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Wilson Night at the Fightin Phils
On Friday, June 7, the Wilson Community is invited to join the Wilson Education Foundation for the 4th Annual "Wilson Night at the Fightin' Phils!" Mark your calendar and break out your Wilson spirit wear as the Reading Fightins take on the Harrisburg Senators.
- Tickets for Wilson staff, district residents, and alumni are FREE with a requested donation of $1 each for the Wilson Education Foundation.
- Tickets should be picked up at the "Wilson Will Call Ticket Pick-up Tent" just in front of the stadium entry gates.
- Up to 4 free tickets are available per family. More can be purchased at $8 each.
- CLICK HERE to reserve your tickets. You will receive a reminder email the Wednesday before the event.
- Stadium Gates and plaza open at 5pm. Seating opens at 6pm.
WSD Facility Upgrade Campaign
The WSD Facility Upgrade Campaign is an initiative of the Wilson Education Foundation, intended to privately assist with funding the planned renovations of Gurski Stadium and Snyder Natatorium, and the addition of Bulldog Field.
CLICK HERE for details about the campaign and the associated construction projects.
2012-13 End of Year Staff Gift program - For Parents
Searching for a year-end gift for your child's teacher, counselor or principal? Take a new approach this year, and make a tax-deductible donation to their classroom or office via the Wilson Education Foundation! Staff will be able to use the money to buy some extras that they would like for their classrooms - the teacher and the students will benefit from the additional supplies and purchases!
Simply CLICK HERE to print the necessary forms. The 3 page document includes:
1. Parent Submission Form:
To be filled out and sent to WEF along with your donation check
2. Staff Gift Certificate:
To be printed, filled out & given to staff member as their "gift"
3. Staff Reimbursement Form:
To be printed & given to the staff member to request reimbursement for their classroom supply purchases.
PLEASE NOTE: The submission form contains legalese that denotes that WEF "will make every effort" to forward your donation to the staff member of your choice. This wording is required in order to allow your donation to be tax deductible. Please be assured that our only objective is to forward 100% of your donation to your designated staff member.
You may submit your donation up until the last day of school. Questions can be directed to Tracy Markle at email@example.com or 610-670-0180 x1111. Thank you!
2012 Staff Holiday Gift program - For Staff
To redeem your gift certificate from the HOLIDAY 2012 Staff Gift Program, simply purchase your desired classroom-related items and submit the receipt to Tracy Markle via scan/email or interoffice mail, along with the reimbursement form found HERE. The Wilson Education Foundation will reimburse your expenses up to the amount donated in your name.
Questions can be directed to Tracy Markle at MarTra@wilsonsd.org or 610-670-0180 x1111. Thank you!
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.
2012-2013 Employee Giving Campaign
CLICK HERE to fill out the Online Donations Form (preferred), or CLICK HERE to print a paper Donation Form.
For 2012-2013, we will be offering $500 grants to our Wilson educators! But this can only be done with your assistance, as the funds that you donate solely support this initiative. Please help us to provide unique programs and otherwise unfunded opportunities right here at Wilson. We can't wait to give back to you by funding innovative and exciting projects in your buildings and classrooms.
2012 Fall Venture Grant Applications
The goal of the Wilson Education Foundation’s Venture Grant Program is to enhance and expand educational experiences and opportunities for Wilson students by providing grants to individual or groups of teachers, departments, and other professional employees that support creative and innovative programs that would normally not be funded through the school budget.
Grants will be 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. Grants may be used for the purchase of books, instructional supplies, and equipment or for expenses associated with bringing in an outside resource person or facilitator.
Funding of these grants is 100% supported by the generosity of our staff via Employee Giving Campaign. The Grant Sept 21, 2012 application deadline has now passed. Winning grants will be notified by Friday, October 5.
The Wilson Education Foundation engages in strategic philanthropy to purposefully connect parents, alumni, and businesses to invest in the future of the greater Wilson community.
Dozens of school-related groups raise funds for specific purposes throughout the year. Some raise fundsfor scholarships, others for trips or equipment. The following goals are the reasons for WEF fundraising.
Diminish or eliminate barriers that prevent some students from sharing special experiences (field trips/scholarships) enjoyed by other students.
Diminish or eliminate barriers that prevent teachers from accomplishing certain goals for improved student achievement. (e.g., tutoring programs, teacher venture grants, coaching programs, distance learning programs.
Assist in creating venues that can be utilized by both the school and the community at large.
Assist in creating innovative educational programs that will enhance student achievement and wellness throughout the school and the community.
CLICK HERE to follow the progress of the Wilson Education Foundation by receiving monthly e-newsletters:
CLlCK HERE to read the "Re-Introducing The Education Foundation" article from the January 2010 Wilson's Pride:
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President & CEO- VF Outlet, Inc.
Senior VP & Managing Director- Wachovia Branch
Whirley Drink Works
VP Sales PFizer Pharmaceutical
|Andrew Fick||Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C.|
|Brett Gibble||Senior VP - Relationship Manager - Sovereign Bank|
|Stephen Horvat, CPA||Beard Miller Financial Advisors|
|Len Marrella, Ph.D||US Army Colonel (Ret) % Financial Advisor (Ret)|
Carolyn Schultz Spano
Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce
President & CEO Tray-Pak Corporation
Glen T. Steady
President & CEO Quadrant EPP USA, Inc
Ex OFFICIO MEMBERS
|Richard Caputo, Esq.||Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP |
|George E. Mack||Wilson School Board Member|
|Dr. Rudy Ruth||Wilson School District Superintendent|
Wilson Education Foundation Executive Director