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The Call of a Lifetime for Philadelphia Families

Dec 19, 2018

On December 13, Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP) staff, donors, parents, and volunteers gathered to personally call the families of the children recently selected through our priority lottery for K-8th grade scholarships. Our friends at NRG hosted this year’s Lottery Day celebration at Lincoln Financial Field. Football legends Jason Avant and Harold Carmichael joined in the festivities.

Just before the event, CSFP’s Executive Director, Heather Frattone, surprised some new families in person. It was an emotional moment: when Heather let these families know that their children would receive 4-year, need-based scholarships for up to three children in their family, parents shouted or cried with joy.

You can watch their reactions here: 

CSFP would like to sincerely thank our hosts, NRG, for their support of our program. We would also like to thank the many volunteers and current CSFP parents who came out to make calls. Finally, we would like to thank our wonderful community of donors, for their commitment to bringing access to quality education to #EveryPhillyKid.

All CSFP scholarships are need-based and awarded by random lottery. In total, CSFP will award 2,000 new scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year. CSFP will conduct a second lottery to award the remaining scholarships this coming March. Families can apply online, before March 1, 2019.