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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.

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
  • More than $2 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; Kelli W. Holzman, Treasurer; Nancy A. Wilt, Secretary; Dennis C. Blankowitsch, Ed.D.; Daniel C. Bosket; Joshua P. Dodd; Laurie Hackett; Tonya M. Harris Esq., John G. Hughes, Jr.; Peter J. Kareha; Kristin Kruger; Ellen Millard-Kern; Elizabeth H. Marcon, Esq.; Allyn-Jane Marks; Marci J. Martinez-Howey; Thomas Parker, Superintendent; Michele K. Pessina; Robert E. Sperling, Jr.; John S. Stevens, Jr., D.O.; Ralph S. Todd; Charles F. Thiel; David M. Wildonger.

Next Steps: Poised for Growth

  • Continue to build a strong, active board of directors;
  • Develop new strategic plan with goals for 2018-2021 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.

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