Through the generosity of our donors, the Colonial School District Education Foundation (CSDEF) has been able to continue its work to fulfill uniquefunding gaps that arise during the school year, as well as fund innovative programs that will continue to benefit Colonial students for years to come.

Plymouth Whitemarsh High School students interested in Design Technology or Business can now take advantage of the International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP), thanks to a grant from the CSDEF. The inaugural class of IBCP participants have completed their first year of a two-year series of courses that allows them to explore their subject area more deeply, while incorporating service learning, language development, and a more global view.  

“We felt that the programme would complement PW’s goals of developing well-rounded, empathetic, lifelong learners,” said English Teacher and IBCP Coordinator Becky Duffy.

Helping Kids Connect, the 2020-2021 Annual Fund Drive focus, passed this year's fundraising goal by more than 50%, enabling the CSDEF to provide each school with $1,000 to meet the technology of needs of learners during the COVID pandemic.

The CSDEF’s ongoing relationship with Karamoor Estate Winery meant virtual tastings in 2020-2021. More than 40 contributors picked up their wines and edibles provided by DiGiacomo Brothers Specialty Food Company and Sweet Thangs Nut & Candy and enjoyed an evening of pairings through Zoom.

"We knew it would be difficult to fundraise in our typical way without our Foundation Day and raffles to events like the Philadelphia Auto Show that were sponsored in the past by Subaru of America," said Jori Broad, CSDEF co-president. "We were so happy to see how generous many families, who were in a position to donate during this unprecedented year, really supported our efforts and our schools."

Members of the CSDEF board, Subaru representatives, and children posing with a large check

Subaru of America and John Kennedy Subaru once againoffered the Colonial School District Education Foundation as a “Hometown Charity” for their “Share the Love” event. The dealership presented the CSDEF with a check for more than $22,000. 


Highlights

  • Helping Kids Connect, the 2020-2021 Annual Fund Drive focus, raised $7,868 to support virtual/hybrid technology.
  • Feel the Love, the CSDEF Annual Teacher Recognition Campaign raised $5,628 for teacher grants. 
  • AmazonSmile has brought in $2,225 for the Foundation. Click here to make the CSDEF your AmazonSmile charity.

Congratulations to the PWHS Class of 2021 Scholarship Winners

  • Madison Kuruc, CSDEF Senior Award
  • Mackenzie Leszczynski, Robert McGuire, and Alexander Szperka, Covanta Scholarship
  • Gabrielle Cooper, Boys of '92 Scholarship

Thank you to our 2020-2021 Donors

PRESENTING ($25,000+)

John Kennedy Subaru

FOUNDING ($15,000-$24,999)

CHAMPION ($10,000-$14,999+)

Firstrust Bank

MERIT ($7,500-$9,999)

HONOR ($5,000-$7,499)

SCHOLAR ($2,500-$4,999)

ASTM International
Halle Adelman
Linda and Tom Doll

INNOVATOR ($1,000-$2,499)

The Benevity Community Impact Fund (Subaru)
The Boys of '92
Jake Goldblum
Kim Peters
Mark and Jennifer Rosenstein

ADVOCATE ($500-$999)

Lauren Barr McCullough Family

SUPPORTER ($100-$499)

Lila Abrams
Amirian Family
Anonymous
Broad Family
Warren Chiara
Cohen Family
Molly Curtis
Dell Technologies
Staci Friedman
Lisa Genovese
Allison and Aaron Greenfield
Koehler Family
Larkin Family
Sharon Larson and Donald Byerly
Carl Leiby
In honor of Ms. Litwin
Low Family
Tobin Match
Rosemarie and John Nevergole
Rosemary and William Northcutt
Seema Patel
Joe and Meg Penrice
Tiffany Powley
A Puddle of Fish (Jeff Bass)
Rosenfeldt Family
Sabin Family
Julie Stone and Eric Woolf
Annette and Perry Swartz
David Szablowski
Tomassetti Family

CONTRIBUTOR (<$100)

Acquaviva Family
Anonymous
Kent and Deanna Barbay
Bellezza Family
Berin Family
Blasetti Family
Isabella Bolgnese
Alana Burns
Nicole Butler
Lavinia Chan
Dana Coia
John Colella
Cooper and Kiera
Cowley Family
Elizabeth DeLone
Janet Dicenzo
Donati Family
Drossner Family
Emma Eisenberg and Family
Ekbatani Family
Fiona and Rob Felton
Flanagan Family
Flynn Family
Tyrone Freebairn
Garabedian Family
Elizabeth Goldman
Greenspon FamilyIn memory of Amand Hahn
Stacey Hollenberg
Lancaster Family
Michael Lapenta
Kelly Larson
Donna Loschiavo
Beth and Dan Lynch
Martin Family
Elizabeth McCarron
Lori Malczon
Manley Family
Jessica Munn
Sivasubramanian Muthukrishnan
Neighbors
Kim Newell
Noonan Family
Parent of a PWHS Student
Cathy Peduzzi
Peduzzi Family
Quirus Family
Rapport Family
Regan Family
Noah and Lila Rhoads
Rockenbach Family
Kim Santoni
Adam, Rachel, Teddy, and Harper Schupack
Shi Family
Sunil Shrestha
Siddharth Singh
Danielle Smith
Spitzer Family
Quinn Stecher
Stout Family
Linnea Swartz's Family
Walinsky Family
Amy Walter
Margaret Wan
Ward Family
Susan Wexler


For more information or to donate, please visit www.colonialsd.org/foundation.