WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (FEBRUARY 20, 2020) — The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) once again will participate in Raise the Region, the 30-hour online fundraising event hosted by the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. It begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, March 12. Since Raise the Region began in 2013, WASDEF has generated more than $49,448 through the event.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (DECEMBER 19, 2019) — The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) today released its 2018-2019 Annual Report that highlights the organization’s key activities and financial statements between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. “The 2018-2019 school year marked the foundation’s 15th anniversary as the district’s nonprofit affiliate,” state WASDEF Board President Rose-Marie Gross and Executive Director Greg Hayes in the report’s introduction. “Thanks to the generosity of our donors and partners, we’ve been fortunate enough to grow in our effort to add value to the academic experience of our students."
The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) announced today its distribution of 122 brand-new books to the elementary library system as part of its annual Building Libraries Through Literacy Program. The books were granted to the same amount of elementary students who participated in and completed the district-led “Millionaires Read” and James V. Brown Library summer reading programs. Each book is dedicated to a summer reader on a nameplate on the inside cover that will now line the shelves in his or her respective school library for years to come.
The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) held its second Donor & Alumni Appreciation Event on Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Michael Ross Room at Trade and Transit Center II. The education foundation recognized its donors, their philanthropy and honored this year's three Williamsport Area High School Distinguished Alumni: Dr. Callah Antonetti '05, Susan Durrwachter '81 and the late Capt. Chancellor Alfonso "Pete" Tzomes '62.
Williamsport Area School District students will be able to benefit from an upcoming casual Friday next month through a first-of-its-kind, community-wide event scheduled for Oct. 18. WASDEF and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank (CPFB) are once again joining forces for the area’s first Dress Down for Williamsport Schools Day to raise funds in support of the district-wide Hybrid BackPack Program.
A new scholarship fund has been created at the Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation in memory of Tim Montgomery, Williamsport Area High School’s winningest coach. The Tim Montgomery Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by his family to memorialize the health and physical education teacher who taught at WAHS and coached the Millionaire football team for more than 25 years.
A new opportunity this year will work to broaden student reach in the Williamsport Area High School’s music program, thanks to grant funding provided in part by the Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF). A $10,381 grant from WASDEF’s Violet Compton Estate Fund is supporting a new, innovative music elective that will allow students to make music outside of performing ensembles.
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