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About Us

Established as a 501(c)3 non-profit in 2009 to enrich Allentown’s education experience 

  • 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 through conduit funding;
  • Supplemented experiences in 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.

Results So Far:

  • Total Revenues/Assets 2019-2020: $947,311
  • Total Endowment 2019-2020: $426,000
  • Programs: Science Fair, National History Day, Visual Arts Residencies and Performing Arts Support, Volunteer Reading Program, Teacher Innovation Grants, Scholarships and the High Notes Gala
  • 3,553 ASD students participated in ASDF programs in 2019-2020
  • Almost $4.5 million raised for Allentown students since the formation of the foundation

More Opportunities for More Student Success

2022-2023 ASDF Board Members

Daniel C. Bosket, President; Tonya Harris, Esq.; Vice President; Ibi Balog, Treasurer;  The Rev. Maria Tjeltveit, Secretary; Laudy Allan; Mark Emerick, Ph.D.;  Donald E. Hinkle; Peter Kareha; Ellen Millard-Kern; Kay Kurtz;  Angela Nolan; Jennifer Ortiz; Joseph Petro; Hon. Rashid Santiago;  Rob Schmidt; D'nese Sokolowski, M.D.; John D. Stanford, J.D., Ph.D.; Erika M. Sutherland, Ph.D.; Ralph S. Todd; Donald E. Wieand.

ASDF Board  Directors Emeritus

Dennis Blankowitsch, Ed.D.; Barry Halper; Anthony Muir, Esq.; Debora Roberson; John Stevens, D.O.

Poised for Growth

  • Continue to build a strong, active board of directors;
  • Implement the new ASD Foundation Strategic Plan to satisfy goals by 2021 with an emphasis on science, music, literacy, teacher innovation, scholarships and the visual arts;
  • Dive deeper with effective programs for larger impact, student-focused;
  • Seek larger and more connected roles for foundations and donors;
  • 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.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Allentown School District Foundation provides all persons equal opportunity, regardless of race, color, age, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy or disability.