes incubation space for small and start up nonprofits in a co-working environment

Leadership Training Center

  • Home for the Leadership Chester County program training
  • Capacity Building Workshops for nonprofits
  • State of the art technology
  • Meeting space for community and other nonprofit events

Financial Independence Hub

  • Financial Stability Center navigation services site when PA CareerLink location is closed
  • Mobile Home Tax Reassessment registration site
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) tax preparation site

Thank you to our donors:

  • Americas
  • Willie L. Anderson, State Farm Insurance
  • Carolyn J. Beam
  • The Bentley Family
  • Barry Bentley
  • Gregory Bentley
  • Keith Bentley
  • Raymond Bentley
  • Scott Bentley
  • Jim & Adean Bridges
  • Ed & Doreen Brownley
  • Val & Bill Connors
  • Kathi Cozzone
  • CTDI
  • Michael L. Curry  
  • The Dadoly Family
  • Stephen DiMarco
  • Marybeth DiVincenzo
  • Fulton Bank
  • Gunard Berry Carlson Memorial Foundation, Inc.
  • Kevin Holleran, Esq.
  • Roger & Joan Huggins
  • The Ierardo Family
  • Doug & Joan Kaiser
  • James & Jennifer Kaiser
  • Robert & Kathleen Kaiser
  • Dan & Teri Kessler
  • Charles D. Kochka
  • Di & Dallas Krapf
  • James Logan
  • George & Shirley Mason
  • Stephanie Miller
  • Keith & Katie Montone
  • Marian Moskowitz
  • Timmy T. Nelson
  • Scott Neumann
  • Dr. Joseph O’Brien & Michele O’Brien
  • The Parsons Family
  • Andrew Parsons
  • Brian & Bridgit Parsons
  • Elliot Parsons
  • Gerald Parsons
  • Kevin & Lisa Parsons
  • Leo & Maryanne Parsons
  • Mark & Katie Parsons
  • Matt & Megan Parsons
  • Michael & Christine Parsons
  • Sean & Lauren Parsons
  • Aaron & Karen Proietti
  • QVC
  • Jodi Roth-Saks
  • Sartomer
  • Lauren Saello
  • Therese & Christopher Saello
  • Steve & Aimee Shihadeh
  • Peter & Terri Silvester
  • Andrew & Abbie Stump
  • Tony & Erin Scheivert
  • Swope Lees Commercial
  • Christina Wagoner
  • Rhonda West-Haynes
  • Melinda Winkler
  • CJ Witherspoon
  • David Zimmerman

Thank you to our in-kind donors: