WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (DECEMBER 14, 2020) — The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation released its 2019-2020 Annual Report today, which highlights the organization’s key activities and financial statements between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020.
“Despite the 2019-2020 school year being what it was in the face of a global pandemic, WASDEF experienced one of its strongest years in terms of revenue generation, thanks, in part, to the loyalty of our donors, and community and business partnerships,” state WASDEF Board President Rose-Marie Gross and Executive Director Greg Hayes in the report’s introduction.
Grants awarded to WASD programming from the nonprofit during its latest fiscal year totaled $67,503. Grants supported enhancements to the district’s academic, cultural, athletic, and health and wellness programs. The foundation also provided 110 scholarships to 69 graduating students. Total revenue, including in-kind donations and annual pledge payments, totaled $424,179 from among more than 450 donors.
The report also highlights the impact of Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program contributions the district received from businesses through the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. Through that program, $18,000 in business donations were received from First National Bank, M&T Bank, Woodlands Bank and UPMC Health Plan.
The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation is the recognized nonprofit affiliate of the school district. The education foundation facilitates charitable giving and permanent legacies based on individual areas of interest in educational innovation, the arts, athletics and scholarships.