Educational Institutions

WILDCAT FOUNDATION

  • Mechanicsburg, PA
  • www.wildcatfoundation.org

Mission Statement

The mission of the Wildcat Foundation is to strengthen the educational, cultural, wellness and athletic programs of the Mechanicsburg Area School District.

Main Programs

  1. 2017 Grant Distribution
Service Areas

Self-reported

Pennsylvania

The District encompasses the boroughs of Mechanicsburg and Shiremanstown, and Upper Allen Township, Cumberland County, PA.

35.5% of District students are eligible for free or reduced lunches.

ruling year

1999

Executive Director since 2016

Self-reported

Mrs. Holly J. Laufer

Keywords

Self-reported

Educational Foundation

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EIN

23-2975211

 Number

6547919846

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

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

Program 1

2017 Grant Distribution

Annually, the Foundation funds projects designed to enhance the educational experience and opportunities for Mechanicsburg Area School District students, faculty and staff. In 2017/2018 academic year, the Foundation will provide funding for 39 projects as diverse as literacy efforts; Anime Club, Gay Straight Alliance, alternative educational opportunities, educational field trips, flexible classroom seating and much more.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$54,771.94

Service Areas

Self-reported

Pennsylvania

The District encompasses the boroughs of Mechanicsburg and Shiremanstown, and Upper Allen Township, Cumberland County, PA.

35.5% of District students are eligible for free or reduced lunches.

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Financials

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THE WILDCAT FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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WILDCAT FOUNDATION

Leadership

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Executive Director

Mrs. Holly J. Laufer

BIO

Holly Rider Laufer is The Wildcat Foundation's third Executive Director, succeeding Carole Bruce in September, 2016.

Holly has spent over 20 years in professional fundraising and has worked with youth and adults supporting the efforts of CPARC, United Way of the Capital Region, United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region.

A 1981 graduate of Mechanicsburg Area School District, Holly holds a BA in Communication and Theatre Arts from Susquehanna University.


STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"Established in 1998 as an educational foundation, the mission of the Wildcat Foundation is to strengthen the educational, cultural, wellness and athletic programs of the Mechanicsburg Area School District (PA)."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Richard Heeter

CapitalTrust Advisors

Term: July 2012 - June 2018

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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