Colonial School District Education Foundation

Support our students and teachers by supporting the Colonial School District Education Foundation.

The Colonial School District Education Foundation (CSDEF) is recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Your donation is tax deductible and may be eligible for matching funds from your employer


Colonial Community Coffee Hour Recap

Are you curious about what's next for the PWHS renovations, what's prompting additions to Ridge Park and Plymouth and when it will all be finished? Find out in the highlights from January's Colonial Community Coffee Hour!

Marks appointed to new position

The Colonial School District (CSD) is stepping up its efforts to proactively seek additional resources to enhance student learning. At the forefront of the renewed endeavor will be former Conshohocken Elementary School (CE) Principal Denise Marks, who was recently appointed to the newly created Director of Development and Curriculum Supervisor of Career Readiness position.


The mission of the Colonial School District Education Foundation (CSDEF) is to generate and distribute resources to the Colonial School District to enrich, maintain and expand programs needed to meet the District’s stated mission of excellence in education.

The CSDEF seeks to:

  • Raise funds in support of the Colonial School District.
  • Encourage and reward innovative efforts of students and staff.
  • Build community awareness and gain support of the CSDEF goals and objectives.
  • Inspire alumni, students, parents, businesses and the community to participate in CSDEF events and initiatives.

The Colonial School District Education Foundation is recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Your donation may be eligible for matching funds from your employer.


Mark Bill
The Bill Consulting Group

Rosemary Winterbottom
Lockheed Martin Corporation, retired
Corresponding Secretary

Brandon Cohen
Student Representative
Plymouth Whitemarsh High School

Vince Gillen
Coldwell Banker Preferred

Dr. MaryEllen Gorodetzer
Colonial School District

Denise Marks
Director of Development & Curriculum Supervisor for Career Readiness
Colonial School District

Melissa Sciotto
MIXX Fitness

David M. Sherman
Community Relations Coordinator
Colonial School District

Suzanne Slattery
Colonial School District Teacher

Marlyn G. Stern
W. Seitchik & Sons, Inc.

Annette Swartz
Colonial School District Teacher, Retired

Alan Tabachnick
Colonial Board of School Directors

Pat Volovnick
Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, Retired


Donations to the Colonial School District Education Foundation (CSDEF) support the ongoing initiatives, innovative programs and inspiring opportunities that benefit the children in our schools. The CSDEF is recognized as a charitable organization by the IRS, section 501(c)3. Your donation may also be eligible for matching funds from you or your spouse’s employer.

Contribute online or send a check, made out to the Colonial School District Education Foundation, to:

Colonial School District Education Foundation
Attn: Denise Marks
230 Flourtown Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Annual Fund Drive

While other districts have been forced to cut programs, the Colonial School District takes pride in being able to continue to build on the nationally recognized education it provides. However, state and federal mandates and other financial challenges ahead mean that Colonial may have to make the same difficult decisions as neighboring districts. This is why we're asking you to "Invest in Colonial" through the Colonial School District Education Foundation's Annual Fund Drive.

Help us preserve small class sizes and the value-added programs that make Colonial one of the best public school districts in Pennsylvania. These programs include full-day kindergarten, before and after school enrichment programs, academic competition teams, interscholastic athletics, music groups and more.

Your contribution to the Annual Fund Drive – your "Investment in Colonial" – will go to the District's General Fund to help make sure that Colonial will be able to continue to offer the quality programs in and out of the classroom that have defined our rise in the region. Click here to donate online.

Business Donation

In addition to giving conventional donations, businesses may qualify the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. The EITC program provides tax credits equal to 75% or more of a business's donation to an approved educational project. The application deadline is July 1. Email the Colonial School District Education Foundation for more information.

Memorial Donation

Make a donation to the Colonial School District in memory of a friend or loved one. Click here to make a Memorial Gift online.

Support the PWHS Renovations

Leave your legacy at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School by purchasing a glass plaque in the PWHS lobby or pool, a brick paver for the school entryway or plaques on courtyard trees and flagpoles. Click here to visit the PW Renovations Shop.

Teacher Tribute

Many parents wish to show their appreciation to staff members by offering a small gift of thanks. While these genuine gestures of thanks are appreciated, please consider an alternative...a gift in the name of that “special” faculty member or support person. The teacher or support person will receive special notice of your gift. Click here to complete your Teacher Tribute donation online.

Thank you to our 2016 CSDEF Supporters

Gold - $2,500-$4,999

  • Plymouth Meeting Whole Foods Market

Silver - $500-$2,499

  • Jason Bacani*
  • Nancy Brown*
  • Elzar Camper, Jr.*
  • Cenero
  • Class of 1976*
  • Wendy Davis*
  • Linda and Tom Doll
  • Margaret Freels*
  • Lisa Genovese
  • Kevin Godshall
  • Kevin Golebewski*
  • Dr. MaryEllen Gorodetzer*
  • Jennifer & Greg Kriebel
  • Nancy Langerfeld*^
  • The Marks Family
  • RIchard Montella*
  • The Olszewski Family
  • Jill Ruggiero*
  • Marsha Santangelo*
  • Robert Slagle*
  • Marsha Santangelo*
  • Subaru Company
  • Symantec
  • Martha Taylor*
  • Eileen Werth*
  • Zoup Plymouth Meeting Mall

Bronze - $100-$499

  • Marie Bill*
  • Alissa Bluementhal
  • Rachel & Brandon Cohen
  • CSD District Office Staff
  • Susan B. English
  • Judi Fennell*
  • Karen, Jeff, Jonathan & Matthew Greene
  • Carly Greis
  • Joann & Will Gundbach
  • Spencer Harris
  • Gary Johnson
  • Melissa & Howard Johnson
  • Alex Lefkowitz
  • Sarah Maisey
  • Jeffrey Manning
  • Moore, Snear & Ruggiero Funeral Home
  • Cathy Peduzzi
  • David M. Sherman
  • Timothy & Sandra Spinner
  • Beth Suchsland
  • Sripriya Sugeneswaran
  • Yvonne Surh
  • Margaret Nolan Tomassetti
  • Thuan Trinh

Colonial Contributor - <$100

  • Mallory Anderson
  • Anonymous
  • Dominic Aprile
  • Corey Babka
  • Kent & Deanna Barbay
  • Lynda Bard
  • Jason Beatti
  • Tatiana Bezdudnaya
  • Lauren Boegner
  • David Carr
  • Lisa & Artur Cideciyan
  • Suzanne & Douglas Cohen
  • Nicole Day
  • Lisa & Ken Diamond
  • Alexis Duffy
  • Ben Duffy
  • Lauren Dunoff
  • Michell Farstein
  • Jennifer Fayocavitz
  • Oleksii Filonov
  • Austin & Oliva Gaber
  • Joanne Gallagher
  • Elizabeth Goldman
  • Dan Goldstein
  • Manish Guragain
  • Donna Harris
  • The Hayes Family
  • Jodi Hirsch
  • Stacey Ho
  • Raymond Jerrigan
  • Heather Kay
  • Jessica Kiefer
  • Jacquelyn Koehler
  • Deb Konowal
  • Dominique & Richard Krizner
  • Colleen Levin
  • Francisco Lopez
  • Marcia Lyssy
  • Lori Malczon
  • Bassem Markus
  • Nicola & Anthony McGuckien
  • Dr. & Mrs. Michael McGuire
  • Angela McNamara
  • Andrea Meehan
  • Ellen Miller
  • David Montoya
  • Susan L. Moore
  • Jaideep Naidu
  • Hollie Ngo-Huynh
  • Louis Pettine
  • Khanh Phan
  • Jacqueline Rosenberger
  • George Rumpp
  • Rafif Safi
  • Senthil Sangaiah
  • Pam & Darryl Schick
  • Yan Shi
  • Simon's Fund
  • Michael Szperka
  • Alan Tabachnick
  • Melissa Tarpley
  • Robert & Beth Waks
  • Patty Warwick
  • Daniel & Amber Williamson
  • The Zanders
  • Tong Zhao
  • Michael * Deborah Zrada

* Renovation Item Purchase
^ Omitted from 2015 Donor List

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