What is the Parent Circle?

The Parent Circle is a community of parents who have made a gift of financial support to Penn Charter. Any gift this year from a current family, to any fund at Penn Charter, makes you part of the Parent Circle. This includes gifts to the Annual Fund, the Grace Fund, the Senior Parent Gift, financial aid, faculty professional development and the campus transformation — all of which are included in the How Far? capital campaign. 

How can you step into the Parent 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 500 gifts from current parents in this academic year. 

Tell us your WHY. We know what our WHY is. What’s yours? Take a moment to reflect about your family's experience and share, below.

Ask us your questions. If you have questions about the 2019-2020 Parent Campaign, reach out to a member of the campaign committee. The names of the members are listed below and their contact information is available in the password-protected PC Hub and the printed PC Community Directory. And/or contact Nicole Martz, assistant director of development: nmartz@penncharter.com or 215.844.3460 ext. 265.

Parent Campaign Challenge: $500,000 for PC

At the beginning of the 2019-20 school year, generous Penn Charter parents stepped forward with a challenge: if 500 current families make gifts —no matter the size— this academic year, the families would give the school $500,000. As of May 30, more than 300 families have made gifts to the school, an incredible number, especially given the uncertainty and difficulty we've all faced in the last few months. 
Inspired by the resilience of the students, teachers and PC parents amid the pandemic and nimble switch to distance learning, the parents who issued the Parent Campaign Challenge to PC families in Fall 2019 will donate the full match to the school! 

We're not done fundraising yet! Please consider a gift before June 30 to support PC. Thank you to all the PC families who have made gifts to the school so far this year. You are supporting students, faculty and the spaces where we hope to gather sometime soon. And thank you, all Penn Charter parents, for your dedication to PC. 


2019-2020 Parent Circle Committee

Brigitte Addimando P ’28, ’29, ’33
Barbara Anne Davey P ’24, ’25
Erin Graham P ’25
Donna Perkins P ’25, ’26
Greg Summers OPC ’89, P ’23, ’26
Luke Urban OPC ’98, P ’30, ’32



Thank You, Parents! 


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Matthew and Alison Abernethy
Peter B. Adams
Leo and Brigitte Addimando 
Robert W. Albert and Karen A. Steffen-Albert 
DaCarla Albright
James and Jane Allsopp
Jess and Heidi Anderson
Sterling and Amy Baker 
Roger and Dana Band
Jonathan H. OPC '85 and Leslie Bari
Kevin and Heather Baum
Brendan J. Benzing OPC '87 and Cynthia Harvey-Benzing
Kenneth and Dawn Bergmann
Grey and Kevin Berkoff
William Birnie and Kimberly Thompson-Birnie
Gregory and Erin Bishop
David and Sarah Black
Kenyatta and Nicole Black
John H. Blankin OPC '73
Stacey Blankin
James Bolden and Nicolette Burgess-Bolden
Vincent and Stephanie Bourne
Leslie and Paula Bowe
Frank Bowen and Victoria Myers
John and Carrie Boxer
Michael and Amy Boyes
William and Stephanie Boyes
Paul Brady and Donna Capozzi
David C. and Carolyn Brightbill
Darryl Brooks and Erica Howard
Drew and Susanna Brown
Jennifer Brown Baer
Michael Brown and Chrissy Tsirikos
Matthew and Lori Bucksar
James W. Buehler and Lydia L. Ogden
Sean Burnett and Phetsada Rattanasitthi-Burnett
Steven Burnite and Lisa Panepinto
Mark L. OPC '87 and Nicole Butler
Patrick and Kerry Cahill
James and Kimberly Callahan
Antonio Calvo and Caroline Studdy
Neil and Karen Campbell
Joseph and Stacy Cannon 
E. Gilbert and Fintje Carpenter 
Joseph and Laurie Carter
Eddie Chang and Catherine Kim
David and Anne Choate
Peter and Lisa Ciarrocchi
Timothy and Jennifer Clarke
Kipp B. and Rachel R. Cohen
Sam and Kim Cohen
Matthew J. and Maxine L. Comisky
Ryan Conner and Jill Brotman
David and Carolynn Connolly 
Brandon and Jennifer Copeland
Kevin and Helen Coupas
Kevin M. and Amy Covert
Carol Cowhey
Thomas and Samantha Coyle
Christopherson and Aurora Dacanay
Sam and Barbara Anne Davey
Marc and Lenore Davies
Hugh Davis and Carol Ann Gross-Davis
Peter and Jeanine Davis
Peter DeCarlo and Mitra Taheri
Jim DelBello and Meredith Ruble
Jeffrey and Abby DeYoung
Eric Dolaway and Amanda Muir
Todd Drake and Denelle Green-Drake
Rachel OPC '92 and Jonathan Dyer
Benjamin B. and Sarah Dziedzic
Adrian Ecker and Marianna Allen
Roy and Debra M. Edmonds
Ryan and Kathleen Egan
Daniel and Susanna Evans
J. Wilson and Jeanne Felter
James B. Fiorile and Teodora Nedialkova
James J. Fitzgerald OPC '87
Peter and Mimi Fleming
Elizabeth A. Flemming
Shawn Flynn and Rita R. Simonds
Darryl J. Ford Hon. 1689 and Gail Sullivan Ford 
Robert W. Frieman OPC '87 and Monica Freely
Eric and Julie Furda 
William and Amy Gadsden
Matthew Gantz 
Keith and Aprel Gee
John and Franny Glomb 
Kenneth and Kristina R. Gold
Praveen Gollapudi and Rinu Jacob
Alyson M. Goodner OPC '96 and Paul Daniels
Cynthia Gossett and Veronica Tom
Erin Graham
Joy Graves-Jacobs
Sean and Alia Gray
Melissa Grimm
David and Graciela Grundy
Murat and Dilek Gungor 
Renee Gunning
H. Bernard and Naté Hall 
Uhuru A. Hamiter and Lisa M. Blyden-Hamiter
Sean and Jennifer Handler
Asim Haque and Huma Ansari 
Jeffrey T. Harbison OPC '76 and Valerie A. Arkoosh  
Michael and Doria Hartman
Zachary and Jennifer Hasse
Shawn and Carrie Hatty
Michael and Christine Hnatkowsky 
Daniel Hricz and Anabelle Montero-Hricz
Craig and Heather Hulit
Jeffrey and Sarah Humble
Aaron James and Michelle Scott 
David M. OPC '86 and Jodi Jaspan
Kenneth and Yatora Johnson 
Ben W. OPC '88 and Meredith J. Jones
Gina Jones
Douglas L. and Katherine Jordan 
Stephen and Denice M. Joyce
Jeannine C. Juskalian
David and Heather Kay
James Keller and Amanda Aronoff
Shawn and Katherine Kelly
Chester and Noreen Kempinski
David Kennedy and Thomasina Kweku-Kennedy 
Frank and Gabriela Kenny
Joseph D. and Sharon Kestenbaum
Daniel D. OPC '88 and Heather S. Killinger
James Klales and Margaret Lea 
Robert M. and Diana Kline
Christopher and Jessica Kohles
John and Amiee Koslosky
Wickham and Mary Kraemer
Jason Krasno
Paul and Barbara Kubach
Anthony R. and Yolanda Lanfranco
Gustav M. and Molly Langford
Travis J. and Heather Larrabee
Damon and Deborah Leedale-Brown
Maria Lerner and Len Polichuk 
Charles W. and Rhonda Lewis
J. R. Lewis and Elie-Anne Chevrier Lewis 
Chesley Lightsey and Sherri Hamilton 
Dennis Lin and Linh Tran
Vincent and Theresa C. Linus
Peter Lubowitz OPC '84 and Marsha Cohen 
Frank and Rebecca Luzi
Timothy M. Hon. 1689 and Jill D. Lynch 
Joseph and Lauren Maguire
John F. Maher and Allison P. Wilson-Maher 
Patrick J. OPC '86 and Margaret Maley 
Neil and Rachel Malhotra
Harry and Mary Malitas
Aida Mancini
Vincent Mancini 




James and Allison Mangan 
Gregory and Nicole Martz 
Chris and Marianne S. Master
Charles and Kellyann McCloskey
Mary McDow
Patrick McDonough OPC '90
Joseph and Leigh McFadden
Susa M. OPC '00 and Samuel McFall
Paul McGovern and Janet Audrain-McGovern
Harold Brubaker and Deborah McIlvaine 
Daniel and Valerie McIntyre
Bryan and Erica McKernan
Bernard and Tracy McLafferty
Maureen McLaughlin
Brian A. OPC '94 and Shannon McMahon
Pallav and Neeta Mehta
Patrice Melnick
John S. OPC '89 and Bridget K. Michener
Brian and Amy Miner
Charles J. OPC '00 and Barrie G. Mittica
David and Cynthia Mondgock 
Paul and Rebecca Montini
Drew A. OPC '93 and Nicole S. Morris
Michael and Sara Moses
Michael T. Moulton 
Daniel and Michele Murphy
Kenneth C. OPC '89 and Alexis Murray
Hadi and Aicha Mustapha
Timothy T. Myers OPC '77 and Elizabeth G. Frazee
Anne Nadol
Michael Nadol 
Michael and Pamela Nauen
Andrew and Jennifer Newcomb
Diona C. Nicolucci
John F. and Eva Kay Noone
Joshua and Annie Oberfield
Anthony Ohemeng-Boamah and Annie Kotto
Kelley O'Neill and Tracey DeBlasis
Noah and Ashley Ostroff 
Pirouz Parang and Mitra Dadmarz 
John Parapatt and Katja Seim
Doramarie C. Parra 
John and Paula C. Patton
Margaux G. OPC '99 and Kevin T. Pelegrin
Bret and Donna Perkins
Scott and Susan Perricelli
Brett M. and Susan A. Pinto
Christopher and Heather Plastaras 
Fredrick and Kathryn Plaza 
Philip and Holly K. Price 
Trevor P. and Lorella R. Prichett
John A. and Mary E. Primerano
Ricardo and Gwo-Hwa Proenca
Michael and Lysa Puma
Aliza B. OPC '94 and Aaron Rabinowitz 
Raymond and Susan J. Ragland 
Robert and Danielle Rahn
Brian and Soozung S. Rankin
Mubarak Reed and Marjani Merritt
Jason and Suzanne Reisman 
Nigel T. Richards OPC '88 and Nicole Cashman
Pedro Rodriguez and Pamela Walz  
Robert L. OPC '82 and Laurie A. Rosania
Eric Rosenwinkel 
William H. Ross and Margaret Lockwood
Brett Rubinson
Generoso C. OPC '88 and Mary M. Rullo
Nathaniel Rupp and Hannah K. Jacoby-Rupp 
Eric Rutherford and Tobey Daluz
Vincent Sacchetti and Ruby Chandy
Yusuf and Sinem Sahingur
Anthony and Erica Salvi
Richard Sax and Leslie Gomez 
Gregory A. Schernecke OPC '99 and Lauren C. Daniel
Brett and Jennifer Schulman
Christopher and Lisa Schumm
Michael Scott and Allison Beardall 
Paula Seitchik
Brian W. and Julie Y. Shaffer
Marc and Rachel Shaw 
Michael Sheer and Sonia Duprez
Michael P. Sheward and Alice O'Connor 
Rick and Katie Shinholster
Ralph A. and Kristen M. Siani
Doug and Jessica P. Simon
Tori OPC '96 and Greg Small
Jason Smith and Lisa Kolakowsky Smith 
Gregory and Jennifer Sokoloff
Scott Solomon and Laurie Williamson Solomon
David and Anne Solow
Oscar and Marceline Sosa
Jeffrey V. OPC '89 and Katherine E. Springer 
Daniel and Joanna Stahl
Jeffrey and Bonnie Stevens
Philip Stevens and Dana Truby
Wynton and Joy Stewart
James and Karen Suevo 
Gregory E. OPC '89 and Ann Summers
Gerard and Jody Sweeney
Robert J. and Kerry Sweeney 
Neil OPC '89 and Lee Tanner
Gregory and Sarah Tasian 
Preston Thomas and Lisa Turner
Gerad and Lori Thorell 
Douglas J. and Judith F. Tindall 
Robert and Jennifer Tompkins
David Toub and Debra Bernstein
Joseph and Jennifer Trautwein
Spencer and Nicole Tullo
Luke J. OPC '98 and Lauren Urban
Richard and Pamela Vail
Kees and Christina Van Beelen
Gregory and Patricia Veith 
Gregory and Julie Vernick
Robert and Tamela Vieira
Webster U. OPC '87 and Lisa Walker
Nicholas and Shaney Walter
Brian M. OPC '95 and Stephanie T. Walters OPC '95 
Matthew and Nikki M. Ward
Jonathan Weinstein
Joshua and Ardath Weiss
Alan and Dayna Weissberger
Joseph Whitehead and Hilary S. Cornell
Jason and Julie Whitney 
Betty Widamen 
Benjamin Wilkins and Reshma Rangwala
Daniel and Aimi Will
Bernard Williams and Erin Randolph-Williams
Keith and Pauline Williams
Theodore and Melanie Wills
Reed and Christine Wilmerding
Alan and Eva Wilson
Christopher and Blanca Womack
Derek and Tracy Wood
Peter and Jennifer Zabierek
Kellyn Zeuner
Andy and Margaret Zuccotti
Jon and Theresa Zulick
Tim and Marie Zwall

Updated as of 6/24/20.


Parents say why ...

“It always comes back to the Quaker values.”

"I chose Penn Charter because it is a campus school deeply connected to and of the city."