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


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. 

Penn Charter football player in a dirty white uniform raises trophy above his head

Anthony McDevitt OPC '03 attributes his success to academics and athletics at PC.

Stepping into the Parent Circle

Parents who have stepped into the Parent Circle represent first-time donors, new parents and longtime donors. They share their Penn Charter “why.”

Breaking Ground: Graham Athletics and Wellness Center

On a crisp autumn morning, an exuberant pre-K to 12 Penn Charter community marked the next step in our campus transformation with a ceremonial groundbreaking for the William A. Graham IV OPC ’58 Athletics and Wellness Center.

Honoring Athletics and Quaker Values

The Scott and Sandy Adzick Scholarship Fund, endowed by the parents of Scott Adzick OPC '07, provides financial aid to deserving Upper School students.

Alumni Society: A Century of Supporting PC

More than 125 years into its existence, the Alumni Society provides an array of opportunities for OPCs to stay connected to Penn Charter and renew friendships.

Finding Their Depth

The PC crew team, fresh off a high-performing 10th anniversary season, is energized by a gift of two new boats given by the parents of current and former Penn Charter rowers.

A Life Takes Shape: Michael Concordia OPC '80

Michael Concordia OPC ’80 and his wife, Liz, create a scholarship to support a student from a single-parent household who, ideally, has an interest in playing football or lacrosse.

Connecting the Dots: Scott Perper OPC '74

Scott Perper makes a generous gift to the How Far? campaign to endow a faculty fund giving Penn Charter the “financial flexibility to attract and retain women who are great role models and leaders to teach in the Middle School.”

A Gift Unsolicited, Unexplained

In honor of her husband Steven Munzer OPC '55, Susan Leider makes a gift to the Full-Access Financial Aid Fund established by Steven F. Koltes OPC ’74.

What Is an Endowment?

Great schools have outstanding endowments. This handy graphic explains how endowments like Penn Charter's are carefully managed to maximize revenue for the school.

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.