Educational Institutions

Glendale School District Education Foundation

  • Flinton, PA
  • www.gsd1.org/index.cfm?pID=11972

Mission Statement

To generate and manage resources to enhance learning opportunities for students and staff of Glendale School District.

Main Programs

  1. Student Scholarships
  2. Viking Achievement Award Program
  3. Challenge Grants for Teachers Program
  4. Academic Letter Program
  5. Elementary School Perfect Attendance Incentives
  6. Awarding Academic Excellence
  7. SAT Prep Workshop Program
  8. Free Book Distribution Program
  9. Special Educational Programs
  10. Other Local Scholarship Contributions
  11. Contributions to the Arts

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mr. Richard W. Snyder II

Keywords

Self-reported

community service; scholarships; challenge grants for teachers

Notes from the Nonprofit

Our vision is to create and perpetuate community awareness of the need to enhance the educational opportunities of the K-12 students and staff of Glendale School District through planned giving.

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Also Known As

Glendale Education Foundation

EIN

47-0902125

 Number

4807648554

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Single Organization Support (B11)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Student Scholarships

o Dr. Edward B. Turchick Scholarship ($1000) – awarded to student w/ an exemplary community-oriented project.
o Glendale Educational-Community Scholarship ($500) – random drawing of students w/ min. 90% GPA + accepted to an institute of higher education

Category

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Population(s) Served

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Budget

1500.00

Program 2

Viking Achievement Award Program

($150 cash awards given to students each in grades 7, 8 & 9 for the following (4) categorie:
o Highest GPA
o Most Improved GPA
o Best Attendance
o Most Community Service Hours

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Population(s) Served

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Budget

1800.00

Program 3

Challenge Grants for Teachers Program

Up to twenty total $500 mini-grant funding per teacher--ideally up to 10 per HS and 10 per Elementary school--for innovative classroom or school-wide student projects/activities.

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Population(s) Served

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Budget

10000.00

Program 4

Academic Letter Program

One 6” gold chenille letter “G” given to any student in grades 9 through 12 who earns the ‘Principal’s Honor Roll” level (94% G.P.A.) for 3 (out of 4) nine-week marking periods. Similar to the athletic letter program, only geared for academic achievement, these letters have the “lamp of knowledge” design stitched on them—and small replica gold metallic “lamp” pins for those who earn this award in repeated years (after their first earned letter)

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Population(s) Served

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Budget

300.00

Program 5

Elementary School Perfect Attendance Incentives

 provide free new bicycles to sixth grade students for perfect attendance [Year 2014 = $500]
 provide cash awards/gift cards/ice cream for best attendance in Grades K-6 *Estimated total = $550 budgeted for 2014.

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Budget

1000.00

Program 6

Awarding Academic Excellence

Award $50.00 cash to winner of the Elementary Principal’s Award winner (*student in Grade 6 with highest overall average for all six years!)

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Population(s) Served

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Budget

50.00

Program 7

SAT Prep Workshop Program

Paid $1,000 to offer a “SAT Prep Workshop” for Glendale High School students (grades 10-12) via “The Learning Lamp” trainers-- along with a free comprehensive ‘SAT Study Guide’ book.

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Population(s) Served

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Budget

1000.00

Program 8

Free Book Distribution Program

Contribute $250 annually to First Book/Clearfield County -- which distributes ‘free’ books to Glendale children at the local Glendale Area Public Library.

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Population(s) Served

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Budget

250.00

Program 9

Special Educational Programs

Try to budget $1,000 to honor requests for special school-related programs, such as: In 2014 school year, the Foundation donated $800 to the district to have Holocaust victim re-live her time at Auschwitz concentration camp to the students AND the local community.

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Population(s) Served

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Budget

1000.00

Program 10

Other Local Scholarship Contributions

Foundation makes monetary ontributions to other scholarships for Glendale students: $100 to the "Thomas Terza Calculus Scholarship" Award; and $100 to the "Randal P. Reese Scholarship"—named in memory of deceased Glendale educators)

Category

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Population(s) Served

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Budget

200.00

Program 11

Contributions to the Arts

Have contributed up to $300 annually to the Glendale Drama Club for their annual high school musical.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

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Budget

300.00

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Operations

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Glendale School District Education Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Richard W. Snyder II

BIO

Mr. Snyder has been serving the Glendale School District as an art and web design instructor for going on 28 years. He was awarded a "Glendale Community Award for Education" for not only his teaching, but Richard's many contributions to the community--where he serves as President/Curator of the Coalport Area Coal Museum, Trustee of the Glendale Area Public Library, Board director of the Glendale Industrial Development Association, and a former board director of the Glendale Area Medical Assn. Richard Snyder fully believes in "school/community collaboration" as he tries to fill needs from one organization with capabilities of another local organization the school district. Mr. Snyder is also a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Richard L Holes

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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No

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?