Celebrate Success: The Wings 20th Anniversary Gala

We would also like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their generous donations of goods and services for the Wings 20th Anniversary Gala. Your contributions will help continue the mission of Wings.

When choosing where to do business, please consider the following businesses that support Wings and your community.

ACAC, West Chester
Agway, West Chester
David Akers
Charles & Debbie Albano
Amulet, Avalon, NJ
Amy’s Cake Kitchen, West Chester
Atomos Photography, Pottstown
Autumn Snow Flowers
Avante Day Spa, West Chester
Bakers of Buffington, Downingtown
Barley Sheaf Players, Exton
Linda Bluebello, Volunteer
Andrea & Leonard Bonacci
Buca di Beppo, Exton
Broad Run Golfer’s Club, West Chester
Calista Grand Salon & Spa, West Chester
Chester County Night School
Christopher’s, Malvern
Cigar Cigars, Frazer
Citadel Federal Credit Union
Clays Creative Corner Bakery, Berwyn
Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville
Mary Selan & Thomas Cosgrove
Cycle Bar, Exton
D’Anjolell Memorial Home
Tracy Davidson, NBC10
Desmond Hotel, Malvern
Devon Fine Art LLC
Dia Doce Gourmet Cupcakes, West Chester
Dianne Herrin, Mayor of West Chester
Donna Hare, Volunteer
Bill Henley, NBC10
Edie’s Sweet and Savory Pastries, West Chester
Ellie Main Line, Wayne
Englund’s Men’s Apparel, Malvern
Joe Fabrizio
General Warren Inne, Malvern
Giant Food Stores
Bonnie Gregus
Hershey’s Mill Golf Club, West Chester
Al Iacocca, Board Member
Patti Insetta-Rath, Board Member
I Love Kickboxing, Exton
Il Granaio, Phoenixville
Integrative Health, West Chester
Jane Chalfant/Kiki Boutique, West Chester
Jane Nautetel, Avalon
Joseph Anthony Salon, Glen Mills
Julian Krinsky School of Tennis
Kimberton Inn, Kimberton
Kramer Portraits
Dan Kropp
LaCabra, Berwyn
Jill Laufenberg, Executive Director
LaVerona, Kennett Square
Lauren’s Hair Salon, Wayne
Longwood Gardens
Louella’s, Malvern
Main Line Dermatology, West Chester
Main Line Fashionista, Ashley Meyers
Main Line Nails, Wayne
Mary Kay Consultant: Colleen Robustelli
Michael & Joyce Murphy, Carisma
Movie Tavern, Exton
Nieman Marcus, King of Prussia
Otto’s BMW, West Chester
Ambarish Patel, Volunteer
Penn Cinema Riverfront, Wilmington
Pennswood Winery
Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadelphia
People’s Light, Malvern
Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia Rock Gym
Philadelphia Zoo
Philly Pops
Phineas Gage, West Chester
Pisano & Son Shoe Repair, Phoenixville
Kathie Pitocchelli
Posh Collections, Malvern
Pure Barre, Wayne
Kathy Quay, Board Member
R. Weinrich German Bakery, Newtown Square
Reading Fightin’ Phils
Ron’s Original Bar & Grille
Sacred Centers East Yoga & Wellness
Salt Performing Arts, Chester Springs
Sanctuary Spa, Paoli
Sugarbridge Kitchen & Bath Design, LLC
Denise Sedor
Senator Andy Dinniman
Seven Stars, Phoenixville
ShopRite, West Chester
Springton Tennis Club
State Representative Duane Milne
Stella & Dot, Missy Bryan
Strawberry Bakery, Frazer
Teca, West Chester
Tennis Addiction, Chester Springs
The Hooters Rock Band
The Little House Shoppe, Wayne
The Men of Millenium Barber Shop, Frazer
Tiger Lily, Avalon
Trader Joe’s, Wayne
Trattoria San Nicola, Paoli
Tuesday Team, Volunteers
Suzanne Umile, Volunteer
Valley Forge Casino Resort, King of Prussia
Dr. Greg Vallino, Phoenixville
Van Cleve Wedding Pavilion, Paoli
Rina Vassallo, Volunteer
Veekoo, Berwyn
Village Optical, Phoenixville
Visual Expansion Gallery, West Chester
Walnut Street Theatre
Walt Disney Company
Wheel Fun Rentals
Whitford Country Club
Wilmington Blue Rocks
Wings for Success-Board of Directors, Volunteers
Window Concepts, Paoli
WIP Sports Radio
Yellow Springs Farm, Chester Springs
Yori’s Church Street Bakery, West Chester

Tanya’s Story

Tanya was a single mom cobbling together part-time jobs as she went through night school. As if that weren’t enough to juggle, she worked to lose more than 50 lbs at the same time.

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Cassandra’s Story

“Life tosses you obstacles,” observes Cassandra, “and Wings for Success helps you get back up.” The women Cassandra met at Wings for Success continued to build her up even when her own sense of trust was low. Read More

Dominique’s Story

Dominique, proud mom of four-year old Jasmine, went to one of Wings’ referral partners looking for support as she finished an intensive outpatient recovery program and started to look for a job.

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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.