This year, the number of individuals commemorated exceeded prior years, as did the dollars donated to the memorial awards, such that five seniors were able to be given the annual awards. Individuals receiving the 2021 awards are shown below, along with the college or university they plan to attend next year
The KASD Ed Foundation received a record number of donations in honor or memory of family and loved ones, allowing us to give five Memorial Awards at the Senior Awards Night ceremony on May 12, 2021.
On June 2, 2021, the Ed Foundation hosted a celebration recognizing this year’s Distinguished Alumni recipients. Family and friends of the Alumni were treated to a reception at the Setter Ridge Winery, Kutztown, which was also attended by KASD Administration, School Board and Education Foundation Board Members.
Retiring Executive Director & Founder Winkler Recognized; New Annual Award Established to Hail Original Three Founders
The Founder of the KASD Education Foundation, Dr. Brenda Winkler, our retiring Executive Director after 20 years was publicly recognized during the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Reception. Co-Founder Attorney Robert Grim provided commentary on Brenda’s initiative in creating the foundation’s first board, defining their original mission, and obtaining PA State Approval as one of only three Ed Foundations in Berks County at the time.