Extraordinary Give is Friday Nov 22 – At The Daily Grind, at Home or at your Office

Come out and give on this ONE DAY event that provides support for many non profits in Lancaster County. Join six local non-profits in the Lancaster Southern End – SEF, SECA, New Hope, Solanco Neighborhood Ministries, Quarryville Library, and Black Rock Retreat.
 
You may choose to donate to one or as many organizations as you choose. Please consider the impact your dollars will make for young and old alike in your community! 
 
Volunteers will be on hand to help you donate online from 6 am through 6: 30 pm.
 

Come to The Daily Grind and you’ll find some great surprises:

– Daily Grind coupon booklet to all who donate.
– One prize drawing every hour for all who donate. Includes gift baskets & gift cards from local businesses.
– One grand prize drawing at 6:30 pm for all who donate. (Kindle)
 
SPECIAL EVENTS ALL DAY!
– Face painting – 9am – 1pm
– Caramel apple bar – 1pm – 6pm
– Solanco Community Choir – 4-4:30pm
– Bedouin Fire Band – 5:30 – 6:30
– Coloring contest, corn hole, plinko, selfie photo booth, live creatures, mini-golf – 9am – 6:30pm

Solanco Education Foundation awards teacher grants to fund educational programs

The Solanco Education Foundation (SEF) has awarded 11 Academic Venture Grants totaling $5,500 to teachers that is enabling them to provide new educational programs and tools for students in Solanco schools. Grants were awarded to the following educators: In the photo above: Susan Zunino, Denise Deaven, Jessica Knoll, Leah Willis, Rich Miller, Lisa Tome, Alexandria DeCicco, Jessica Ryan. (Missing from photo: Kay Bandy, Carrie Falduts, Matt Himmelberger.)  Full details about how the grants will be used may be read on our SEF NEWS web page.

SEF golf tournament successfully supports students and teachers!

Congratulations to Rick Blevins, Blake Deibler, Dave Herr and Dave Miller, as they were the winning team in the Solanco Education Foundation (SEF) annual golf tournament on Friday (Aug. 16) at Tanglewood Manor Golf Club. The second place team was Greg Ebersole, Gill Ebersole, Mike Kahler and Jim Kreider. Use this link to see Tournament photos

The tournament was an enjoyable and successful fundraiser for students and teachers in the Solanco School District. Proceeds are used by the Solanco Education Foundation to provide $1,000 scholarships to graduating Solanco seniors who will continue their education beyond high school, academic venture grants to Solanco teachers so they can implement innovative educational programs in their classrooms, and to fund other educational programs in Solanco. 

In the tournament’s closest to the pin contests, Craig Ausel was the winner on hole seven at 20 feet, 8 inches, while Blake Deibler was closest on hole 16 at 8 feet, 7 inches. The winner of the longest drive contest on hole 8 was Frank Eckman.

In addition to those who played in the tournament, the Solanco Education greatly appreciates the hospitality provided by Jeff Minnich and everyone at Tanglewood, and the generous and important support provided by the tournament sponsors:

Warfel Construction
Friends of Bryan Cutler
Giant Food Stores
Kegel, Kelin, Almy & Lord LLP
Murray Securus
Lancaster Payroll Service
McGowan Insurance Agency
Rock & Metal Systems, Inc.
RBC Capital Markets, LLC
State Farm Insurance – Patrick Kline
Steve Herr Real Estate Team
Jon, Carol & Ashley Rednak
Groff’s Printing – Phil Hershey
Ackerley Technologies
Beiler Campbell – Anthony Beiler
Builders Specialty Services, Inc.
CODE Administrators
Don Lefever’s Garage
Ecotech HydroExcavation
Elizabeth Logan
Enck Brothers Drywall
Frey-Lutz Group
Hostetter & Hostetter
J.L. Swope
B.R. Kreider & Sons, Inc.
Leon C. Landis, Inc.
Moore Engineering
Pennington Dental
Providence Elementary School PTO
Retired Solanco Teachers Breakfast Group
Rhoadstar Retreading & Tire Center
Ten10 Technologies
Whitelock & Woerth, Inc.
Ed & Jackie Balderston
Tom & Paula Brackbill
Bill and Cindy Coble
Ken & Sandy Tucker
Lee & Connie Walp
BB’s Grocery
Frito Lay
Herr’s Foods

 

Congratulations to the SEF Scholarship Recipients!

The Solanco Education Foundation awarded $1,000 scholarships to 11 Solanco High School seniors who will continue their education beyond high school. The students are listed as they appear in the slider photo above. Note: to stop the image rotation place your cursor on the photo.

Front row:

Aleksa Burger: daughter of Rob and Misty Burger, New Providence, Monmouth University.

Faith Rineer: daughter of Robert and Joann Rineer, New Providence, Arcadia University.

Noelle Schneider: daughter of Joel and Christine Schneider, Quarryville, Pennsylvania State University.

Brooke Wheeler: daughter of Aaron and Melissa Wheeler-Herr, Quarryville, Pennsylvania State University.

Rachel Eckman: daughter of Ron and Shauna Eckman, Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania State University.

Alta Brandenberger: daughter of Steve and Kelli Brandenberger, Drumore, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Back row:

Logan Yaletchko: son of Christopher and Lorrie Yaletchko, Nottingham, King’s College.

Joshua Canale: son of Eric and Heather Canale, Quarryville, Pennsylvania State University.

Patrick Hodgson: son of Mark Hodgson and Patricia Blakeslee, Kirkwood, Lebanon Valley College.

Azra Mutapcic: daughter of Kemal and Jasmina Mutapcic, Quarryville, Franklin & Marshall College.

Kelsie Simpkins: daughter of Michael and Stacey Simpkins, New Providence, Lebanon Valley College.

What is the Solanco Education Foundation?

The mission of the 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.

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.

The Solanco Education Foundation is a volunteer, non-profit organization that supports and enhances education in the Solanco School District by partnering with local residents, businesses, and organizations.

Since its founding in 2002, the Solanco Education Foundation has distributed over $300,000 for student scholarships, teacher venture grants, and education programs.

The Solanco Education Foundation has awarded:

  • More than $110,000 in Student Scholarships
  • Over 100 Teacher Venture Grants
  • More than $150,000 in EITC funding

Click here for a brochure about the Solanco Education Foundation.

 

About Us

The mission of the 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.

Contact Us

Get in touch with Solanco Education Foundation (SEF) by calling 717-786-5617 or fill out the form below.

For additional information, please contact SEF’s executive director Keith Kaufman: keith_kaufman@solanco.k12.pa.us

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Mission 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.


NEW: Amazon Smile lets you donate to SEF almost every time you make a purchase from Amazon.

If you shop Amazon, use smile.amazon.com and 0.5% of your eligible purchase is donated back to your favorite registered charity. SEF (Solanco Education Foundation) encourages you to select SEF as your charity of choice, but you also can select from many others too.

Important! How to use Amazon Smile

To get the donation, you must go to smile.amazon.com, use your existing Amazon email and password info, or create a new account. Then be sure to select “Your current charity” and search for Solanco Education Foundation. Several other Solanco groups are listed you may wish to consider.


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