WEF

The mission of the Wilson Education Foundation is to support Wilson excellence! The vision of the organization is to engage parents, alumni and businesses to invest in the greater Wilson community to further differentiate a Wilson Education and to enhance students' opportunities. The non-tax dollars raised by the Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, support the needs of our students and teachers by funding academic programs, grants, scholarships, district events, facility upgrades and more. Learn more by reading our  Community Report 2014-15                    Community Report 2013-14.

 
Support the Wilson Education Foundation!
Opportunities include:
 
 
Wilson Academic Summer Camps Hosted by the Wilson Education Foundation!
The Wilson Education Foundation is excited to again partner with the Wilson School District to offer unique academic summer camps for students in grades K - 8th grade. Camps are offered as one-week, half-day sessions, Monday-Thursday. New this year: PM sessions are offered. AM: 8am-12pm | PM: 1pm-5pm |Just like during the school year, many camps will incorporate technology to help enhance your child's learning experience. To learn more, access a complete catalog and registration form, please click here. Or call 610.670.0180, ext. 4842.
 
 
 
Wilson Iron Chef  
Wilson Iron Chef Competition & Benefit Auction
Save the Date: Sunday, March 26, 2017 | 1-5pm | Wilson H.S.
For more information, please click here. 
 This exciting, family-friendly event includes a timed cooking competition between 3 local chefs. Several restaurants vie for your vote with samples as part of the People's Choice Competition. Attendees can vote for their favorite! And 30 food vendors will also offer tasty samples ranging from soups or appetizers to entrees or desserts! All food tastings are included with the admission price.
 
 
Wilson Education Foundation Employee Giving Campaign 2015
Wilson faculty and staff can make a tax-free contribution to the WEF. The opportunity to give through a payroll deduction has passed, but you can still provide a one-time donation. Please click here for a contribution form. Through your generosity via the WEF Employee Giving Campaign, the Foundation has been able to offer Venture Grant Program to enhance and to expand educational experiences and opportunities for the students of the Wilson School District by providing grants to individual teachers, groups of teachers, departments, and other professional employees that support creative and innovative programs that would not normally be funded through the school budget. Grants are awarded semi-annually to enable unique programs, teaching strategies, and learning experiences to become a reality in the classroom or through support services where they can influence the learning climate and directly benefit students. For a list of Venture Grant recipients from the 2014-15 school year, please click here.
 
 
Wilson Education Foundation announced in April 2015 a contribution 

in the amount of $40,000 to the Wilson School District to support the continued implementation of the 1:1 Technology Initiative. Wilson School District launched a 1:1 Initiative as a way to advance students in the technology world as it continues to grow. The digital conversion empowers teachers and students to harness the power of technology to collaborate, to create, to communicate, to think critically, and how to learn in the 21st century. In August 2014, Wilson successfully deployed Google Chromebooks at the high school and two middle schools (grades 6-12). Wilson moved to a full 1:1 technology implementation for the 2015-2016 school year to include students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. All Wilson students and teachers are engaged in learning how ubiquitous access to the Internet can ignite the learning process. Wilson Education Foundation sees the value in supporting this important academic initiative at Wilson. 

WEF Check Presentation

(Pictured L-R) Carol Reid, Wilson School Board Member; Dr. Rudy Ruth, Wilson Superintendent; Chris Trickett, Director of Technology; Diane Richards, Director of Finance; Steven Ehrlich, Wilson School Board Member; and Kristin Kramer, Executive Director, Wilson Education Foundation. A check presentation ceremony was held during the "Networking at Night" Event with the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry that the Wilson Education Foundation hosted on Wednesday, April 29, in a tented area near George Mack Stadium at Bulldog Field. Attendees had an opportunity to learn more about the Wilson Education Foundation and how it benefits the Wilson community while mixing and mingling with other community members. 

 

PA Companies Can Donate to Wilson in Lieu of State tax

Please visit www.wilsonsd.org/EITC to learn more about the EITC (Educational Improvement Tax Credit) program. 
Wilson Education Foundation would like to thank the businesses that contributed to the Foundation through EITC for the 2015-16 school year:
- BB&T
-East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc.
- EG Smith
- Fulton Bank
- National Penn Bank 
- Quadrant EPP USA, Inc.
- Tompkins VIST Bank
- Weis Markets 
  

OFFICERS
President 
                Bernie Campbell
 Whirley Drink Works
Vice President      
               Brett Gibble     
 Bank of America
Treasurer
                Andy Melzer
 National Penn Investors Trust
Secretary                                 Andrea Funk            Cambridge-Lee Industries
 
 
GENERAL BOARD MEMBERS
Ellen Adams                               Green Valley Parent
Rich Close                                 Spinal Concepts
Jennifer Crocona                        Cornwall Terrace PTO President
Matt Derr                                  Whitfield Teacher 
Carl Dragonette                         ACN Consulting
Vicki Ebner                              Community Volunteer
Matt Frasso                             Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Steve Fritz                               VF Outlet (Ret), WEF Past President
Marissa Hunsicker                   Spring Ridge Parent
Molly Maack                           Spring Ridge Program Coordinator                               
Ernie Magalotti                        Legacy Logistics
Leonard Marrella                      US Army Colonel (Ret) & Financial Advisor (Ret)
Kristin McGlinn                        Green Valley Parent 
Chris Pruitt                              East Penn Manufacturing
Janie Redner                            Spring Ridge Parent
Brett Wartluft                            Wells Fargo Advisers
Amy Wolf                                 Green Valley & West Parent
Al Wicks                                  C&S Supply, Inc. - Iron Chef Chair
Ryan Wynings                          Cornwall Terrace Teacher 
 
  
Ex-OFFICIO MEMBERS
John Miravich                     Fox Rothschild
Jay Nigrini                          Wilson School Board Representative
 
Dr. Rudy Ruth                     Wilson School District Superintendent
Kristin Kramer                    Wilson Education Foundation Executive Director
Mary Jo Dunn                      
Recording Secretary
 
   

 

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