Centennial Education Foundation
Announces Annual Grant Awards
and Recognition Breakfast
Foundation to Award Grants to 40 Teachers in the
Centennial School District for Innovative Educational Enrichment Programs
WARMINSTER, Pa. – Today the Centennial
Education Foundation (CEF) announced it will host a special grant awards
breakfast on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 honoring 40 teachers in the Centennial
School District. The program will also recognize the individuals and businesses
whose donations helped make the grants possible. The breakfast will commence at
7:15 a.m. at Ann’s Choice in Warminster, just off Johnsville
Boulevard at 10000 Ann’s Choice Way.
Each year, the CEF honors individual teachers with up to 1000 dollars of
funding to provide educational enrichment programs for their classrooms. Past
examples of programs include funding for anti-bullying and character counts
programs, environmental education and health and wellness programs. This year,
programs funded include a traveling history program, using primary resources,
author programs, and theatre and arts programs. The CEF has awarded approximately 500,000
dollars in grants to teachers since the organization’s founding in 1997.
This year includes additional grant funding at 55,500 dollars from the
Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. Support from
Hatboro Federal Savings, Quaint Oak Bank, Giant Food Stores, Fulton Bank,
Susquehanna Bank and Waste Management, made it possible for CEF to help fund the
upcoming Summer Enrichment Program in Centennial. The program will provide a
variety of summer enrichment options for students including grades 4 through 8.
CEF also received a grant from the Burpee Foundation for $10,650 to
support environmental education programs. Other grants will be presented in
memory of Kyle Quinn, Ron Froggatt, Bob Burnley and John and Emma Schumann.
Additional support has come from W. Bruce Beaton Insurance, Ann’s Choice, the
Southampton Business and Professional Association, the Southampton /Warminster
Lions and Lioness Clubs, the TD Foundation, the Schrenk Foundation and the
Centennial Education Association.
“We are very pleased to award grants to programs that promote enriched
activities for our students and to be a part of the EITC program,” said Robert Phillips,
President of the CEF. “For a student who
starts out in our district in the elementary grades, we believe there is close
to a 100 percent chance that along their path to graduation, they will be
affected by our programs. Our programs have impacted thousands of students since
our inception in 1997.”
For more information about the CEF Grant Awards Breakfast, contact
Executive Director, Robert Schrader at (215) 441-6000, ext. 11008, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Centennial Education
The Centennial Education Foundation (CEF) is
a non-profit organization committed to providing enriching educational
opportunities, programs and projects that will expand and enhance the basic,
well-rounded education provided by the Centennial School District.
The CEF does this by providing funds and talent from various segments of the
community. The CEF’s solution is to provide mind-broadening, “above and beyond”
educational experiences, not funded by tax revenues, to our students in order
to give them a competitive edge in the changing world as they face the
challenges of the future. For more information, visit www.centennialef.org.