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Posted on April 24, 2017 in Archived News

Community continues to develop philanthropic culture after raising more than $1 million for Fellowship Fund

Newtown, PA – On June 1, Pennswood Village, a Bucks County continuing care retirement community, welcomed its new Director of Development, Susan Abtouche. After an exhaustive selection process, Abtouche was chosen for the position because of her background in developing and sustaining charitable programs within organizations.

Susan’s position will continue to aid the efforts to expand Pennswood’s philanthropic culture. Over the past year, fundraising efforts have led to raising $1,111,867 for the community’s Fellowship Fund, a fund to assist residents with financial support when their assets become depleted through no fault of their own.

Abtouche will serve as a member of the Senior Management Team and share in responsibility for the overall operation of the community, including planning and implementing fundraising programs. She is currently working toward a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University; holds an M.S. in Administration of Human Services from Chestnut Hill College; and holds a B.A. in Psychology from Holy Family University.

She has previously served as Director of Philanthropy at Ann’s Choice by Erickson Living for 11 years, where she helped shape a culture of philanthropy within the community. Working closely with community residents, she developed programs and opportunities that benefited the community including fundraising for its benevolent fund, employee scholarship funds, endowment program and a successful volunteer program.

She has many connections to the Bucks County community and previously served as a board member of the YWCA Bucks County.


Pennswood Village is a Quaker-directed continuing care retirement community (CCRC) for people aged 65 and older. Nestled in the beautiful countryside of Bucks County, Pa., Pennswood is a welcoming place of true hospitality that offers many opportunities for physical, intellectual, social and spiritual growth. Find out more at

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