Sons Honor Mother’s Memory with Donation to Support Adult Learners

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Submitted by Robbie Thomas, ABLE Program Administrator

The CPS Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) program has some good news that came about in a sad way. Charlotte Philpott, an ABLE staff member for many years, passed away earlier this year. Her sons — Gregg, Todd, Chris and Tim Philpott — contacted our offices because they wanted to make a contribution to assist ABLE students in memory of their mother. The CPS Treasurer's Office assisted me in establishing a memorial fund in which Mrs. Philpott's sons made a $5,000 contribution. Macy's Department Stores will give an additional $1,250.

The fund will be used to pay the GED test fees of $40 each for students who meet the following criteria:

  • 19 years of age and older
  • pass the Official Practice GED test with a score of 470

Cincinnati Public Schools would like to thank Greg, Todd, Chris and Tim Philpott, as well as Macy's, for their generous donations.

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