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?

How Far Can We See? 

Watch this video to see what we envision.

We Can See Even Farther

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 Overseers approved in 2012 and school leaders began to implement in 2013. As of the fall of 2020, we raised more than $91 million and met our fundraising goals in all areas but one: facilities. 

 

The WHY Behind How Far Can We See?
  • Academic Village
  • Athletics
  • Campaign Event
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Financial Sustainability
  • HowFar125
  • Lower School
  • Middle School
  • Program
  • Public Purpose
  • Quakerism
  • Space
  • S.T.E.A.M.
  • Teaching
  • Time
  • Upper School
Lower School Loyalists
  • Academic Village
  • Athletics
  • Donor Profile
  • Endowed Gift
  • Gift Announcement
  • Lower School
  • Program
  • Space
  • Time

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 $25 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. Learn more about the campaign.

 

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.

Kristen Siani
Skip Corson
Alison Abernethy
Chris Burnett

Your Gift Matters

Dec '13, Jul '14, Dec '14, Jul '15, Dec '15, Jul '16, Dec '16, Jul '17, Oct '17, Nov '17, Dec '17, Jan '18, Mar '18, Apr '18, May '18, Jun '18, Jul '18, Nov '18, Feb '19, Jul '19, Nov '19, Feb '20, Jul '20, Dec '20, Mar '21
Unrestricted Capital 3590629 4902303 4902802 4905287 5721948 6255528 14303528 16304528 20932486 20932486 21205460 21205460 21205460 21305460 21305460 21305745 21305745 22405952 22508502 22500000 22567342 23744514 23749841 22725280 27364228

Campus Transformation

60269 896080 987407 1138907 1391431 1753676 1837026 2128676 2128676 2140693 2413482 2360095 2455428 3118929 3119362 3648850 3662900 3691801 3692088 3700000 3877618 4229150 5483038 7296733 7515738
Scholarship Endowment 1434990 2227639 2325838 2872975 4483414 5507154 5577497 5983595 6683429 7197489 7304724 7419339 7430010 7718497 7724414 7724414 7587837 7710994 7973826 8500000 10352541 10930599 11251707 11858064 12331235
Faculty Endowment 0 890782 890981 1067660 1134742 1108062 1110861 1273732 1273732 1524723 1624823 1683009 1683009 1692241 1692241 1692241 1664887 1666887 1668526 2200000 2269624 2284013 2263924 2264499 2421349
Annual Giving 1699958 4027518 5086449 6688873 7492860 8909553 10021593 11998410 12188002 12454208 14201708 14393665 14433665 14435164 15333538 15631230 15918257 16553345 17859549 18800000 20536748 21954556 23162946 28494873 28586112
Planned Gifts 3625000 3922413 3922416 4597413 4597413 4597413 4921413 5124413 5124413 7624413 7724413 8224413 9520413 9970413 9970413 10470413 15270413 15270413 15265836 15300000 15015836 15015836 15015836 15265836 16373836
Other Campaign Gifts 25000 75000 125000 200000 225000 250000 275000 1467664 1467664 1732604 1732604 1746490 1752489 1816589 1818590 1718589 1218589 1063689 1179434 2300000 2328486 3001314 3601594 3366884 1430101
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Donors

4,116

Gifts

22,693

Total Raised

 $96,022,602

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