Thursday, December 10, 2009

Annual Winter Fundraiser at RiverCrest-2/26/2010

Seasons Greetings from the Phoenixville Community Education Foundation Board of Trustees! Thanks to the generosity and goodwill of the Phoenixville community, we proudly present:

PCEF Top 10 of 2009

1. Businesses Sponsor Quality Pre-School

Business tax credits to PCEF totaling $58,360 have helped economically disadvantaged youth receive a quality pre-school experience at Stepping Stones Education Center and the Phoenixville Children's Learning Center.

2. Mr. Art Taylor Adopts Destinations With Direction

This $10,000 adoption helps afford our students out-of-state college tours, overseas travel, West Chester University workshops, and much more!

3. Year-Round Schooling Boosts 53 Students

"SAFE Summer Academics" enabled our elementary school students to receive daily reading and math instruction for 7 weeks during the summer. Achievement scores rose on an average of 17%.

4. 500 Backpacks To Celebrate A New School Year

Through an outpouring of help from area churches, businesses and others of benevolence, 2,359 backpacks have been distributed to Phoenixville children in need since the inception of the Pack a Backpack program in 2004.

5. Phoenix Robot Works

The PAHS Robotics Club has grown to include 30 students and several volunteers. They utilize advanced STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concepts and their ROBOT competes in our state and others.

6. Students Making a Difference

Middle and high school students in the Youth and Philanthropy Program were honored in November with the Youth in Philanthropy Award at the 24th Annual National Philanthropy Day Award Luncheon in Philadelphia. Over 500 people were in attendance.

7. $147,000 in Support Announced During Winter Fundraiser

More than three-hundred guests attended the PCEF Sixth Annual February Fundraiser at RiverCrest Golf Club. During the event, Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-PA6) announced a $147,000 federal appropriation to support PCEF remedial programs. The funds became available on September 30, 2009.

8. Innovative Classroom Projects Launched

The Stock Market Game at the middle and high schools; outdoor education at the elementary level; a cooking class at the Kindergarten Center; and books on carts for the pre-schoolers are among the multitude of activities funded by the PCEF mini-grant program.

9. District Budget Reflected $250,000 from PCEF

Precisely $246,490.82 was passed through to PASD from PCEF according to the Business Office's June 2009 one year budget summary. This total does not include support for pre-schools, backpacks, or grants to community organizations!

`10. New Home at Phoenixville Federal

Effective July 1, PCEF's new home is located at 120 Main Street (PO Box 348), on the second floor of the bank. Many thanks to our friends at Phoenixville Federal! The good working relationship with District Staff continues unimpeded.


Annual Winter Fundraiser at RiverCrest-2/26/2010

Endowment Gala at the Foundry-TBA (September or October 2010)

PCEF's New Website- to debut ASAP

Please join PCEF's Mission to support education in the Phoenixville area either financially or through volunteerism.
Click here to make a secure online donation.

Please make checks payable to PCEF and mail to:
PO Box 348
Phoenixville, PA 19460

United Way Donors: If your donation is restricted to # 42267, it will be sent to PCEF (or simply identify "Phoenixville Community Education Foundation" as the recipient.


Nan Odenthal
PCEF Chief Executive Officer

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why do the PCEF and the Library hold their fundraisers in Montco? The RiverCrest zip code is 19460 but it's across the river.

What's wrong with keeping dollars in Phoenixville?