Byerschool Foundation

The Byerschool Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit created in 2001 to help carry out the mission of Russell Byers Charter School (RBCS). The Foundation raises and manages funds for RBCS students which supports our innovative learning model. Through the generous gifts of our donors, we support expeditions; in-school needs like music and art classes and up-to-date technology; after-school and summer enrichment programs; and building transformations. Foundation support also extends to our graduates, providing students with opportunities such as high school scholarships, high school and college prep classes, alumni networking events, college visits, and other activities. Scholarships are dispensed to qualifying 8th graders to attend the high schools of their choice, and support is sustained throughout their high school careers.

Your financial support assists us in meeting the educational goals of each Byers School student. If you would like to participate, there are a few ways you can help!


Give today or plan for future and ongoing gifts

EITC Corporate Giving

PA businesses can contribute and receive tax credits for their support.


Buy Bigger Than Me, our student-created guide to Philadelphia.

Other Ways to Give

Support RBCS in the way that’s best for you!

Foundation Board and Staff

Board of Trustees

  • Jack Adler: Emeritus, Retired
  • Sandra Kurtz Baxter: President, Callowhill Capital Advisors
  • Laurada Byers: Chair & Co-founder
  • Russell Byers, Jr.: Entrepreneur & Co-founder
  • Sandra Horrocks: President & CEO
  • T.J. Hurst: Founder, Jefferson’s List
  • David Kirchblum: Attorney, Cozen O’Connor
  • Ned Montgomery: Emeritus, United Way
  • Kym Shegog-Ramsey: Founder, Go! Ground Xpress, LLC
  • Shelley Simms: General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Xponance
  • Ellen Thompson, Co-founder & CEO of Respage and Founder of Results Repeat

Staff Members

Contact Byerschool Foundation staff with questions about joining us in supporting a great education at Russell Byers Charter School: 215-772-3053