Gifts May Be Donated in Many Ways
The Southern York County community has a long history of working in a collaborative manner to enhance the opportunities for students. To this end, gifts for scholarships, projects, equipment, and supplies may be donated in many ways.
General Contributions: Non-specific contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated and are used to fund our general scholarship program. We encourage donors to give general contributions.
Endowment Program: Foundation endowment funds are managed by the York County Community Foundation and are designated to support specific scholarship programs for perpetuity. The endowment funds now have $741,084 in assets, including both the Dollars for Scholars and the Hester Hemminger Endowments. Contact the School District Administration at 235-4811, extension 7278.
If you want the annual earnings from your gift to be directed to a named scholarship, we ask that the gift be $10,000 or more. We use an earnings assumption of 5% so that an endowment of that amount will fund $500 annually. Named endowments will be shown separately in our financial reports, and recognition will be made, as you direct, at the time of annual distribution.
Named Scholarships: This is a wonderful way to honor someone or one of your favorite organizations. You may establish a scholarship fund using criteria you select. We ask that annual awards be a minimum of $500. In addition, many of our donors have chosen to give to an already named scholarship to increase the value of the scholarship.
Susquehannock Innovative Grant Program: This is a partnership between Susquehannock High School Student Council and the Foundation. This program funds grants for innovative classroom or extracurricular initiatives. Contact the School District Administration at 235-4811, extension 7278.
Employer Gift Matching Program: We are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a charitable organization and qualify for most employer gift matching programs. We will happily assist with any necessary paperwork. Contact the School District Administration at 235-4811, extension 7278.
Tree Dedication Program: The Foundation sponsors a program that allows a donor to honor or memorialize an individual, organization, or event by dedicating a tree on the Susquehannock, Friendship, or Shrewsbury campuses. Contact the District Administration at 235-4811, extension 7278.
Peggy Kingman Memorial Welfare Fund: Donations are used for the School District’s welfare fund. This fund continues to be a preference for donors wishing to help our students in need with items such as eye glasses, backpacks, and lunch money. Contact the District Administration at 235-4811, extension 7278.
PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit: The PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program gives tax credits to businesses contributing to scholarship organizations and/or educational improvement organizations that are approved by the Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) under Act 48. The Southern York County School District Foundation is an approved organization.
A gift to the Southern York County School District Foundation can provide your business with a substantial tax credit through the EITC program. At the same time, you can impact the quality of our schools by providing additional opportunities for our children. For further information, call 235-4811, extension 7278.
Generous EITC Business Partners: The students of the Southern York County School District benefited significantly in 2017-18 from the generous contributions of our EITC business partners. Contributions to the Foundation through the EITC program were used to support the School District’s Classrooms Without Walls program, which placed additional technology in the hands of elementary students.
For more detailed information on how you can help, click on the related link below or contact Foundation staff at Extension 7278.