Social Entrepreneurship Summit to Focus on Why Philanthropy Matters June 10 in Kennett Square

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HOCKESSIN, DE — Successful Delaware business owner and strategist, Soraya (Morgan) Gutman, Founder & CEO of CrossTALKS, will be the keynote speaker at the Social Entrepreneurship Summit: Why Philanthropy Matters and How to Do It Well.

Her keynote address will focus on how to find joy during devastating economic and emotional turmoil. At CrossTALKS, the formula for success has been to give, give, and give even more. “We know this is good business stewardship,” notes Gutman, “because it is written in the Bible, Acts 20:35… ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Organized by the Southern Chester Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Penn State Brandywine (The Launch Box), the summit will take place on June 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at The Hilton Garden Inn in Kennett Square, PA. Limited seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets are available for $25 each at The featured speaker, Wadid Daoud, Founder & CEO of American Supply Inc., based in Doral, Florida, will also share his formula for success. Daoud’s philanthropic impact on others is noteworthy. He has donated more than five million dollars to non-profit organizations to date. And, guest speaker, Ajit Mathew George, Founder & CEO of Second Chances Farm, Wilmington, DE, will talk about the importance for companies to incorporate giving in their business plan and budget.

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A special highlight of this event is the Why Your Story Matters: 5-Minute Pitch Contest with Non-Profits. Dr. Margaret Bacheler, Penn State Brandywine, Senior Director of Statewide Continuing Education & Workforce Development, will judge the pitches. Two non-profit organizations have been invited to participate. Each will share how they supported their constituents during the tough days of the pandemic. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to the two non-profit organizations, with 75% awarded to the winner. The winning non-profit organization will also receive a selection of services and products provided by generous donors.

Those non-profit organizations and their respective representatives include the following:

Canine Partners for Life — The CPL mission is to increase the independence and quality of life of individuals with physical, developmental, and cognitive disabilities or who are in other situations of need. CPL, located in Cochranville, PA, provides and sustains professionally trained service and companion dogs for disabled individuals. Represented by Tonya DiPilla, Associate Director of Development and Communications.

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Family Promise of Southern Chester County — This community initiative offers a unique solution to the growing problem of family homelessness in the county. In partnership with local organizations, congregations, and over 800 volunteers, Family Promise provides families experiencing homelessness crucial basic necessities, such as meals and shelter, in addition to myriad social services, 365 days/year at no cost to the families. The goal is to keep families together during their search for sustainable housing. Family Promise is part of a national, non-profit initiative founded in 1988. Represented by Kim Zuleba, Member, Board of Directors.

CrossTALKS is a think tank and networking professional development organization for entrepreneurs with a biblical perspective. CrossTALKS, headquartered in Delaware, offers high-performing entrepreneurs and business owners on the cusp of growth the opportunity to meet, build working relationships, and interpret and incorporate lessons learned from passages in the Bible. Its purpose is to provide, connect, and educate entrepreneurs through a biblical worldview. The company offers unique monthly networking events that are open to individuals of any background or religion. The CrossTALKS team is comprised of senior-level mentors with years of real-world experience.

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