Solanco Education Foundation

Logo - 10-2015WEBMission Statement: The mission of the non-profit Solanco Education Foundation is to inspire greater academic achievement in the Solanco School District by working with the community to generate funding which provides students and teachers with innovative, exciting and creative educational programs and opportunities.

(Call executive director Keith Kaufman at 786-5617)

Brochure – Solanco Education Foundation

SEF Scholarship Application – 2017

Solanco Education Foundation honors UGI and Fulton Bank for their generous donations

SEF - UGI, Fulton (Tammie)WEBJanuary 9, 2017 – UGI Utilities, Inc. and Fulton Bank are providing important financial resources that create enhanced educational opportunities for Solanco students and teachers. At the January 9 Solanco School Board meeting, Solanco Education Foundation President Susan Broomell (left in photo) honored UGI Community Relations Manager Tammie Lowry (right), and Fulton Bank President and COO Curt Myers, for UGI’s $10,000 donation and Fulton Bank’s $12,000 donation to the Solanco Education Foundation through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.

“The generous contributions made by UGI and Fulton Bank enable the Solanco Education Foundation to fund innovative educational programs in the Solanco School District that otherwise would not exist in our classrooms and schools,” Susan Broomell said. Those important programs include Countdown to Kindergarten that prepares parents and their young children for the start of their educational career, and the Mobile Science Probeware program that is used by every student at Solanco High School. “UGI and Fulton Bank are important partners in education, and our students, teachers and the entire Solanco community benefit from their commitment to inspiring greater academic achievement in the Solanco School District,” Broomell said.

Tammie Lowry said each year UGI donates more than $1-million each year to support educational programming. “UGI recognizes that our commitment to education helps to ensure that our young men and women receive the quality training and skills necessary to take on the role of being tomorrow’s leaders.” In particular, UGI is a supporter of reading/literacy programs, “along with investments in programs supporting stronger science, technology, engineering and math – known as STEM curricula – in schools across the UGI service area,” Lowry said.

SEF - UGI, Fulton (Curt)WEB“Fulton Bank is proud to support the Solanco School District in its mission to educate the next generation, and we thank Solanco for all it does to provide a quality education to its students,” said Curt Myers (left in photo). “The EITC program is a wonderful way for Fulton Bank to give back to the community, and it’s a great example of the cooperation that exists between businesses, schools and our state government.”

Generous contributions from a number local businesses have enabled the SEF to distribute nearly $170,000 during the past 12 years to fund approved programs at all grade levels in Solanco schools.

Businesses that donate to the Solanco Education Foundation through the EITC program receive a 75% tax credit for the amount they have donated. Businesses that donate for two consecutive years or more receive a 90% tax credit. Businesses and corporations that pay Pennsylvania Corporate Net Income Tax, Capital Stock/Foreign Franchise Tax, Bank Shares Tax, Title Insurance and Trust Company Shares Tax, Insurance Premiums Tax, or Mutual Thrift Institution Tax, Malt Beverage Tax, and Retaliatory Fees are eligible to participate in the EITC program. S corporation shareholders and partnership partners that pay personal income tax also qualify for participation in the EITC program.

In addition to the EITC programs, the Solanco Education Foundation awards $1,000 scholarships each year to graduating seniors who will continue their education beyond high school, and Academic Venture Grants to Solanco teachers. Funding provided by the foundation has help make possible the new College and Career Advisor at Solanco High School who is helping students better understand and navigate the college application and financial aid process, especially students who would be the first member of their family to attend college. Contact Solanco Education Foundation Executive Director Keith Kaufman at 786-5617 for more information.

Fulton Bank President and COO Curt Myers is a 1986 Solanco graduate, and he served as Distinguished Speaker during graduation ceremonies for the Solanco Class of 2013.

UGI Utilities is a natural gas and electric utility with headquarters in Reading, Pennsylvania. UGI serves 680,000 customers in 44 Pennsylvania counties and one county in Maryland.  Customers and community members are invited to visit the UGI website at www.ugi.com; our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ugiutilities; or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ugi_utilities.

Fulton Bank has been a vital part of the growth and development of south central Pennsylvania, providing strength and support to our community since 1882. As one of the leading financial institutions in our region, Fulton Bank provides consumer retail and business customers with the best in banking services and products, investment management and trust services.  Customers and community members are invited to visit the Fulton Bank website at www.fultonbank.com; the company’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FultonBank or you may follow Fulton Bank on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FultonBank.

Solanco Education Awards $5,500 in teacher grants

SEF - Grant recipients1WEBDecember 19, 2016 – The Solanco Education Foundation has awarded 11 Academic Venture Grants totaling nearly $5,500 to Solanco teachers that will enable them to provide new educational programs and tools for Solanco students.

The foundation announced the availability of the $500 grants in May and received outstanding applications from teachers and educators. Applications were carefully reviewed by the foundation’s Academic Venture Grant Committee. Eleven proposals were chosen to receive grant funding and the grant recipients were announced at the December 19 Solanco School Board meeting. Following is a list of the grant recipients as they appear in the photograph, and a description of their program:


Front row
(left to right):
Sarah Henry, Clermont Elementary School, 4th grade teacher
Project: Flexible Seating for Increased Attention and Focus
This project is designed to meet the needs of our 21st century learners.  It will allow all students to have flexible seating options which will help increase motivation and engagement as well as improve academic performance, physical health and behavior.

Alexandria DeCicco, George A. Smith Middle School, 7th Grade Language Arts Teacher
Project: 20 Time in Education
During Genius Hour, students will be completing self-driven, independent studies. The students will document their work throughout the year through the use of a teacher-made portfolio and classroom iPad. Once finished, the students will present a TED-style speech to the community, where they reflect on their discoveries and their learning throughout the project.

Krystie Kramer, Quarryville Elementary School, 3rd grade teacher
Project: Brain POP Jr.
BrainPop Jr. is an online resource that features engaging educational videos and related activities for many subject areas. The videos use the characters, Annie and her comical robot Moby, to introduce and teach many topics covered in Solanco’s curriculum. Students enjoy the humor in each video while simultaneously learning new vocabulary and strategies.

Emily Miller, Quarryville Elementary School, kindergarten teacher
Project: Dramatic Play Center
The grant will enable students to participate in a Dramatic Play Center. Kindergarten students will practice literacy and math concepts through activities like playing restaurant, grocery store, eye doctor, construction worker, and many more fun and engaging activities.


Back row
(left to right):

Matt Jansen, George A. Smith Middle School,Physical Education Teacher
Project: Mule Muscle: Phase II
The grant will fund Phase II of the Mule Muscle project at Smith Middle School. The physical education department will add workout equipment (body bars, battle ropes, and stability balls) for daily use by all students during PE classes. Students will learn about exercises with a strong focus on proper weight training techniques and exercises that can be used to achieve lifetime fitness.

Souzan Darley, Clermont Elementary School, 4th grade teacher
Project: Flexible Seating for Increased Attention and Focus
The project will bring in alternate seating options for students, such as stability balls, kore flex chairs, and pedal exercisers.  Flexible seating is beneficial for all learners, as it allows students to increase attention, focus, and motivation through movement. These seating options will benefit students throughout the school day by creating a student-centered environment where they will be engaged and active learners.

Karen Huber, 3rd Grade Music teacher at Bart-Colerain and Providence elementary
Project: Recorder instruments for 3rd grade music students
All third grade music students will have test their rhythmic and melodic reading skills when they learn to play the recorder. Each student will be responsible for the care of their own instrument and will continue to use it through fifth grade.

Diana Lyons (third from right, Swift Middle School), and Phil Cogdill (far right, Providence Elementary) Emotional Support Teachers
Project: STEM Bins and Stations
STEM bins will allow students to participate in self-directed STEM activities.  These activities will include building bridges that sustain weight, building varying structures and solving real world problems using a wide range of materials such as Lego’s, straws and toothpicks.

Lindsay Capoferri (second from right), Solanco High School Counselor, and
Carol Graybeal, School Psychologist (not in photo)
Project: RENEW Program – Supporting Students At-Risk of Dropping Out

RENEW stands for Rehabilitation for Empowerment, Natural supports, Education, and Work. The program will provide intervention for students who are identified as being at risk for dropout through indicators such as truancy, failing grades and retention, problem behaviors, and socioeconomic factors. Trained facilitators, including teachers, school counselors/psychologists, and administrators, work closely with the students to help them identify strengths and needs, set goals, and create action plans to reach goals.

Grant recipients not pictured:

Stacy Shelton, Solanco High School, Business Teacher
Project:  Solanco Literacy Project

The Solanco Literacy Project provide books to children to promote reading at home.  In three years the project has distributed more than 3,000 books.  Books are collected from the community and then distributed again at various district and community events.  The grant will help supplement reading levels that are lacking in donations, fund the New Student Welcome bags the project provides, and help start a middle school book donation project.

Kesse Humphreys, George A. Smith Middle School, Art Teacher
Project: ipad Your Imagination
The grant will purchase two tablets to create digital artwork as well as short filmaking projects.  The specific project to be completed is a collaborative piece where students create a short film documenting “Art: the untold story” through the process of claymation or animation.

Solanco Education Foundation awards $10,000 in student scholarships:

Awards - SEF-WEB2May 2016 – During Senior Awards Night on May 25, the Solanco Education Foundation awarded $1,000 scholarships to 10 Solanco High School seniors who will continue their education beyond high school. The foundation also awarded its first-ever “Futures Scholarship” for a student who will be the first in their family to attend college.

Front row: Emily Hobbs, Julianna Zak, Alexis Davis, Rebekah Borcky, Megan Mecouch.
Back row: Samuel Broomell, Liam Hodgson, Daniel Riddell, Luke Kreider.

Emily Hobbs, daughter of Brice and Kimberly Hobbs, New Providence, Bucknell University.

Julianna Zak, daughter of Gerald and Colleen Zak, Kirkwood, West Chester University.

Alexis Davis, daughter of Sharon Davis, Holtwood, Swarthmore College.

Kelsey Bastien, daughter of Keith and Carolyn Bastien, Quarryville, West Chester University.

Rebekah Brocky, daughter of Bob and Linda Borcky, Nottingham, Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Megan Mecouch, daughter of Steven and Kathleen Mecouch, Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Samuel Broomell, son of Mark and Susan Broomell, Kirkwood, Franklin and Marshall College.

Liam Hodgson, son of Mark and Patricia Blakeslee, Kirkwood, University of Pittsburgh.

Daniel Riddell, son of John and Deb Riddell, Quarryville, Nyack College.

Luke Kreider has received the foundation’s first-ever “Futures Scholarship” as the first from his family to attend college. He is the son of Mark and Kanah Kreider, New Providence, and will attend the University of Pittsburgh.

Applications are reviewed anonymously; foundation members are not aware of the applicants’ identities. The following selection criteria are used: 1. Average or better class standing and scholastic ability; 2. Good character, leadership and moral standards; 3. Involvement in school or community activities. The non-profit Solanco Education Foundation creates new and enhanced educational opportunities within the Solanco School District by awarding scholarships to students and grants to teachers.

SOLANCO EDUCATION FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

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The Solanco Education Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. Its officers and board members volunteer their time, efforts and talents  to support students and teachers and strengthen education in Solanco.
Front row: Sandy Tucker, President Susan Broomell, Secretary Kathy Eberly, Bill Coble, Brenda Roark, Cindy Coble.
Back row: Julie Duvall, Bill Musser, Cathy Kaschak, Steve Mitchell, Treasurer Terry Becker, Fan Bender and Joanne Diedrich.
Keith Kaufman is the executive director (not in photo). Keith Kaufman and Sandy Tucker are employees of the Solanco School District and serve as liaisons between the foundation and the school district. They are non-voting members of the Solanco Education Foundation.

New! – $1,000 Futures Scholarship for students who are the first in their family to seek post-secondary education

Futures Scholarship application

The Solanco Education Foundation has created a new “first-generation” post-secondary scholarship for Solanco seniors. The Solanco Futures Scholarship will provide valuable financial assistance for students whose parents or guardians did not attend college or trade school. Students planning to attend a 4-year college or university, 2-year community or junior college, or vocational-trade school are eligible for the $1,000 Solanco Futures Scholarship. It will be disbursed during the second semester of first-year enrollment. Recipients who achieve a GPA of 2.5 or higher during their first year of post-secondary education may qualify for a second-year $1,000 scholarship to be disbursed during the second semester of their second year.

Futures Scholarship applications are available via the link above, and in the Solanco High School Guidance Office (call Nancy Roland at 786-2151, ext. 8160). Applications must be completed and returned to the guidance office by April 1, 2016. The Solanco Education Foundation will review scholarship applications and determine scholarship recipients, who will be announced during Senior Awards Night at Solanco High School. For more information, call the Solanco Education Foundation at 786-5617.

“This valuable new scholarship opportunity was made possible through the generous support of our community for the Solanco Education Foundation during the Extraordinary Give last fall,” Solanco Education Foundation President Susan Broomell said.  “The Solanco Education Foundation will also be providing half of the annual support for the district’s participation in the National College Advising Corp program which will provide Solanco High School with a college and career counselor who will assist 11th and 12th grade students and their parents in developing plans that will better enable students to fulfill their future aspirations.” Broomell said these two important initiatives – additional guidance and a new targeted scholarship – will be important tools to help our high school students and families.

2016 Scholarship application

Each year, the Solanco Education Foundation awards $1,000 scholarships to students who will continue their education beyond high school. Scholarship criteria include average or better class standing and scholastic ability, good character, leadership and moral standards, and involvement in school or community activities. Click here for a  Scholarship Application – 2016, or visit the Solanco High School Guidance Office.


Rhoads Energy provides valuable support for education in Solanco through the SEF and EITC program

Rhoads Energy is a strong supporter of education in Solanco, and has once again provided a generous donation to the Solanco Education Foundation that will provide valuable resources for important educational projects in Solanco.

SEF - EITC - RhoadsWEBRhoads Energy CEO Michael F. DeBerdine III (right) presents a check to Sandy Tucker with the Solanco Education Foundation.

The Rhoads contribution was made to the Solanco Education Foundation (SEF) through the state’s Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. The SEF this year has also received an EITC contribution from Eschbach Bus Service. Businesses that donate to the Solanco Education Foundation through the EITC program receive a 75% tax credit for the amount they have donated. Businesses that donate for two consecutive years or more receive a 90% tax credit. Businesses and corporations that pay Pennsylvania Corporate Net Income Tax, Capital Stock Franchise Tax, Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax, Title Insurance Company Shares Tax, Insurance Premiums Tax, or Mutual Thrift Institution Tax are eligible to participate in the EITC program.

S corporation shareholders and partnership partners that pay personal income tax also qualify for participation in the EITC program.

Solanco Education Foundation awards $5,000 in 2015-2016 teacher grants  

(Teacher Venture Grant Application 2016-2017)           

The Solanco Education Foundation has awarded 11 Academic Venture Grants totaling nearly $5,000 to Solanco teachers that will enable them to provide new educational programs and tools for Solanco students.

The foundation announced the availability of the grants in May and received outstanding applications from teachers and educators. Applications were carefully reviewed by the foundation’s Academic Venture Grant Committee. Eleven proposals were chosen to receive grant funding and the grant recipients were announced at the December 21 Solanco School Board meeting:

The grant recipients were recognized at the Solanco School Board meeting on December 21.

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Front row: Guidance counselor Emily Good, and teachers Krystie Kramer, Cody Mellinger, and Stephanie Rowe, and Solanco Education Foundation President William Coble.

Second row: Teacher John Girvin, school nurse Andrea Cook, and teachers Susan Dawson, Matt Jansen, Lisa Schell, Karen Huber and Phil Cogdill.

Following is information on the educational programs and activities the grants will fund:

John Girvin, Solanco High School Science teacher
Project:  Adventures in Medicine and Science – Distance Learning Cadaver Demonstration

The grant enables Solanco forensics students to observe autopsies and study cadavers via video conference taught by St. Louis University.  This virtual experience provides lessons on anatomy, pathology and wellness.

Lisa Schell, Solanco High School Math teacher
Project: Solanco Mini Thon 2016
The grant supports the 2016 Mini Thon. The Mini Thon provides students in grades 6 through 12 with the opportunity to participate in an important service-oriented project. The upcoming Solanco Mini Thon will be Friday, February 5 into Saturday, February 6. The first two hugely successful Mini Thons have raised $50,000 for Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

Andrea Cook, Solanco High School Nurse
Project: Health and Nutrition meet Philanthropy – Solanco Mini Thon 2016
The grant will teach students participating in the Solanco Mini Thon the benefit of maintaining good nutrition while taxing their bodies to raise money for children with cancer. Students will dance and participate in other activities overnight for 12 hours or more, and the goal is for students to recognize how healthy nutritional intake will have a positive impact on their performance.

Carrie Falduts, Smith Middle School Physical Education teacher
Project: Mule Muscle
The grant will equip a fitness room/weight room for daily student use during physical education classes. Students will be more active and engaged during PE classes, they will learn proper technique and safety, and they will also learn lifelong healthy fitness habits.

Susan Dawson, 6th Grade Language Arts teacher at Swift Middle School
Project: Starbucks Incentive Program
The grant will purchase school supplies which will stock the Starbucks cart at Swift. Sixth grade students can earn “Starbucks” for demonstrating good citizenship and putting forth maximum effort, and as Starbucks are accumulated, they are used to purchase school supplies and other items from the Starbucks cart. The incentive program focuses on students demonstrating lifelong skills that exemplify Solanco’s Core Expectations of Respect, Responsibility, Courage and Kindness.

Krystie Kramer, Quarryville Elementary 2nd Grade teacher
Project: BrianPOP Jr.
The grant will purchase a subscription to the BrainPOP Jr. web resource. It includes content including science, math, social studies, English language arts, technology, engineering, arts, music, reading, writing and English as a Second Language. The online learning games and interactive quizzes will enhance students’ classroom learning experiences.

All four elementary school counselors: Emily Good at Providence and Bart-Colerain, Shawn Moyer at Clermont, and Mary Humphries at Quarryville
Project: Personal Safety Lessons
The grant will purchase resources that will enable elementary school counselors to teach important lessons on the understanding personal safety and to teach students personal safety strategies.

Cody Mellinger, Health and Physical Education teacher at Bart-Colerain and Providence Elementary
Project: Action-Based Learning
The grant will purchase Action-Based Learning materials such as academic cards and pathway mats that can be used to implement 15-minute structured physical activity experiences to reinforce math and reading concepts in the classroom.

Karen Huber, 3rd Grade Music teacher at Bart-Colerain and Providence elementary
Project: Recorder instruments for 3rd grade music students
The grant would purchase recorders for third graders at both Bart-Colerain and Providence elementary schools. Students will learn how to play a instrument and put their music knowledge to use during each class. Students will continue to use the instruments through 5th grade.

Phillip Cogdill, Emotional Support teacher at Providence Elementary
Project: Social Detective Training
The grant will purchase the Superflex curriculum. Social thinking is an intuitive process that considers the points of view, emotions and intentions of others along with how one’s behaviors impact others. The Superflex curriculum teaches children this intuitive process through the use of Superheroes and Unthinkables.

Stephanie Rowe, 1st Grade teacher at Bart-Colerain Elementary
Project: 100 Chart for Playground
Moving with Math – the grant will be used to purchase a 100-120 chart stencil to paint onto the primary playground at Bart-Colerain. It will be used by all grade levels during recess and math core instruction. Plans are to incorporate math games and activities to use whole-body movement and learning at the same time.

The Solanco Education Foundation creates new and enhanced educational opportunities within the district by awarding grants to teachers and scholarships to students. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than 100 Academic Venture Grants to teachers totaling nearly $60,000.


Local residents provide strong support for Solanco students in Extraordinary Give

Our community donated nearly $5,000 to the Solanco Education Foundation through last week’s Extraordinary Give! “The Solanco Education Foundation greatly appreciates the generous donations and support,” foundation vice president Susan Broomell said. “These important gifts will help establish a new scholarship fund that will focus on first-generation college students who are the first in their family to attend post-secondary education.”
In addition, the Solanco Education Foundation expresses its appreciation to Andrew Morgan and The Daily Grind in Quarryville for hosting an online “Giving Station” for the Solanco Education Foundation, to Brett Rush and Lindsay Graham for providing live music at the giving station, and to the Solanco Football Boosters who donated Solanco football merchandise used as raffle prizes at the giving station. While this is the third year for the Extraordinary Give, it is the first time that the Solanco Education Foundation has participated.  In total, the Extraordinary Give this year raised over $6 million dollars which supported more than 350 organizations throughout Lancaster County.  The Extraordinary Give is sponsored and organized by the Lancaster County Community Foundation.
During the past 12 years, the non-profit 501 (c) 3 Solanco Education Foundation has provided $300,000 in funding for student scholarships, teacher grants and educational programs. That includes $100,000 in scholarships to students that have enabled their families to help offset the rising costs of college. Through its Academic Venture Grant program and its participation in Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program, the foundation has funded innovative and important educational programs in Solanco including science probeware at the high school, Countdown to Kindergarten and others that have provided enhanced educational opportunities for thousands of Solanco students. Anyone with questions is asked to contact Solanco Education Foundation Executive Director Keith Kaufman at 786-5617.

2015 Solanco Education Foundation Scholarship recipients

Awards - SEFWEBDuring Senior Awards Night 2015, The Solanco Education Foundation awarded $1,000 scholarships to 11 Solanco High School seniors.

Front  row: Brooke McCardell, Morgan Myer, Maribeth Ault, Amanda Herr, Alyse Crandall.

Back row: Gabrielle Redcay, James Howell, Joshua Wolf, Cole Boxleitner, Travis Hoover. (Not in photo: Anna Shillenn.)

Brooke McCardell, daughter of Jeffrey and Kimberly McCardell, Kirkwood, Springfield College.

Morgan Myer, daughter of Randy and Kim Myer, Quarryville, University of Pittsburgh.

Maribeth Ault, daughter of Scott and Tina Ault, Peach Bottom, Juniata College.

Amanda Herr, daughter of Bryan and Kelly Herr, Drumore, Lock Haven University.

Alyse Crandall, daughter of Scott and Hope Crandall, New Providence, Lebanon Valley College.

Gabrielle Redcay, daughter of Robert and Patricia Redcay, Quarryville, Millersville University.

James Howell, son of James and Cynthia Howell, Kirkwood, University of Pittsburgh.

Joshua Wolf, son of Thomas and Rachel Wolf, New Providence, Maryland Institute College of Art.

Cole Boxleitner, son of Steven and Yvonne Boxleitner, New Providence, Temple University.

Travis Hoover, son of Michael and Debra Hoover, Paradise, Millersville University.

Anna Schillenn, daughter of Joseph and Lita Schillenn, Quarryville, Savannah College of Art and Design.

The Solanco Education Foundation has awarded more than $110,000 in student scholarships. Solanco Education Foundation board members use the following selection criteria when reviewing the applications for the foundation scholarships

1. Average or better class standing and scholastic ability; 2. Good character, leadership and moral standards; 3. Involvement in school or community activities.

The non-profit Solanco Education Foundation creates new and enhanced educational opportunities within the Solanco School District by awarding scholarships to students and grants to teachers.

 

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Recipients of the 2014 Solanco Education Foundation $1,000 scholarships are Jennie Bender, Jani Hileman, Amy Robinson, Luke Redcay, Zachary Leonard and Karson Beane.
Not pictured: Morgan Hodson.

 

 

The Solanco Education Foundation creates new and enhanced educational opportunities within the district by awarding grants to teachers and scholarships to students. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than 100 Academic Venture Grants to teachers totaling more than $53,000.

GRANT AND SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS:

The top priority of the Solanco Education Foundation is to encourage educational excellence and academic enrichment for all students, kindergarten through 12th grade, in the Solanco School District, by:

  • Creating initiatives which support imaginative teachers and other school personnel.
  • Increasing public involvement in each of Solanco’s four elementary and two middle schools, and the high school.
  • Encouraging alumni and the community to support the Solanco Education Foundation through annual pledges, planned contributions and memorial gifts.

The Solanco Education Foundation welcomes memorial contributions. All donors receive a thank-you letter. The family for whom the memorial contribution was made receives an acknowledgement from the Foundation. As with all contributions to the Solanco Education Foundation, memorial gifts are tax-deductible. For more information, contact:

Solanco Education Foundation 121 South Hess Street Quarryville, PA 17566 ( 717) 786-5617

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:
Following are students who have received $1,000 college scholarships from the Solanco Education Foundation:
Katrina J. Bender, Jaclyn Bloth, Danielle M. Graybill, Abbie Jackson, Monica Peiffer, William Solomon. Alexander Anderson, Gina Bullet, Ryan Hess, Carla Means, Amanda Wimer, Alyssa Woerth. Jesse Bender, Ian Henderson, Patrick McGettigan, Andrea Nixon, Nicole Overly, Christine Rhoades, Bethany Rineer, Jordan Swisher. Turner Anderson, Nathan Blough, Alice Cheng, Jennifer Esbenshade, Robert Fisher, Brittany Hamilton, Elizabeth Linde, Andrew Odell. Matthew Croyle, Heather Eisenberger, Amanda Mylin, Holly Powers, Lyle Ressler, Joelle Tanguy, Emily Van Sant, Jared DeLong, Madeline Boomsma, Janelle Krantz, Christopher Smyth, Rachel Farneth, Keri Swisher, Liesl Nafziger. Andrew Ausel, Alex Bledsoe, Taylor Ludman, Melanie Siegrist, Joshua Temple, Heather Tran.  Marla Pfeiffer, Michael Malloy, Joshua Eberly, Richard Eckman, Katherine Ault, Alex Rongione, Kate Miller. Bridget Boxleitner, Chelsea Crandall, Leah Holzhauer, Daniel Schmitt, Amanda Smyth, Jonathan Temple. Abigail Sobotka-Briner, Jamie Burkhart, Jillian Eberly, Mitchell Kauffman, Tyler McCardell, Mystique Moran, Joel Nelson, Alexandra Rongione, Seth Temple. Karson Beane, Jennie Bender, Jani Hileman, Morgon Hodson, Zachary Leonard, Luke Redcay, Amy Robinson. Jennie Bender, Jani Hileman, Amy Robinson, Luke Redcay, Zachary Leonard, Karson Beane, Morgan Hodson.

Since 2003, the Solanco Education Foundation has awarded nearly $150,000 in student scholarships and teacher grants!

The Solanco Education Foundation has received 501(c)(3) tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. All donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible.

EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT TAX CREDIT (EITC) Program:
The Solanco Education Foundation participates in Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program, which has provided nearly $147,000 in business contributions to the foundation that have been used to fund important educational programs at the high school, middle school and elementary levels.
Businesses that make donations to the Solanco Education Foundation through the EITC program receive a 75% tax credit for the amount they have donated. Businesses that donate for two consecutive years or more receive a 90% tax credit.
Businesses and corporations that pay Pennsylvania Corporate Net Income Tax, Capital Stock Franchise Tax, Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax, Title Insurance Company Shares Tax, Insurance Premiums Tax, or Mutual Thrift Institution Tax are eligible to participate in the EITC program. S corporation shareholders and partnership partners that pay personal income tax also qualify for participation in the EITC program.
The programs that EITC donations have funded include Interactive Science Probe Ware and Mobile Computing at the high school, pre-engineering technology, advanced placement digital classroom, gifted education digital media studio, improved kindergarten readiness skills and elementary school literacy, and vocabulary instructional materials for teachers and students at Quarryville Elementary.
The Solanco Education Foundation greatly appreciates the generous and important EITC donations which have been provided by the following businesses:

Eschbach Bus Service
Fulton Bank
Giant Food Stores/Martin’s Food Markets
Rhoads Energy
Armstrong World Industries
Conestoga Title Insurance Company
Direct Energy

For more information about the Solanco Education Foundation’s EITC program, please call Keith Kaufman at 786-5617.