PCF 2.25 Regatta

  • Hosted By: Philadelphia Children's Foundation

John Bannan, the organization's Executive Director, formed the Philadelphia Children's Foundation in July of 2006.  It was John's involvement with sports and the mentoring relationships he had with his coaches that helped him become a successful Olympic Rowing Coach, business person, and founder of PCF.  John was motivated by three things: his passion to provide young people with the support they need to excel in life; the understanding that resources in the city of Philadelphia are abundant, but do not connect fulloy with the community they aim to serve; and the educational inequality that many students in Philadelphia face.

Today, PCF is an educational support, nonprofit organization serving Philadelphia's 250,000 children and youth by connecting them and their families to resources and opportunities in the area.  PCF works to empower students to improve their own life's circumstances and with that, the future and well-being of Philadelphia.  A comprehensive resource website, book drives, business tours, and outreach programs are among the projects that PCF takes on to achieve its mission and help Philadelphia students realize their full potential.