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Chester County Futures welcomes new executive director

12/06/2022 12:26AM ● By Steven Hoffman

Chester County Futures (CCF) has named Katie Breslin Duffus as the organization’s new executive director. 

Duffus has served as an executive director and has 25 years of experience working with nonprofits in areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. That experience, combined with her passion for promoting access to all, will help to advance the mission of the Chester County Futures organization. 

“I am excited to join the CCF organization to help enrich the lives for the students and families of Chester County,” Duffus said.

The CCF board of directors and staff welcomed Duffus as they continue their work to bring career development and post-secondary resources to the students of Chester County. 

“We believe Katie’s experience and insight will be invaluable as we continue to progress with our strategic plan. On behalf of the Board and staff, we look forward to seeing what’s next for the future of CCF with her at the helm,” said Matthew Rovi, chairman of the Chester County Futures Board of Directors. 

Duffus will manage the day-to-day operations for the organization that is known for providing services to prepare Chester County high school students for post-secondary education and life beyond high school. With the announcement of Duffus’ succession comes a sense of excitement and anticipation for what’s to come, as well as the positive impact it will have for Chester County Futures and its students.

Duffus succeeds interim executive director Ryan Walter, who in addition to fulfilling the interim role, has been working with the organization over the past several months on its strategic planning process. Throughout the transition, he will continue to collaborate with CCF on the process as it progresses into its final stages. 

Chester County Futures is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was formed in 1996 as a poverty prevention program providing academic, mentoring and scholarship support for motivated, economically disadvantaged youth in Chester County. The organization’s goal is to help youth succeed in school, higher education and life. 

For more information about CCF’s impact and programs, visit