About Us

 Beginnings: Established as a 501(c)3 non-profit in 2009

  • Institutional advancement of initiatives and programs that promote student achievement;
  • Continued financial support for after-school and summer enrichment programs;
  • Scholarships established for high school graduates;
  • Cultivation of relationships with state and national foundations;
  • Financial support for infrastructure and technological changes;
  • Strengthening supplementary experiences for literacy, the visual and performing arts and the sciences;
  • Building stronger support and relationships with ASD alumni;
  • Provision of mini-grants to schools to encourage teacher innovation.


  • Total Revenues/Assets 2017-2018 Forecast: $419,000
  • Total Endowment 2017-2018 Forecast: $393,000
  • Programs: Science Fair, National History Day, Renaissance Visual and Performing Arts In-School Programs, Teacher Innovation Grants, Scholarships and the High Notes Gala Program and Revue
  • 25% of ASD students participated (5,332) in ASDF programs in 2016-2017
  • Nearly $2 million raised for Allentown students since the formation of the foundation

Next Steps: Poised for Growth

  • Continue to build a strong, active board of directors;
  • Develop new strategic plan with goals for 2017-2020 with an emphasis on science, music, and literacy;
  • Dive deeper with effective programs for larger impact, student-focused;
  • Seek larger and more connected roles for foundations and individuals;
  • Develop more social media practices for fundraising;
  • Build a stronger administrative team (full-time);
  • Assist in growth of alumni associations;
  • Seek greater endowments for more scholarships.

Allentown School District Foundation

31 S. Penn Street
Allentown, PA 18102 
Phone 484-765-4093

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