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ASD Foundation Annual Reports

990 Form

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.

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;
  • Supplementary 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.


  • Total Revenues/Assets 2017-2018: $433,000
  • Total Endowment 2017-2018: $411,000
  • 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
  • Almost 50% of ASD students (8,958) participated in ASDF programs in 2017-2018
  • Almost $3 million raised for Allentown students since the formation of the foundation

Current ASDF Board Members

  • Kurt D. Zwikl, President; Anthony M. Muir, Esq., Vice President; Joshua P. Dodd, Treasurer; Nancy A. Wilt, Secretary; Dennis C. Blankowitsch, Ed.D.; Daniel C. Bosket; Michael Bruckner; Laurie Hackett; Tonya Harris, Esq.; Chrissy Hixson; John G. Hughes, Jr.; Peter Kareha; Ellen Millard-Kern; Elizabeth H. Marcon, Esq.; Allyn-Jane Marks; Marci J. Martinez-Howey; Thomas Parker; Michele K. Pessina; Robert E. Sperling, Jr.; John S. Stevens, Jr., D.O.; Charles F. Thiel; Ralph S. Todd.

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.

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