Ann Marie’s Story

Annmarie knew her share of challenges before coming to Wings for Success. A single mom, she faced a drastic reduction in hours at the retail store where she worked, which ultimately caused her to lose her home.

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Our First Coach Trip to NYC was a Great Success!


Thank you to everyone that chose to join us on Saturday, December 9th, 2018 for our first coach bus trip to NYC. The day was chilly with our first snow of the season to make the Big Apple holiday decorations look even more beautiful.

Our bus was filled with old and new friends ready for a day on their own in the city. Some shopped, others saw shows and all had a great time helping us celebrate our 20th Anniversary with this special trip.

Wings Fling 2017

A special thank you to all the attendees, sponsors and supporters who helped make our 8th annual Wings Fling a huge success! Held on October 5th at the Chester Valley Golf Club, the event featured delicious food, an amazing array of silent auction items, the ever-popular wine grab, and a moving personal story from our client speaker, Zoe. The energetic Andie Summers of 92.5 WXTU kept our evening moving while longtime Wings volunteers Gwen and David Murphy were honored for their years of service to our mission.

Wine with Wings 2017

Thank you for making our first Wine with Wings wine tasting a success!

Our first fundraiser in the Kennett Square area was a sold-out event! What a wonderful statement about community spirit and interest in supporting Wings for Success and our clients! Nearly 150 people attended Wine with Wings, held at the Kennett Square Golf & Country Club on June 1. The wines, provided by Patone Cellars, were popular, the food was delicious, the country club setting was beautiful, and the silent auction was a sell-out!

Special thanks to our sponsors, auction donors, and the guests who attended.

Your participation and generosity make it possible for us to continue our mission to empower women in need to pursue employment and economic security.

Wine with Wings Sponsors:

Brandywine Fine Properties, Sotheby’s International
Randi and Carl Bushner
Chester County Women’s Commission
Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union
Gocler Corporation Lamp and Electronic Recycling LLP
Iaccoca Law
Mary Pat and Keith Knauss
MacIntyre & Associates LLC
Perna and Abracht

Special appreciation to our planning committee and the other volunteers who helped plan and attend to the details that make a difference, and that made Wine with Wings such a memorable event!

Our Planning Committee:

Randi Bushner, Co-Chair
Bonnie Long, Co-Chair
Karen Ammon
Christien Bass
Elisabeth Gibbings
Mary Pat Knauss
Ingrid Lis
Diana Long
Jane Masters
Sally Rumer
Julie Ammon, Board Liaison

Read more about our Wine with Wings event in this article from The Unionville Times.

Wine with Wings Planning Committee Member Christien Bass (right) welcomes client Portia Graham, the guest speaker, at our June 1 wine tasting event.

Wine with Wings Planning Committee from left: Diana Long, Christien Bass, Bonnie Long (Co-Chair), Randi Bushner (Co-Chair), Ingrid Lis (Program Manager in Kennett Square), Mary Pat Knauss, Elisabeth Gibbings, Jane Masters. Not pictured are Planning Committee Members Sally Rumer and Karen Ammon.

Fashion Show 2017

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, Wings held its 3rd annual fashion show in Malvern. Award-winning Philadelphia news anchor, Pat Ciarrocchi, was our emcee, which was held in the Great Hall at Immaculata University.

During the show, local models showcased fashions from area boutiques as well as original designs by Immaculata students and noted local designers.

Other activities included a silent auction, vendor tables, and workshops focused on professional and personal development. A wonderful brunch complete with mimosas was served.

Our spring fashion show is always a hugely popular event and 2017 brought out our largest audience.

Wine with Wings 2018 a Success!

The success of any special event depends on the many guests, sponsors, donors and volunteers who contribute their time, talent, in-kind and financial donations.
We appreciate and thank you for your support!

With sincere thanks and appreciation to our sponsors:

Imperial
Patricia Foell and Marc Altman
Diana Long-Hobbs and George Hobbs
Mary Pat and Keith Knauss

Magnum
Randi and Carl Bushner
Chester County Women’s Commission
CLER – Corporate Lamp & Electronic Recycling, LLC
Dana Dovberg and Tom Sammartino
The Iacocca Family
Perna & Abracht, LLC
PNC Bank

In-Kind Donation
Alex M Meyer Photography

Special thanks to Wild Thyme, Centerville, DE for donating the beautiful peonies for our centerpieces.

Special thanks to our planning committee:
Wine with Wings 2018 Planning Committee – pictured left to right: Bonnie Long, Randi Bushner (co-chairs), Vicky Will, Christien Bass, Elisabeth Gibbings, Ingrid Lis (Program Manager, Kennett Square), Sally Rumer, Jane Masters, Diana Long-Hobbs, Mary Pat Knauss, and Pat Foell.