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


Music Is Life

Jeffry Benoliel OPC ’76 and Peter W. OPC ’81 made a gift to Penn Charter to name the band room in honor of their father, Peter Benoliel OPC '49.


Despina and Steve Thomas honor the memory of their son Tony with an endowed fund that will pay a portion of the cost of a new seventh grade trip.

Brotherly Love

Ted Cushmore OPC '58 and his brother Steve OPC '64 have stepped forward to make a joint gift to Penn Charter’s splendid new baseball facility.

Seeds for a Career

The life of Donald M. Kerr OPC ’57 is characterized by exceptional achievement in the fields of science, technology and national security.

Welcome to Our Field of Dreams!

PC community turns out to celebrate a milestone: completion of the first of three projects in a campus transformation.

Set for This Millenium

Overseer Scott Simon OPC ’78 signaled his confidence in Penn Charter and the How Far? capital campaign with a bold gesture—a second, seven-figure gift.

Making it Happen

Parents and OPCs spanning decades have stepped forward to help fund Penn Charter’s new baseball complex.

Travel Teaches Teachers: Empowering Girls in Uganda

Middle School science teacher Eve Schwartz spent three weeks at the Bududa Learning Center in rural Uganda teaching health and reproductive rights, women’s empowerment and life skills.

How Far Can We See? We Will Do This

Penn Charter’s Overseers reached consensus in October on a plan to propel Penn Charter forward with a campus transformation that will shape the school for decades.

Unwrapping a 20-Year Grant

Naveena Bembry celebrates 20 years of teaching at Penn Charter with a professional development trip to Japan.

Strategic Vision Gains Bandwidth

Travis Larrabee began this school year as Penn Charter’s new, and first, Director of Strategic Initiatives. In this role Larrabee is charged with working to further the Strategic Vision approved by Overseers in 2013.