The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation is a recognized nonprofit affiliate of the Williamsport Area School District. Led by a 20-member volunteer board, the Foundation facilitates charitable giving and permanent legacies based on individual areas of interest in educational innovation, the arts, athletics and scholarships.
Since 2004, WASDEF has been supporting students and teachers across the district with the financial resources provided by donors. Just since 2014, WASDEF has both raised and allocated more than $1.7 million to the district in support of capital projects, innovative programs and initiatives, and scholarships. In that same time period, the Foundation has grown by $286,494.
Over the course of the last decade, WASDEF has grown in its mission in supporting students across the district by promoting, sponsoring and encouraging educational activities, having reached more than $2 million in net assets. In 2017, WASDEF was named as one of the Top 10 Performing School Foundations in Pennsylvania through a doctoral study at Point Park University in Pittsburgh.