E. Kneale Dockstader Foundation

Kneale Dockstader was a resident of southern Chester County for 50 years. In 1978, shortly after Kneale retired from duPont, Kennett Township appointed him to the position of Director of the Southeastern Chester County Refuse Authority (SECCRA).

The Foundation was created in 2002 by the Southeastern Chester County Refuse Authority (SECCRA) to honor former chairman of the board Kneale Dockstader. It funds environmental projects and scholarships that benefit southern Chester County.

The Foundation is a charitable body created under section 509(a)1 of the federal tax code and receives a continuing stipend from SECCRA. It is managed by an independent seven-member board of directors and staffed by a part-time secretary and bookkeeper.

The Foundation can be reached by calling Secretary Bill Stullken at 484-748-0050 or email at dockstader@seccra.org.

2018 Dockstader Foundation Grant and Scholarship Recipients

2018 Dockstader Foundation Grant and Scholarship Recipients

Kneale determined to keep SECCRA alive as an operating entity.

He accepted the position of Chairman of the board, and he organized a plan to provide for the solid waste needs of the community. He sought and eventually found a suitable replacement site for a community landfill in London Grove Township. He acquired a permit, and began landfill operations. The facility continues to operate, providing service to the ninety thousand residents of southern Chester County. Under Kneale's leadership, SECCRA has amassed eighteen million dollars of assets.

After Kneale retired as Chairman of SECCRA, its Board of Directors unanimously resolved to honor him by creating the "E. Kneale Dockstader Foundation." This foundation actively promotes environmental activities in the SECCRA region with grants, scholarships, and beneficial programs. It will carry on Kneale's dedication to helping and improving the SECCRA community.