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.
Maurice G. Eldridge
Wendy Emrich, Director Emerita
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.
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
Major Gifts Officer
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.