CEF Spring Newsletter

April 2019

Big picture

A message from Executive Director, Carolyn Fisher

Dear CEF Supporters and Community Members,

We are now in existence for over 22 years and Centennial Education Foundation continues to strive to expand its events and programs supporting Centennial School District. We hope that you will be able to take part in one or more of the many exciting events that we are offering this year and experience firsthand the pride we take in accomplishing our mission.

Our mission and goal is to provide “above and beyond” educational experiences. In order to reach our goal, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses for support. Without the assistance of community-minded individuals just like you, we wouldn't be able to serve those in our community each year.

We ask that you make a commitment to support our mission. This year there are many different events worth supporting and we hope we can count on you to attend and/or contribute. Your generosity will make a difference in the lives of our students by allowing us to continue our work. Every donation makes a difference, regardless of size.

Thank you in advance for your support and we hope to see you at some of our events.

With gratitude,


Congratulations Grant Winners!

Congratulations to all of our 2019 grant winners! This year we awarded $31,844.38 in grants. That equates to over 16,348 opportunities for students to learn something new and over 727 opportunities for teachers to provide their students with "above and beyond" educational experiences. In celebration of this wonderful accomplishment, Ann's Choice hosted an awards breakfast for all of the recipients. In attendance to honor them were teachers, administrators, business professionals, parents, and community members. Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, Bucks County District Attorney and alumni Matt Weintraub, State Representative Megan Schroeder, and Ray Didinger, columnist, journalist, broadcaster and NFL Hall of Fame member were among those in attendance.
Big picture

Jackpot Calendar

THANK YOU to everyone who supported our Jackpot Calendar fundraiser. For the past two years we've been doing the weekly drawings from one of our schools LIVE on Facebook! The students were a pleasure to work with and everyone had fun. Thank you to everyone who donated prizes, bought chances, and helped with weekly drawings. This year we raised a total of $4100!!! Your continued support helps us grow our program, making it possible to increase the number of grants we provide to district teachers. This year alone we awarded 9 more grants than last year. Plus, $1 from every calendar goes to the individual Home and Schools.

Where do your donor dollars go????

If you want to know where your donor dollars go, here is a great example! William Tennent High School students hosted a fashion show and walked the runway in authentic designs created in the Fashion Marketing and Merchandising class. Thanks to a grant provided by CEF, teacher Lisa Slipp, was able to buy a heat press for the Fashion Marketing class. The heat press helped to create the authentic designs featured in the pictures below. Students came up with authentic ideas to create a brand of their own. Their streetwear styles were displayed during the Awards / Fashion show that was put together by Lisa Slipp in collaboration with Inspiring Teens Magazine. To date, students have been able to design and produce more than 70 streetwear clothing pieces. This is WHY YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS!

Science on the road!

Third grade students at McDonald Elementary School had the chance to experience a traveling science program, The Weather: How to Build a Storm. Students connected the water cycle to weather by focusing on the three main elements of weather: air, water, and energy/heat. The show, presented by The Franklin Institute, demonstrated how warmer air rises through the use of a weather balloon. The kids were fascinated by being able to touch a cloud! Without the support of our community we would not be able to provide this wonderful experience for our students.

EITC Supporters

We are so thankful for our EITC partners! Donations through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) are critical to CEF being able to provide 'above and beyond' educational experiences for district students.

  • Hatboro Federal Savings $25,000
  • BB&T Bank $3,000
  • Pediatric Therapeutic Services, Inc. $3,000
  • Weis Markets $1,500
Big picture

Hatboro Federal Savings

Bob Phillips, CEF President - Bob Schrader, CEF Vice President - Carolyn Fisher, CEF Executive Director - Linda Roehner, President and CEO of Hatboro Federal Savings

Upcoming Events

We have some fun events coming up. We hope to see you there.

For more information, sponsorship opportunities, or to purchase tickets, click here.

Big picture

Golf Outing June 17, 2019

Click here to sign up to golf and/or become a sponsor