Philanthropic gifts tell stories. They are shaped by each donor to reflect personal experiences, beliefs and dreams. And gifts ignite change.

Stories

Taking it to Another Level

The Kurz family predicts that the Graham Center will not only help Penn Charter develop student athletes, it will attract talented athletes to the school.

All in the Family: Gallaghers Honor Parents

Just as Penn Charter acknowledged their parents with Honorary 1689 degrees, the three children of Bill and Mary Gallagher have found a way to imprint their parents’ PC legacy. 

Small Numbers, Big Grit

Understanding the power of contributing to a team, the Still family gives to the Graham Athletics & Wellness Center as a team.

A Fond Memory

Douglas Connor Jr. OPC '88 has made a gift to the Graham Athletics & Wellness Center to name the new wooden bleachers in the Wrestling Room in honor of his parents, Doug and Corky Connor.

Crane moves a beam with evergreen and American flag to apex of steel building. PC Clock Tower in background

The structure of the William A. Graham IV OPC ‘58 Athletics & Wellness Center is rising at Penn Charter, and the placement of the highest steel beam was celebrated on January 8.

Riding a Wave of Momentum

The extraordinary How Far? campaign has set a new goal of $125 million to complete the facilities projects central to the transformation of Penn Charter's campus.

Honoring a Mother and a Teacher

Peter Klein OPC ’80 and his wife, Kate, made their gift to the How Far? capital campaign in support of the Lower School and in honor of Peter's mother, former Lower School reading specialist Barbara Klein.

Cheering for Lacrosse in Style

The Earley family provided the lead gift in redesigning PC's turf field to enhance the appearance as visitors enter from School House Lane and to create a more fan-friendly viewing experience.

Championing the Child’s Perspective

Former teacher Barbara McNichol brought kindness and a spirit of innovation to PC's Lower School. Now, a bequest from McNichol and her husband, Jack, will support students of color in that division.

All-Time Wrestling Great

William “Billy” Stuart OPC ’61, an Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Hall of Famer, will be honored in Penn Charter's new Athletics & Wellness Center.

The Right Place, The Right Time, The Right Gift

A family of OPCs, and two current Penn Charter parents, made their Annual Fund gifts on Great Day to Be a Quaker, helping PC meet its fundraising goals despite the disruptions of the covid-19 pandemic.

EITC: An Obvious Choice

The Salvi family have supported Penn Charter since their daughter, Bella, came as a ninth grader, and last year they made their first EITC gift.

A Gift, Magnified

Scott Marlowe OPC '80 and his wife, Sue, have given back to PC for years, and in 2019 they decided to direct their contribution through the Educational Income Tax Credit (EITC).

Man in blue sweater stands beside man in red sweater who is holding a plack. Facing camera in Dooney Field House at WPCS.

Marc Lisker OPC '86 honors dedicated teacher and athletic scorer John Burkhart OPC '72.