GLENDALE EDUCATION FOUNDATION BOARD DISCUSSES FUNDRAISERS
(COALPORT) – With an overall mission of “generating and managing resources to enhance academic opportunities” for the students and staff of the Glendale School District, the board of directors of the Glendale Education Foundation, at their meeting held February 25, 2019, heard of how that mission was accomplished through a recent “WineFest” fundraiser. Newly appointed member Jessica Radcliffe discussed that, besides an unexpected profit of over $7,100, two other intrinsic Foundation goals were also met: an awareness of what the Foundation “does” for the students through nearly $17,000 in allocations, as well as a sense of this fundraiser being a social event for the local community to gather—benefitting the Foundation. Ms. Radcliffe said that next year’s “WineFest” is tentatively scheduled for two sessions set for Saturday, February 8, 2020 (12 – 2 PM and 2:30 – 4:30 PM) at the Glendale Fire Hall in Coalport.
This year’s 15th annual Glendale Education Foundation Golf Tournament fundraiser is set for Friday, June 7, 2019 at Eagles Ridge Golf Course beginning at 9:00 AM, according to executive director, Richard W. Snyder II, saying that registration forms will be mailed out to over 125 golfers in early March, as well as available on our website: www.GSDFoundation.org. Fees are $60 each ($240 per foursome) with various on-course prizes and contests. All 105 previous tournament sponsors will be contacted via mail in April, and any business, organization or individual interested in being a 2019 sponsor can email Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foundation financial advisor, Thomas L. Weimer of Stifel Nicolaus informed the board of his overall review of the stock market and how it relates to the current government, as well current long-term worries that will have some impact—predicting muted returns, yet gave some direction of where to place current and future investments from the Foundation.
In other news, the board:
heard details about the PA One Book art and team-building activities set for grades K-1 on May 3, 2019—culminating all children receiving a copy of the book “Not a Box” by Antoinette Portis.
made plans to participate in the Coalport Memorial Day Parade.
Heard from member Maryann Stackhouse who reported on the postitive benefits of a (Foundation-funded) presentation on December 5th to Glendale high school students by Joe Markiewicz entitled “Building Stronger Communities”—a follow-up to last year’s “Rachel’s Challenge” project held at Glendale.
Will be doing a “thank you” for teachers and staff on March 8th for their new record total of $4,827 in donations to the Foundation via payroll deductions.
The next meeting of the Glendale Education Foundation is scheduled for Monday, April 29, 2019, at 6:00 PM at “Josie’s Family Restaurant” in Coalport.