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Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia Receives 4 Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Jun 12, 2013

SFP has been awarded 4 stars by Charity Navigator, the highest rating given out by the country’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities. The prestigious 4-star rating is awarded to select nonprofits that demonstrate good governance, sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Overall, Charity Navigator awarded CSFP a score of 67.09…

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CSFP Executive Director Calls Businesses to Action

May 9, 2013

In a recent letter to the editor printed in The Philadelphia Inquirer, CSFP Executive Director Ina Lipman stressed the urgent need to provide more immediate educational solutions for children trapped in failed public schools. She states: “We cannot be satisfied that only 10 percent of all Philadelphia public school students will graduate from college. What…

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CSFP Hosts New Parent Workshop, Paperwork Clinics and School Fair

Apr 8, 2013

More than 150 new families joined CSFP staff and volunteers on April 6th for our annual new parent workshop, paperwork clinic and school fair. CSFP Executive Director Ina Lipman addressed the crowd, highlighting that spring is a joyful time for the organization. “This is my favorite time of year,” Lipman stated, “because we get to…

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Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia Holds Annual Lottery Day Celebration

Mar 19, 2013

On Thursday, March 14th, friends, donors, and volunteers joined CSFP staff for our Annual Lottery Day Celebration at the offices of Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLP. As we began to make calls letting selected families know that their children won the scholarship lottery, we all shared the joy this wonderful news brought to so many…

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Over 900 Participants Joined CSFP at Its Eighth Annual Weekend at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Mar 12, 2013

On March 2nd and 3rd, CSFP hosted its eighth annual family weekend at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. In partnership with the Academy, CSFP invited its scholarship recipients and their families to visit the fun and educational museum at a greatly discounted price. Over 900 participants visited the Academy and enjoyed the…

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KWY Radio features Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia and informs families regarding the current scholarship application process

Jan 22, 2013

Earlier this week, CSFP Executive Director Ina Lipman discussed CSFP scholarships, school tuition, and the CSFP scholarship lottery with KYW News reporter Cherri Gregg. Ina described CSFP’s scholarship program, which currently provides 3,500 children with tuition support to attend safe, quality K-8th grade schools in the area. She let area families know that CSFP scholarships…

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CSFP and Area Scholarship Groups Host Area Business Leaders for Discussion of the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program

Dec 20, 2012

On Wednesday, December 12th, Philadelphia-area scholarship groups Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP), SKY Community Partners and Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS) hosted an informational meeting for area business leaders focusing on Pennsylvania’s Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) program. Through the OSTC program, companies can receive tax credits for up to 90% of donations…

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Former CSFP Staff Member and New Teacher Featured in UPenn Newsletter

Dec 11, 2012

CSFP would like to recognize and congratulate a former team member that continues to exemplify the values that CSFP stands for and embraces: Cindy Nicoletti. Recently, Cindy was featured in her alma mater’s newsletter – the University of Pennsylvania’s “Penn News Today.” Please click here for the story. Pursuing her childhood dream of becoming an…

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CSFP Hosts New Application Kick-off Event at Citizens Bank Park

Nov 16, 2012

On Thursday, November 15, 2012, CSFP hosted its Annual New Application Kick-off Event at Citizens Bank Park. This event marks the opening of CSFP’s 2013-2014 new scholarship application season. CSFP Board President Evie McNiff and CSFP Executive Director Ina Lipman acknowledged the presence and generous support of several attendees and lead donors, including The Maguire…

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Join Us, Thursday, November 15th for CSFP’s New Scholarship Application Kick-off Event!

Oct 17, 2012

It’s that time of year again! CSFP will celebrate the start of its 2013-2014 scholarship application season with a press announcement at Citizens Bank Park, starting at 9:45 AM on Thursday, November 15, 2012. We invite you to join us and be among the first to apply for one of our new 2,000 scholarships. We…

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