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Donor Stories - PlunkettThe Chester County Hospital Foundation is fortunate to have many community members dedicating their time and financial support to Chester County Hospital. We recognize the individuals who have made gifts every year to the Foundation since 1984 in our Capping Society. One such member is Connie Plunkett.

Connie was born and raised in West Chester, PA. She became involved with Chester County Hospital almost 50 years ago. Her interest in volunteering and supporting Chester County Hospital began in 1962 when a friend was a patient in the Hospital. The friend's roommate at the Hospital was a member of the West Chester Auxiliary. Their conversations led to a discussion regarding an evening auxiliary for the "working girl." In May 1962, with 15 members present the West Chester Evening Branch Auxiliary met for the first time. Connie along with Nancy Moore - two of the original members of the Evening Branch Auxiliary - remain active members. Connie attends scheduled Auxiliary meetings, as well as participates in the Annual Fashion Show, Chester County Day and attends the Hospital's Annual Meeting.

Connie has fond memories of events she has been a part of over the past 48 years. Particularly, she enjoyed serving on the Committee for Chester County Hospital's version of the advertising supplement for the Sunday Bulletin and volunteering as a receptionist in the Hospital's old front entrance on Saturdays. In addition, she often thinks of Mr. Pierre S. du Pont and the wonderful gift he gave to the community in memory of his employee and friend that allowed for the expansion and modernization of the Hospital.

Connie has made donating to The Chester County Hospital Foundation a priority for more than 25 consecutive years. She recognizes that the Hospital needs the support of the community. She strongly believes that the Hospital is needed in this community and feels fortunate that her doctors have always been on the Medical Staff here. Connie has been very pleased over the years with the services she has received as a patient at the Hospital as have many of her family members. Connie states, "The care and attention is the best." Connie's generosity continues in her membership in The 892 Society.

The Chester County Hospital Foundation thanks all of our dedicated supporters for giving their time and financial support. Every gift makes a difference!

By Dina Leaman

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