In support of Reimagining Shallcross, Friends’ Central met a challenge from The Edward E. Ford Foundation, resulting in a $50,000 grant from the foundation, a national organization that supports independent schools. Thanks to all of the donors who made this possible!
The funding will support the Shallcross Hall project, specifically the inclusion of a Teaching Kitchen as part of the renovation of the Dining Hall. Construction began in August 2017 and is scheduled to be completed in April 2018.
Friends’ Central raised $100,000 in new donations to get the $50,000 grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation.
The most visible part of the Shallcross Hall renovation will revolve around the new state-of-the-art dining area. In addition to improving the everyday life of students, the redesign, with its emphasis on fresh and healthy food choices, offers a unique opportunity to increase Upper School curricular options while potentially transforming lives by expanding how the community thinks about food. The Edward E. Ford Foundation was particularly interested in the concept of a teaching kitchen, which offers many new options for curriculum and service.
Established in 1957 and now based in New York City, the E.E. Ford Foundation seeks to “strengthen and support independent secondary schools and to challenge and inspire them to leverage their unique talents, expertise and resources to advance teaching and learning throughout this country.”
If you are interested in supporting Reimagining Shallcross, contact Colette Kleitz (email@example.com or 610-645-5076) for more information.