South Western Education Foundation
South Western School District has always been conservative and financially
responsible in its management of funds to provide for the best education of its
students. Over the 50 years of existence, the District has gained the
reputation of being one of the best school districts in the area. There are
many more educational opportunities and programs the District would wish to
implement to make the School District even better, but funding is not available.
This situation has become more critical in the past few years with the State’s
redistribution of education dollars, as well as the passage of Act I in 2006
limiting a school district’s ability to raise tax dollars for new and innovative
educational opportunities for the students and the community. To be able to add
such new programming into the District, additional resources for funding are
South Western School District has developed “A Legacy of Excellence” over its first fifty years. It is not satisfied and wants to extend to the level of EXCEPTIONAL by initiating additional programs and opportunities for students and the
community. To have the additional funds to be able to do this, an Education
Foundation funded with individual and corporate donations is the avenue to
accomplish that. Building an education fund with privately funded dollars will
allow the District to have access to monies to use for new and expanded programs
with no added tax dollars involved and no state or federal strings attached.
the School District feels it could improve its services to the community include
such programs as early intervention for preschoolers, health and wellness
initiatives, enhanced substance abuse programs, leadership programs, promoting
school-to-work initiatives, expand training opportunities, funding
music/arts/author related special programs, teacher grants to acquire special
skills, senior citizen education programs. The list is never ending as to what
the District could do for the community if the funds would be available.
WAYS TO GIVE:
The South Western Education Foundation is a registered non-profit organization
so that any donation to the Foundation carries all the tax benefits of a
charitable gift. Your gift may be in the form of cash/check, transfer of stocks
or securities if traded on any of the major stock exchanges, transfer of a
Certificate of Deposit, or a charitable annuity.
whole life insurance policy with premiums paid by you as the insured and the
South Western Education Foundation named as owner and beneficiary of the policy
is an inexpensive way to leave a generous gift to the Foundation in the end.
Making a bequest in your will to the South Western Education Foundation would be
a great legacy to leave in your name.
suggest that South Western Alumni help kick off our campaign by giving a
specific amount of dollars for every year you have been out of South Western
A gift in any form will be a tax deductible charitable donation in your name.
There are two additional ways to give. You can fill out the Donation Form and send it to Dr. Rupp at the District Office or you can give online by following these instructions:
If you are interested in making a tax deductable contribution, please enter the amount in the box below and click on the "Continue to secure payment form" button to the right. This will take you to a secure website where you can record your credit card information.
If you have any questions about making contributions or if you encounter any problems making a contribution, Please contact Jeff Mummert at (717) 632-2500 x20100.
REASON TO GIVE:
The South Western School District prides itself on providing the best education
possible to its students and serving the community. It wants to do even better
in accomplishing these goals. To do this, it takes many more dollars than the
local tax dollars and state and federal subsidies provide. Considering the
benefits you have gained from South Western being the education leader in our
community, your personal support of the Education Foundation will help the
District reach their goal of progressing from excellent to EXCEPTIONAL.
Dr. Barbara Rupp