For the 2020 – 2021 school year, the Foundation is supporting three major initiatives, one each for the High School, Middle School and the Elementary Schools.
You can learn more about each of the initiatives here and show your support through a direct, tax-deductible donation.
COVID-19 Relief Fund
The Foundation launched this rapid relief fund to support district students and their families who have experienced recent financial challenges. We are partnering with the school district’s social workers to identify students and families in need, particularly related to childcare, food, household items or school supplies.
You can read more about the COVID-19 Relief Fund, including how to request assistance under this initiative here.
High School Interdisciplinary Garden Project
Continued support for the high school’s interdisciplinary Garden Project. The Foundation has already contributed start-up funding for the exciting project, and the high school is requesting additional funding of $5,000.
Middle School Multimedia Studio
Establishment of a fully equipped middle school multi-media studio to produce a “This Week at SHMS Program” to be aired throughout the school. Mr. King has estimated a cost $4,050 to establish the studio (itemization can be provided).
Elementary School Robotics and Programming
Additional financial support for elementary robotics clubs and programming. The Foundation has provided funds to establish a middle school robotics program, and to support robotics clubs and programming at different elementary schools. In order to establish a stronger and more coordinated robotics experience for elementary students, we request a total of $9,500 for updating kits to the newest technology and providing additional kits for an increase in participation across the schools.
Donate through United Way
You can also donate to the Foundation through United Way by designating your contribution to our donor number: 49418
You can also mail your contribution to:
Foundation for Wallingford Swarthmore Schools
PO Box 288
Wallingford, PA 19086
As an Alumnus…
As a graduate of Nether Providence, Swarthmore High School or, even more recently, Strath Haven High School you know what a quality education you received. Show your school spirit by contributing to the Alumni Fund. Whether it’s a gift to honor the year you graduated or a pledge to do even more at our $1,000 Leadership Council level, we are counting on the support of our accomplished and generous alumni to maintain the excellence of the WSSD.
As a Business…
The Pennsylvania Education Improvement Credit Program (EITC) is a tax credit of up to 90% for corporations that donate to an educational improvement organization implementing programs not supported by the school district budget. The Foundation for Wallingford-Swarthmore Schools is a primary beneficiary of this program.
The EITC program, however, will only disperse $20 million for the 2011-2012 school year and the program is always oversubscribed. Tax credits are given on a first-come basis—businesses must apply on Thursday, July 1, 2011!