It's a Wrap!

With our second annual Great Day to Be a Quaker wrapped up, Head of School Darryl J. Ford wrote to the Penn Charter community, near and far, to say thanks.

You shared in the fun on social media, emailed memories of wonderful faculty, and made a gift on Great Day to Be a Quaker. The power of our community, working as one, is exceptional and made for an extraordinary day for our school. 

Engagement: We were energized by memories, photos and tweets you submitted. Thank you! We saw a spike in our social media activity and blog as you checked back in throughout the day. 

Gifts: Your generosity meant we met every challenge set before us, including the $100,000 dollar-for-dollar morning match, the $10,000 Alumni Society match to encourage faculty and staff giving, and the $20,000 Blue-Yellow Midnight Challenge. We raised more than $318,000 in support of our students and teachers! 

Donors: More than 430 donors contributed to Penn Charter on Great Day. The Blue-Yellow Challenge was exciting and very close all day. Congratulations to Blue – you eeked out a win over Yellow by just 20 donors.

Thank you for your support of our school!

Darryl J. Ford
Head of School

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More Great Day Photos, Video

The dust is settling this morning after an incredible day on campus and online for Great Day to Be a Penn Charter Quaker. We are still tallying the gifts and keeping track of the white-hot Blue-Yellow competition. Stay tuned for final counts!

In the meantime, enjoy these photos and videos we didn't have the chance to post yesterday. 

 

 

Brian Duffy OPC '85, dressed in his tweeds, sent in a photo from England. Brian and his family are living in London. Nice duds, Brian!

Upper School students in the Performing Arts Council donned their show t-shirts and a few rustled up iconic costumes for The Wizard of Oz, Seussical the Musical, Beauty and the Beast and Godspell.

     

Frank McGlinchey OPC '15 paid a visit to Alumni Director Chris Rahill OPC '99 before the snowstorm. 

Sandy Portnoy, science teacher and registrar, teaches the Chemistry of Food elective. In a video, she tells us why she loves PC and her students make cheese in the lab, one of their recent assignments. 

The Great Day videos from OPCs, faculty and friends are collected on YouTube. Watch one or watch them all! 

A huge thanks to our community for all that you did to make Great Day to Be a Quaker a big success! 

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Joe, Ashley and Chad Flores, OPCs All

The Flores trio, Joe OPC ’01, Ashley OPC ’07 and Chad OPC ’03, shared what they love most about Penn Charter, including some quotes from their dad.  Good stuff! Watch them here.

 

Please make a gift to the Annual Fund. Your support helps make every day a great day at Penn Charter.

Share your memories with us using #GreatDayPC on social media, or by emailing us at greatday@penncharter.com.

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Mark Bernstein OPC '79

Mark Bernstein OPC ’79, a PC parent and OPC parent, told us a pretty funny tale of his time in Penn Charter’s kindergarten and first grade.  Watch his memory here and see others at #GreatDayPC.

 

Please make a gift to the Annual Fund. Your support helps make every day a great day at Penn Charter.  

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Jessica Bender OPC '92 and Rachel Dyer OPC '92

Jessica Bender OPC ’92 and her daughter Kate, and Rachel Dyer OPC ’92 with daughter Kaylee, told us what they love most about Penn Charter. Bender and Dyer have fond memories of the school, strengthened by their experience as parents of current students. The two women were members of the first class at Penn Charter to graduate women.  Hear from all four here.

 

Please make a gift to the Annual Fund. Your support helps make every day a great day at Penn Charter.

Share your memories with us using #GreatDayPC on social media, or by emailing us at greatday@penncharter.com.

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A Great Day on Campus!

During this jam-packed school day, students and faculty attended classes, shared messages of what they love about PC, giggled in the photo booth, went sledding and enjoyed cake with blue or yellow icing. Watch this wonderful video of our students and faculty enjoying Great Day to Be a Quaker! 

Please make a gift to the Annual Fund. Your support helps make every day a great day at Penn Charter.

Share your memories with us using #GreatDayPC on social media, or by emailing us at greatday@penncharter.com.

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Darcy and Jonathan Krause, PC Parents

Darcy and Jonathan Krause, parents of a first grader, love Penn Charter and the community that surrounds their daughter, Addy. Hear what they have to say in this video message.

 

Please make a gift to the Annual Fund. Your support helps make every day a great day at Penn Charter.  

Share your memories with us using #GreatDayPC on social media, or by emailing us at greatday@penncharter.com.

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Raymond Vickers OPC '61

Ray Vickers OPC ’61 spoke fondly of his time at Penn Charter and his mathematics teacher, Bert Linton. Hear what he had to say about Mr. Linton and Penn Charter here.  https://youtu.be/7UiU8Oyz07Y

Please make a gift to the Annual Fund and help us win the Midnight Challenge! If we reach 300 donors on Great Day, we unlock another $20,000 for the school. Your support helps make every day a great day at Penn Charter.

Share your memories with us using #GreatDayPC on social media, or by emailing us at greatday@penncharter.com.
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Larry Turner, PC Parent and Overseer

Penn Charter parent and newly appointed member of the board of Overseers, Larry Turner shares what impresses him most about Penn Charter – the high quality of the big three: academics, arts and athletics. Watch his message here

 

Please make a gift to the Annual Fund and help us win the Midnight Challenge! If we reach 300 donors on Great Day, we unlock another $20,000 for the school. Your support helps make every day a great day at Penn Charter.

Share your memories with us using #GreatDayPC on social media, or by emailing us at greatday@penncharter.com.

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Will Carr OPC '69

Will Carr OPC ’69 loves the school and is proud of how it has evolved since he was a student, an evolution he’s been part of since he was appointed to the board of Overseers in 1980. Watch his video message here and see what his classmate and close friend Ray Benson OPC '69 loves about the school. 

 

Please make a gift to the Annual Fund and help us win the Midnight Challenge! If we reach 300 donors on Great Day, we unlock another $20,000 for the school. Your support helps make every day a great day at Penn Charter.

Share your memories with us using #GreatDayPC on social media, or by emailing us at greatday@penncharter.com.

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