We are excited to announce the Bentley Systems inaugural Sustaining Community $150,000 Match Challenge has successfully surpassed the goal. The grant matched dollar-for-dollar over 450 contributions that were donated November 1, 2021, through the end of the year, up to $150,000 for a grand total of $357,746. The grant and Sustaining Community gift challenge donations will support Chester County Food Bank to provide over 140,000 healthy meals to those in need at a time when demand created by the pandemic has stretched the organization’s resources to the limit.
“Our impact has never been greater, and it is the direct result of the generosity of donors like Bentley Systems,” said Andrea Youndt, CEO of the Chester County Food Bank. “Bentley Systems has been a dedicated supporter of CCFB since our inception in 2009, and the match challenge provided a tremendous opportunity for the community-at-large to join forces for good with such a philanthropic corporate partner that is committed to sustaining our community.”
Matching funds for the Sustaining Community grant came from a myriad of funders – from individual donors to a pottery collective and Giving Tuesday donors to fellow corporate partners such as Customers Bank and Hankin Group that each contributed $10,000 to the match challenge.
“Chester County Food Bank’s commitment to fighting hunger is more relevant than ever during these challenging times for our community,” Dan Koval, Corporate Initiatives Manager. “It is inspiring to see how the community answered the call to action set forth by Bentley Systems. Together – we made a powerful impact for CCFB and our community this holiday season.”