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With Lessons on Philanthropy, The Malvern School® Raises $150,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

The region’s largest privately owned preschool teaches young children about the importance of giving back and honors top fundraisers

 

Kristen M. Waterfield presents Patrick Scott with a check for $150,000

Glen Mills, PA – November 11, 2019 – After months of fundraising tied to ongoing lessons about the importance of giving back and helping others, The Malvern School – the region’s largest privately-owned preschool – presented a check for $150,000 to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) at a special event on Friday, November 8 at The Desmond Hotel in Malvern. Patrick Scott, brother of ALSF Founder Alex Scott, was on hand to accept the donation, which will support the fight against childhood cancer.

With this donation, The Malvern School will have raised nearly $1 million for ALSF over more than 11 years.

“Our partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is really special because it’s about more than dollars and cents. It’s all about the children – both the children fighting pediatric cancer and the students in our classrooms,” said Kristen M. Waterfield, President and Co-Founder of The Malvern School. “While our support enables ALSF to help children battling this disease so bravely in a number of ways, it also helps us teach young children about the importance of helping others and allows them to take an active role in doing so, in an impactful way. This is one of the most powerful things we can do as educators.”

“The way our communities rally together year after year to support this immensely important cause is completely inspiring,” Waterfield added.

From April through July, teachers and Directors at all 26 Malvern School locations engaged children, families and their communities in fun fundraising activities and events, including lemonade stands, carnivals, art auctions, fundraising partnerships with local businesses and more. One hundred percent of the proceeds from these efforts are donated to ALSF.

 

The event also honored outstanding ALSF fundraisers from The Malvern School, including:

  • Top Overall Fundraiser – The Malvern School of Blue Bell (PA), which raised more than $20,000 in 2019
  • Top Child Fundraiser – Jackson Smith, a Pre-K student from The Malvern School of Robbinsville (NJ), who personally raised $1,450 through the school’s “Pre-K Stand Up” challenge
  • Top Single Event at a School – The Malvern School of Marlboro (NJ)
  • Top Stand Day Year Over Year Increase – The Malvern School of King of Prussia (PA)
  • ‘Crow for a Cause’ Facebook Challenge – The Malvern School of Glen Mills (PA)
  • Certificates of Achievement for reaching their 2019 ALSF fundraising goals – The Malvern Schools of Richboro (PA), West Norriton (PA), King of Prussia (PA), Horsham (PA), Newtown Square (PA), Oaks (PA), Medford (NJ), Freehold (NJ), Jackson (NJ), Blue Bell (PA), Robbinsville (NJ), Malvern Day Camp and The Malvern School Executive Office
  • Top Business Partner Contributor – McMain Law

The Malvern School has been a strong supporter of ALSF for more than 11 years and each year has been named a Top Fundraiser by the organization.

For more information about The Malvern School’s partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit MalvernSchool.com.  

 

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 27 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 4-year-old Alexandra “Alex” Scott, who was fighting cancer and wanted to raise money to find cures for all children with cancer. Her spirit and determination inspired others to support her cause, and when she passed away at the age of 8, she had raised $1 million. Since then, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement. Today, ALSF is one of the leading funders of pediatric cancer research in the U.S. and Canada raising more than $175 million so far, funding nearly 1,000 research projects and providing programs to families affected by childhood cancer. For more information, visit AlexsLemonade.org.

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