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Keep up with the latest TCF news and events!

  TCF and Vest–A–Cop Join Together to Protect Those Who Protect Us

When Ridley Park Police Officer Marc Hanly was shot in the chest in the line of duty, his bulletproof vest saved his life and sent his family, colleagues, friends, and community a wake-up call. Marc's family and other community members leaped into action to form Vest-A-Cop under the TCF umbrella of charitable activities.

Fortunately, Officer Hanly was saved by his tactical vest. Not every police officer working in Delaware County would have been as fortunate. Due to the high cost of bulletproof vests, not all local governments and police departments have prioritized this important investment in their officers.

TCF and Vest-A-Cop encourage all of our governmental leaders to equip all of our police officers with bulletproof tactical safety vests. We are willing to help, and so can you! The passionate members of the Vest-A-Cop Team are energetically raising financial resources and you can be directly responsible for helping to protect the lives of Delaware County officers on duty. Your donations and the surpluses generated by Vest-A-Cop fundraising events will be used to partner with our local communities to properly outfit our police officers against the risks of the job.

Help TCF and Vest-A-Cop to protect those who protect us. Join us by donating to the Vest-A-Cop Fund today by contacting the TCF staff at 6104616571 or via email at . Or use the button above to donate online with your credit card, debit card, or PayPal account.

TCF and Vest-A-Cop are proud to announce that we are accepting applications for body armor from currently employed or newly hired law enforcement officers in Delaware County. To apply, please use our Application for Funding form and submit it to the street or electronic address listed on the application.

  TCF Recognizes Area Scholars and Philanthropists

On April 29th, Taylor Community Foundation celebrated the achievements of the fourteen local high school seniors named this year's TCF Scholars. These scholars were the recipients of a total of almost $100,000 in college scholarships.

TCF also recognized philanthropic impact in our community by honoring:

  • the Wilbur C. and Betty Lea Henderson Foundation as the Extraordinary Philanthropist of the Year;
  • The Library Foundation of Delaware County as the TCF Community Organization of the Year; and
  • Joel Feldman with the TCF Community Impact Award, in recognition of his many devoted hours of service, sacrifice, and commitment to increase awareness of the dangers of distracted driving.

The reception and banquet — whose primary sponsors included PNC Bank, Tycor Benefit Administrators, the Wawa Foundation, and TD Bank — were held at the Springhaven Club in Wallingford.

TCF Scholarships create opportunities for our students and inspire hope in our health care community. By identifying and funding outstanding local scholars who are pursuing careers in the allied health fields, we help to make the communities of Delaware County a healthier place for all of our neighbors. We are so very grateful to all of the donors who help turn these young dreams into realities.

  Special Thanks to the Wilbur C. and Betty Lea Henderson Foundation

Wilbur C. and Betty Lea Henderson We at TCF extend our gratitude to the Wilbur C. and Betty Lea Henderson Foundation for its generous donation to fund all three nursing scholars from TCF's class of 2015. We are excited to embark on this new adventure together.

The legacy of Delaware County businessman, Wilbur C. Henderson, and nurse, Betty Lea Henderson, is smoothing the paths of Delaware County's finest future nurses.

Pictured below with representatives of the Wilbur C. and Betty Lea Henderson Foundation are the 2015 TCF/Henderson scholars, Daniel Acker, Samantha Barnett, and Sydney Eckert. 2015 TCF/Henderson scholars

  Our New Web Home

We are excited to announce our new web address: www.TCFhelps.org.

TCF has always been committed to providing that "little extra" help in our community and our new web address emphasizes that commitment. "Helps" is now right in our address and the many ways we help our neighbors is the little extra we bring to meet life's challenges.

  What You and TCF Can Do Together

When you give a gift to TCF, you are investing in our common future and helping to provide a wide array of health and wellness programs and services to eastern Delaware County. We thank you for your support and for your continuing commitment to improving the quality of life in our community.

It is through the financial assistance of our generous contributors that the Foundation is able to make a significant impact in the communities we serve.

  • Together, we support local non-profit organizations that target health and wellness issues.

  • Together, we educate and reward our future health care professionals.

  • Together, we guarantee the warm, gentle care delivered by Taylor Hospice to our friends and families challenged by terminal illness.

  • Together, we build our local communities by creating funds to address critical needs.

Contributions may be mailed to TCF at 300 Johnson Avenue, Ridley Park, PA 19078. Or, for your convenience, use the button to the left to donate online with your credit card, debit card, or PayPal account.

  Recent Grants Awarded

The TCF Board of Directors recently approved the following grants:

  • CADES to support the cost of a multi-sensory room for its adult population.

  • Dragonfly Forest to support week-long camp sessions for children who have severe medical conditions and cannot enjoy a traditional camp experience.

  • HEADstrong Foundation to support "Nick's House", a facility operated by the HEADstrong Foundation which provides complimentary lodging to displaced families traveling to Philadelphia for blood cancer related treatment, and for the Nicholas E. Colleluori Lymphoma Research Fund at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Holiday Gift Empowered Giving to provide funding to empower members, hospice and foundation staffs, and — for the first time ever — hospice volunteers to determine who should receive a little bit of the TCF grant budget.

  • Operation Warm to enable the purchase of brand new winter coats to be distributed to needy children in the TCF Service Area.

  TCF's Pay-It-Forward Fund

TCF's Pay-It-Forward Fund is designed to assist local community members who encounter sudden adversity that leaves them with an unexpected and uncovered health-related financial burden.

Many of your friends and neighbors have already answered the call by hosting fund-raising events or making direct donations for the purpose of making Pay-it-Forward goals a reality.

If you are interested in helping us to fund these types of needs in your schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods, please contact the TCF staff by calling 6104616571 or via email at . Or use the button above to donate online with your credit card, debit card, or PayPal account.

If you have encountered a major setback of the type described or know somebody in the TCF Service Area who has, please use our Pay-It-Forward Application for Funding form to apply for assistance.