Foundation Summer 2017 Newsletter

Message from the Executive Director Well summer is over and the kids are back in school. We hope that you had an enjoyable summer and had a chance to relax and enjoy time with family. This summer has been a busy one for the Foundation for Pottstown Education as you will read in this newsletter. We are looking toward a …

Foundation for Pottstown Education Awarded a Two-Year Grant

The Foundation for Pottstown Education (FPE) was recently awarded a two-year grant totaling $90,000 from the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation (PAHWF).  This grant is awarded in support of the Education Foundation’s Administrative Operations.  A check for $50,000 was presented for year one of the approved grant. FPE Executive Director, Joe Rusiewicz stated that he is not only pleased …

Pottstown Residency Program Update

In April 2017, the Foundation for Pottstown Education Board of Directors approved a new initiative to increase the number of employee-owned and occupied residences within the Borough of Pottstown by making homes more affordable.  This initiative, the Residency Program, provides eligible applicants who work for the Pottstown School District, up to $10,000 in the form of a forgivable loan.  The …

Alumni Memorabilia Donation

The Foundation for Pottstown Education showcased a few memorabilia items that were donated to the Pottstown School District Alumni Gallery. Among the items were three report cards from 1915-1916, a brick from PHS when it was located at Chestnut and Penn Streets and a pin and class ring from 1949. The items will be placed in the Alumni Gallery for …

Pottstown Middle School Environmental Club attended the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)

Through funding provided by the Foundation for Pottstown Education, the Pottstown Middle School Environmental Club attended the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) from May 17-19. Twenty nine students along with teachers made the trip to Dingman’s Ferry for three days of educational experiences and fun. The students and chaperons camped in the Yurt village, which are domed tents on a …

Class of 1967

What do you do when you are getting ready to celebrate your 50th High School Reunion?  Well the Pottstown High School Class of 1967 decided to celebrate by giving a donation to the Foundation for Pottstown Education.  The class along with the Montgomery Community Foundation and an anonymous donor presented the Foundation with a check for $10,000 in support of the …

Dana Foundation Gift Press Release

Dana Incorporated, Pottstown location made a $5,000 contribution to the Foundation for Pottstown Education supporting their initiatives to the education of the students in the Pottstown School District.  Plant Manager, Danny Aaron and Environmental Health and Safety Manager Jason Pregel were on hand to present the check to Foundation Board President, Tracy Brown. In presenting the check Danny stated that …