Educational Institutions

The Education Foundation

  • Glenshaw, PA
  • www.educationfdn.org

Mission Statement

Founded in 1999, The Education Foundation was created to provide research, direct services, and offer scholarships to advance education. We serve the whole United States.

Main Programs

  1. Scholarships
  2. Workforce Development
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

We serve students on both a national level and local level. Nationally, we issue scholarship awards to deserving and needy students in pursuit of their academic careers. Locally, we serve the younger students by sponsoring workforce development and college readiness programs in addition to the standard school curriculum.

ruling year

2005

President since 2015

Self-reported

Mr. Frank Orga

Keywords

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Scholarships for students in professional studies such as art, design, culinary, nursing and technological fields

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Also Known As

The Education Foundation

EIN

31-1705899

 Number

8428149614

Physical Address

448 Butler Street Suite 650

Pittsburgh, PA 15223

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

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?

Overview

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Our programs have been extremely effective by exposing students in grades 7-12 with career options and college readiness strategies and tactics. Our programs are designed to engage and interact with the students at every level; enticing them to participate and absorb the information rather than listen to "another" lecture. Additionally, we have received a large amount of positive feedback from the students, the teachers, and parents as well. Our goal to help students throughout their academic career is definitely being fulfilled through our variety of programs and scholarship opportunities.

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

Scholarships

Provide scholarships to college students across the country.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Workforce Development

The Education Foundation believes that offering opportunities to learn about education and occupation is vital to students and employers in our region. We believe that a focus on both new and traditional occupations is necessary for the future health and growth of our regional economy. Raising awareness of career paths in the following areas will allow students to merge their talent with their passion, becoming vibrant contributors to our social and economic systems: STEM Science, Fine and Performing Arts, Professional Trades and Industrial

Category

Employment

Population(s) Served

Budget

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Our organization aims to accomplish our mission: to provide research, direct services, and offer scholarships to advance education. With granting over $5,000,000 in scholarships to deserving students, we believe that offering opportunities to learn about education and occupation is vital to students and employers. We believe that a focus on both new and traditional occupations is necessary for the future health and growth of our economy as well.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    We are in the position to sponsor in-class academic supplemental programs through our generous donors. These classes are held in the local communities to provide an opportunity for students to learn about job options, their passions, and making sure they enjoy what they could be doing for a living. We strategically select schools who have the most potential for providing the most fruitful impact.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We have a great team to execute the tasks for our successful programs. With our experience and history, we have a proven track record for success. Additionally, we have the assets to make sure the students get the needed education by teaming with other organizations to help meet our goals.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    We know we are making progress by the number of invitations we get to come back to the school after a sessions has been completed. Additionally, we keep track of the feedback from the students and teachers. We know we are making progress by reaching more and more students with these curricula.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    To date, we have accomplished programs in a number of schools, reaching approximately 500 students with supplemental classes in S.T.E.M. courses and Web Design courses. Additionally, we've issued over $5,000,000 in scholarships since our inception in 1999.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

We serve students on both a national level and local level. Nationally, we issue scholarship awards to deserving and needy students in pursuit of their academic careers. Locally, we serve the younger students by sponsoring workforce development and college readiness programs in addition to the standard school curriculum.

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Financials

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THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

The Education Foundation

Leadership

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President

Mr. Frank Orga

STATEMENT FROM THE President

"Awarding scholarships is the core of what we do. Education has the power to change lives, and we are proud to have the opportunity to make the dream of a college education a reality for scholarship recipients. The Foundation is able to make a difference in lives of so many students because of our generous donors, volunteers, and partners."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

C. Cathleen Raffaeli

The Hamilton White Group LLC

Term: July 2016 - Dec 2018

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

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?

Yes

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?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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