Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Marks 100 Years of Giving to Bryn Mawr Hospital with $2 Million Pledge
DEVON, Pa. – January 24, 2019 – The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is pleased to announce its Board of Directors has approved a six-year, $2 million pledge to enhance the inpatient Behavioral Health Unit at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Over the past 100 years, the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair has donated more than $18 million to services and programs at Bryn Mawr Hospital, which has served this community for more than 125 years.
“We are thrilled to mark 100 years of support with a new commitment to Bryn Mawr Hospital that will directly benefit inpatient services in the Behavioral Health Unit,” said Senior Co-Chair Darlene DiGorio. “Bryn Mawr Hospital is leading the way in behavioral health services, a critical health need in our country, and we’re proud to contribute to their efforts.”
Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Chairman Wayne W. Grafton added, “Bryn Mawr Hospital and the thousands of volunteers who make the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair a reality are mainstays of our annual event. Every year, 125,000 spectators come to Devon for two reasons – one of the world’s top horse shows and competitions, and to support Main Line’s premiere hospital,” Grafton concluded.
About Devon Horse Show and Country Fair
Started in 1896, the Devon Horse Show is the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed competition in the United States and draws in top competitors from around the world. With the grandeur of Philadelphia’s historic Main Line as its backdrop, the show continues to reflect the local traditions and lifestyles of the community. The Devon Country Fair, run by more than 2,000 volunteers, offers a variety of boutique shops in miniature cottages, amusement rides and games for kids, multiple dining options, and special entertainment events. Proceeds support Bryn Mawr Hospital.