Support SEF and Save at Boscov’s Oct 14 and 15 at the same time!

SEF will receive 5% back on your total purchase in-store or online at Boscov’s on these 2 days. Just be sure to mention “Solanco Education Foundation”.

You save 20%* off lowest sale prices on almost everything. * – 10% discount items and exclusions apply. Visit www.boscovs.com/friendshelpingfriends for a listing of items receiving a 10% discount and exclusions.

Generous donation made to SEF by BBT Now Truist!

BB&T Now Truist has made an important and very generous donation to the Solanco Education Foundation (SEF).
SEF Executive Director Keith Kaufman (left) and President Tom Brackbill say the donation will help fund the mobile science probeware program that is used by every student during their Solanco High School career, and the Solanco Middle School STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) team.

Thank You BBT Now Truist!

Thank you to everyone who sponsored or participated in the SEF golf tournament!

Winners in Solanco Education Foundation Golf Tournament: ll teams that turned in scorecards played at least 12 holes (a thunderstorm shortened the tournament), so scoring was based on your best 12 holes completed in relation to par. Visit the Golf Outing Photos page to see a few shots from the day.

1st Place – Team Milky Haven – Eric Holzhauer and Guests, ​-12

2nd Place – Bob Cairns, Conner Gilbert, Ken Sheehan, Connor Sheehan​​, -11

1st Mixed Team – Sheila Snyder, Brad Corpman, Beth Lauer, Karen Burkholder​, -8

Closest to the Pin #7 – Denine McCardell

Closest to the Pin #16 – Doug Lamborn

Long Drive #8 – Men – Curvin Good

Long Drive #10 – Women – Deb Amspacher

Putting contest 50-50 winner – Frank Eckman

Proceeds from the tournament will be used by the Solanco Education to provide $1,000 scholarships to graduating Solanco seniors, and Academic  to Solanco teachers.

Solanco Education Foundation awards teacher grants to Solanco Education Foundation awards $11,000 in scholarships​

The Solanco Education Foundation (SEF) has awarded $1,000 scholarships to 11 Solanco High School seniors who will continue their education beyond high school.

In addition to its annual $1,000 scholarships, the SEF also awarded its $1,000 “Futures Scholarship” for a student who will be one of the first people in their family to attend college (parents did not attend college), and its $1,000 “Opportunities Scholarship” for a promising student who may not meet typical scholarship criteria. After successful completion of their first year of college, recipients of the Futures and Opportunities scholarship are eligible to apply for a second $1,000 scholarship.

Following is a list of the Solanco Education Foundation’s $1,000 scholarship recipients:

Caroline Arrowsmith
Daughter of Thomas and Amanda Arrowsmith
Peach Bottom
Penn State University

Jenna Bleacher
Daughter of Dave and Sherri Bleacher
Peach Bottom
York College or Millersville University

Michaela Brenneman
Daughter of Dan and Michelle Brenneman
New Providence
Alvernia University

Gabrielle Dolan
Daughter of John and Theresa Dolan
Quarryville
Hood College

Jenna Dombach
Daughter of Scott and Kristen Dombach
Quarryville
Lancaster Bible College

Nathan Eller
Son of William and Carol Eller
Kirkwood
Gettysburg College

Jack Hertzler
Son of Mike and Shari Hertzler
New Providence
Lehigh University

Rachel Johnson
Daughter of Philip and Sheri Johnson
Quarryville
Messiah College

Jessica Richardson 
Daughter of Tim and Judy Richardson
New Providence
Millersville University

Recipient of Solanco Education Foundation’s “Futures Scholarship:”  
Alexander Buitron-Zavala
Son of Miguel Buitron
Nottingham
Millersville University

Recipient of Solanco Education Foundation’s “Opportunity Scholarship:”
Nathanael Neuhauser
Son of Jacqueline Neuhauser
Quarryville
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

Solanco Education Foundation board members use the following selection criteria when reviewing applications: 1. Average or better class standing and scholastic ability; 2. Good character, leadership and moral standards; 3. Involvement in school or community activities.

Since its founding in 2002, the non-profit SEF has distributed about $415,000 for student scholarships, teacher venture grants, and educational programs in Solanco schools. The SEF conducts community fundraising activities that provide funding for the scholarships and grants. They include a golf tournament which is scheduled for Friday, August 7 at Tanglewood Manor Golf Club. For more information, contact SEF Executive Director Keith Kaufman at 786-5617.

President: Tom Brackbill
Vice President: Jon Rednak
Treasurer: Bill Musser
Secretary: Kathy Eberly

Board Members: Larry G Albright, Tyler McCardell, Jane Ausel, Fan Bender, John Waggoner, Kristina King, Julie Duvall, Bill Coble, Cindy Coble, Becky Guhl*, Keith Kaufman*, Executive Director, and Brenda Roark.
* non-voting member

 

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.

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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