Published: The Chester County Hospital Foundation Donor Report FY2011
You may be familiar with the Jerrehian family as owners of Greystone Hall located in West Chester, PA. Since 1942, the mansion has been home to three generations of the Jerrehian family. In 1992, the family decided to rent the first floor rooms of Greystone Hall to individuals, companies, corporations, associations and charitable organizations for weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, holiday parties, corporate entertaining, fundraising events and other special events to help defray the costs of maintaining and preserving it.
Their activity in the community doesn't stop there. The Jerrehian Foundation has been a generous supporter of The Chester County Hospital Foundation for many decades and since 1993 has additionally offered the use of the mansion for several of the Hospital's fundraising events.
When speaking of their charitable support, Velda Jerrehian Moog says, "It's not much, but we do what we can. The family has many charities that we try to support. We support charities that are close to our hearts."
Velda recalls many trips she has had to the Hospital through the years, starting with her first visit to the emergency room as a small two year old child. "Chester County Hospital is a lovely hospital and a pleasant place to be when you need care. It is a friendly place. The staff is always helpful and happy to help you," she states. Velda speaks highly of Dr. Calvin Lu, a medical oncologist with Chester County Hematology Oncology Services at The Abramson Cancer Center at Chester County Hospital, who treated her favorite aunt. "Dr. Lu always went the extra step with my aunt. He was treating her for cancer, but listened with great patience to her speak of any other ailments that she wanted to talk about."
The Jerrehian family's long support goes back to the relationship that Velda's mother developed with Jean Oakes, a former Executive Vice President of the Hospital who retired in 1982. "Jean Oakes is an elegant lovely woman, and my mother was very taken by her. My mother always spoke highly of Jean and the Hospital. As members of the community, we choose to support local interests such as the Hospital, a place that has taken care of my family for years."