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 $516,000 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.
Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Thacker Matching Gift
In a major commitment to CFE, Dr. and Mrs. Thacker donated a matching gift to new businesses that join CFE. A 5-year, $5,000 yearly commitment would mean $10,000 to a program in its first year! A 5-year, $3,000 yearly commitment would mean $6,000 to a program in its first year; and A 5-year, $1,000 yearly commitment would mean $2,000 to a program in its first year!This generous gift will bring amazing opportunities to P-H-M students.
For more information about CFE and how to join, contact Mari Linn M. Wise at or (574) 254-2893.
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Other example of our commitments
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 Systems directly pledges financial support to four P-H-M schools. Annual commitment - $20,000
Partners with local affiliate to provide in-class education at the middle schools. Annual commitment - $1,000