The Board of Directors of the Foundation for Pottstown Education recently approved a motion to donate $2,000 to support a food drive spearheaded by Mrs. McCoy, Principal of the Pottstown Senior High School.  The monetary donation was approved unanimously through an electronic vote on Saturday, March 14,, 2020.  

The funds were donated by the Foundation as part of the initial food drive after Pennsylvania Governor Wolf ordered all schools in Montgomery County closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  For many Pottstown students, who rely on the school’s breakfast and lunch program for food, this closure meant access to food could be limited.

Foundation Board President, Dr. Tracey Brown initiated the action of the Board with cooperation from the Board’s Finance Committee.  “I am proud that the Board reacted immediately and unanimously to provide funding to the district to purchase food. Our mission is to support our students and, ultimately, our entire community.  For now, serving this mission means the Foundation is one member of a large team of individuals, companies, and non-profits that are working to ensure students have access to food for the duration of the closure.” Brown stated after the Board approval was official.

“Funding for this donation is made possible through the generosity of our donors.” stated Foundation Executive Director, Mr. Joe Rusiewicz.  “We have a specific line for this funding, our Angel Closet.  It was set up to support emergency needs of the students in the Pottstown School District.” 

Rusiewicz also reports that the Foundation is a benefactor of a fundraising drive by The Alley on High Street.  Jon Jones, one of the Managers of The Alley, emailed Rusiewicz to say that they will be raising money through a T-Shirt sale.  The goal is to sell 100 T-shirt. 

Anyone who is interested in supporting the Foundation’s mission to raise funds to support the students and teachers of the Pottstown School District is encouraged to contact Rusiewicz via email, send their contribution to Foundation for Pottstown Education Office at 230 Beech Street Pottstown, PA 19464, or donate online at

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