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Pennsbury Education Foundation Announces Spring Grant Awards

The Pennsbury Education Foundation (PEF) recently awarded eight grants to schools across the Pennsbury School District, totaling over $18,600.

The PEF is a 501(c)3 organization that relies on donations and supports the purpose of improving teaching and learning in Pennsbury through innovative educational initiatives.

Grants are awarded through an application process that occurs twice each year.

The following grant recipients were announced by PEF President, Annette Young:

  • Pennsbury High School West Principal Cherrissa Gibson and teacher Thomas Pettit – $1,920 to purchase two rowing machines.
  • William Penn Middle School Principal Christopher Becker and teacher Derek Cressman – $2,000 to purchase musical instruments.
  • Fallsington Elementary School Principal Brian Shaffer and teacher Timothy Behe – $397.05 for Drums Alive! equipment. Fallsington teachers Sheila Miley and Sherri Cohoon were also awarded a grant in the amount of $741.20 for Junior Great Books.
  • Charles Boehm Middle School Principal Travis Bloom and teacher David Murphy – $2,600 to purchase two HD camcorders. The school also received a separate grant in the amount of $499.95 for an audio mixer.
  • Penn Valley Elementary School Principal Barbara Hidalgo and teacher Mollie Cancelliere – $499 for the Mind Yeti app.
  • The Pennsbury Education Foundation also presented a gift of $9,975.36 to the Pennsbury Technology Department to support the purchase of a classroom set of virtual reality headsets.

In addition to gathering donations from local funding sources and individual donors, the PEF also participates in the PA Department of Community and Economic Development’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program, which awards tax credits to businesses making contributions to the PEF.

For more information, visit the following website: https://dced.pa.gov/programs/educational-improvement-tax-credit-program-eitc/.