• Why Give?

    The Downingtown Community Education Foundation (DCEF) is dedicated to supporting innovation in education, inspiring children, and enriching the Downingtown Area School District community.  DCEF exists to support DASD's mission to educate all children to meet the challenges of a global society.  In today’s economic environment, the Foundation’s work is more important than ever. DCEF serves to unite various constituencies within the community - students and teachers, parents and alumni, businesses and community groups - bringing non-tax generated funding to provide the highest quality 21st-century education for all DASD students.   We believe that strong schools and school districts lead to a strong, vibrant community.
    Your generosity and support allows DCEF to impact the 13,700 students and 1,200 teachers and staff in all 16 schools.  The support of partners and ambassadors like you ensures the continuous success of our students and schools. Your gift, no matter the size or the amount is an important investment in the Downingtown Area School District and the Downingtown Community.

    DCEF is a 501c3 tax exempt, nonprofit organization under Internal Revenue Service regulations. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extend allowed by law. All donations of $250 or more are recognized in our annual Report to the Community and on the Donor Wall at 540 Trestle Place

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    Who Gives?

    Throughout the year, gifts are received from corporations, national and community businesses – large and small, foundations, alumnae and alumni, teachers, parents, and friends and neighbors just like you. The gifts allow us to provide funds that are aligned to the District's curriculum and strategic plan. 

    Thank you to those who have supported the foundation in years past:

    Legacy Donors - those who have donated over $10,000 since 2010

    2020 Annual Donors - gifts and sponsorships of $250 or more


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