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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
President

Annette Swartz
Colonial School District Teacher, retired
Vice President

Rosemary Winterbottom
Lockheed Martin Corporation, retired
Corresponding Secretary

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


Jori Broad
Weichert Realtors

Dr. Michael Christian
Superintendent
Colonial School District

Brandon Cohen
Student Representative
Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Class of 2018

Janet Dicenzo
Montgomery County Department of Commerce, retired

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

Allison Greenfield
Executive Search Recruiter

Melissa Sciotto
Fitness Fusion

David M. Sherman
Community Relations Coordinator
Colonial School District

Suzanne Slattery
Colonial School District Teacher

Pat Volovnick
Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, Retired

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
2017-2018 donors:

Presenting Sponsors ($25,000+)

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

Foundation Day


Richard Seltzer (Penn Neurology Fund)
 

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

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

ASTM
Mark Bill
Feel the Love Campaign
Susan & Ben Sparango
Subaru of America
Waste Management

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

Hallee and David Adelman
Covanta Plymouth Renewable Energy, LLC
Tom Doll and Linda Gardner
John Kennedy Subaru Conshohocken

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

Andrea Abrams-Herbert
Advertising
Dr. & Mrs.  Brown
Customized Energy Solutions
Employee Payroll Contributions
Gap Inc.
Karamoor Estates Fundraiser
Maria Santillo

Advocate Donors ($500-$999)

Eunice Franklin-Becker & Noah Becker
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)

Amazon Smile
Renee Anderson
Kelly Bainbridge
Michael Borislow
Andrew Brach (Pfizer Foundation)
Trish Branagh
Jason Braun
Barry  Cohen
Emily Cole
Hilary Collacchi
District Office Personnel
Sheri Drossner
Susan  English
Freida Fisher
Ellen Glendinning
Brian Goodman
Allison Greenfield
Rosemarie Gregitis
Melissa Guarino
George Gunning
Spencer Harris
Maureen Helferty
Leia Heritage
Chi Huynh
Minki Jeong
Jodi Jones
Michele Kaufman
Christine Kinsinger
Jacquelyn Koehler
Wendy Kurtz
John & Regina Lepore
Michael Myers
Network for Good
Rosemary Northcutt
Chris & Kristen Olszyk
Panera Bread
Dean Papiernik
Catherine Peduzzi
Phillies Raffle Fundraiser
Andrew & Daria Prusky
Joseph & Linda Reilly
Jacqueline Rosenberger
Jamie Ryons
Rachel & Adam Schupack
Melissa Sciotto
Christy Sfida
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Slagle
Suzanne Slatterly
Timothy & Sandra Spinner
Diane Squire
Steve Sterious
Dustin Sundy
Annette Swartz
Katie Tagliamento
Margaret Tomassetti
Kelly Tornetta
Gary Trinh
Jeffrey  Twiford
US Bank Foundation
Patrick Walsh

Contributor (<100)

Drew Albert
Anonymous
Benevity
Paul Blasetti
Lauren  Boegner
Boscov
Michael Bragg
Bristol Myers Squip
Jori Broad
Thomas Brown
Yi mei Chen
Hillary  Collacchi
Tina Connor
Maureen Costa
Tawny Cowen-Zanders
Janet  Dicenzo
Peter DiLullo
Elizabeth Eichner
Debbie Lynn Elias
Brad  Lieberman &  Elizabeth  Goldman
Elsevier Foundation
Kirk & Heidi Fagan
Rosenberger Family
Miskin Family
The Joffee Family
Rachel Feldstein
Karen Frankel
Maureen  Getzfread
Theresa Gleim
Olivia Gooneratne
David Grunfeld
Joann & Will Gundlach
Sriram Hariharasubramanian
Stacey  Ho
Minki Jeong
Judith Wells Jerry Coshin
Jamie Joffe
Don & Angela Kim
Robert & Deborah Konowal
Jeneta Lancaster
Michael Lapenta
Patricia Leberman
Scott Maisey
Michael Miller
Michael Monsell
Michael Pedemonti
George & Peggy Pennachi
Andrea Pownall
Preferred Proppants
Lenore  Reid
Christina Scanlan
Adam Schupack
Yan Shi
Laurence  & Sandra  Spitzer
Tony Venezia
Greg Vogel
Patricia Volovnik
Scott Walker
Jamie Weisbrot
Whitemarsh PTO
Rosemarie Winterbottom
The Family of Natali Wynne
Christopher Yaracs
Jim Yozallinas