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How we give....

2022 GRANTEES

After raising over $74,000 in 2022, we had the honor of donating to four programs and organizations that embody the same values as Brian Zwaan and his legacy.

Click on the photos to learn more about each of these organizations. 

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The Garage Community & Youth
Center’s mission of supporting youth
academically, relationally, and spiritually to pursue their highest potential remains unwavering. It is within the interaction of negative social and behavioral influences, educational inequities, discriminatory residency status, and socio-economic issues which The
Garage’s work exists.375 individual
middle and high school students attend The Garage during the 2021-22 school year, 150 of which will be core participants (participating 30 days or more in the Garage program.

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Hope for Kids used the grant award to support their summer camp programming.

Camp Hope for Kids brings children between the ages of 8 to 18 to overnight camp for as short as a week and for as long as three months. Held in nature’s outdoor classroom, the emphasis is on teaching Christian values, leadership skills, teamwork, and learning to become environmental stewards and promote environmental sustainability. Campers build strong, life-changing relationships with counselors and mentors who are teens and adults dedicated to helping each child reach his or her full potential. 

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Archbishop John Carroll High School used the grant award to support its Connecting to Caroll Program.

Summer of 2021, Bridge Program was renamed to Connecting to Carroll which is now available for all students in the Class of 2025. It connects students to English,
math, study skills, & athletics. Last year's
program ran for 10 days in July.
Guidance staff members connect with the students in this program every quarter. Grants help to minimize the cost for the
students, provide supplies and help pay
for the teacher's work in the program.

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People's Light Theater used the grant award to support the Art Discovery School Performance program.

 

Art Discovery is an award-winning educational program that is designed for youth from a wide range of backgrounds, communities, and schools. They engage with youth to explore all aspects of making theater: story and expression, connection with others, examination of self, and discovery of the world—all while having fun!

2021 GRANTEES

After raising over $81,000 in 2021, we had the honor of donating to six programs and organizations that are propelling young minds forward!

Click on the photos to learn more about each of these organizations. 

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Archbishop John Carroll High School used the grant award to offer a Summer Bridge to College program.

This program provides a wide-ranging and comprehensive “prepare for college” learning experience on a college campus. Students have access to the College’s facilities including the cafeteria, library, campus bookstore, and tech lab.

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The All Abilities Foundation of Greater Philadelphia, a not for profit organization, welcomes and celebrates children and adults of all abilities and their families. They strive to create a community based on love, compassion and acceptance through sports and social offerings. 


All Abilities used the award towards social engagement programs such as their Annual Spring Prom event.

Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School is a college preparatory, Catholic school for students of all faiths. A Cristo Rey student receives a top quality education and professional work experience, at an affordable cost, through the innovative Work-Study Program.

 

Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School  intends to use the 2021 Brian C. Legacy Fund award to their general fund, supporting student tuition and school programing. 

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Archbishop John Carroll High School used the grant award to offer a Summer Bridge to College program.

This program provides a wide-ranging and comprehensive “prepare for college” learning experience on a college campus. Students have access to the College’s facilities including the cafeteria, library, campus bookstore, and tech lab.

St. Martin de Porres used the 2021 Brian C. Legacy Fund award towards their Extended Day Program. 

 

The school will be seeking to partner with new organizations and to bring in new programs that the students will find exciting and interesting in addition to being more culturally relevant.

Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU)  is a dynamic educational service agency providing quality, innovative and cost-effective programs and services to enhance the lives of students, educators and members of our communities.


CCIU intends to use the 2021 Brian C. Legacy Fund award towards a sensory room for students with special needs.

2020 FUND DONATION

 

Although we were unable to hold any events in the year 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis, we remain committed to the continued efforts of the Brian C. Zwaan Legacy Fund during this time of uncertainty and community shutdowns. The Brian C. Zwaan Legacy Fund Board made a unanimous decision to make a $10,000.00 donation to the Chester County Charitable Foundation in support of their

COVID-19 Fund to help sponsor local educational programming during the initial shutdown.  It was an easy decision to make, as Bill Weber said, “What would Brian Zwaan do?”. We thank all of you for your continued support of our efforts in 2020.

2019 GRANTEES

After raising $95,000 in 2019, we donated to these three amazing schools and organizations!

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Archbishop John Carroll High School hopes to use a grant award to offer a Summer Bridge Program, which is a customized 6-week summer dual enrollment opportunity for students with High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and other special needs. 

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Our Lady of Angels Regional Catholic School hopes to use a grant award to accomplish their goal of building, furnishing, and supplying a STEM Lab for their students. 

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St. Francis of Assisi School hopes to use a grant award for an English Learner Teacher, who will offer assistance to students and their families with language acquisition, replacing equipment in their technology lab, or providing tuition assistance for their students.

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