Build a Better Future One Student at a Time

Donations received by the Foundation are directed toward three goals: to enrich and expand innovative classrooms, to enhance student activities and athletics, and to honor student achievement through scholarships and awards.

Build a Better Future One Student at a Time

Donations received by the Foundation are directed toward three goals: to enrich and expand innovative classrooms, to enhance student activities and athletics, and to honor student achievement through scholarships and awards.

Gifts to the Foundation

The Annual Circle of Giving

Donors are recognized for making annual contributions to the Foundation at the following levels.

$5,000 or more

$1,000 to $4,999

$500 to $999

$100 to $499

4 Ways to Make a Difference Now

4 Ways to Make a Difference Now

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Alternative Ways to Help

Alternative Ways to Help

AmazonSmile is a program that donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases on Amazon to a charity of your choice. All you need to do is shop at smile.amazon.com and the donation will be made at no extra cost to you. 

CentreGives is an online giving event designed to encourage community giving and to support non-profit organizations.

The Penns Valley Education Foundation is an approved charitable organization for Thrivent clients to apply their Thrivent choice dollars to us. Contact Thrivent for more information: thrivent.com

Penns Valley School District Employees

Employees of the Penns Valley School District may contribute a lump sum at any time or contribute monthly to PVEF through payroll deduction. Please see the district business manager for appropriate paperwork.

Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC)

Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program allows businesses to lower their tax bills by donating to scholarship organizations, educational enrichment initatives, pre-k programs, and private schools. Below are several programs that EITC funds support.

PVEF Approved Programs

Artists in Residency

This program supports bringing visual artists, craftsmen, and performance artists to Penns Valley students. The guest artists and craftsmen will be commissioned to work with teachers and students on projects ranging from small, one day demonstrations to more in depth, long term tasks or performances. Kindergarten through 12th grade students in Music, Art, Drama, and Wood and Metal Classes will benefit from this program. The EITC funds will be utilized for supplies, materials, and stipends for the artists and craftsmen.   

Community Support for Advanced Studies

Similar to the Artists in Residency Program, this program connects Penns Valley students with academic and industry experts in order to study academic concepts in greater depth than traditional experiences in high school classes. Examples could include working with scientists on research that could then be presented at fairs and symposiums, working with historians, mathematicians, engineers, and businessmen on real world projects, or having experts talk with students about applications for concepts and skills they are learning in the traditional classroom. The EITC funds are utilized for supplies, materials, and stipends for the field experts.

Community Support for Advanced Studies

Similar to the Artists in Residency Program, this program connects Penns Valley students with academic and industry experts in order to study academic concepts in greater depth than traditional experiences in high school classes. Examples could include working with scientists on research that could then be presented at fairs and symposiums, working with historians, mathematicians, engineers, and businessmen on real world projects, or having experts talk with students about applications for concepts and skills they are learning in the traditional classroom. The EITC funds are utilized for supplies, materials, and stipends for the field experts.

Maker Spaces

The Penns Valley Area School District is committed to creating a curriculum centered around science, technology, engineering, art, and math experiences for all students K-12. We have done so through our courses/activities, our spaces, resources, and our personnel. Specifically, we have dedicated a maker-space area at each of our elementary schools as well as dedicated science technology classrooms in our secondary school. The makerspaces at both levels contain legos, robots, building materials, breakout boxes, coding supplies, green screens and 3-D Printers as well as technology to record and present what the students are doing.