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.

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.