About The Campaign

We often talk about our luminous past and visionary founder. But what if, even after three centuries, our students, our city and our world need our greatest contributions now?

Transformation is coming.

Watch this update on what's to come in the new Lower School.

How Far Can We See? 

Watch this video to see what we envision.

So Near, So Clear

Watch this update on the How Far? Campaign

The How Far? campaign supports a structure built around four major initiatives for now and for the future.

The How Far? comprehensive capital campaign funds the bold initiatives of the Strategic Vision that the Board approved in 2012 and school leaders began to implement in 2013. This school year is about the successful completion of the campaign and achieving our fundraising goal of $125 million.


New Spaces

A new lower school is the one building the Strategic Vision called on us to add to our campus and that directive inspired an exhaustive campus master planning process and the concept of an Academic Village. A new lower school will unite the campus as a pre-K to 12 community and has opened the way for a state-of-the-art William A. Graham IV OPC '58 Athletics & Wellness Center.

NEXT UP! For the new lower school designed for the way we teach now and the new state-of-the-art Graham Athletics & Wellness Center we seek to raise a total of $125 million.

With your support and investment, we can continue to shine the light of our charter. Consider the ways in which you can join us or call 215-844-3460 ext. 110. 


Excellence in Teaching

At the heart of the Penn Charter experience is the teacher. We want to hire and retain the best teachers, and inspire them with year-round faculty professional development to advance their professional practice.

SUCCESS! To evolve our educational program and advance the professional practice of our teachers we exceeded our goal to raise more than $5 million.

Financial Aid

From the beginning, our Quaker school has offered opportunity to talented students regardless of income. With a fully funded financial aid endowment we will continue to create an environment of respectful diversity, shaping students who will move forward to influence the public life of our nation.

SUCCESS! To provide a new generation of scholars with financial aid to secure our Center for Public Purpose as a national model for service, we exceeded our goal to raise more than $13 million.

Large bell within the cupola of Penn Charter's clock tower, view high above East Falls


Annual Giving

The Annual Fund is a critical component of our new, future-focused campaign and it is reason the campaign is called “comprehensive.” Annual Fund dollars raised in one year are budgeted for the following year, making possible the curricular innovation and exceptional teaching we see happening now.

SUCCESS! To ensure that Penn Charter's highest priorities are met each year, we exceeded our goal to raise more than $17 million.

Your Gift Makes a Difference

Jul '13, Jul '14, Jul '15, Jul '16, Jul '17, Jul '18, Jul '19, Jul '20, Jul '21, Sept '21, Dec '21, Apr '22, Oct '22
Total Raised 7000000 17131953 22475628 29614654 44537450 66628631 74341391 84528998 101431665 112431665 114875107 118875107 130070568


Donors (as of 10/13/22)


Gifts (as of 10/13/22)


Total Raised (as of 10/13/22)


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