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:
  
Join Us for the 2nd Annual Wilson Back-to-School Bash on Saturday, September 12, 5:30pm at Fish Pond West!
Bash  
Enjoy this clam-bake style event with delicious food, beverages, live music, dancing, games and raffles. Have an opportunity to bid on Wilson-exclusive items and experiences. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
 
Wilson Education Foundation Employee Giving Campaign 2015
Thank you for considering to support the Wilson Education Foundation. You can click here to complete the online donation form to sign up for a payroll deduction. Or 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). Currently 3,700 students and 240 secondary teachers are engaged in learning how ubiquitous access to the Internet can ignite the learning process.  Wilson is excited to announce it is on target to move to a full 1:1 technology implementation for the 2015-2016 school year to include students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. 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. 

 
Save the DATE for the 3rd Annual Wilson Iron Chef Competition & Benefit Auction on Sunday, April 10, 2016, from 1-5pm, Wilson HS Gymnasium! This exciting, family-friendly event will include a timed cooking competition between 3 local chefs. Several restaurants will vie for your vote with samples as part of the People's Choice Competition. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste and to vote for their favorite! More than 30 other restaurants and food-related businesses will also offer tasty samples ranging from soups or appetizers to entrees or desserts! All food tastings are included with the admission price. For more information, please visit http://www.wilsonsd.org/IronChef
 

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 2014/15 school year:
- East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc.
- EG Smith
- First Priority Bank
- Fulton Bank
- National Penn Bank 
- Phillips Facilities Management Group 
- Quadrant EPP USA, Inc.
- Riverview Bank
- Susquehanna Bank
- Tompkins VIST Bank 
  

OFFICERS
President 
                Steve Fritz
  VF Outlet (Ret)
Vice President      
                Bernie Campbell        
  Whirley Drink Works
Treasurer
                Andy Melzer
  National Penn Investors Trust
Secretary                               Brett Gibble                   Santander
 
 
GENERAL BOARD MEMBERS
Rich Close                             Spinal Concepts
Jennifer Crocona                     Cornwall Terrace PTO President
Carl Dragonette                      ACN Consulting
Vicki Ebner                           Community Volunteer
Andrew Fick                          Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C.
Andrea Funk                         Cambridge-Lee Industries
Andrea Hetrick                      Wells Fargo- Harlem Wizards Chair
Stephen Horvat                      Baker Tilly
Ernie Magalotti                      Legacy Logistics
Leonard Marrella                    US Army Colonel (Ret) & Financial Advisor (Ret)
Chris Pruitt                           East Penn Manufacturing
Doug Tieman                        Caron Treatment Center, WEF Past President
Al Wicks                              C&S Supply, Inc.- Iron Chef Chair 
  
Ex-OFFICIO MEMBERS
John Miravich                       Fox Rothschild
Brenda Mack                       Wilson School Board Representative
 
Dr. Rudy Ruth                      Wilson School District Superintendent
Kristin Kramer                      Wilson Education Foundation Executive Director
Mary Jo Dunn                     
Recording Secretary