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:
Berlin Foundation receives donations
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 five years. Your support will continue to enhance our students' educational opportunities.
Thank you Citizens Neighborhood Bank (division of Riverview Financial Corporation) for making a donation in the amount of $2,500 to our Foundation through the EITC program. These funds continue to enhance our students' educational opportunities. Thank you Michael Paulman (Regional President) and Rebecca Darr (Regional Manager) for making the presentation to our Foundation members, Mandy Lauer and Margie Zorn, and our school superintendent, Dr. David Reeder.
New Cardiovascular Equipment
New cardiovascular equipment that was purchased for the school's weight room through a teacher grant requested by physical education teacher, Doug Paul. The Foundation was able to help pay for this equipment that will be used by many students every day.
School Receives New Spotlight
A BIG thank you to the BBHS Classes of 2014 and 2016 for donating funds to the Foundation to purchase a new spotlight for the auditorium. The new spotlight will enhance the lighting for the musicals, music curriculum, and community events. Pictured are Joshua Oldham and Katie Spiri, our music directors, and Gina Trulick (representing the Class of 2014) and Teagan Jenner (representing the Class of 2016).
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.