About CCSA Foundation

CCSA Foundation's sole purpose is to support the mission of Chester Charter Scholars Academy (CCSA), an arts integrated, K-12 non-profit public charter school offering an exceptional educational option in Chester, PA. On an annual basis, the generosity of donors allows the Foundation to contribute $600,000 to CCSA that is invested directly in the operations and programs of the school.  

Every child can know their fullest potential.

Over the last decade, CCSA has made great progress from our initial K-6 school that served just over 250 students.  We now educate 695 children across thirteen grade levels, making us the only K–12 school in Chester. CCSA Foundation and the support of its donors have played an important role in making that possible.

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Board of Directors

Driven by the desire to provide an outstanding school in Chester, the CCSA Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of business, community and education leaders committed to making a lasting change. Together with inspirational academic leadership, a deeply loyal base of supporters, and the CCSA Foundation staff, the board works tirelessly to fulfill CCSA’s vision.


Reb Speare


Maurice G. Eldridge


Corliss Boggs


Cordelia Delson

Patricia Adams

Scott Carroll

Bruce Carthon

Grant Gegwich

Annemarie Hirsch

Christopher Klock

Bryan Lentz

Carla Ricci

Drew Schmidt

Linton Stables

Carly Tolson

Wendy Emrich, Director Emerita

Meet the Development Team

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Chris Hanlon

Executive Director


Chris works directly with the Board of Directors, CCSA Foundation staff and school leadership to develop resources and partnerships that expand our capacity to ensure our students achieve success in and out of the classroom. He lives in Delaware County with his wife and 2 children.

Amy Komarnicki

Director of Development


Amy directs CCSA Foundation’s annual giving campaign, which supports essential priorities including early literacy, arts, and post secondary programming. In addition to acting as the Salesforce database architect, she also assists in grant applications, coordinates volunteer programs, and directs digital and print communications.

Madison Beebe

Administrative and Development Assistant


Maddie provides support for a variety of functions for the Foundation.  She plays an integral role in communications promoting the impact of CCSA.  She is a Strath Haven HS and Penn State graduate with a degree in Communications, as well as minors in Business and International Studies