Our Mission:

Our mission is to enhance educational opportunities in the district’s schools and to recognize the superior achievements of district students and alumni.



  • To receive & administer donations & gifts
  • To effectively manage the Foundation’s scholarship program
  • To fund innovative projects that enhance student performance
  • To solicit Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) business donations
  • To support the Kutztown Area School District and its students

Current Board of Directors

The KASD Education Foundation Board of Directors is all volunteer, comprised completely of KAHS alumni. Our Board of Directors includes representatives from the school system, the local business community, donors, as well as both legal and financial professionals. The Board meets quarterly.

KEF Board Members
(L TO R) George Fiore, Benjamin Haas, Lynn Silan, Jacqueline Garcia, Rob Gottlund, Sheila Fulton, Brenda Winkler, Andrew Brett, Robert Grim. Absent: Jason Feiertag, Steve Fenstermacher, Diane Haring

Dr. Brenda Winkler, Founder, Executive Director, Class of ’63

  • Retired KASD Superintendent
  • 2013 Distinguished Alumnus

Stephen M. Fenstermacher, Vice President, Class of ’73

  • Retired Colonel, US Marine Corps
  • 2014 Distinguished Alumnus
  • Management, Kratos Public Safety & Security Solutions

Sheila A. Fulton, Class of ’63

  • Retired KASD Elementary Teacher

Diane Haring, Class of ’65

  • Retired KASD Elementary Teacher

Lynn Silan Torcolini, Secretary, Class of ’68

  • Retired Director, Continuous Improvement, Carpenter Technology Corporation

George Fiore

  • Current KASD Superintendent
  • Ex Officio member of the Board

Matthew Strunk

  • Founder & CEO, Strunk Media Group & BitMoto

Benjamin Haas, President, Class of ’02

  • Wealth Manager, Haas Financial Group

Jason Feiertag, Class of ’89

  • Assistant Treasurer, Muhlenberg College

Robert Gottlund, Class of ’76

  • Managing Partner, KPC

Andrew Brett, Class of ’87

  • KAHS Guidance Counselor

Robert P. Grim, Esq., Founder, Solicitor, Class of ’62

  • Attorney At Law

Jacqueline Landis-Garcia, Class of ’64

  • Retired Co-founder & Academic Director., English for Professionals C.A.

Michele Zimmerman, Class of ’82

  • Business Manager, Hamburg Area H.S.


If you would like to request further information on how you can help enhance educational opportunities for our students, or if you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please fill out the contact form below. One of our representatives will respond shortly. Thank you!

  • KASD Education Foundation
    251 Long Lane
    Kutztown, PA 19530
  • Info@KASDEDFoundation.org
  • 610-683-7361 Ext. 5105