ABOUT THE FUND
The Sandra S. and Robert K. Momyer Endowment for Arts, Culture, and History in Chester County and Animal Conservation began in October 2019 in honor of Robert Kaeppler Momyer who passed away in March 2019 at the age of 78. His wife Sandra started the fund to fund fund Chester County arts like art programs, dance, theatre, music, and animal conservation, particularly primate conservation.
Robert was born in the Fern Rock section of Philadelphia. He and Sandra were married in 1964, and they resided in Phoenixville/Schuylkill Township. Robert always had an interest in the arts and earned his B.S. degree at the Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts). He also received a Master’s degree in educational administration from Lehigh University. He came to Phoenixville in 1961 to teach art at Schuylkill and East Pikeland Schools. In 1968, he was appointed principal of Schuylkill School serving through 1974. Along the way he set up Magic International Productions performing magic shows along the East coast for many years.
Robert became the creative director for Wright Associates moving to Scott Paper Company as its creative director. In between these jobs, Robert served as Assistant Dean of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus Clown College for two years training clowns and producing magic acts for the show including the Siegfried and Roy Show in Las Vegas. Other career paths included managing E. J. Stewart, a video productions company and Phoenix Associates, a marketing and public relations firm. He served as Associate Professor at West Chester University for 18 years teaching video production in the evening sessions. In 1996, he formed his own company, Communication Arts Group, from which he retired in 2017.
Robert led a life of excitement and adventure. An avid fisherman, he fished the lakes of Canada, the Jersey shore, and the fresh water of French Creek. He and wife Sandra traveled from the Arctic to the Antarctic, India and China to the Peruvian rainforest, African safaris and more. Robert served on the board of Historic Yellow Springs where he was vice president; the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area; Green Valleys Association; his church Council; health agency Boards in the Phoenixville area. He was a founding member of Forge Theatre where he acted and directed.
You can donate by mailing a check, made payable to:
Sandra S. and Robert K. Momyer Endowment for Arts, Culture, and History
in Chester County and Animal Conservation, c/o CCCF
28 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19382