The exceptional academic curriculum at CCSA is only partially supported by public education funding. Every year, CCSA Foundation makes up the difference through the generosity of people like you. Our committed donors enrich the lives of 650 children in kindergarten through the 12th grade.

In 2018/19, Giving Society members are supporting:

Kindergarten through Graduation

CCSA is now the only K–12 school in Chester, serving about 10% of the city’s school-aged children.

12:1 Student-Faculty Ratio

Small class sizes in every grade are essential to positive learning outcomes and the well-being of our children.

Support Services

Social-emotional support services are provided by two full-time guidance counselors.

Post-Secondary Planning

A full-time college and career counselor works with upperclassmen to identify individual goals and develop post-secondary success strategies.

Literacy Focus

The school-wide commitment to literacy is led by a team of five full-time reading specialists.

1-to-1 Support

Teaching assistants in every classroom make focused support available for all students.

Arts Programming

Full-time dance, music, drama, and visual art teachers form the core of CCSA’s unique and ambitious arts program.

2018/19 Annual Fund

Your philanthropy continues to change the lives of children in Chester.

$657,883 raised, of our $1.1 million goal (as of June 12, 2019)

To discuss how you can help build the future of CCSA, please contact Amy Komarnicki at 610.859.2998 or at

“By being involved with the School, we can help provide these talented, ambitious children with the exceptional education they deserve. The relationships we’ve built with the CCSA community will last a lifetime.”

Eric and Renee Del Viscio
Annual Fund Co-Chairs

Giving to the Annual Fund

CCSA is an entirely not-for-profit entity. Your annual giving supports every part of its educational program – academics, early literacy, arts-integration, athletics, college and career guidance, and social-emotional services.

Donor names are listed each year in our Annual Report, categorized by giving level. You may request for your gift to be listed as “Anonymous”.

Become part of this

Our community of donors and volunteers is changing the lives of children in Chester.

  Read the 2017/18 Donor Report

Giving Societies


$25,000 and above


$10,000 – $24,999


$5,000 – $9,999


$2,000 – $4,999


Under $2,000

Ways to Give

There are many ways to give to CCSA Foundation to benefit CCSA.

To discuss these and other ways to give, please contact Amy Komarnicki at 610.859.2998 or at

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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