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. 


Parent Campaign Challenge: $500,000 for 500

Generous Penn Charter parents have stepped forward with a $500,000 challenge. If 500 current families make gifts this academic year, we will meet the challenge and earn the $500,000. In this challenge, each gift is equal, and each gift gets us closer to unlocking the $500,000. 

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 2019-2010 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, director of engagement and development operations: nmartz@penncharter.com or 215.844.3460 ext. 265.


2019-2020 Parent Campaign 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! 

Anonymous (3) 

Jess and Heidi Anderson
Sterling and Amy Baker
William Birnie and Kimberly Thompson-Birnie
David and Sarah Black
Stacey Blankin
Leslie and Paula Bowe
David C. and Carolyn Brightbill
Jennifer Brown Baer
James W. Buehler and Lydia L. Ogden
Neil and Karen Campbell
Joseph and Stacy Cannon
Kevin M. and Amy Covert
Thomas and Samantha Coyle
J. Wilson and Jeanne Felter
Elizabeth A. Flemming
Darryl J. Ford Hon. 1689 and Gail Sullivan Ford
H. Bernard and Naté Hall
David and Heather Kay
James Klales and Margaret Lea
Timothy M. Hon. 1689 and Jill D. Lynch
James and Allison Mangan
Samuel and Susa M. McFall
Harold Brubaker and Deborah McIlvaine
Pallav and Neeta Mehta
Michael T. Moulton
Diona C. Nicolucci
Noah and Ashley Ostroff
Doramarie C. Parra
Raymond and Susan J. Ragland
Eric Rosenwinkel
Michael P. Sheward and Alice O'Connor 
Oscar and Marceline Sosa
Luke J. and Lauren Urban
Jon and Theresa Zulick

As of Nov. 1, 2019.


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."