Berlin Foundation receives donations
Thank you to a local corporation who made a $7200 donation to our Foundation through the EITC program. We very much appreciate your donation to our Foundation.
Thank you BDH-Konhaus Agency for your donation of $1000 to our Foundation through the EITC program. We truly appreciate the continuous donations your company has made to us over the past six years. Your support will continue to enhance our students' educational opportunities.
Thank you Citizens Neighborhood Bank (division of Riverview Financial Corporation) for your donation in the amount of $2500 and an additional $1000 donation to our Foundation through the EITC program. We appreciate your continuous donations to enhance our student's educational opportunities. Thank you Rebecca Darr, Regional Branch Manager, for making the presentation to our Foundation members, Marilyn Cornell, Tom Smith, Margie Zorn, and our superintendent, Dr. David Reeder.
Since 2009 we have received a total of $54,200 in donations through the EITC program from seven different local companies. This money has been used to fund Robo Labs, Engineering is Elementary, Maker Space, Project Webfoot, Science is Elementary, NASA Simulations, Biology Dissection, Topography Mapping, STEM Programs, and Dual Enrollment. These programs have enhanced our students' learning from elementary through college classes. We are very thankful to all donors and their support for our students.
2018 Fun in the Sun Winner!
Congratulations to Mrs. Janelle Visinsky on winning the grand prize of a week's vacation in Florida and $800 travel allowance in the Foundation's 10th annual "Fun in the Sun" Dinner and Raffle. THANK YOU to all who bought tickets, donated door prizes and raffle items, and attended the dinner. Attendance at this year's dinner was tremendous! Your continued generosity and support enables the Foundation to enhance educational opportunities for our students.
3rd Annual Sporting Clay Shoot
A Big THANK YOU to all the sponsors and shooters that helped make our third annual Clay Shoot a big success. Our winners were: Tim Burkett, Terry Straka, Tony Retassie, Jenny Booth, Shawn Booth, Brad McClucas, Roy Ogburn, and Dante Paul. Thank you for continuing to support our students.
Here are a few pictures from the 2018 shoot:
FOR SALE: The Foundation is interested in selling the timeshare we own in Atlantic City, New Jersey (which can be exchanged each year for another location). The following is the link to all information about the time share: www.sellmytimesharenow.com/timeshares/index/content/details/AdNumber/2175202/sale.
Stutzman Family Foundation Donation
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: The Foundation has received a sizeable donation from the Stutzman Family Foundation. The donation will be used to fund several scholarships over the next three years. The scholarships are in honor of Geraldine (Jerry Johnson) and Jacob (Jake) Stutzman who were 1937 and 1933 graduates of Berlin High School. The Stutzman family believes that helping students achieve the next step in their education is a fitting tribute to the values that Jerry and Jake cherished. The amount pledged for these scholarships totals $90,000! The total amount will be distributed over the next three years as three $10,000 scholarships for a total of $30,000 each year. The scholarships will be awarded to one male senior, one female senior, and one other student senior regardless of gender. To select the recipients, consideration will be given to academic achievement, financial need, and the student's community service involvement. The Foundation is very appreciative to the Stutzman and Johnson families for their generous support of our students.
Donations have been received by the Foundation through Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC). In 2010-11 Darr Construction contributed $2500 to the Foundation for the second consecutive year and New Enterprise Stone and Lime Company contributed $12,000. PBS Coals designated $5000 to the Foundation through the EITC program in 2012 along with $1500 contributed by United Concordia. The Foundation is extremely grateful to these companies for their support of our schools.
EITC monies are used to fund Teacher Venture Grants. The activities supported by the grants are designed to supplement and enhance education in our schools while providing teachers and students with unique and innovative learning experiences.
More information on the EITC program is located in the Contributions section.