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Meet Donna Armand

The Chester Fund extends a warm welcome to Donna Armand as the new Executive Director.

Donna will lead all development efforts of The Chester Fund, including annual, major and planned giving as well as campaign planning and implementation. She will also manage The Chester Fund office and staff and guide the organization’s strategic direction.

“The Board of Directors of The Chester Fund is very pleased that Donna Armand has joined The Chester Fund as its Executive Director,” said James McEntee, Board chair. “Donna brings an impressive track record of strong leadership in fundraising for education. We look forward to continuing the great work of The Chester Fund under her leadership.”

The Chester Fund Gains a Leader in the Field

Donna has spent nearly 30 years working in institutional advancement – the majority of it in the education sector. Most recently, she served as Vice President at Schultz & Williams, a national fundraising consulting firm, where she worked with clients of all types and played an active role in business development. She was an independent fundraising consultant for nine years and held senior fundraising positions at the University of Pennsylvania for more than 15 years.

Donna can be reached at and she is eager to hear from you!

Learn about our work in Chester.

The Chester Fund for Education and the Arts supports the Chester Charter School for the Arts.

Our vision is not only to provide opportunities to the children who attend our school but also to enrich public education within Chester through shared knowledge, ideas, and resources for the benefit of all Chester’s children.

New Campus

In 2016 the Chester Fund acquired eleven acres of land in the City of Chester on which to construct a modern, urban campus for the Chester Charter School for the Arts. Discover CCSA’s new campus

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Donna Armand, Executive Director of The Chester Fund
CCSA Foundation (formerly The Chester Fund for Education & the Arts) supports Chester Charter Scholars Academy (CCSA), an arts-integrated, academically rigorous, non-profit public charter school in the Chester Upland School District.
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