Step Into the Family Circle

What is the Family Circle?

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Everything you see and experience at Penn Charter is made possible by the philanthropic support of current parents, parents of alumni, grandparents, OPCs and faculty and staff.  Parent giving at PC supports a critical piece of our operating budget each year, touching every aspect of the student experience—from faculty professional development to supplies for the classroom, and so much more.

The Family Circle is a community of parents and caregivers who make annual gifts of financial support to Penn Charter.

Any gift this year from a current family makes you part of the Family Circle. Our collective support ensures the continued excellence of a Penn Charter education and demonstrates our commitment to our school, our faculty, and our children.

Thank you to our 2022-2023 Family Circle Committee! 

The Family Circle Committee is a group of dedicated volunteers who partner with Penn Charter’s development office to help build community and strengthen the culture of family giving at PC. Please feel free to reach out to any committee members with questions or to learn more about how you can get involved! You can also contact Lauren Stabert P '35, Director of Parent Engagement, at or 215-844-3460 x 276. 

Kimberly Lewinski P ‘24, ‘26
Erin Johansen P ‘25
Heather Frattone P ‘27
Cerys St. John Richter P ‘27
Allison Davenport P ‘27, ‘30
Jyoti Sharma P ‘30, ‘33
Melissa Grimm P ‘32
Mamie Doyle Mannella P ‘33
Asim Z. Haque P ‘34, '36
Hezekiah and Leashia Lewis P ‘34
Karly Berman P ‘35

How can you step into the Family Circle?

Make a gift now by clicking the online giving form, or with the button below. Any gift to any fund counts toward the goal of gifts from current parents in this academic year.

Penn Charter isn't just a school, it's a community of families. 

Everything you see on campus is made possible by philanthropic support to the school across generations from current parents, past parents, OPCs and faculty and staff. Your gift today makes a difference now, and into the future.

Thank You for Stepping Into the Family Circle!

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Marcus Adams and Natalie Valentine-Adams
Jyoti Sharma and Nithin Adappa
Brigitte and Leo Addimando
Rosa Agliata
Drew and Tanya Aldinger
Jane and James Allsopp
Benjamin and Laura Archer
Jennifer Baer
Jonathan H. OPC '85 and Leslie Bari
Heather and Kevin Baum
Kathryn and Lars Beck
Brendan J. Benzing OPC '87 and Cynthia Harvey-Benzing
Lee and Karly Berman
Renay and Howard Bernstein
Blair Biggs
Kenyatta and Nicole Black
Sarah and David Black
James Bolden and Nicolette Burgess-Bolden
Stephanie and Vincent Bourne
Victoria Myers and Frank Bowen
Paul Brady and Donna Capozzi
James and Emily P. Brennan
David C. and Carolyn Brightbill
Michael and Erica Brooks
Drew and Susanna Brown
Maria F. Duque-Buckley and Stephen Buckley
David and Danielle Burkavage
Mark L. OPC '87 and Nicole Butler
Fintje and E. Gilbert Carpenter
Eddie Chang and Catherine Kim
David and Anne Choate
Marilia Rodrigues and Jason Cole
David and JoAnn Comitale
Kevin and Jenna Conrad
Amy and Kevin M. Covert
Samantha and Thomas Coyle
Andrew and Allison M. Davenport
Jim DelBello
Jeffrey and Kimberly DeLisi
Samantha and Salvatore DeRose
Jeffrey Dittus and Stefanie Langer
Todd and Denelle Drake
Andrew OPC '94 and Megan A. Duffy OPC '93
Kathleen and Ryan Egan
John OPC '84 and Phyllis B. Fabbi
Eric and Stephanie Feldman
Jeanne and J. Wilson Felter
Shawn Flynn and Rita R. Simonds
Colleen and Timothy Ford
Michael and Heather Frattone
Julie and Eric Furda
Amy and William Gadsden
Erin Galbally and Catherine Glenn
Matthew Gantz
Jonah Gelbach and Gwyneth Shaw
Malia Gilbert
John and Franny Glomb
Rinu Jacob and Praveen Gollapudi
Jenny M. Gómez
Veronica Tom and Cynthia Gossett
Jody and Nikolas Greenblatt
Melissa Grimm
Dilek and Murat Gungor
Casey and Maria Halpern
Huma Ansari and Asim Z. Haque
Christine and Curt A. Hoff
Heather and Craig Hulit
John Jadach and Maria Sanchez
Aaron James and Michelle Scott
Erin Johansen
Yatora and Kenneth Johnson
Douglas and Katherine Jordan
Amit R.T. Joshi and Nikki S. Ariaratnam
Dilek and Bekir Karabucak
Heather and David Kay
Amanda Aronoff and James Keller
Noreen and Chester Kempinski
Thomasina Kweku-Kennedy and David Kennedy
Daniel D. OPC '88 and Heather S. Killinger

Claude and Lea Knight
Brandon L. Krakowsky and Jennifer Lai
Jason Krasno
Travis J. and Heather Larrabee
An Chu and Tom Le
Alex Levit and Laura Spain
Kimberly and Brett Lewinski
Theresa C. and Vincent Linus
Kruti and Devang Lodhavia
Neri de Kramer-Lynch and Doug Lynch
Christopher and Sarah Magarity
Patrick J. OPC '86 and Margaret Maley
Hillary and Bradley Marg
Holly and Jeff Markovitz
Licia M. Ano Marrone and Matthew S. Marrone
Gregory and Nicole Martz
Sunil Marwaha and Mary Quigley
Chris and Marianne S. Master
Sarah and Thomas McCabe IV
Kevin and Mary Jane McCain
Mary McDow
Brian A. OPC '94 and Shannon McMahon
Nicole and Paul Melchiorre
Patrice Melnick
John S. OPC '89 and Bridget K. Michener
Ainsley and C. George Milner
Drew A. OPC '93 and Nicole S. Morris
Edward H. Morris III OPC '94 and He Len Chung
Michael T. Moulton
Jennifer and Andrew Newcomb
Diona C. Nicolucci
Nicole and James Onesti Jr.
Beth Packel and Benjamin E. Long OPC '83
Laura and Joseph G. Pappalardo
Tracy and Neelesh V. Parikh
Jennifer Villasenor-Park and James Park
Kevin T. and Margaux G. Pelegrin OPC '99
Susan and Scott Perricelli
Lorella R. and Trevor P. Prichett
Michael and Lysa Puma
Walter Quispe Chavez and Nancy Nunez de la torre
Christopher OPC '99 and Colleen Rahill
Nathan Richter and Cerys St John Richter
Homer Robinson and Lisa Zahren
Robert L. OPC '82 and Laurie A. Rosania
Meredith Ruble
Generoso C. III OPC '88 and Mary M. Rullo
Sinem and Yusuf Sahingur
Hannah Datz and Samuel Scavuzzo
Gregory A. Schernecke OPC '99 and Lauren C. Daniel
Victoria and Robert Schmidt
Christopher and Lisa Schumm
Wesley J. OPC '97 and Annie Schwartz
William and Mia Sellers
Mark Sellmyer and Evan Pruitt
David S. Senoff and Michelle W. Singer
David M. OPC '88 and Rachel Shipon
John and Marion Sindoni
Oscar and Marceline Sosa
Clayton and Lauren Stabert
Gregory E. OPC '89 and Ann Summers
Sarah and Gregory Tasian
Grace L. Toncich
Jennifer and Joseph Trautwein
Susan and Scott Trevisan
Robert and Rebecca Tyer
Luke J. OPC '98 and Lauren Urban
Sujatha Srinivasan and Rajesh Vedanthan
Sean Vereen and Beth Hagovsky
Julie and Gregory Vernick
Brian M. OPC '95 and Stephanie T. Walters OPC '95
Alan and Dayna Weissberger
Julie and Jason Whitney
Bernard Williams and Erin Randolph-Williams
Reed and Christine Wilmerding
Theresa and Jon Zulick

Gifts received as of March 7, 2023.

Billy and I contribute to the Penn Charter Annual Fund yearly because we believe and support the school's commitment to the Quaker philosophy of integrity and faith toward educating our children, meeting them where they are academically, socially and emotionally. Maggie Lockwood P '18, '22, 28 Current Parent
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With a successful capital campaign and a robust Annual Fund, how far can we move forward? Already, we can see that philanthropy from parents helps to:

  • Facilitate innovation in our classrooms
  • Attract and retain the most qualified teachers
  • Maintain optimal class sizes and resources
  • Provide technological advances in every classroom
  • Embolden us to develop new extracurricular offerings
  • Enable us to continually improve and wisely evolve

You can help move Penn Charter forward because every gift makes a difference. Join the effort and step into the Family Circle.


Contact Director of Parent Engagement Lauren Stabert via email,, or via phone, 215-844-3460 ext. 276.