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    Mission: Wilson Education Foundation (WEF) positively impacts students’ lives by supporting the Wilson School District in Student Experience, Teaching Excellence, and Community Engagement.

    Purpose: WEF 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.
     
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    Support the Wilson Education Foundation!
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    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. 
    Donors Make Exceptional Education Extraordinary
     Help meet our 2017 fundraising goal of raising $20 per Wilson student!
    To make a donation,
     
     
    Help Support the Wilson High School I-STEM Lab
    Wilson recently renovated former library space at the Wilson High School Lower House to create this new, innovative space that will expand instructional possibilities, and facilitate program growth and potential. The goals of providing these new facilities are: to provide students with an unparalleled opportunity to experience all that STEM education can offer; Provide students with Honors/AP level and college credit (PLTW) educational experiences that will prepare them for post-secondary education; Provide students with the knowledge, tools and experience to successfully pursue education and careers in STEM-related fields; Build the capability for students to engage in project based learning/research design groups that mimic the real world processes that STEM professionals utilize. 

    Wilson is still it need of contributions to complete the new I-STEM Lab and furnish it will all the equipment necessary to create a state-of-the-art facility. If you are interested in contributing to this important Wilson initiative, please contact Kristin Kramer at krakri@wilsonsd.org or 610.670.0180, ext. 1111, or click here to make an online contribution via PayPal. Larger sponsorship opportunities are available as well. Please click here for a sponsorship form. 

    Wilson Education Foundation Employee Giving Campaign 2016-17
    Wilson faculty and staff can make a tax-free contribution to the WEF. 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 2015-16 school year, please click here, and for the 2015-15 recipients, please click here.
     
     
    Wilson Iron Chef  
    Wilson Iron Chef Competition & Benefit Auction
    Save the Date: Sunday, March 26, 2017 | 1-5pm | Wilson High School
    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 Iron Chef 2017 - Now Accepting Applications! Please click here to access the Vendor Application Form.  Please click here to access the People’s Choice Application Form.
     
     
    Wilson Education Foundation Contributes $40,000 to Wilson School District’s 1:1 Technology Initiative
    and Hosts Networking Event with Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry

    West Lawn, PA – Wilson Education Foundation is excited to announce that it will make 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.

    A check presentation ceremony will occur during the “Networking at Night” Event with the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry that Wilson Education Foundation is hosting this Wednesday, April 29, from 5-7pm, in a tented area near George Mack Stadium at Bulldog Field. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about the Wilson Education Foundation and how it benefits the Wilson community while enjoying light refreshments and mixing and mingling with other community members. Attendees will also have an opportunity to tour Wilson’s recently renovated Snyder Natatorium and Gurski Stadium and to see the new George Mack Stadium. Wilson Superintendent Dr. Rudy Ruth will be in attendance along with other members of the Wilson Administrative Team.
     
    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:
    -East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    - First Priority Bank
    - Jerome H. Rhoads, Inc.
    - National Penn Bancshares, Inc. 
    - Quadrant EPP USA, Inc.
    - Riverview Bank
    - 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 
    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                          Wilson parent
    Ex-OFFICIO MEMBERS
    John Miravich                    Fox Rothschild
    Jay Nigrini                         Wilson School Board Representative
     
    Chris Trickett                      Wilson High School Principal
     
    Kristin Kramer                    Wilson Education Foundation Executive Director
    Mary Jo Dunn                     
    Recording Secretary