• About the Foundation


    The Coatesville Area School District hosted the first Coatesville Community Education Foundation (CCEF) Board meeting on September 21, 2021. The purpose of the Foundation is to promote innovative and supplemental education programs for the benefit of students and residents of the Coatesville Area School District (CASD).


    The evening started out with a Meet and Greet, which gave the District's principals, assistant principals, supervisors, central administrators, and CASD Board of School Directors an opportunity to meet the CCEF Board of Directors. Many of the Foundation Board members are alumni and residents of the Coatesville community. Three building administrators have joined as Foundation liaisons. The Meet and Greet ended with a presentation of the Foundation's first donation in the amount of $2,500 by Dr. Mike Kelly of CCRES, with a commitment to match the next $2,500 donation. 


    The first order of business was to swear in Board members and elect officers. The Foundation was honored to welcome the Honorable Judge Jeffrey Valocchi, who swore in the Board members. CCEF’s elected officers are President Robert Smith, Secretary Charles Linderman, and Treasurer Lori A. Diefenderfer. The Board agreed to create a committee to review and update the Foundation's bylaws in addition to establishing a monthly meeting. As the Board engages in its early work, there will be a focus on developing a strong foundation. The Board has asked Building Administration to provide the District's strategic plan to help guide the CCEF as it establishes its priorities for the District.


    There was a lot of energy in absolute willingness to serve the District's students. A special thanks to all administrators, Board members, and honored guests who helped make the Foundation's first event a great one. We look forward to having the CCEF serve the students of the Coatesville Area School District for many years to come.