Mission: Wilson Education Foundation (WEF) positively impacts students’ lives by supporting the Wilson School District in three areas: Student Experience, Teaching Excellence, and Community Engagement.
Purpose: To provide our students with a differentiated education over and above what could be paid for with our tax base alone.
Learn more by reading our Community Reports
Support the Wilson Education Foundation!
- EITC Program
- Employee Giving Campaign
Attend an Event:
- Wilson Iron Chef– March 11, 2018
- Wilson Community Night at the Fightin Phils– DATE TBD for 2018
- Back-to-School Bash – DATE TBD for 2018
Support Wilson Excellence! Support Our Students! Support WEF!
Wilson Education Foundation supports the Wilson School District, which encourages all students to pursue their dreams, passions, and personal excellence, graduating as life-long learners dedicated to using their gifts to make a positive difference in the world.
Wilson Iron Chef Competition & Benefit Auction
Sunday, March 11, 2018| 1-5 pm | Wilson High School
During this exciting, family-friendly event, watch 3 local chefs face-off during a timed competition. Using 3 secret ingredients, each chef will create a unique dish, earning the title of 2018 WILSON IRON CHEF!
Restaurants will vie for your vote with samples as part of the People’s Choice Competition. Attendees can vote for their favorite! Additional 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. You will NOT leave hungry! Enjoy student performances, auction and raffles! Find out who will be named Extraordinary Teacher of the Year!
Wilson Iron Chef provides an opportunity to showcase your business within the Wilson Community. If you are a restaurant or local food-related business and would like to participate in the 2018 Iron Chef Competition & Benefit Auction, there are two ways for you to participate: People’s Choice or Vendor Lane.
As a People’s Choice Competitor, you agree to prepare a menu item incorporating one common ingredient as will the rest of your competitors. Event attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their top choice. The top two winners will participate in the on-stage competition next year. More information including how to register for the People’s Choice Competition is available as a Printable Form or Online.
Wilson’s Iron Chef is truly a community-wide event that brings together Wilson community members, students, parents, faculty, administration and the business community. If you would like to support this fun-filled event, there are also Sponsorship Opportunities available. For more information, please Click Here.
Calling all volunteers! This tremendous event would not be possible without the help of volunteers! If you would like to donate a bit of your time, please Click Here.
General Admission: Adults: $15 in advance | $20 at the door
Students (18 and under): $10 in advance | $15 at the door
Children 3 and under: FREE
First Taste: $25 | Enter at 12 pm, an hour before general admission opens at 1:00 pm.
WEF Employee Giving Campaign
Every year, Wilson faculty and staff can make a tax-free contribution to the WEF. This year’s campaign was a huge success, raising over $6,000 for the Foundation. Through the generosity of our employees via the WEF Employee Giving Campaign, the Foundation has been able to offer the 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.
PA Companies Can Donate to Wilson in Lieu of State tax
Please click here 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 2016-17 school year:
- East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc.
- First Priority Bank
- Jerome H. Rhoads, Inc.
- BB&T Bank
- Quadrant EPP USA, Inc.
- Riverview Bank
- Tompkins VIST Bank
- Weis Markets
|President||Brett Gibble||Bank of America|
|VP/Treasurer||Matt Frasso||Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP|
|Secretary||Andrea Funk||Cambridge-Lee Industries|
- Ellen Adams, Green Valley Parent
- Bryan Cole, NAI Keystone
- Jennifer Crocona, Cornwall Terrace/ Southern Parent
- Matt Derr, Whitfield Teacher
- Lora Fiore, Cornwall Terrace Parent
- Marissa Hunsicker, Spring Ridge Parent
- Molly Maack, Spring Ridge Program Coordinator
- Ernie Magalotti, Legacy Logistics
- Kristin McGlinn, Green Valley Parent
- Caryn Moreland, Shiloh Hills Teacher
- Janie Redner, Spring Ridge Parent
- Rudy Ruth, Wilson School District Superintendent, Retired
- Charlie Trovato, Berks County Intermediate Unit
- Brett Wartluft, Wells Fargo Advisers
- Christy Weeber, East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc.
- Amy Wolf, Green Valley & High School Parent
- John Miravich, Fox Rothschild
- Jay Nigrini, Wilson School Board Representative
- Chris Trickett, Wilson High School Principal
- Richard Faidley, Wilson School District Superintendent of Schools
- Karen Troutman, Wilson Education Foundation Executive Director
- Mary Jo Dunn, Recording Secretary