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Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet 2019-2020

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.