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.

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.


Carla Ricci


Scott Carroll


Corliss Boggs


Cordelia Delson

Patricia Adams

Bruce Carthon

Maurice G. Eldridge

Grant Gegwich

Lawrence James

Bryan Lentz

Bill Liva

Nick Milligan

Dave Pelton

Michael Pileggi

Drew Schmidt

Reb Speare

Carly Tolson

Wendy Emrich, Director Emerita

Meet the Development Team

Doreen Storey

Director of Leadership Giving


In collaboration with the Executive Director and Board of Directors, Doreen works to identify, cultivate and steward major and planned gifts. She has over 20 years of experience working in the non-profit sector. She resided in Chester for over 30 years, and now resides in Wilmington, DE, with her husband and adult daughter.


Madison Beebe

Development Coordinator


Equipped with a degree in Corporate Communication from Penn State University, as well as minors in Business & International Studies, Madison combines her passion for social causes with strategic communication skills to facilitate fundraising efforts. With a keen understanding of effective communication strategies, Madison plays a pivotal role in advancing the mission of CCSA Foundation and making a lasting impact on the community.