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Support the Colonial School District Education Foundation (CSDEF) in building community and business partnerships and generating resources that will inspire students and teachers and that will encourage innovation and excellence in Colonial's classrooms.

If you have questions or would like to get involved in the CSDEF, please contact Denise Marks, Colonial School District's Director of Development, at 610-834-1670. ext. 2151, or click here to send an email.

Donate

Ways to Give to the Foundation


Annual Fund

Help us reach our goal of raising $25 per student this year!











Teacher Tribute














Memorial Gift











Teacher Grant Program









The Colonial School District Education Foundation (CSDEF) is recognized as a charitable organization by the IRS, section 501(c)(3). Your tax deductible donation may also be eligible for matching funds from you or your spouse’s employer.

If you'd like to donate check, please make it out to the Colonial School District Education Foundation and send it to:

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


Thank you for your support!

EITC (Educational Improvement Tax Credit) for Businesses

Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC), a convenient way for businesses to support Colonial School District students

Through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program, businesses have the opportunity to direct their tax dollars to support special projects in Colonial School District schools through the Colonial School District Education Foundation (CSDEF). Businesses that are approved for the EITC program would receive a 75% credit of the amount donated — or a 90% credit if the company provides a written two-year commitment at the same donation level. Eligible companies may take up to $300,000 in tax credits per year. Tax credits may be applied against the tax liability of a business for the tax year in which the contribution was made.

What businesses are eligible to participate?

Businesses authorized to do business in Pennsylvania who are subject to one of more of the following taxes:

  • Personal Income Tax
  • Capital Stock/Foreign Franchise Tax
  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Bank Shares Tax
  • Title Insurance & Trust Company Shares Tax
  • Insurance Premium Tax (excluding surplus lines, unauthorized, domestic/foreign marine)
  • Mutual Thrift Tax
  • Malt Beverage Tax
  • Retaliatory Fees under section 212 of the Insurance Company Law of 1921

How do business apply?

Pennsylvania businesses can begin applying for EITC credits through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) electronic single application system. Click here to view or download the DCED's business application guide that explains the process of applying. Tax credit applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis by day submitted. All applications received on a specific day will be processed on a random basis before moving on to the next day’s applications. Applications will be approved until the amount of available tax credits is exhausted.

Business application timeline:

  • May 15 – Business applicants who have fulfilled their 2-year commitment and wish to reapply in FY 17/18 to renew their 2-year commitment.
  • May 15 – Businesses who are in the middle of their 2-year commitment.
  • July 3 – All other businesses including initial applicants and those applicants wishing to submit an additional application on top of their previously submitted 2-year commitment.

Colonials’ approved programs for funding:

PROGRAM 1: K-12 STEAM - MAKERSPACE/INNOVATION LABS

Makerspace/Innovation Labs encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they deeply engage in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). In Makerspace/Innovation Labs, teachers allow students to make connections across different subject areas and solve problems creatively.

PROGRAM 2: OPEN MINDS PROGRAM

Open Minds is an innovation competition at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) that tasks students with researching real-world issues, identifying problems, proposing solutions and building prototypes. Teams of 2-4 students are mentored by PWHS faculty and LaSalle University students. The goals of the program include exposing students to STEAM college and career pathways, encouraging faculty across content areas to engage in STEAM activities and fostering a relationship with an area college.

PROGRAM 3: TECHNOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION

PWHS and Colonial Middle School (CMS) participate in the Technology Student Association (TSA), which provides local, state and national competitions in STEAM-related events. The events are designed to challenge student to view and explore the world around them in new ways and to provide students with the opportunity to solve real-world problems through The Four Cs (collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and communication), engineering design and leadership.

PROGRAM 4: COLONIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT ROBOTICS TEAM

Students at PWHS and CMS in grades 6-12 who are interested in the field of robotics can participate in designing and building robots for in-school and after school activities, as well as events at local and national robotic competitions.

PROGRAM 5: GIRLS IN TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY

The Girls In Technology Academy (GIT) introduces high level technology concepts to female students entering fifth through eighth grades. The two-week summer program provides opportunities to explore, inquire and develop real-world skills related to Graphic Design and Digital Photography, Web Design, Animation and Gaming, Engineering and Robotics. The purpose of GIT is to pique the interest of girls in areas where females have been historically underrepresented.

PROGRAM 6: STEAM CAREER EXPLORATION

Through STEAM Career Exploration, PWHS students will have a chance to see STEAM careers in action firsthand and interact with guest speakers in the field. The goal of the program is to provide learning opportunities outside of the classroom and have hands-on experiences in STEAM-related occupational fields of interest through job shadowing and internships.

Businesses must to apply to the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development on July 1 to be eligible. Funds are distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Funding Areas

The Colonial School District Education Foundation is focusing its 2017-2018 funding on:

  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) initiatives, including elementary "Innovation Labs" for the K-5 libraries that feature robots, 3D printers, and resources that encourage basic engineering principles.
  • AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program at Colonial Middle School and Plymouth Whitemarsh High School that targets students in the academic middle and gives them the tools and support to change "if I go to college" to "when I go to college."
  • Teacher Grants that support innovative classroom projects and initiatives related to the STEAM culture in Colonial, such as project-based lessons, real-world connections, and programs that highlight The Four Cs: Creativity, Communication, Collaboration and Critical Thinking.

Sponsorship Levels

Individual Donor Levels

Colonial Contributor (<$100)

  • Donor listing in CSD Annual Report
  • Donor listing in CSDEF Annual Report

Supporter ($100-$499)

  • Donor listing on CSDEF webpage
  • Donor listing in CSD Annual Report and Spring Newsletter
  • Donor listing in CSDEF Annual Report

Advocate ($500-$999)

  • Donor listing on CSDEF webpage
  • Donor listing in CSD Annual Report and Spring Newsletter
  • Donor listing in CSDEF Annual Report

Innovator ($1000-$2499)

  • Donor listing on CSDEF webpage
  • Donor listing in CSD Annual Report and Spring Newsletter
  • Donor listing in CSDEF Annual Report

Major Donor Levels

Scholar Sponsor ($2,500-$4,999)

  • Donor listing on CSDEF webpage
  • Donor listing in CSD Annual Report and Spring Newsletter
  • Donor listing in CSDEF Annual Report
  • Post on CSDEF social media (once per year)
  • Live pregame listing of name as a sponsor at sporting events
  • Video Bulletin Board ad in gymnasiums (one per rotation)
  • Two tickets to attend and sponsor listing at CSDEF main event
  • Two tickets to attend donor recognition event
  • Private tour showing funding area

Honor Sponsor ($5,000-$7,499)

  • Benefits from Scholar Sponsor level
  • 1/4 page full color advertisement in the CSD Annual Report and Spring Newsletter
  • 1/4 page full color advertisement in the CSDEF Annual Report
  • One additional post on social media (twice per year total)

Merit Sponsor ($7,500-$9,999)

  • Benefits from Honor Sponsor level
  • Addition of logo in donor listing on CSDEF webpage.
  • One additional Video Bulletin Board ad in gymnasiums (two per rotation total)
  • Thank you slide on CITV Bulletin Board
  • Live thank you promotion read at sporting events
  • Two additional tickets to the CSDEF main event (four total)
  • Two additional tickets to attend donor recognition event (four total)

Champion Sponsor ($10,000-$14,999)

  • Benefits from Merit Sponsor level
  • Upgrade 1/4 page ad to 1/2 page full color advertisement in the CSD Annual Report
  • Two additional posts on social media (four times per year total)
  • On-air thank you promotion during CITV game coverage (once per game)
  • Two tickets to the PWHS fall play, PWHS spring musical and PWHS home sporting events

Founding Sponsor ($15,000-$24,999)

  • Benefits from Champion Sponsor level
  • Addition of link to donor listing on CSDEF webpage
  • Upgrade 1/4 page ad to 1/2 page full color advertisement in the CSD Spring Newsletter
  • Two additional posts on social media (six times per year total)
  • Additional live thank you promotion read at sporting events (two per event)
  • Additional on-air thank you promotion during CITV game coverage (twice per game)
  • Live CSD School Board Meeting Check Presentation and meet and greet
  • Small stadium banner at PWHS Colonial Field
  • Two additional tickets to the PWHS fall play, PWHS spring musical and PWHS home sporting events (four tickets for each event total)
  • Two additional tickets to the CSDEF main event (six total)
  • Two additional tickets to attend donor recognition event (six total)

Presenting Sponsor ($25,000+)

  • Benefits of the Founding Sponsor level
  • Upgrade 1/2 ad to full page color advertisement in the CSD Annual Report and CSD Spring Newsletter
  • Six additional posts on social media (12 times per year)
  • Two additional Video Bulletin Board ads in gymnasiums (four per rotation total)
  • Additional live thank you promotion read at sporting events (three per event)
  • 15-second thank you video on CITV
  • Upgrade small stadium banner to large stadium banner at PWHS Colonial Field.
  • Two additional tickets to the PWHS fall play, PWHS spring musical and PWHS home sporting events (six tickets for each event total)
  • Two additional tickets to the CSDEF main event (eight total)
  • Two additional tickets to attend donor recognition event (eight total)
  • Personalized package to use CSD facility for a private event

Naming rights are available for Major Donors above $25,000.



Trustees

Mark Bill
The Bill Consulting Group
PWHS Class of 1976
President

Annette Swartz
Colonial School District Teacher, retired
Vice President

Janet Dicenzo
Montgomery County Department of Commerce, retired
Corresponding Secretary
 
David Szablowski
Colonial School District Business Manager
Treasurer

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

 


Jori Broad
Weichert Realtors

Dr. Michael Christian
Superintendent
Colonial School District

Christina Cowley
Colonial Resident and Parent

Linda Doll
Colonial Resident
Friends of Williams Jeanes Memorial Library, President

Allison Greenfield
Executive Search Recruiter
PWHS Class of 2002

Ava Rosen
Student Representative
Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Class of 2019

Melissa Sciotto
Fitness Fusion

David M. Sherman
Community Relations Coordinator
Colonial School District

Suzanne Slattery
Colonial School District Teacher

Rose Williams
Memories Created for You

Vision and Mission

CSDEF Vision:

A unified and future-ready community that supports high-quality education and takes pride in the Colonial School District

CSDEF Mission:

The CSDEF will build community connections and generate resources for expanding and enriching programs that promote excellence in the Colonial School District.


CSDEF News

Thank you to our
2018-2019 donors:

Founding Sponsors ($25,000+)

Surbaru of America

Champion Sponsors ($10,000-$14,999)

Fidelity Charitable: In Honor of Susan & Louise Marks
Firstrust Bank

Merit Sponsor ($7,500-$9,999)

Feel the Love Donors
John Kennedy Subaru

Honor Sponsor ($5,000-$7,499)

David & Hallee Adelman
Covanta Energy, LLC

Scholar Sponsors ($2,500-$4,999)

ASTM International
Fidelity Charitable: Keri & Brian Hanlon
KCBA Architects
Matthew & Lynn McCarthy
Sean Hanlon Memorial Foundation of The Philadelphia Foundation

Innovator Sponsors ($1,000-$2,499)

Andus, LLC
Mr. & Mrs. Randy Brenner
CPW Rotary
Tom & Linda Doll
Edwards Business Systems
Fidelity Charitable: Dr. & Mrs. Brown
Fresh Smiles of PA
The Gap Corporation
Greenfield Family
Huntington Learning Center, King of Prussia
Magical Vacation Planner
Noah Becker & Eunice Franklin-Becker
Joe Penrice — Penn Partners Ltd.
Bulat & Liliya Shakirzyanov
Substitute Teacher Service

Advocate Donors ($500-$999)

Bentley Systems Inc.
Sheri & Sean Cummins
George Gunning
Denise Marks
Susan Moore
Phil Moravec
Robert Santangelo
Anthony J Stipa Jr
Darren Sudman
United Way
Andrea Weisbein-Clegg

Supporters ($100-$499)

3Sixty Pharma Solutions LLC
Jeffrey Bass
Bently Systems
Mark Bill
Blue Bell Ortho
Tracy Blumenthal-United Way
Boujee
Brucker Family
Camp Green Lane
Camp Sesame & Rockwood Teen Adventures
Cantina Feliz
Lara Chang
Michael Christian
Cohen Paretners, LLC
Linda Colantonio
Emily Cole
Colonial Community Aquatics
Mazzei Cooper
Zachary Cooper, Attorney at Law
Cosgrave Family
Lindsay Crump
Janet Dicenzo
Down 2 Earth
Edwards Business Systems
Kathy Ellis
John & Susan English
Kelly Esposito-United Way
Family of Ellen Fang
Dr. Denise F Fitzpatrick & Mr. John P Sheppard
Floors USA
Gabrielle / G-Lizzy
Liliana and Gabriel Galvan
Kristen Gerhard
Global Disinfection Systems
Jeff & Heather Greaves
Greenspon Family
Rosemarie Gregitis
Carly Greis
Kenneth Grimes
Kelly Guller
William Gundlach
Craig Howie
Hughs, Kalkbrenner & Ozorowski, LLP
Chi Huyh
Infinity Line, Inc.
Janet DiCenzo
Jeffrey E. Miller, Podiatrist
Ray Jernigan
Job Right Master Handyman
Joe Lashinger
Johnson & Johnson
Lafayette Hill Fabricare
Lafayette Hill Family Dentistry
Lafayette Hill Studios
Mimi Lian
Memories Created for You
Merk Foundation
Linda Metzler and James Pickel
Joy Miernicki
Mike Pugliese
Susan & Timothy Moore
Kristen Morasco
Movement Mortgage
John & Rosemaire Nevergole
Donald Norbeck
O'Connell Family
Mike Ondik
Kartik Patel
Patient First Urgent Care
Cathy & Chris Peduzzi
Pepperoncini Restaurant
Promotional Marketing
Nancy Roach
Jill Ruggiero
Nina Sabins
Sal Paone Builders
Sam Paone Builders
Schank Printing Inc
Anthony Scoma
Breanna Simpson
Slagle Family
Suzanne B. Slattery
Charlene Small
Bill Smith
Danielle Smith
Jeffrey Smith
Leiza Stanley
Julie Stone
Katie Tagliamento
Tammaro Family
Doug & Amy Tewksbury
TLS Teaching, Learning, Succeeding, LLC
Tobin family
TruBarre
Turchi Enterprises, Inc
Venkat Family
Vinos Pizza
Weichert Realtors
Wendler Family
WSFS Bank

Contributor (<100)

Bill & Courtney Abbott
Kate Altman
Elvira Aslanova
Stacey Baker
Kent Barbay
Boegner Family
Anastasia Bolognese
Beats for Bella
Steve Borzelleca
Braverman Family
Jori Broad
Ellen Brown
Andrea Burnside
Megan Carragher
CASEA
Lara Chang
Yi Mei Chen
Jennie Cheyne
Cheyne Family
Andy Chiu
Kathleen Clark
Jason Cohen
Doug Cohen
Paul Conlen
Kate Conn
Maria Conway
Cowley Family
Sheri Cummins
Juliet Curci
Jill Curry-United Way
Dagastino Carpets
Donnette Damalas
Gwen Dean
Traci Delisser
Christine Donovan
Linda Doroba
Sheri Drossner
Elizabeth Eichner
Karly English
Ronan Family
Dina Fink
Jennifer Fitzgerald
Jill Forster
James Franklin
Hope Garfinkle
Lisa Gidaro
Julia and Scott Gimpel
The Giovanisci Family
Grillo Family
Lindsay Heckman
Susan Hope
Pat & Derry Hughs
Joffe Family
Kristen Jordan
Kaye Family
Eric J. Kelman
Don & Angela Kim
Jill Klein
Lisa Knapp
Kim Newell
Marlene Kolb
Ben & Gabe Lederer
Sandy Kulesza
Jeneta Lancaster
Michael Lapenta
Sue Leiz
Beth Lynch
Lori Malzon
Christopher Manero
Bava Mani
Nicholas Maris
Carolyn Markow
Tiffany Martin
Susan Mayson
Kimberly McShane
Michael Amspaugh
Michelle Gilbert
Michael Miller
Krisen Miller
Noor Mirza
Michael Monsell
Montgomery County Chamber Of Commerce
Mary Moyer
Lori O'Brien
Carol O'Neill
Patricia Osborne
Jeffrey Owen
Annemarie Papa
Pastorius Family
Ajay Patel
Michael Pedemonti
Uthpala Perea
Plymouth Whitemarsh High School
Nina Pratowski
Michael Pugliese
Donald Rhoads
Rochelle Rocchi
Michael & Virgina Rogers
Joan & Jerry Roller
Patsy Rooney
Rajdeep Roy
Sarah Guckavan
Schmidt Chiropractic
Mamta Shah
Shelby Family
Amy Silvestrini-Stauffer
Hasini Sivasubramanian
Kristina Small
Lauren Smith
Lauren Solomon
Sandy & Larry Spitzer
Brian Stein
Donna Sturm
Carol Sutton
Annette & Perry Swartz
Sara Tompkins
Jessica Tran-Dinh
Amanda Trayes
Barbara Trzaska
Marsha Turner
Linda Turner
Margaret Wan
Steven Ward
Lisa Watkins
Dolores Wickham
Laurie Wilson
Cherie & Steve Whitman
Terri Wolfheimer
Zierold Family
Patricia Zolty