Donations to KASD Education Foundation

Each dollar given builds additional opportunities to advance the Foundation’s mission on behalf of Kutztown Area School District students. No gift is too small, and each is valued as a gesture of partnership for the benefit of KASD students.

If you would like to request further information on how you can help enhance educational opportunities for KASD students, or if you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please fill out the contact form below.

There are Several Ways to Donate

Products and Services

Gifts of products and services help reduce operating costs so Foundation Funds can be allocated towards other mission objectives and goals.

Monetary Gifts

Gifts can be allocated, per the donor’s wishes, as follows:

  • Foundation FundThis fund supports the Foundation’s operations and is used for the Board of Directors to fund new programs and educational opportunities as they arise.
  • Innovative ProjectsThe KASD Education Foundation provides funding for innovative projects which supplement existing school activities. Supporting initiatives at all grade levels has been a priority of the Foundation.
  • Blue and White ScholarshipThis Foundation-run scholarship is given to a graduating senior with good academic standing and good character, who represents the high school in a positive manner, and is involved in school and community activities.
  • Annual Memorial AwardThis Foundation-run award is given to a graduating senior in memory of your loved one. Memorial dollars are aggregated to provide this annual award, giving the donor(s) and the Foundation an opportunity to publicly honor the individual(s), with recognition during that year’s annual KAHS Awards Ceremony.
  • Other Existing Scholarship or Award – Donations can be given to other existing scholarships or awards. Descriptions of how those awards are determined are included on the Scholarship page of the website.

Larger Monetary Donations

In addition to the options listed above, gifts of $20,000 or larger may be allocated, per the donor’s choices, as an ongoing scholarship. Donor funds are invested per our investment policy to provide an ongoing scholarship in one of two ways:

  • Distribution of set dollar amount – A donor-specified amount is awarded annually, until the funds are exhausted.
  • Distribution of the annual interest – A donor-specified amount, not to be below a stated minimum nor to exceed a maximum, which the donor specifies.

Support-A-Scholar

In 2019, the Education Foundation entered into a joint endeavor with Kutztown University (KU) and Reading Area Community College (RACC). The new program, “Support-A-Scholar,” provides partial college course tuition to highly motivated KAHS students in a dual enrollment program at either institution. 

Education Foundation Donors make a big difference in the lives of students! Students are excited to take college courses in advance of their freshman college year. They look forward to expanded opportunities for additional courses beyond the scope of the high school curriculum. These credits are eligible for transfer to many universities including KU, Penn State, Temple, Bucknell, and Millersville, to name a few.

STEAM Fair

The STEAM Fair each spring showcases science, technology, art, engineering, and mathematics creations by students, grades K-12. Teachers and students work together to put together an intriguing array of presentations and activities. The Kutztown Area Middle School Commons bursts with music, excitement, and energy. It is especially rewarding to see older students teaching younger students at many of the stations.

KASDEF is proud to support the STEAM Fair through generous donations from our donors. The critical thinking skills that go into the project designs confirm that we are Improving Education Together.

Books Through KASD Imagination Library

The Imagination Library Book Gifting Program supplies free books to children ages 0 to 5 who live in our community. This early reader program is funded through your donations to the KASD Education Foundation in partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. 

Children enrolled in the program receive one new book each month from birth until the child’s fifth birthday. That means every child born and raised in our district could enter Kindergarten with a personal library of 60 books! 

Teacher Mini Grants

Beginning in Fall 2022, the Foundation was pleased to offer mini grants to KASD teachers in the spirit of Improving Education Together. Each approved grant recipient will receive between $250 and $1000 based on the proposal. All proposals that align with the Foundation’s mission will be eligible for consideration.

The purpose of the mini grants is to provide K-12 teachers an additional opportunity to enhance the learning experiences of students. We look forward to seeing the many creative possibilities that will result from this process!

Interested in making a donation?

You can help KASD students by making a tax-deductible donation today.

CONTACT US TODAY

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. A board member will respond to your request. Thank you!

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