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2015-2016 Children’s Scholarship Annual Report

The Children’s Scholarship Fund recently released it’s 2015-2016 Annual Report.  Read the full report here.

final-csf-annual-report-2015-16Last year, CSF-C’s priorities were:

  1. Evaluating our Participating Partner Independent Schools,
  2. Measuring outcomes of students and
  3. Ensuring long-term financial stability of the organization.

I am pleased to report that we have made tremendous progress in all three categories and are CHARTING OUR IMPACT!

Evaluating Our Participating Partner Independent Schools –
We are proud of the great strides made toward assessing our schools via on-site school visits, administrative interviews and third party assessment. Our Students and Schools Committee has laid the foundation for ongoing evaluation and compliance of each school to ensure that students’ needs are being met and that they have the opportunity of reaching their highest potential.

Measuring Outcomes of Students –
We recognize our responsibility to report to our donors about the effectiveness of our program. Our board has been committed to assessing the outcomes of our scholarship recipients through parent and school surveys, and graduation data. A comprehensive report is being conducted by an independent educational consulting company which will analyze and measure the various predictors of our students’ success, graduation rates and beyond.

Ensuring Long-Term Financial Stability –
We know that our organization’s sustainability is paramount to all priorities. Our Development Committee has been focused on diversifying the organization’s sources of ongoing revenue. CSF-C successfully launched a new event, the Charlotte Heptathlon, which raised over $200,000 in gross revenue and over $110,000 of net contribution to CSF-C. We anticipate that the Charlotte Heptathlon will expand and are developing strategies toward additional fundraising efforts.

In conclusion, it has been a busy and productive year. I am truly grateful for the dedication of CSF-C’s Board of Directors and management team, and the generous support of our donors. Together, we have provided 351 economically disadvantaged children the chance to succeed.
Please join us this next year as we continue investing in children’s education and changing their lives forever.

Andrew Lindner, Chairman


2014-2015 Children’s Scholarship Fund Annual Report

The Children’s Scholarship Fund recently released it’s 2014-2015 Annual Report.  Read the full report here.


From the Children’s Scholarship Fund Chair of the Board of Directors:

Like many of the supporters of CSF-C, I first became involved with the organization as a result of a personal experience. Several years ago our son was recommended to The Fletcher School, an independent school focused on high achieving children with learning disabilities. Instantly, we witnessed the profound difference the right environment can make in a child’s educational and personal development. We were fortunate to be able to afford this option for our son, but for many others educational options such as these are not possible.

The mission of Children’s Scholarship Fund of Charlotte is to provide assistance to families who wish to take a proactive role in pursuing the right educational environment for their child. I have enormous respect for the families who have availed themselves of opportunities afforded through this program.

It is with great enthusiasm and honor that I assume the role of Chairman. Over the past few years the board and the organization have become more introspective, seeking out the determinants of successful outcomes and challenging ourselves to better understand the schools, families and students that we serve. This coming year will bring continued innovation, introspection and action and my priorities as Chairman will be to achieve significant strides in the following three areas: 1)Evaluating and understanding our participating partner schools, 2) Measuring outcomes of students, and 3) Insuring long-term financial stability of the organization.

On behalf of Children’s Scholarship Fund-Charlotte’s Board of Directors, I would like to invite you to be our partner this next year as the organization continues to change the trajectory of children’s lives through the intrinsic power of education.

Andrew Lindner