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
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.