Providing scholarships, funding classroom grants, and acting as a tax-deductible entity for the school district are just a few of the many functions provided by the Keystone Central Foundation. The organization, established in the late 1980’s is managed by a volunteer board of directors and works solely to support the students within the Keystone Central School District.
At the last meeting, the board welcomed several new members and adapted updates to their current scholarship policy in anticipation of an uptick in year-end giving from the community. The Foundation welcomes tax-deductible donations in any amount, and at this time of year, charitable IRA contributions are a popular option.
“We like to work with individuals to establish the criteria for their gift and give donors the flexibility to be involved with the process as much or as little as they prefer,” according to Executive Director, Melissa Bottorf.
“Donor-Advised scholarships are a wonderful way to honor an occasion (such as a class reunion) or memorialize someone who has passed away. We’ve made the process very simple and work to make it as meaningful as possible to those who are establishing the gift.”
The Foundation is also working on building new endowed scholarships that allow a donor to make installment payments for up to 5 years to meet the pledged amount.
With the wealth of knowledge and passion from the new board members, coupled with a fresh website and a few big projects on the horizon for KCSD students, the Keystone Central Foundation is positioned for a very successful 2022.
For more information about giving options, visit their website at www.kcfoundation.com or contact Bottorf at 570-660-1306.
Pictured L-R: Board Members Ronald Bowes, Leslie Smith - Secretary, Jeff Johnston, Lea Ann Plessinger, CPA, Angela Harding, Laura Weaver, Elizabeth Barnhart, Beth Riccardo – Treasurer, Dr. Jacque Martin, Wayne Allison – President, Elisabeth Lynch, Kliney Williams, Melissa Bottorf – Director, Bob Dwyer Missing from photo: Rocco Rosamilia – VP, Deana Hill, James Berkebile, Karen Brandt, Karen Probst, Laurie Weinreb-Welch, Zach Hanna, Albert Jones, Michael Hall, Art Foltz and Kira Rosamilia