Pottstown Rotary’s Big Ticket Event

Each year the Pottstown Rotary holds their annual Big Ticket Night which included dinner and a reverse raffle where the final numbers could win up to $5,000.  A local non-profit is selected each year as a beneficiary of the proceeds raised during this event.  We were proud to be selected as this year’s benefactor.  More than 230 tickets were sold …

Early College Program Graduates 9 Students and Welcomes 15 in Cohort VII

In June, nine graduating seniors not only earned their high school diploma, but also earned a combined 200 credits at the Montgomery County Community College West Campus through the Pottstown Promise Early College Program. This program was established in 2014 and is in conjunction with the Pottstown High School, Montgomery County Community College and the Foundation for Pottstown Education.  The …

In Memoriam of Dr. Frank David Heifer

Dr. Frank David Heifer, 78, of Punta Gorda FL died in his home on May 27th, 2019 after a valiant battle with Parkinson’s disease.  He was born in Reading PA, the son of Francis and Julia (Gurtowski) Heifer.  He was educated in the Reading Public School system and went on to Kutztown University for his undergraduate degree and Lehigh University …

FRANK STRUNK TO LEAD FOUNDATION FOR POTTSTOWN ANNUAL SUPPORT CAMPAIGN

The Foundation for Pottstown Education is pleased to announce that Frank Strunk has been appointed as the Chair of their Annual Support Campaign.  Strunk is a Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager for Tompkins VIST Bank working out of the Pottstown branch. Frank has spent the past 46 years in the banking business in the Pottstown and Boyertown area.  Prior …

Franklin Elementary School 3rd Graders Go Outback

More than 70 Franklin Elementary third graders learned about table manners, etiquette, and nutrition on a recent field trip to Outback Steakhouse. The funding request submitted by one of Franklin’s third grade teacher, Mrs. Darla Stout, was approved by the Foundation Board in the amount of $497. The students were able to tour the facility to see how a restaurant …

AP Testing

The Foundation for Pottstown Education approved a funding request from High School Counselor, Michael Pagano, which covered part of the fees associated with the Advanced Placement (AP) testing. The amount of this year’s funding was $3,075 and enabled 68 Pottstown High School students to take these tests. Some students take more than one test. Through the tests the students can …