CHAD exceeds fund raising goal for library expansion

CHAD students work with librarian

Four years ago CHAD took the bold step of creating its own library with a certified librarian Director. What is unusual about this step is that it has come in a period when regular public schools in Philadelphia have closed and continue to close school libraries. Recognizing CHAD's bold step, the Poor Richard's Charitable Trust offered a Challenge Grant, pledging to match dollar for dollar, gifts to the CHAD library up to $100,000. As of December 31, 2014, our generous CHAD friends and supporters have given $148,000 to the library and successfully met--and exceeded the challenge of $100,00. Meanwhile, gifts continue to be received in support of the CHAD library.

"We are thrilled that the support of the CHAD library will allow us to expand the services and space of the library and provide a better place for students in which to learn to love books, love the quiet of reading and study, and learn to access new and different kinds of information," said Peter Kountz, Head of School. "Plans for the renovation will be completed soon and we anticipate the first phase of the library expansion will be in place for the 2015-2016 school year."

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All gifts to CHAD are important and deeply appreciated. We especially wish to thank our most generous supporters of the library project,

The Poor Richard’s Charitable Trust      

Robert Fenza

$10,000 +
Environetics Design, Inc.
General Building Contractors Association
The Harmon Group
Pearl Huang & John Hobbs
The McLean Contributionship
O'Donnell & Naccarato

Gordon Family Foundation
The Harman Group
Powell Trachtman Logan Carrle & Lombardo, PC

Construction Specifications Institute
Cope Linder Architects
Cozen O'Conner
Krieger + Associates Architects, Inc.
B. Christopher Lee, Esq.
Newman & Co
Penn Construction Co
Doug & Anne Peterson
Siemens Industry Inc
Uncommon Individual Foundation
AKF Group, LLC
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Beyer
Brandywine Operating Partnership, LLC
Ewing Cole
Good Sports of Wayne, Inc.
L.F. Driscoll Co. Inc.
The Lighting Practice, Inc.
Peter Kountz, Ph.D.
P. Agnes, Inc.
Peter & Stacy Clark
Siemens Industry, Inc.
Wells Appel

Mary Alcaraz
Marguerite Anglin, RA, LEED AP
Shelly Beekley, CSI, CCPR, LEED AP
Brian Berson
John Claypool
CTN Solutions
Paul Drzal, LLC
Philip Glick
Hagen Construction
KS Engineers, PC
George Manos. AIA
MGA Partners
Pennoni Associates
Eric Matthew Rahe
Lance    Rothstein, AIA
Timothy Haahs & Associates, Inc.