WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (MARCH 29, 2022) — With a matching contribution from Larson Design Group (LDG), the Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) was able to raise $9,822 through its third employee giving campaign this winter.
This year’s total marks a 40-percent increase over last year’s results.
LDG matched, dollar-for-dollar, district employees' new and increased pledges through the foundation's payroll deduction program that totaled $4,836. The foundation also received $150 in one-time cash contributions during the campaign, which ran from Jan. 18 through Feb. 17.
“LDG is pleased to continue its support for the WASDEF and enhanced opportunities for students in the community,” said President and CEO Dave Martin. “This investment in our students will help to create the architects, engineers, and technical professionals needed tomorrow for the success of LDG and the city of Williamsport.”
“We’re incredibly grateful for LDG’s continued commitment to our campaign,” said WASDEF Executive Director Greg Hayes. “Their generosity allowed us to double every new and increased pledge made this year. Ultimately, these collective contributions increase the foundation’s granting power when it comes to reinvesting these dollars in our schools to provide new and enhanced learning opportunities for students.”
WASDEF has experienced a 92-percent increase in annual commitments through its payroll deduction program since the end of its 2020 fiscal year. At the close of this year’s campaign, 110 employees were enrolled, accounting for nearly $13,000 in donations a year.
WASDEF is a recognized nonprofit affiliate of the Williamsport Area 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. For more information, visit www.wasdeducationfoundation.org.
Pictured above from left: WASDEF Executive Director Greg Hayes, WASDEF Board President Dr. Brooke Beiter, and LDG Human Resources Manager Alyssa Wagner.