Letter: Community - Advocacy - Service

Posted 3/10/22

We are in the last weeks of our Annual Appeal. I am reaching out to you on behalf of the board of the Chestnut Hill Community Association to ask for your financial support.

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Letter: Community - Advocacy - Service


We are in the last weeks of our Annual Appeal. I am reaching out to you on behalf of the board of the Chestnut Hill Community Association to ask for your financial support. Your contribution will help the CHCA provide our events and service to the community. 

This past year was a year of mixed blessings as our lives and activities were constrained by the pandemic. Despite the challenges we were able to offer a variety of virtual and in person events, including:

  • MLK Day event with Woodmere Art Museum & Chestnut Hill Business Association
  • Irish Music and Dancers outdoor event
  • Summer Solstice celebration with a special outdoor community dinner under the stars for members and friends
  • Annual Pastorius Park Summer Concert Series
  • Ask the Experts events with the CHCA & Chestnut Hill Conservancy
  • 2nd Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest 
  • Fundraising event at the Market on the Fareway to improve the CH Children's Playground at Jenks Elementary School
  • Santa drive-by with Woodmere Art Museum & CH Business Association.
  • Twilight Toast to the Holidays Porch Party with Norwood-Fontbonne

In 2021, the CHCA Tree Fund supported improvements at Pastorius Park and the new Mermaid Park. We continued to educate you about Land Use Planning and Zoning through our Community Matters column in the Chestnut Hill Local. In the Fall, we spearheaded efforts to revitalize Jenks Elementary School’s library and community room and we partnered with local businesses to create a new and improved 2022 Passport to the Chestnut Hill Experience with over $1000 in free gifts and discounts!

As the convening RCO (registered community organization), the CHCA advocates to the city of Philadelphia on matters of planning and development. Last year was a very active one for the CHCA’s Development Review and Land Use, Planning, and Zoning committees as we worked with fellow RCO’s and civic organizations to ensure development takes place in a thoughtful and forward-thinking way. We have every indication that our work as the RCO will be as busy, if not busier, in 2022.

We are committed to encouraging and fostering a quality of life beneficial to everyone in our diverse community. The funds raised by the Annual Appeal help cover the costs of our community efforts and events, and the CHCA’s day-to-day operations. We have many exciting plans for 2022. More concerts! More movies! More gatherings of friends and neighbors! More children’s events! More seasonal celebrations! And more partnerships to support our community organizations, businesses, and residents.  

If you’ve donated, we thank you very much. If you have not, I ask you to donate now and support the CHCA’s efforts to strengthen community in Chestnut Hill!

Levels of Giving

Community Supporter $100

Green Village Support $250

Stewardship Circle $500

Advocacy Circle $1,000

Founders Circle $3,000

Patron $5,000


Donations can be made through our online payment portal at chestnuthill.org or by mailing a check to 8434 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118. 

Thank you again for your continued support of your local community association!


Kathi Clayton,  CHCA Board President