Pennswood Village Welcomes New Director of Development, Susan Vanscovich
January 23, 2019. Newtown, PA – Pennswood Village, a Bucks County continuing care retirement community, welcomes its new Director of Development, Susan Vanscovich. Pennswood is honored to have Susan, a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) with an impressive 27 years of experience in development join the senior management team to lead its stewardship and fundraising efforts.
As the Development Director, Susan will coordinate, support, plan and implement fundraising activities and programs for Pennswood Village’s philanthropic initiatives. Residents, staff, families and friends have contributed generously over the years to Pennswood’s Fellowship Fund, a fund that assists residents with financial support when their assets become depleted through no fault of their own, the Employee Scholarship Fund, capital campaigns, and many other efforts. Susan’s role will be to engage and steward the residents and local community to support the vision and strategic goals of Pennswood Village.
Susan comes to Pennswood from the WCU Foundation and West Chester University where she enjoyed a long and successful career spanning a combined 21 years. During Susan’s tenure, WCU celebrated three successful capital campaigns and posted its most successful fundraising results while she served in a variety of capacities including Chief Advancement Officer, Chief Operating Officer and for one year, the Interim CEO. Susan is currently working toward a Doctorate in Public Administration/Nonprofit Management from West Chester University; holds a M. Ed. from Temple University, and a B.A. in Communications from Penn State University. She is a Member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and has served on the boards of several cultural and service organizations in Chester County where she lives, including the Brandywine Ballet Company, March of Dimes (SE PA) Women of Achievement Committee Member.
Susan resides in West Chester, PA, with her husband Paul and their three children Lucas, Zachary and Victoria.