The Warrior Run School District marks its 60th anniversary during the 2018-2019 school year. To celebrate this milestone, the WREF is focusing its attention on a community based fund-raising event it is calling “60 for 60 – Pump up the Volume, Raise the Bar.” The goal will be to raise $60,000 to improve the sound system in the middle school auditorium and the middle/high school fitness center.
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Checks may be made payable to “WREF” and mailed to
4800 Susquehanna Trail, Turbotville, PA 17772.
"The Warrior Run Education Foundation seeks to provide the best educational and extracurricular experience for our students."
Warrior Run Alumni Survey - This survey is meant to take less than 5 minutes of your time. It is our hope that by learning a bit about you since you graduated from Warrior Run, we may create a network of involved alumni to communicate with regarding the happenings of the district, as well as to potentially create a community of support and connections for our graduates. None of the information that you share will be used without your permission. By filling out this survey you are agreeing to be put on the Warrior Run Education Foundation's contact list. We will use email as our primary communication tool. We look forward to keeping in touch! Thank you for your Warrior Run PRIDE!
1. Valuable educational opportunities beyond the basics.
2. An imaginative and creative school environment.
3. An involved and engaged alumni community.
Jean Hormell, President
Sarah Kowalski, Vice President
Tamara Hoffman, Treasurer
Dr. Alan Hack, Superintendent of Schools
Theresa Bartholomew, Director of Educational Programs
1. What will my contribution to the Warrior Run Education Foundation accomplish?
WREF supports students, teachers, and the school by investing charitable assets to improve educational experiences and the physical environment. This could include grants to students for special opportunities, grants to teachers for the design and development of innovative academic, extracurricular or cultural enrichment projects, and support to campaigns for improvement of departments, fields ands facilities that could not be otherwise funded or accomplished.
2. How do I choose where my donation goes?
Current choices are:
WREF - Defender Fund (Supporting the greatest and current needs) - RECOMMENDED
WREF - Academics
WREF - Arts
WREF - Athletics
WREF Endowment - Unrestricted
WREF Endowment - Academics
WREF Endowment - Facilities
WREF Endowment - Scholarship
WREF Endowment - Alumni Legacy Fund
WREF Jack Zeigler Memorial Scholarship Fund
WREF H. William Koch Memorial Scholarship Fund
WREF Bernice A. Bissell Scholarship Fund
WREF Eiderson S. and Phyllis E. Biddle Scholarship Fund
1) DEFENDER FUND - UNRESTRICTED - (RECOMMENDED CHOICE*)
*Funds are immediately available to support the greatest innovative needs/opportunities.
2) UNRESTRICTED WITHIN A FIELD OF INTEREST - Academics, Arts, or Athletics
Funds in each of these 3 categories support needs/opportunities in that category.
4) UNRESTRICTED ENDOWMENT (the principal is maintained with only annual interest available from all endowment funds) Yearly profit in each fund is available for a wide variety of needs/opportunities.
5) ENDOWMENT WITHIN A FIELD OF INTEREST - Academics, Facilities, or Scholarship
Yearly profit in each fund supports specific needs in a category you choose to support.
6) ENDOWMENT - ALUMNI LEGACY FUND - established by the Class of 1964 to encourage graduating classes to give to this fund on the occasion of major class reunions. Yearly interest is used for a wide variety of needs/opportunities.
7) SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUNDS -
Jack Zeigler Memorial Scholarship Fund
H. William Koch Memorial Scholarship Fund
Bernice A Bissell Scholarship Fund
Eiderson S. and Phyllis E. Biddle Scholarship Fund
If you prefer to defer giving until later by making a gift through your estate, contact us and we will help you.
3. How are decisions about Foundation allocations made?
All grants and funds are provided at the discretion of the Foundation Advisory Committee made up of interested community members, some school board and staff representation, as well as participation by the Superintendent of Schools. They operate in partnership with the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation, a tax exempt 501 (c) (3) charitable foundation, to manage and invest funds. Direction for efforts is taken from the WR School Board adoption of “Defender 2025” which outlines the goals of the District in 6 specific categories through 2025.
4. What are the current goals of the WREF?
Our immediate goal is to grow the Foundation by raising funds and awareness. We are reaching out to our district residents, businesses, parents, alumni, past school board members and staff. We hope that if Warrior Run was part of your past, you will make it part of your future giving. If it was not, please consider how important strong public schools are to our PA communities, and especially to the Warrior Run area.
Contact the WREF?
Phone: 570-649-5138, x9733
Online Giving Form
Youth In Philanthropy (YIP)
Warrior Run has long been recognized as a supportive and generous community, and it is with this in mind that the district is pursuing a Youth in Philanthropy program to teach and model the benefits of sharing our time, talents, and treasure with our community.
Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) is a program that teaches high school students the meaning of philanthropy, how non-profits function, and the various ways that individuals can contribute to causes that are meaningful to them. Students then have an opportunity to learn about the needs of their school and local communities and to “grant” real funding to organizations of their choice. Additionally, these HS students visit elementary students and teach them about philanthropy in a way that allows children to begin to understand giving and sharing, creating generations of individuals engaged in society's needs and interests.
To view a PowerPoint about this program and its affiliation with the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation, Click HERE. If you wish to better understand what is meant by “philanthropy,” click here to watch a video.
Please consider sponsoring this worthy project by donating to the Warrior Run Education Foundation, and know that your donation will not only help to educate our students, but will go right back into our community in the form of grants that our students give out at the end of the school year. This really is a gift that keeps on giving.
To donate to YIP, choose WREF - Defender Fund, and when prompted to make notes about your donation during the process, please write “In support of YIP” in your comment box.
If you are a teacher that would like to use payroll deduction to help us maintain this program for years to come, please see our Business Manager, Heather Burke.
The Warrior Run Education Foundation wants to support students, teachers and the school by investing charitable assets to improve educational experiences and the physical environment. This could include grants to students for special opportunities; grants to teachers for the design and development of innovative academic, extracurricular or cultural enrichment projects; and support to campaigns for improvement of department, fields and facilities that could not otherwise be funded or accomplished.
EITC GRANT APPLICATION FORM
All grant applications must be submitted on this form with the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation logo.
Classroom Innovation Grants
The Warrior Run Education Foundation is continuing to sponsor grants this year to WRSD teachers to promote innovative teaching and learning in the classroom. Three $1000 grants will be awarded to teachers to be used toward specific professional development to improve their instruction or content knowledge in innovative ways, or for an innovative, standards-based instructional unit or project in their classroom with the ultimate goal of increasing student engagement and learning. Any certified professional staff member may submit a proposal which will be awarded for the 2018-19 school year.
Warrior Run Education Foundation (WREF)
c/o Central Susquehanna Community Foundation
725 West Front Street
Berwick, PA 18603
WREF operates in partnership with the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation, a tax exempt, 501 (c)(3) charitable foundation. Central Susquehanna works hand-in-hand with WREF and provides valuable support through consultation and gift planning services.
Contacts: Alan Hack 570.649.5138, ext 5000; email@example.com
Kara Seesholtz and Holly Morrison toll free at 866.454.6692; firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Additional information is available from the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation at www.csgiving.org
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