The Church Farm School (CFS)—an independent boarding and day college preparatory school for boys in grades 9-12 in Exton, PA, is pleased to announce that Jon Knorr, former Assistant Dean of Development and Alumni Relations at the College of Engineering at Temple University, has been hired as its Director of Development, succeeding retiring administrator Peter Corrado. Knorr brings more than 30 years of fundraising, alumni relations, operations and program development experience to CFS, having previously worked at the University of Delaware, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and 26 years with the YMCA. In this role, Knorr will focus on raising funds to support the school’s mission including, student financial assistance, capital development and program initiatives. He will also support the Board of Directors and Head of School in philanthropic and community activities and oversee the marketing and promotion of the school to alumni, donors and the general public.
“I am honored to have been chosen as the school’s Director of Development and I am eager to work with the leadership of Church Farm School to promote and advance the great work the organization has been doing for 100 years in Chester County,” Knorr says. Head of School The Rev. Edmund K. Sherrill II adds, “We are excited to welcome such an accomplished and engaging person as Jon to our community knowing that we will benefit greatly from his expertise and vast experience as we continue to spread the good word about the transformative power of a Church Farm School education.”
The Church Farm School is an independent boarding and day school for boys in grades 9-12 located in Exton, PA. Founded in 1918 to provide an excellent education to young men from limited means, Church Farm School continues to fulfill its mission of educational opportunity. The school offers a challenging college preparatory curriculum and an exceptional level of personal attention, with class sizes averaging between just 7 and 12 students.