The Desmond Project

A Business and classroom partnership



The 2021 Desmond Project Student Achiever Banquet is on! The date and location will be announced soon!


Due to the current situation, the 2020 Desmond Student Achiever Banquet is cancelled. Students are working together on possible alternative ways to celebrate student achievers this year. Follow our website for current updates. Thank you for your patience and support.


About the Desmond

The Desmond Project is a unique business class held at Great Valley High School. This class partners with the Desmond Hotel, a Doubletree by Hilton.
Over the past 25 years, the Desmond Project has...

  • Raised over $500,000 overall

  • ​Donated money to numerous charities

  • Celebrated 1,800+ student achievers over the years

  • Directed and organized 100+ events


Veltek Associates Inc

Veltek Associates Inc., a global specialty chemical manufacturer of high-performance products that fulfill diverse market applications for the photovoltaicsemiconductorcomputer disk driveprecision opticalophthalmic lensmedical device and instrumentationprecision metalworkingceramics, and LED markets. their extensive line of specialty products includes a broad range of custom-made epoxy adhesives and protective coatings, high-purity aqueous-based precision cleaning detergents and custom molded polymers. The various products are used in the silicon and photovoltaic wafer manufacturing process for ingot mounting and slicing, high-performance cleaning of precision optics, ophthalmic, metals and ceramics; as well as components for wire saw pulley.



Chick-fil-A is one of the largest American fast food restaurant chains and the largest whose specialty is chicken sandwiches. Its headquarters are in College Park, Georgia. Chick-fil-A was originally founded as the Dwarf Grill in 1946, changing the name to 'Dwarf House' until rebranding as Chick-fil-A in 1967. 


Forcine Concrete 

In business for over 45 years, Forcine Concrete & Construction Company has been a leading provider of commercial concrete construction services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. A family owned and operated business, Forcine Concrete is committed to professionalism, safety, quality and timely completion of our projects.


Renehan Building Group

As a premier homebuilder headquartered in Malvern, PA, Renehan Building Group, Inc. (RBG) is focused on quality, timely and on-budget work. Whether they are building your custom home, creating an addition or renovating your current home, they provide the same personalized, first-class services, from concept to completion.


Great Valley 

Many Great Valley clubs and activities have sponsored such as, GV Student activites, GV THON, GV 3v3, GV Student Council, GV Admin, GV Sports + Ent, and FBLA. 



          Meet the Mentors


Micheal Chain

Michael Chain is the General Manager of the Desmond Hotel Malvern, a Doubletree by Hilton located in Malvern, PA. Mr. Chain has been in partnership with The Desmond Project for 25 years.

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Alex Venarchik

Alex Venarchik was a Social Studies teacher, basketball coach, and most recently, Advisor to The Desmond Project Class.

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