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The Malvern School® Raises More Than $145,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation While Teaching Young Children Importance of Philanthropy

The Malvern School presents a check for $146,822 to Liz Scott, Co-Executive Director of ALSF. Left to right: Jennifer Maull, Executive Director; Kristen Waterfield, President; Liz Scott, Co-Executive Director, ALSF; Alison Hassenplug, Director of Education; Michelle Donahue, Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

The region’s largest privately owned preschool – and top ALSF fundraiser – celebrates 20th anniversary by getting everyone involved in giving back to fight childhood cancer

Glen Mills, PA – As The Malvern School recognizes its 20th anniversary, it has been celebrating by engaging school communities and rallying support for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). Today, The Malvern School is excited to announce it has significantly surpassed its 2018 fundraising goal of $120,000 – set in recognition of this milestone – and raised $146,822 to help fight childhood cancer. This donation was presented to Liz Scott, Alex’s mother and Co-Executive Director of ALSF, during a special check presentation on Wednesday, September 19.

“With this donation, The Malvern School will have raised nearly $800,000 for ALSF since we began partnering more than 10 years ago,” said Kristen Waterfield, President and Co-Founder of The Malvern School. “This is an accomplishment we are deeply proud of. It represents the passion of our entire team for helping others and – core to our work as educators – helping young children understand and embrace the importance of giving back.”

Curriculum at The Malvern School includes a dedicated focus on character building and value demonstrations to encourage students to be active and charitable members of the community starting at a young age. Over the past several months, students at the schools learned the importance of helping others by planning and executing fundraising events at their schools. They are taught compassion and empathy while helping others in need.

“We don’t just talk to our students about these character values; we lead by example to bring lessons to life,” Waterfield added.

From April through July, teachers and Directors at all 26 Malvern School locations throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and southern and central New Jersey engaged children, families and their communities in fun activities and events to help the team surpass its goal. One hundred percent of the proceeds from these efforts – from lemonade stands and carnivals to art auctions, fundraising partnerships with local businesses and other school activities – are donated to ALSF.

The Malvern School has been a strong supporter of ALSF for more than 10 years and each year has been named a Top Fundraiser by the organization.

Learn more about The Malvern School’s partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. 


About The Malvern School
The Malvern School, founded in 1998, is a year-round private preschool for ages six weeks to eight years. The Malvern School believes in developing the whole child in a nurturing, yet engaging environment and offers an innovative curriculum that has raised the bar in early childhood education. Today, The Malvern School has 26 locations throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and Central and Southern New Jersey and is dedicated to providing curriculum that is designed to meet or exceed the highest standards established by the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s largest early childhood accrediting organization.

About Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $150 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 800 pediatric cancer research projects nationally. In addition, ALSF provides support to families affected by childhood cancer through programs such as Travel For Care and SuperSibs. For more information on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit

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