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Annual Giving

The Chester Charter School for the Arts is made possible by your financial generosity. Donations to The Chester Fund help CCSA to provide a comprehensive academic experience to our students in Kindergarten through 11th grade, and allow the school’s continued growth to include a full high school. By 2018, CCSA will serve 650 Chester youth in grades K–12, and will be the first and only K–12 public arts-integrated school in Pennsylvania.

Your annual giving supports all aspects of CCSA’s program — academics, literacy, arts, athletics, field trips, social-emotional services, service learning, college and career guidance, and after school and summer enrichment.

Your philanthropy makes the CCSA difference possible by supporting:

  • A school-wide commitment to literacy and libraries, led by five full-time reading specialists
  • A focus on social emotional learning and character development, supported by two guidance counselors and teaching assistants in every classroom
  • Small classes with a student-adult ratio of 12:1 in every grade
  • Extensive arts programming, led by full-time dance, music, drama, and visual art teachers

It costs $2000 per child over and above district and state funding to provide these exceptional aspects of a CCSA education. The Chester Fund has a goal to raise at least $840,000 per year to help cover these expenses.

If you have questions about giving to The Chester Fund, please contact Donna Armand at

Annual Fund 2017/18

2017 Giving

Goal: $1,100,000
Raised: $1,100,746
We are delighted to announce that we exceeded this year’s annual fundraising goal in support of The Chester Fund and CCSA programs! Thanks to your belief in our mission and your generosity in giving, we raised $1,100,746.75, exceeding our goal of $1.1 million.

Meet Our Annual Fund Co-Chairs


“There are so many ways to become involved at CCSA. After volunteering regularly for over a year we feel so connected to the school, the kids are like family to us. We’ve made a commitment. It’s all about making a difference.”

-Abbie & Dave Rowley

Giving Societies


Donor names will be listed in our annual report by giving level. You may request for your gift to be listed as “Anonymous”.

Under $2,000


We celebrate loyal donors who have given to us since our founding, and those who have joined us since and have given for more than 5 years consecutively, as members of the 2012 Club.

How to Give


There are many ways to give to The Chester Fund to benefit CCSA. You can make a gift online, give appreciated stock, give through the EITC program, or make a planned gift. If you have questions, please contact Donna Armand at 610-859-2988 or
The Chester Fund for Education and the Arts supports The Chester Charter School for the Arts (CCSA), an arts-integrated, academically rigorous, non-profit public charter school in the Chester Upland School District.
EIN: 20-3297449

The Chester Charter School for the Arts prepares children to employ their intellectual and creative powers to enrich their community.

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