At the Annual Meeting of the Kutztown Community Partnership held on March 12, the Kutztown Area School District Education Foundation was awarded the “Community Organization of the Year” Award. The Kutztown Community Partnership receives nominations each year as they look to highlight an individual volunteer and an organization who go above and beyond to make the community a better place. President of the Partnership, Jerry Shearer, noted the Education Foundation’s promotion of education, strong partnership with the school district, and their primary role in the Cougar Pride Capital Campaign as noteworthy accomplishments, worthy of this recognition.
Upon receipt of the award, Education Foundation President, Benjamin Haas stated, “We are very grateful to receive this award from the Community Partnership, another community-driven non-profit dedicated to improving all that Kutztown has to offer to its students and residents. We sincerely appreciate the recognition, but in turn want to thank the many persons who made the Capital Campaign a success, most notably the donors and supporters of the Education Foundation. They truly deserve the recognition for their commitment to our mission, Improving Education Together.”
The Kutztown Community Partnership is a non-profit organization dedicated to the economic revitalization and preservation of Kutztown. The Partnership serves as a liaison to build community, to forge positive relationships, and to foster cultural and economic collaboration in this historic college town. The Kutztown Community Partnership envisions Kutztown as an inclusive community that welcomes all our best efforts: to get an education, to do business, and to live well at every stage of our lives. More information can be found at http://kutztownpartnership.org/