On April 12th CEF presented the Centennial School District with a check for $46,484.00 for student grant programs.
This included $25,000 from the PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit program.
Warminster, PA – On behalf of the Centennial Education Foundation (CEF), Mr. Robert Schrader, executive director of the CEF, and Mr. Robert Phillips, president of the CEF, presented a check for $46,484.00 to Dr. David Baugh, Centennial School District Superintendent of Schools. These funds will be used to support the District’s initiative in developing college and career readiness through career pathways in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) programs for students district-wide.
The District’s focus for this initiative is to provide practical educational experiences to students in STEM and STEAM. Through partnerships with corporations and universities, the District can create real-world experiences in fields of study, industry, and entrepreneurial pursuits. This “in-sourcing” allows students to explore careers in science, industry, technology, and business through authentic project-based learning. Both programs encourage an inquiry-based, hands-on curriculum that closely matches what a student will experience in college and the workforce.
The Centennial Educational Foundation funding is being provided via the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit program (EITC). The EITC provides a tax credit for businesses that make donations to non-profit (501c3) organizations, such as CEF, to supplement programs like STEM and STEAM, as well as other enrichments to the regular school curriculum. Since 1997, the CEF has raised more than $500,000 in grants that are awarded to educators in the Centennial School District, providing supplemental funding to classroom projects that may otherwise not exist. CEF is independent of the school district and relies solely on donations and fundraising.
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.