Centennial Education Foundation

Our mission as the Centennial Education Foundation is to enhance educational excellence into the 21st century by raising funds and securing in-kind contributions, human services, materials, supplies, and equipment that will provide programs and projects for Centennial School District students.



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 schrro@centennialsd.org.



About the Centennial Education Foundation (CEF)

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.


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