“INSPIRING STUDENTS, ENGAGING TEACHERS AND ENRICHING OUR COMMUNITY TO CREATE A BETTER TOMORROW”

It’s that time of year again… summer is over and golf outing season is in full swing. While Howell Engineering, Surveying and Environmental are sponsoring holes in a few different outings this month, I was lucky enough to be a part of one that is near and dear to my heart. The Downingtown Community Education Foundation (DCEF) hosted their annual fundraiser golf outing at Applecross Country Club on Monday afternoon. Per their mission statement, DCEF was formed in 2008 to provide non-tax generated funding necessary to further the district’s mission to educate all children to meet the challenges of a global society. DCEF unites various constituencies within the community – students and teachers, parents and alumni, businesses and community groups. They believe that strong schools and school districts lead to strong, vibrant communities. DCEF works in partnership with, but financially independent, DASD to provide supplemental funds for programs, grants and scholarships typically not funded by district. DCEF is governed by an all-volunteer board of community leaders who are passionate about public education and committed to DASD student success.

With my wife and I both being Downingtown School District alumni, and now having our three boys attend the same grade schools we did, I very much appreciate being part of an amazing school district and community. I personally wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. Thank you, DCEF, for organizing this event and for all that you do for our children.

For more information about DCEF, please visit https://www.dasd.org/about-us/community/dcef