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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: $1,015,416
We have raised $1,015,416.75 towards our goal for 2017/18. The Chester Fund's fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30. All gifts are tax deductible as allowable by law.

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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