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Just as important as who benefits from this fund, it is important for you to understand how your gift will be invested. Our goal is to invest 100% of your donation in long term securities (preferably technology stock) and only award some of the interest gained in the JOOP Fund portfolio to Computer Science students. The remaining gains on your donation will be used exclusively for future growth and maintenance of the fund.

The Johannes "Joop" Fuchs Memorial Scholarship Fund is how you can make a difference now. Prior to the year 2008, the Center for Arts and Technology at the Brandywine campus fiscally sponsored the Johannes "Joop" Fuchs Memorial Scholarship Fund. Today educational organizations, like the Johannes "Joop" Fuchs Memorial Scholarship Fund, are nonprofit and your donations will be considered tax deductible in the United States of America. Make your donations payable to:

Computer Information Systems @ TCHS

Care of Mr. Phillip P. Fuchs, CIS
280 Pennock's Bridge Road
West Grove, PA 19390

Click here for driving directions.


We agree with the saying, "Compound interest is the 8th wonder of the world," and we want your donation to keep growing and giving back year after year. Here are just a few ways you can make a donation today:

The Johannes "JOOP" Fuchs Memorial Scholarship
Tax Credit for Supporting Public Schools
Local Business Donations
Hardware and Software Donations
Your Free Time is Valuable!
Monetary Contributions are Welcome




The Johannes "JOOP" Fuchs Memorial Scholarship

The Johannes "JOOP" Fuchs Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in the spring of 1999 by the friends and family of Johannes Joop Fuchs. Currently accepting donations from local community members and organizations that wish to support senior high school students entering a Computer Science field.

An advisory committee with a vested interest selects all student applicants. Recipients are selected on the basis of character, leadership, and knowledge within the field of Computer Science.

Awards vary from year-to-year depending on the student's academic performance and post-secondary education plans. Although monetary awards are always given, the overall goal of this fund is to support high school Computer Science classrooms via new computer equipment loans. Each loan has a life of three school years, after which time all such equipment will be awarded to outstanding students. This process benefits the students as well as continually updating computer equipment in the classroom.

Donations to the Johannes JOOP Fuchs Memorial Scholarship Fund can be established by contacting Mr. Phillip P. Fuchs - Computer Science Instructor at the Chester County Technical College High School, Room B216, 280 Pennock's Bridge Road, West Grove, Pennsylvania 19390 (School Phone: {610} 345-1800 ext. 2076; Office Phone: {610} 431-2869).

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Tax Credit for Supporting Public Schools

Pennsylvania Legislature Recognizes Your Donation...

Starting July 1, 2001, businesses that contribute money to qualifying scholarship organizations or organizations devoted to educational improvement can realize state tax credits known as Educational Improvement Tax Credits (EITC). The available tax credits are substantial, varying from 75% to 90% of the amount contributed by a business, not to exceed an annual total tax credit of $100,000.

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has been directed to develop guidelines to determine the eligibility of qualifying organizations and to post a list of qualified organizations on its website. Because these tax credits were enacted by the Pennsylvania legislature on May of 2001, complete guidelines have not yet been issued. To learn more about weather your company may qualify for this business tax credit and how you can secure approval for a contribution, visit their website at http://www.revenue.state.pa.us/

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Local Business Donations

If you own your business or just work 9 to 5, there are many opportunities to give donations. In addition, most corporations will match your monetary donation to a nonprofit organization! Listed below are just a few ideas you can place in the mail today:

  • Donate old hardware even if it is not in working order. Many student certifications, including A+, require hands-on activities for an effective lesson. Eventually students may strip valuable parts from your hardware donation for their own personal use. All environmentally safe hardware is welcome.

  • Giving various software applications, such as programming languages and operating systems, improves the student's learning environment. By upgrading a software package you create an opportunity to donate the software that was in use prior to the upgrade. Considering the shear number of public schools involved, almost all software can be used in the classroom as long as the software is accompanied by the proper license agreement(s). (In addition, each student can reuse some storage media used for transporting the software.)

  • Your unwanted office supplies can be a donation. A business with a new name has much to offer. Consider donating paper with outdated letterhead, pens with old logos, or even unwanted mouse pads. Donating common items found around the office can offset student demands placed upon the school. (If I had a penny for every pencil and pen I loaned to my students, well you get the picture...)

  • Technical articles and PC magazines keep Computer Science curricula updated. Providing public schools with current technical articles validates fundamental lessons in Computer Science. A student's reading and technical writing skills will be enhanced via PC magazine donations.

  • Spearhead a collection effort today. An easy way to be recognized within your community is to create a fundraiser. Surprisingly little effort is required to create a fundraiser. Just visit a local wholesale store in your area and buy small items in bulk. Candy, chocolate, and snacks usually work best in this area. For example, I purchased a box of 100 large lollipops for only $6.29 and quickly sold them for $0.25 each. That's an $18.71 profit. The key is to sell items such that a payment can be simply dropped in a sealed coffee can without giving change. (A poor example is to sell lollipops for $0.15 each, which requires change for most transactions.)

  • Monetary donations are always welcome. Many corporations will match your monetary donation to a nonprofit organization! In some cases, a corporation may match your donation with shares of their stock. Does your company match employee donations?

To use our credentials to support your efforts, just describe our goals and display this website address. (For any question or concern, you may also include this email address: phillip.fuchs@gmail.com)

Please estimate the value of the items that you send. Remember to include the shipping cost and your return mailing address. All donors will receive a letter of recognition disclosing the estimated value of your donation and our tax identification numbers.

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Hardware and Software Donations

Every school environment places a heavy demand upon computer hardware, which in-turn drastically shortens its useful life span. Therefore, many school districts are realizing the importance of creating an organized inventory of computer parts. Students who become directly involved with this process gain valuable knowledge within the Computer Science field. Excess computer parts can be awarded directly to the students or to other school districts. Several of my students, who could not afford to purchase a new computer, have built complete functional computer systems from your hardware and software donations. Please consider giving a tax-deductible donation today...

  • Donate old hardware even if it is not in working order. Many student certifications, including A+, require hands-on activities for an effective lesson. Eventually students may strip valuable parts from your hardware donation for their own personal use. All environmentally safe hardware is welcome.

  • Giving various software applications, such as programming languages and operating systems, improves the student's learning environment. By upgrading a software package you create an opportunity to donate the software that was in use prior to the upgrade. Considering the shear number of public schools involved, almost all software can be used in the classroom as long as the software is accompanied by the proper license agreement(s). (In addition, each student can reuse some storage media used for transporting the software.)

To use our credentials to support your efforts, just describe our goals and display this website address. (For any question or concern, you may also include this email address: phillip.fuchs@gmail.com)

Please estimate the value of the items that you send. Remember to include the shipping cost and your return mailing address. All donors will receive a letter of recognition disclosing the estimated value of your donation and our tax identification numbers.

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Your Free Time is Valuable!

Nothing to do? Volunteer! Visit your local public school and explore how your assistance can make a difference today. To accomplish specific goals, some have joined the PTA, an advisory committee, or the school board. Many others are involved with these activities:

  • An Assistant Coach (for Academics and Sports)
  • Attendance Monitors
  • Create Lessons and Computer Projects with Solutions
  • Develop Career Activities.
  • Fieldtrip Chaperone
  • Join Big Brothers or Big Sisters
  • Online Assistant Instructors/Courses (Moodle @ CCIU)
  • Organize a Fundraiser
  • Prepare for TechiesDay
  • Recruit Volunteers
  • Sponsor a Career Day or Job Shadowing Events
  • Tutor Students (One-on-One)
  • Web Based Lessons and Projects
Add your one-line ideas to this list by sending me an email.

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Monetary Contributions are Welcome

Monetary donations are always welcome. Many corporations will match your monetary donation to a nonprofit organization! In some cases, a corporation may match your donation with shares of their stock. Does your company match employee donations?




Make your checks payable to:

Computer Information Systems @ TCHS

Care of Mr. Phillip P. Fuchs, CIS
280 Pennock's Bridge Road
West Grove, PA 19390

Click here for driving directions.

Thank You!





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