Family Service receives AAUW Gateway to Equity Award
At its annual May Banquet, AAUW West Chester-Chester County presented the Gateway to Equity Award to Family Service of Chester County. Executive Director Mark Butler accepted the award, presented by Janet Kane, co-president of the AAUW branch at the dinner and awards ceremony at McKenzie’s Brew House in Malvern.
The Gateway to Equity Award is presented annually to a group, organization or individual that has shown by action and philosophy the promotion of the AAUW mission to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Family Service was chosen from among about a dozen nominations from AAUW members.
In accepting the award, Butler talked about the programs of Family Service, working to improve and strengthen families. He focused attention on their Exchange Club Family Center. In addition to helping meet short term needs of the center, such as food and clothing, AAUW members will make additional donations throughout the year, which may include opportunities for volunteering.
AAUW members look forward to working with and becoming more familiar with the important, critical work of Family Service during the upcoming year!