Corporations for Education is the business committee of the Foundation

that unites companies with student programs.

A five-year commitment allows for programs to develop and become sustainable.

Corporations for Education

Since its inception in 2007, more than $550,000 has directly supported program such as Penn Robotics, Kingsmen Art Gallery, Running is Elementary, Gibson Mentoring Program, Young Author's Conference, and FLL NCI Tournament

In 2007, May Oberfell Lorber wanted to partner with P-H-M Walt Disney Elementary, its neighbor to the east. Soon, other businesses wanted to join May Oberfell Lorber in supporting P-H-M schools and programs through an on-going commitment. A five-year commitment allows P-H-M teachers to develop and sustain innovative programs that have an immediate and lasting impact on students. 

For more information about CFE and how to join, contact Jennifer Turnblom at or (574) 254-2893.

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Fully Funds

Annual event that brings in a national-known author to hold writing workshops for students and parents. Annual commitment approx. $2,000


Fully Funds

A vision from former Penn Principal Steve Hope, the gallery houses student and area artists work. Open to the public. Annual commitment - $2,000

Area Businesses in Partnership and Gain Marketing Exposure


Logo in all 15 schools

Digital Frames in all P-H-M schools with scrolling events and partners' logos

T-shirt logo

Company logo on specific events t-shirts such as Running is Elementary and Robotics


On-site at events

Businesses such as Barnes & Noble at Young Author's Conference (above), golf outing, Running is Elementary, and more!

Other example of our commitments

Penn Robotics

CFE supports high school students participating in STEM related activities. Annual commitment -$5,000

Gibson Mentoring Program

After-school mentoring program at P-H-M Title 1 schools. Annual commitment - $5,000

Laidig Pledge

Laidig Systems directly pledges financial support to four P-H-M schools. Annual commitment - $20,000

Junior Achievement

Partners with local affiliate to provide in-class education at the middle schools. Annual commitment - $1,000

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Team Members

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