What is Friends of Chester Arthur?

FoCA is a 501(c)3 non-profit formed by parents and community members to support the current and future staff, teachers, students and parents in their effort to create and maintain a successful and safe environment for all children who attend Chester A. Arthur. We are committed to partnering with all of Arthur’s stakeholders to foster a robust learning environment for our neighborhood children. We help the school to fundraise, form strategic partnerships, innovate, and market its successes.  

Our success would not be possible without the hard work of our Board of Directors and, most importantly, without the incredible support we receive from our community. We’re very proud of the work that we do to help benefit our neighborhood public school and we hope that you are inspired to get involved and donate. It takes a village to educate a child!


The 2018 FoCA Board

Shannon Braden & Leigh Botwinik

Todd Kaufmann

Steven Zelinger

Michael Burlando

Vic Hunter


Brad Baer

John Disston

Keola Harrington

Dan Harris

Deborah Katz

Rebecca Lacher

Jason Miller

Debra Serota