Welcome to the Ridley Educational Foundation

Fostering Creativity and Vision in the Ridley School District

The Ridley Educational Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1999 that raises private dollars through tax-deductible contributions to enrich educational opportunities and to support innovation and excellence in the schools of the Ridley School District. This goal is accomplished by funding grants for teachers and by strengthening communication between the community and the schools.

The REF operates independently from the Ridley School district for the primary benefit of its students. Funds raised by the Foundation promote and enhance educational programs and activities that are not normally funded within the constraints of the school districts operating budget.

The REF is a registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation. Contributions may be made in cash, check, by pledge, gifting of stock, bequest, or as a named life insurance beneficiary or IRA. The official registration and financial information of Ridley Educational Foundation may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Support the Ridley Educational Foundation

You can support the Ridley Educational Foundation in many ways:

Your support enables us to fund grants, scholarships, and other initiatives to support teachers and students in the Ridley School District.


The Ridley Educational Foundation has created a scholarship in honor the service of Beverly H. Kapanjie. This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior at Ridley High School. Bev was the driving force behind the creation of the foundation in 1999. She has served as the board president since that time. Her tireless efforts made it possible for the foundation to award thousands of dollars in grants to teachers for their creative and innovative ideas that enhance educational opportunities for students. Bev is also a dedicated piano teacher who loves introducing the piano to new students and encouraging them to develop their skills . She takes great delight in planning a recital where her students could showcase their talents. This scholarship is awarded to a student who will pursue a career in music education and inspire students to develop their musical talents. For more information, click here: Kapanjie Scholarship