GDF Annual Report 2019-2020

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2019-2020

ANNUAL REPORT & HONOR ROLL OF DONORS


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Message from the President

and Executive Director ........... 1

Message from the Superintendent .. 2

Gifts to LASD . .................. 2

About Us ...................... 3

The Green Dragon Foundation

Board of Directors ............... 4

Board Member Spotlight -

Karen Nicholson ................ 4

“Lifting Up Lewisburg” Campaign . .. 5

Donation Options ............... 6

A Planned Gift ................. 6-7

Donate IRA Assets to GDF ........ 7

Endowments at

The Green Dragon Foundation ... 8-13

Donor & Volunteer Recognition

Reception .................... 14

LAHS Alumni Weekend .......... 15

Kindergarten Grill Out ........... 15

Donor Giving Societies

and Honor Roll of Donors ...... 16-22

PA EITC Program . ............ 23-24

Corporate donors

($500 and above) . ........ INSIDE BC

2019-2020 ANNUAL REPORT

We thank the following individuals for their help in

preparing the 2019-2020 Annual Report.

Without their help, this report would not be possible.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS, THE GREEN DRAGON FOUNDATION,

who provide funding for the publication.

VOLUNTEER PHOTOGRAPHERS:

John Gardner, The Lewisburg Studio; Cindy Malriat; Jennifer K. Shabahang;

and David Newsome, A Touch of Glass Photography

VOLUNTEER WRITER:

Jennifer K. Shabahang

VOLUNTEER EDITOR:

Erica Shames, Founder and Publisher, Susquehanna Life Magazine

and Susquehanna Life Magazine’s Museum and Gallery Guide

PROJECT DIRECTOR:

Ann M. Glock, Executive Director, The Green Dragon Foundation

Cover photos by The Lewisburg Studio

ANNUAL

REPORT

2019-20

GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Jenny Walker

PRINTER: The YGS Group

All costs associated with special events and receptions have been underwritten

by generous individuals and businesses, specifically for that purpose.

The 2019-2020 Annual Report and Honor Roll of Donors is made possible through

gifts provided by members of The Green Dragon Foundation’s Board of Directors.

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Photos by The Lewisburg Studio

MESSAGE FROM

THE PRESIDENT AND

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dear Friends,

Since our founding in 2008, we have

been steadfast in our mission to provide

financial support to help enrich and enhance

the learning and teaching of our students.

Last spring and this fall the coronavirus

pandemic posed an incredible challenge to

our families, students, teachers and staff,

as we all try to navigate uncharted waters.

But even in these precarious times, the

missions of the Lewisburg Area School

District and The Green Dragon Foundation

have not changed, even though the

execution of them has.

For example, this summer, thanks to the

energy, creativity and commitment of several

parents and the generosity of many donors,

a “Lifting Up Lewisburg” fundraising initiative

raised more than $33,000 to help the district

with extraordinary costs associated with

the pandemic. In this time of uncertainty,

unrestricted gifts provide the greatest

flexibility to the district, therefore the Annual

Fund is our highest fundraising priority.

While underwriting immediate needs is

important, we also must look to the future

and the mandate to build and grow our

various endowments (see pages 8-13),

which will support LASD priorities in

perpetuity.

We hope you share our pride in what we have

accomplished together. And we hope that

you will continue to support students through

The Green Dragon Foundation. Thank you for

your investment in our students’ success and

their future.

Sincerely,

Robert J. Kallin

President, The Green Dragon Foundation

Ann M. Glock

Executive Director, The Green Dragon Foundation

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MESSAGE FROM

Dr. Jennifer Polinchock

SUPERINTENDENT, LEWISBURG AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Now, more than ever, school districts have become a

community resource that extends beyond educating

our children. Since March 2020, we have especially

appreciated the school district’s role in supporting

the educational, social, emotional and physical needs

of our youth through excellence in academics and

athletic programs. The Lewisburg Area School

District plays an important role in supporting so

many aspects of the development of children and

adolescents through meaningful engagement and

active participation in extracurricular activities,

cultural exploration and positive discourse.

The Lewisburg Area School District is taking the

lessons it has learned from the pandemic to

catapult forward the use of instructional technology to

redesign learning. The notion of in-person

learning can no longer be limited to students’

physical presence in school. It must incorporate

a virtual presence—part of the world of the future

in an increasingly global society.

Our students are developing competencies in

communication and collaboration with their peers.

They are extending their thinking to express their

knowledge in creative, personalized and innovative

ways. These transferable skills will help set our

students apart from others entering college or the

workforce.

that every student has the opportunity to realize his

or her potential. The diversity of our student body

helps students develop empathy for people of

differing backgrounds. This multiplicity also requires

unique and specialized support to allow all students

to take full advantage of our programming. Over the

past year, for example, the Lifting Up Lewisburg

campaign has raised over $33,000 to support those

in the community affected by the pandemic. These

funds will support students and families in need of

supplies and services, and facilitate efforts to safely

reopen schools.

We ask you to partner with us to reimagine education.

Whether it is enriching the experiences of students

or creating opportunities that break down the

barriers for students, our partnership with The Green

Dragon Foundation makes it possible. The Lewisburg

Area School District is not daunted by the challenges

posed to us in 2020. Instead, the district is

underscoring what we always knew, but took for

granted. School, as a place for education, experience,

connection, and compassion, is a necessary

component in preparing our next generation for their

future.

I want to thank all of the donors whose gifts, both

past and present, have made a difference in the lives

of our students.

With the support of The Green Dragon Foundation,

the Lewisburg Area School District is able to ensure

GIFTS TO LASD

Through the generosity of parents, alumni, businesses and friends, The Green Dragon Foundation

supports Lewisburg Area School District students, faculty and programs in a variety of ways.

IN 2019-2020, THE GDF PROVIDED A TOTAL OF $273,554 TO BENEFIT LASD STUDENTS.

GDF donated $69,497 ($64,847 financial and $4,650 in-kind) to the LASD and endowed an additional

$204,057 for future programmatic support. These gifts will enhance and enrich educational opportunities

for all students in the Lewisburg area for years to come!

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ABOUT US

The Green Dragon Foundation is a community-based nonprofit 501(c)(3)

organization dedicated to providing and directing funding for the realization

of educational, cultural and athletic programs, and capital improvement

projects, for the enrichment and enhancement of the students of the

Lewisburg Area School District.

A Review of 2019-20 Successes

Thanks to loyal and dedicated donors and

volunteers, the hard work of The Green Dragon

Foundation’s Board of Directors, Lewisburg Area

School District leadership, faculty and staff, the

GDF raised $332,633 in 2019-2020.

Your gifts, and your willingness to invest in

Lewisburg area students, faculty and programs every

year, and especially during these uncertain times,

make a difference in every student’s life every day.

This additional revenue helps meet the needs of

Lewisburg’s most vulnerable students, and creates

exceptional opportunities for all Lewisburg students.

Endowments provide even greater long-term

programmatic support; major gifts underwrite projects;

and increasing annual support enhances a variety of

programs throughout the LASD.

The GDF is governed by a 29-member board of

directors (including advisors), led by executive

director Ann Glock, and staffed by administrative

assistant Tushaar Khurana. In 2019-2020, GDF

benefited from the work of 49 volunteers who

provided 370 hours of service.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN OUR TEAM!

Contact the GDF office at (570) 522-8433 or by email

at: annglock@greendragonfoundation.org to learn

about volunteer opportunities.

A Plan for 2020-21 and Beyond

The GDF will continue to raise much-needed funds

to support the Lewisburg Area School District’s

priorities. For this year, and possibly longer, GDF

will concentrate its fundraising efforts to meet the

immediate needs of the district as their educational

plans evolve. Additionally, we will focus on helping

meet the needs of the most vulnerable students in

our school community.

As soon as the pandemic crisis eases, GDF will once

again begin to solicit gift commitments for capital

improvements and multi-year support of programs,

long-term investment through endowments and

planned giving opportunities for future support.

There is still so much to do!

PLEASE CONSIDER BECOMING A FINANCIAL SUPPORTER TO MAKE A

POSITIVE DIFFERENCE FOR OUR CURRENT AND FUTURE STUDENTS!

2019-’20

CONTRIBUTED DOLLARS

TO GDF BY SOURCE

OF THE INDIVIDUALS WHO

CONTRIBUTED TO GDF.

THE DOLLARS RAISED

CAME FROM:

2019-’20 GDF GIFTS TO SUPPORT

LEWISBURG AREA STUDENTS (TOTAL $273,554)

Individuals: 82%

Businesses: 17%

Foundations/Charitable Trusts: 1%

Alumni: 41%

Community Members: 41%

Parents: 18%

Endowed Fund Deposits: 75% / $204,057

Academic Programs: 11% / $30,923

Arts: 9% / $24,238

Health & Well-Being: 3.5% / $9,290

Athletic Programs: 1% / $3,441

Capital Improvement Projects: .5% / $1,605

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2020-2021

THE GREEN DRAGON FOUNDATION

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Members:

Benyam Addissie, MD

Darshan K. Bhangdia, MD

Kathryn J. Cavanagh

Amit S. Johal, MD

Corey E. Jusko

Robert J. Kallin, President

Matthew Markunas

Karen B. Nicholson

W. Gale Reish, MD ’60

Jennifer K. Shabahang, Vice President

J. Donald Steele Jr., Treasurer

Nichole Weber, Secretary

Advisors:

Brianna Apfelbaum Kula, Esq. ’02

Timothy J. Apple ’83

Jordan W. Fetzer ’06

R. Brooks Gronlund ’86

Robert J. McCormack

Jennifer A. Polinchock, Ed.D.

Gregory G. Salzler, MD

William C. Stackhouse ’69

Ted Strosser

Emeritus: Graham C. Showalter, Esq. ’58

Executive Director: Ann M. Glock

locations throughout the U.S., landing at Allenwood

as the Associate Warden and residing in Lewisburg.

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Why I Serve

KAREN NICHOLSON

BY: JENNIFER K. SHABAHANG

The Green Dragon Foundation is fortunate to have

civic-minded board members who are passionate about

giving back to the community. Karen Nicholson has made

education one of her priorities and has served on the

GDF board since 2015. Karen values a strong, vibrant

community and feels personally rewarded by her service.

Although Karen is not a Lewisburg native, she has

become a strong community member for almost 30

years. Growing up in Lebanon, PA, Karen went on to

study at Kent State in Ohio where she earned her B.A.

and M.A. Upon completing her studies, Karen took a

position with the Federal Bureau of Prisons in West

Virginia. This career would take her to 12 different

Karen’s two sons, John ’04 and David Allen ’07, were

very involved in the arts when they were at LAHS. David

Allen excelled at pottery and went on to study Industrial

Design. When Karen joined the GDF Board, the Vision

2020 Campaign was in its early stages. Recalling the

cramped quarters where her son worked on his art

projects, Karen saw the need for a state-of-the-art

facility at the new high school. Through Karen’s

generosity, Lewisburg students now enjoy “The

Nicholson Family Art Studio,” which has spacious work

areas equipped with pottery wheels, kilns, easels and

much more. Funds are still available to upgrade

equipment as necessary.

Karen serves on the boards of several community

organizations including the YMCA, Susquehanna Valley

Mediation and CASA. She is currently the President of

the Sunrise Rotary. In 2019 she opened her own

consulting business. She is the past Chair of GDF’s

Strategic Initiatives Committee, which recommends the

types of projects the foundation will support.

Karen enjoys her role on the GDF Board because she

enjoys giving. “It makes me feel good to provide the

students with opportunities over and above what they

would get from the regular budget,” she stated. She

appreciates fellowship with other board members and

meeting new people. The Green Dragon Foundation is

grateful to Karen for being an active board member and

strong member of the Lewisburg community.

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“LIFTING UP LEWISBURG”

CAMPAIGN

Last spring, a grassroots group of Lewisburg

Area School District parents came together

and, in partnership with The Green Dragon

Foundation, began planning a campaign to raise

funds to support LASD’s efforts to educate our

children during the current school year. On June

22, “Lifting Up Lewisburg: A Campaign to

Support Our Schools During this Unique and

Challenging Time” was launched with an initial

goal of $20,000.

Various donors contributed generously to support

this effort. LASD parents Heather Haynos, Rachel

Martine, Emek Ucarer and Lisa Perrone sewed

more than 250 cloth masks which were sold at

The Mercantile, a store in downtown Lewisburg.

They sewed another 250 masks to donate to

Linntown Intermediate School for the students to

use when they came back to school. LASD parent

and alum Jackie Holtzapple Mast ’93, of DEEsigns,

designed and produced special campaign t-shirts.

Proceeds from the sale of masks and t-shirts were

added to the campaign total.

“Lifting Up Lewisburg” Campaign Steering Committee (L-R): Lisa Perrone,

Kimberley Drexler, Ann Glock, Jen Shabahang and Lisa Tranquillo

We are happy to announce we achieved our

initial goal of $20,000 early in the campaign! With

several weeks remaining, the committee made

the decision to increase the goal to $30,000 so

that we could provide even greater support for

Lewisburg students and teachers. As of July 31,

a total of $33,811 was raised! Even though the

crowdfunding appeal ended July 31, GDF

continues to fundraise to help meet our students’

and teachers’ additional needs. Funds will be

allocated in the 2020-2021 school year to

support LASD students and teachers.

A Touch of Glass Photography

Donors wishing to fund educational, cultural or athletic programs, or capital improvement

projects, can make a donation online or by credit card by visiting: www.greendragonfoundation.org.

wGifts can also be mailed to: 115 Farley Circle, Suite 306, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

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Planning Your Gift

DONATION OPTIONS

The Lewisburg Studio

Financial gifts to The Green Dragon

Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization,

make a difference for current and future

Lewisburg Area School District students

and facilitate opportunities to learn and

grow that are not otherwise possible.

It is through the generosity of gifts like

yours that our students are served by

GDF. Below is a summary of the many

ways a gift can be made or planned.

• Outright Gift of Cash

• Matching Gift

• In-Kind Gift

• Gift of Appreciated Securities

• Gift of Real Estate

• Gift of Mutual Funds

• Bequest

• Gift of IRA Retirement Assets

• Gift of Insurance Policy

Proceeds

• Charitable Gift Annuity

• Charitable Remainder Trust

• Charitable Lead Trust

OUTRIGHT GIFTS OF CASH

This is the most common method of

providing a gift. A cash gift to GDF is

tax-deductible. You may donate through

PayPal or you may send your donation

to: The Green Dragon Foundation

115 Farley Circle, Suite 306

Lewisburg, PA 17837

You can make a donation online by

visiting www.greendragonfoundation.org

MATCHING GIFTS

Does your company have a matching

gift program? Many employers will

match charitable contributions made by

their employees. If your company has a

matching gift program, you could double

or possibly triple your gift quickly and

easily.

IN-KIND GIFTS

Contributions of goods or services to

either GDF or LASD can provide an ideal

giving opportunity for both donor and

recipient.

BEQUESTS AND OTHER

PLANNED GIFTS

Bequests are provisions in wills to leave

a gift to GDF. Charitable bequests are

fully deductible from the estate and can

significantly reduce estate taxes on the

balance of the estate. Bequests may be

specified as a gift of cash or securities,

real estate or other property. Alternatively,

they may take the form of a percentage

of the total estate. A donor may consider

a residuary bequest, which is a gift of all

or a portion of one’s estate, after other

conditions are met.

For more detailed information

about charitable planned gifts and

advantageous ways to make them,

please contact:

THE GREEN DRAGON FOUNDATION

AT (570) 522-8433 OR

annglock@greendragonfoundation.org

A PLANNED GIFT

In September 2019, Bob and Peggy Degling notified The Green Dragon

Foundation of their intention to make a commitment through a planned gift.

As a result, Bob and Peggy joined The 1885 Society, which recognizes

individuals and families who have remembered GDF in their estate plans

through documented planned gifts. The foundation was thrilled to learn

about their generous intention.

Bob, Class of 1958, stated, “Peggy and I included the GDF in our trust

because we value a good education and the underlying activities. The GDF

is goal-oriented and efficient with a successful track record. We also want

to recognize its leadership and the volunteers that maximize each dollar

donated.”

He continued, “Peggy is a University of Florida graduate and CPA, and was

insistent that we include the GDF in our trust because she knew

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Reduce Your Taxes DONATE IRA ASSETS

TO THE GREEN DRAGON FOUNDATION

TURN YOUR REQUIRED DISTRIBUTIONS INTO CHARITABLE DONATIONS

The Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), also known as the

“Charitable IRA Rollover,” continues to be a tax-savvy way to

give for those who qualify. If you’d like to give to help provide

educational opportunities for Lewisburg students, the QCD can

help you leverage your support—and minimize your taxation.

To support Lewisburg students by making a QCD, you must:

• Be 70 ½ years or older at the time of the gift.

• Have a traditional or Roth IRA.

• Transfer funds, not exceeding $100,000 per year,

directly from your IRA to GDF.

Benefits include:

• Gifts make an immediate impact by advancing GDF’s mission.

• Gifts count toward your required minimum distribution

(RMD), now beginning at age 72.

• Gifts are not included in, and therefore not taxed as, income

for federal tax purposes.

• Gifts simulate an itemized income tax charitable deduction

for nonitemizers.

• Gifts can be directed to support the annual fund, educational,

cultural or athletic programs.

HOW CAN I MAKE A QUALIFIED CHARITABLE

DISTRIBUTION TO SUPPORT GDF?

QCDs are easy; a simple letter of instruction to your IRA

administrator begins the process. We will provide one for

you, or you can visit the GDF website at:

www.greendragonfoundation.org to download and print

the IRA form and instructions to share with your IRA

account administrator.

NEW LAW: NO REQUIRED MINIMUM

DISTRIBUTIONS IN 2020!

As a part of the CARES Act, Congress has temporarily

eliminated most required minimum distributions (RMD) from

retirement plans during 2020. Check with your financial advisor

to see how this might affect you. Even without an RMD, a QCD

remains a great way to make tax advantageous contributions.

IT’S IMPORTANT TO CONSIDER YOUR TAX SITUATION

BEFORE DECIDING WHETHER TO MAKE A CHARITABLE

CONTRIBUTION FROM YOUR IRA. BE SURE TO WORK

CLOSELY WITH YOUR FINANCIAL REPRESENTATIVE OR

TAX ADVISOR TO DETERMINE WHETHER THIS KIND OF

GIFT IS RIGHT FOR YOU.

This information is not meant as tax or legal advice. Tax laws are complex and subject to change.

Please consult a professional tax advisor to determine how this law affects your situation.

Lewisburg still has a place in my heart.” The couple is deeply rooted

in Lewisburg and the Lewisburg Area School District. Bob’s brother,

Tom, who is deceased, and his wife, Donna Baker, were in the Class of

1961. Bob’s father, Dr. E.G. Degling, moved to Lewisburg after World War

II and was a leading founder of Evangelical Community Hospital. Bob

noted, “As the town doctor, he gave the annual physicals to Lewisburg

school students.”

According to Bob, when he was about to head off to Penn State, he

had doubts whether his schooling was on par with other schools, and

wondered if he would be at a disadvantage. He stated, “I didn’t graduate

first in the Class of ’58, but I did graduate first in my college class and I

received the top CPA score in the state of Pennsylvania.” He continued,

“I mention this, not to brag, to illustrate that Lewisburg schools were

always top-notch and the GDF assures it stays that way!”

TO EXPLORE THE BENEFITS

OF A PLANNED GIFT,

PLEASE CONTACT

The Green Dragon Foundation

at (570) 522-8433

or by email at

annglock@greendragonfoundation.org

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CREATING AN ENDOWMENT

Creating a gift in the form of an endowment provides funding for

the Lewisburg Area School District in perpetuity. The principal

funds are preserved, while a small percentage of income and gains

is available each year for distribution to the LASD. It is a perfect

way to establish an enduring legacy in honor or memory of a loved

one. It also creates a permanent stream of funding for a donor’s

particular interest.

The Green Dragon Foundation focuses on matching donor interests

to the academic, arts, athletic and support program opportunities

that exist throughout the LASD. To accomplish this goal, the GDF

seeks support for program-specific endowments, both general and

named, the income from which will support LASD programming for

the life of the fund.

The seven general GDF endowments include:

• 21st Century Classroom Programs (Technology & Innovation)

• Athletic Programs & Facilities

• Business, Economics & Entrepreneurism

• Educational Programs

• Health & Well-Being

• Performing & Visual Arts Programs

• STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) Programs

THE GDF CONTINUES TO WORK WITH DONORS

TO CREATE NAMED ENDOWMENTS.

To date, we’ve established 14 named endowments. On the

following pages, you will read about established funds that make

annual distributions and others in the process of meeting the

minimum criteria to distribute gifts to benefit Lewisburg students.

If creating an endowment for the benefit of current and future Lewisburg

area students meets your philanthropic goals, please contact the GDF for

more information.

MARYELLEN (CARTER)

& RICHARD L. KEYSER

Endowment

In March 2020, The Maryellen (Carter)

and Richard L. Keyser Endowment at The

Green Dragon Foundation was created.

Through the endowed fund, Maryellen

(Carter) Keyser, Class of 1961, and

Richard L. Keyser, Class of 1960, will

support the types of activities that

enriched their lives while they were

students in Lewisburg. They want to

help provide exceptional educational

opportunities for current and future

Lewisburg students.

By creating the unrestricted fund,

Maryellen and Dick are enabling the

foundation’s board of directors to allocate

the endowment’s annual distributions to

support a variety of educational

opportunities, including guest speakers,

artists-in-residence, performing and visual

arts, music, and STEM programs.

According to Maryellen and Dick, “We

believe the arts and humanities, along

with STEM skills, can come together

in powerful ways to foster critical

thinking, build character and

teamwork. We hope that our contribution

to The Green Dragon Foundation will, in

some small way, encourage creativity and

vision in the students of the Lewisburg

school system to move society toward a

better future and for their own success.”

Anyone wishing to contribute to this

endowment fund should send a check to

The Green Dragon Foundation or visit the

website at www.greendragonfoundation.org

Please make a special note that the gift is in

support of this endowment.

Donors wishing to fund educational, cultural or athletic programs, or capital improvement

projects, can make a donation online or by credit card by visiting: www.greendragonfoundation.org.

wGifts can also be mailed to: 115 Farley Circle, Suite 306, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

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UNIQUELY THE SAME

THE JUSKO FAMILY

Endowment

Uniquely the Same—The Jusko Family

Endowment will provide annual income

to the Lewisburg Area School District to

fund programs that support the social,

emotional and physical well-being of

each student.

The fund was created by Ken and Corey

Jusko, in honor of their children, Nolan

and Maya. The Juskos believe we are

all truly different and unique individuals,

but still have the same basic emotional

needs. If every student can be reminded

of that daily, it may open our minds and

allow us to be more forgiving of other’s

actions, and keep us from judging or

hurting others.

Annual distributions from this fund will

help prepare and educate faculty and

students on topics such as, but not

limited to, face-to-face bullying,

cyber-bullying, drinking/drugs/suicide,

sexual harassment and rape, and racial

differences.

They believe all students within the

LASD should be free of social

injustices. The social and emotional

state of our children must be nurtured

as an important part of providing a

well-rounded educational experience.

This endowment provides the

opportunity to enrich every child and

educate and nurture their social

well-being to make LASD campuses

safer and friendlier. Ken and Corey

want to ensure that there are available

funds every year to help create a culture

of openness and respect to ease the

stress and anxiety related to societal

pressures.

Anyone wishing to contribute to this

endowment fund should send a check to

The Green Dragon Foundation or visit the

website at wwwgreendragonfoundation.org

Please make a special note that the gift is in

support of this endowment.

THE FOLLOWING ENDOWED

FUNDS HAVE REACHED

THE MINIMUM CRITERIA

TO DISBURSE INCOME TO

SUPPORT THEIR INTENDED

PURPOSE—ENHANCING

LASD PROGRAMS,

PROJECTS AND CAPITAL

IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.

THE PAT COLLINS

Endowment

This fund supports the LAHS Technology

Lab through programs and activities that

enriched Pat Collins’ education while

he was a student in LASD schools. He

wanted to share his love of building and

woodworking with as many students as

possible.

In 2019-2020, $3,527 was given for

robotics within the High School

Technology Lab. As of June 30, 2020,

the fair market value of the fund was

$100,283.

THE DIROCCO FUND

for Professional Development

This fund, in honor of Dr. Mark DiRocco,

supports district-wide training

opportunities to enhance professional

skills for administrators, teachers and

staff, including workshops, conference

participation, speakers, programs and

certifications.

A total of $1,000 was distributed to

help support a week-long professional

development seminar for all LASD staff.

An additional allocation of $467 was

given for LASD staff/volunteer training

on the use of the “fly-loft” system, in

preparation for The Wizard of Oz

production.

As of June 30, 2020, the fair market

value of the fund was $31,091.

Cindy Malriat

THE MILES MCKENNAN

FOREMAN MEMORIAL

Endowment

This fund provides arts support to

strengthen and maintain programs

primarily for poetry and the visual arts,

including photography, video, film,

painting, drawing, ceramics and

sculpture and, secondarily, to meet the

needs of band and the performing arts.

The fund supports the type of activities

that enriched Miles’ education while he

was a student in LASD schools.

The GDF distributed $1,544 to help

support the purchase of all new

instruments for the percussion section

of the LAHS Marching Dragons. An

additional allocation of $350 was made

to support the Donald H. Eichhorn Middle

School’s first literary magazine, The

Dragon Scroll. As of June 30, 2020,

the fair market value of the fund was

$28,259.

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THE RIYA K. AND

AAMAR S. JOHAL

Endowment for the

Enrichment of

Environmental Sciences

This fund supports district-wide

environmental science education in

a variety of forms, including outdoor

science labs, research/teaching

equipment, field trips, nature trails,

guest speakers and other educational

activities related to this field.

The GDF distributed $924 to help

support the purchase of LittleBits

STEAM Education Packs at the Donald

H. Eichhorn Middle School. This engages

students in STEAM learning by creating

fun inventions, encouraging exploration,

experimentation and creativity. As of

June 30, 2020, the fair market value of

the fund was $11,338.

THE WILLIAM H. AND LILLIAN D. HEINER

Endowment for Literacy Mastery

This fund supports initiatives and opportunities for preschool and elementary

school children to master literacy skills that are essential for success in school and

in life. The fund was created by Lily and Dave Openshaw in memory of Lily’s parents.

During the 2019-2020 school year, GDF fulfilled its three-year commitment with a

gift of $570 to support the Kelly Summer Packs Program. The program extended

learning opportunities throughout the summer for economically disadvantaged, ESL

and other students who may struggle academically. Families received bags with

books, flash cards and other literacy activities to help maintain their children’s skills

over the summer.

As of June 30, 2020, the fair market value of the fund was $31,034.

The Lewisburg Studio

The Lewisburg Studio

The Endowment for

21 ST CENTURY

CLASSROOM

PROGRAMS

This endowment provides district-wide

support for student-centered

technology needs.

As of June 30, 2020, the fair market

value of the fund was $11,110.

The Endowment for

BUSINESS,

ECONOMICS &

ENTREPRENEURISM

This fund supports high school and

middle school programs that enhance

educational opportunities in business,

economics or entrepreneurism.

As of June 30, 2020, the fair market

value of the fund was $20,290.

The Endowment

FOR STEM PROGRAMS

This endowment provides district-wide support for science, technology,

engineering and math programs. In the 2019-2020 school year, $720 was

distributed to purchase a “Makey-Makey STEM Pack: Classroom Invention

Literacy Kit” for Donald H. Eichhorn Middle School students. These kits

provide a basic circuit board that allows a student to learn to connect

anything with conductive energy to something he/she programs. Creative

computing provides a curriculum structure for the basics of coding, while

specifically encouraging creativity, problem-solving and ingenuity in our

students.

As of June 30, 2020, the fair market value of the fund was $117,161.

The Lewisburg Studio

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The GDF Endowment

FOR LASD LACROSSE

PROGRAMS

The endowment provides annual funding

for students who participate in the

district’s lacrosse programs. The fund

was created by Tom and Cindi Martin to

ensure there are available funds every

year to support the sport of lacrosse.

In 2019-2020, $423 was distributed to

the high school girls’ team for training

equipment. Unfortunately, the season

was cancelled due to COVID-19. The

team is looking forward to the 2021

season.

As of June 30, 2020, the fair market

value of the fund was $11,858.

The Endowment for

PERFORMING & VISUAL

ARTS PROGRAMS

This fund provides district-wide support

for performing arts (chorus,

instrumental, musical or dramatic

productions) and visual arts

(photography, video, film, painting,

drawing, ceramics or sculpture)

programs. In the 2019-2020 school year,

$663 was distributed to help fund the

purchase of the LAHS Marching Dragons

percussion instruments.

As of June 30, 2020, the fair market

value of the fund was $29,187.

THE LOIS J. HUNTER

Endowment

This endowment provides annual funding to support district-wide science,

music, performing arts and social/emotional health programs. It was created

by David M. Hunter, Jr. in memory of his wife, Lois.

The GDF distributed $420 to help support the purchase of all new instruments

for the percussion section of the LAHS Marching Dragons.

As of June 30, 2020, the fair market value of the fund was $11,858.

THE JOSEPHINE K.

MACHAMER STEELE

Endowment

This endowment provides equal annual

funding for learning support and girls’

basketball programs. It was created by

Don and Joanne Steele in memory

of Don’s mother, who played on the

1930 girls’ team.

During the 2019-2020 school year, the

GDF distributed $398 for the high

school girls’ basketball program. It

funded equipment to help the team

increase strength and conditioning

and improve their offensive skills.

As of June 30, 2019, the fair market

value of the fund was $25,208.

The Lewisburg Studio

The Endowments

FOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

AND FOR HEALTH & WELL-BEING

These funds provide district-wide support for academic programs and initiatives

that promote the health and well-being of students and staff. In the 2019-2020

school year, both endowments supported the Link Crew program with a distribution of

$1,599. This program trains a group of juniors and seniors to be Link Leaders who help

first-year students adjust to high school.

As of June 30, 2020, the fair market value of the GDF Endowment for Educational

Programs was $38,244. The fair market value of the GDF Endowment for Health

and Well-Being was $22,065.

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THESE FUNDS WERE

ESTABLISHED THROUGH

THE GENEROSITY OF

DONORS TO THE “VISION

2020: OUR CHILDREN-OUR

FUTURE” COMPREHENSIVE

CAMPAIGN.

THE GREEN DRAGON FOUNDATION

Quasi-Endowments

Allow GDF to liquidate all or part of the endowments to support programs.

THE BRANDON S. KRAMM

MEMORIAL

Quasi-Endowment &

THE BRANDON KRAMM

MEMORIAL FIELD

This fund was created to support an athletic program

or facility project within the Lewisburg Area School

District.

As of June 30, 2020, the fair market value of the

fund was $194,266.

During the 2019-2020 school year, some of the endowed

funds were expended to construct The Brandon Kramm

Memorial Baseball Field. The field was nearly complete

when construction was stopped due to COVID-19

restrictions. An April 2020 grand opening was postponed

and will be rescheduled for the current school year. After

field construction is completed and all expenses paid,

any remaining funds will stay in the quasi-endowment for

future athletic programs or projects. The goal is to begin

playing games on the field in spring 2021!

For LAHS Art Programs

The fund supports art programs at Lewisburg Area

High School. During the 2019-2020 school year, $2,083

was distributed to LAHS to purchase four additional

pottery wheels. Students love working with clay and

wheel throwing is becoming increasingly popular. The

additional wheels allow more students to participate.

As of June 30, 2020, the fair market value of the

fund was $15,434.

A Touch of Glass Photography

OZOBOTS

The Lewisburg Studio

For LAHS

Science Programs

The fund was created to support science programs at

Lewisburg Area High School. During the 2019-2020

school year, with donors’ permission, the GDF Board

of Directors expanded the use of the fund to include

district-wide STEM programs. A total of $2,967

was distributed to:

• Complete the outfitting of an additional science lab at

the high school with state-of-the-art equipment

• Purchase an EVO Educator Entry Kit and Ozobot Evo

Classroom Kit of 12 Ozobot robots to enhance the 3rd

grade STEM and coding curriculum.

As of June 30, 2020, the fair market value of the fund

was $45,105.

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The Lewisburg Studio

Cindy Malriat

As of June 30, 2020, the following endowed funds have been established but did not meet the

minimum criteria to begin disbursing funds to support their intended purpose—enhancing LASD

programs, projects and capital improvement projects during the 2019-2020 school year.

ENDOWMENT NAME

GENERAL GDF ENDOWMENTS

ENDOWMENT NAME

Athletic Programs

& Facilities

The Nathaniel Hafer ’96 and

Christopher Hafer ’99 Endowment

for LAHS Science Curriculum

The LAHS Class of 1980

Endowment Fund

Uniquely the Same

The Jusko Family Endowment

The Maryellen (Carter) and

Richard L. Keyser Endowment

BENEFICIARY

JUNE 30, 2020

Fair Market Value

District-wide $12,689

NAMED ENDOWMENTS

BENEFICIARY

PURPOSE IS

TO SUPPORT:

JUNE 30, 2020

Fair Market Value

High School Science education $11,490

District-wide

District-wide

District-wide

Student field trips $10,391

Social, emotional and physical

well-being of students

Guest speakers, artists-inresidence,

performing

and visual arts, music

and STEM programs

$13,811

$112,869

The Shabahang Family Endowment TBD TBD $5,000

The Brooks Gronlund Endowment GDF Sustainability of GDF $33,586

Donors wishing to fund educational, cultural or athletic programs, or capital improvement

projects, can make a donation online or by credit card by visiting: www.greendragonfoundation.org.

wGifts can also be mailed to: 115 Farley Circle, Suite 306, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

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L-R: SCOTT ROSEVEAR, COURTNEY BEDDALL,

JUSTIN KRAMM, JULIE KRAMM, SUZY REISH

SARAH TIEDE

BOB KALLIN AND KATHY SWOPE BLAKE DUTWEILER BOB KALLIN AND CINDI MARTIN

DONOR & VOLUNTEER

RECOGNITION RECEPTION

A Touch of Glass Photography

On Dec. 8, 2019, The Green Dragon Foundation

hosted its annual Donor & Volunteer Recognition

Reception to celebrate the continuing excellence

of Lewisburg schools and GDF’s 11th year of

support for students.

The event was held at Iron Front in Lewisburg

and included special recognition of our

dedicated volunteers and the generosity of

our wonderful supporters. Volunteers were

recognized for 5 and 10 years of service.

Special honorees this year included Cindi

Martin, who was recognized as GDF’s

Volunteer of the Year, and Kathy Swope,

who was honored for her service to GDF

as the LASD School Board President.

LAHS Technology Education Teacher, Mr. Blake

Dutweiler, and Donald H. Eichhorn Middle School

Vocal and General Music Teacher, Ms. Sarah

Tiede, provided first-hand accounts of how donor

gifts have enhanced educational experiences for

Lewisburg students.

GDF President Bob Kallin closed the evening

by thanking all in attendance for their ongoing

dedication, generosity and commitment to the

students of the Lewisburg Area School District.

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A Touch of Glass Photography

LAHS ALUMNI

WEEKEND 2019

LAHS Alumni Weekend 2019 was full of fun, family,

friends and food! With class reunions joining the

weekend festivities, alumni were scattered around

town enjoying all the events. Alumni had the

opportunity to take a tour of the high school,

complete with refreshments served in the school’s

Heritage Room. Unfortunately, this year, LAHS

Alumni Weekend was cancelled. We are looking

forward to next year’s festivities.

Visit www.greendragonfoundation.org for more

information.

KINDERGARTEN

GRILL-OUT 2019

On Aug. 14, 2019, The Green Dragon Foundation

and the Lewisburg Elementary PSA co-hosted the

6th annual Kindergarten Grill-Out event at St. Mary

Street Park. The yearly event, which features a

light supper, welcomed all incoming kindergarten

children and their families. It was a great opportunity

for students and families to meet their fellow

classmates and their families. On hand to welcome

students were Kelly Elementary Principal, Mr. Chris

Ruhl, and former LASD Superintendent, Dr. Steven

Skalka.

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The Green Dragon Foundation established giving level societies to recognize the dedication and commitment of our donors.

We are very grateful for the financial support of the contributors, listed on the next several pages, who have made annual

pledge payments and donations (including in-kind) between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. In parentheses are the years

of consecutive giving.

THE 1885

SOCIETY

MEMBERS:

DONOR GIVING SOCIETIES

AND HONOR ROLL OF DONORS

Mr. Richard L. Bingaman ’66

Mr. Pat Collins ’49 (deceased)

Bob ’58 & Peggy Degling

Ann and Steve Glock ’80

Tory & Bob Kallin

Karen B. Nicholson

THE 1885 SOCIETY

THE GREEN DRAGON FOUNDATION’S LEGACY SOCIETY

What kind of legacy will you leave?

The 1885 Society recognizes individuals and families who have remembered

The Green Dragon Foundation in their estate plans through documented planned gifts,

including: bequests; life insurance; charitable gift annuities; charitable trusts; and other

testamentary gifts.

How can you become a member?

If you have already made a planned gift or have included GDF in your will, you are already

eligible for membership in The 1885 Society. If not, you may become a member simply by

notifying us that you have named GDF as a beneficiary in your will or estate plan.

TO EXPLORE THE BENEFITS OF A PLANNED GIFT, PLEASE CONTACT THE GREEN DRAGON

FOUNDATION AT (570) 522-8433 OR BY EMAIL AT ANNGLOCK@GREENDRAGONFOUNDATION.ORG

SUMMA CUM LAUDE

$25,000-up

Maryellen & Richard Keyser

CUM LAUDE

$10,000-$14,999

The Apple Family (6)

Michael and Kimberley Drexler (10)

Evangelical Community Hospital (8)

The Garisto Family Charitable Fund (8)

M&T Bank (8)

The Shabahang Family (10)

J. Donald Jr. & Joanne K. Steele (10)

MAJOR GIFTS

$5,000-$9,999

(1) Anonymous

Dr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Habig (5)

Bob & Tory Kallin (12)

Lawton Insurance Agency,

Mr. & Mrs. J. Brad Lawton (11)

Matthew & Kimberly Markunas (3)

The Northumberland National Bank (2)

Lily & Dave Openshaw (5)

Drs. Christopher & Margaret Still

& Family (10)

Weis Markets, Inc. (8)

VALEDICTORIAN

$2,500-$4,999

Thomas R. & Keri L. Albright (7)

Alan and Martha Barrick (10)

Dr. John Bravman

& Dr. Wendelin Wright (5)

Daniel and Kathryn Cavanagh (10)

Cornelius Family Fund

of The Philadelphia Foundation (8)

Fulton Bank (9)

Jusko Family (7)

Dr. & Mrs. Patsy J. Marra (6)

Meckley`s Limestone Products, Inc. (5)

Mifflinburg Bank & Trust (9)

Karen B. Nicholson (9)

Lisa & Felipe Perrone (10)

Mr. & Mrs. Jason Rippon (5)

Susquehanna Community Bank (9)

John and Marge Gardner,

The Lewisburg Studio (11)

SALUTATORIAN

$1,000-$2,499

Dr. Benyam Addissie

and Dr. Hermela Shimelis

Albright Care Services (5)

Brianna Apfelbaum Kula, Esq., `02

and Michael J. Kula, Esq. (4)

The Lewisburg Studio

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Associated Oral Surgeons, PC,

John Malloy, DMD

& Jason Alabakoff DDS, MD (9)

Mr. & Mrs. Gary E. Baylor (10)

Mr. Steven M. Beattie

Mr. Paul C. Beswick

& Atty. Elizabeth M. Beswick (3)

Jane Fornwalt Coyle (9)

Bob `58 & Peggy Degling (2)

Tom & Kim Dominick & Family (11)

George Drozin (9)

First Commonwealth Bank

First National Bank of Pennsylvania (4)

First Community Foundation

Partnership of PA (6)

Mr. David Foreman (4)

Steve and Ann Glock (12)

Mr. & Mrs. Brad Greiwe

Robert & DeOnne Gronlund (11)

Ken and Jeanne Hafer (8)

Bill & Heather Haynos (3)

Hohmuth Family (6)

Mr. David M. Hunter Jr. (2)

Jodi Jarrett

The Johal Family (8)

The Kaufman Family (2)

Mr. & Mrs. Glenn G. Miller (4)

Dr. & Mrs. Bradley Mudge

Dr. & Mrs. Ernest Y. Normington III (11)

Dr. and Mrs. Robert H. Odell Jr. (5)

Dr. & Mrs. Matthew Reish

Gale and Suzanne Reish (11)

Bernadine F. Richard (10)

Dr. & Mrs. Scott G. Rosevear (11)

Dianne and Charles Sawyer (3)

The Shabanowitz Family (4)

Shaffer Landscapes, Inc.

Graham C. Showalter, Esq., `58,

Ronda K. Showalter,

Abigail K. Showalter, `94 (11)

Bill & Suzanne Stackhouse (7)

Susquehanna Life Magazine (11)

Kathy and Jim Swope (12)

Mark & Leslie Temple (6)

Benefits Quarterback powered

by Hampton Consulting,

Mr. & Mrs. Philip Donegan (4)

UPMC Health Plan (2)

Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Weis

VARSITY

$500-999

B.Z. Motors Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep,

Ram, Fiat (8)

P. George Benson (9)

The Bertram Family (2)

Rob and Lisa Black (8)

Walter Bruce (2)

Atty. & Mrs. Daniel J. Clement (5)

Coldwell Banker Penn One

Real Estate (2)

Dr. and Mrs. Andrew R. Conger (2)

Creative Plantscapes, Inc.

Todd & Kristen Vonderheid,

Custom Container Solutions, LLC (5)

The Daily Item (4)

Dr. & Mrs. John F. Devine

Dr. & Mrs. Mark D. DiRocco (12)

Mr. & Mrs. John B. Donahoe (8)

Dr. and Mrs. Jay Holthus (5)

The Lewisburg Studio

Jim and Darlene Holtzapple `67 (8)

The Jackass Brewing Company

Scot & Jane Keefer (3)

Virginia Kessler (8)

Sharon and Bob Kribbs (6)

Mr. John Luthi

& Ms. Abby Gulden-Luthi (2)

John and Betsy Magill (5)

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew F. Mahoney (6)

Jamie and Lindsay Malone (10)

Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. McCormack (11)

David E. Mensch (2)

Christopher & Angela Motto

and Family (5)

Bill Moyer (4)

Orchard Pump & Supply Co., Inc. (8)

Pediatric Dentistry of Lewisburg

Michael & Denise Prince

Dave Ramsaran & April Rivers

Jeff and Deb Ranck Family Fund (7)

Paula Reber (3)

Captain Harry B. Robins Jr., USN,

(Retired) (4)

Rohrer Bus Service (9)

Steve & Stacy Skalka (4)

Larry and Carol Snook (8)

William I. Troutman (4)

Mr. Kelly Widman (2)

Stanley & Wendy Wood

DISTINGUISHED HONOR ROLL

$250-$499

(4) Anonymous

Barlett Family (9)

The Beal Family (2)

Joshua & Courtney Beddall (7)

Dale & Beverly Berger (5)

Mr. Richard L. Bingaman (11)

Blaise Alexander Ford (2)

Brann & Light, P.C. (9)

Paul & Carol Brann

Eric and Christine Brann (2)

Citizens` Electric Company (8)

Lisa M. Confer (7)

Dr. Joan Bender Cracco (4)

Jeff and Mary Csernica (9)

Diane Donato (3)

Leigh & Paul Donecker (4)

John and Patty Driver

Sydney Edwards (2)

Jordan W. Fetzer

Ms. Anne Foreman (2)

Donors wishing to fund educational, cultural or athletic programs, or capital improvement

projects, can make a donation online or by credit card by visiting: www.greendragonfoundation.org.

wGifts can also be mailed to: 115 Farley Circle, Suite 306, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

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Mr. Scott Goldman

Ryan & Laura Graver (9)

The Han Family (11)

Mrs. Christena Harder* (9)

Mr. & Mrs. Richard F. Humphreys (9)

Courtney and Kevin Jamieson (9)

Tim and Marsha Knoster (9)

Skip & Jen Kratzer (9)

LAHS Class of 1969

Barbara & Larry Leland (9)

Andrew and Susan Lyons (10)

William and Sue Malone

Tom & Cindi Martin (4)

Steve Mathias (6)

Michael D. McDowell (6)

Ted & Diane Meixell (11)

Meixell-Diehl Insurance (11)

Laurie Miller (9)

Cathy S. Moser (2)

Mr. Kevin Oswald (3)

Mr. & Mrs. Scott W. Peterson

Jolayne Pinchak (5)

Jeff and Christie Pollack

Gayle W. Pollock (10)

Mrs. Michelle Rosenberg (2)

Terry & Andrea Schnure (6)

Daniel Schwanger (3)

Mr. & Mrs. Gerry Schwieger

Carly and Terrance Shea (3)

Mrs. Cindy Skelton

& Mr. Richard Skelton* (8)

Terry Collins Smith (2)

Brandi Spotts

Ms. Susan C. Stitt

Mr. P. Christopher Tarves (5)

Ron & Janet Tomcavage

Lisa and Joe Tranquillo (7)

Niki Weber, Olivia & Nora

Hockenbrock (10)

Eric & Jennifer Wetzel (7)

Paula Young (7)

Ed Zych & Susie English (2)

* Deceased

The Lewisburg Studio

HONOR ROLL

$100-$249

(17) Anonymous

Mr. & Mrs. Don C. Adams

Laura & Jody Adams (4)

Mrs. Peggy Albright

Chris and Heather Ambrose (2)

Lenny Anderson (6)

Chris & Jen Arnold (4)

Michael and Jennifer Ayers (8)

Dr. & Mrs. James Azeredo

David E. Baker `75, Karen Yost Baker `77,

Zachary R. Baker `01

and Jordan D. Baker `02 (8)

Kerstin and Dan Baumwoll (2)

Mr. Gregory Beauseigneur

& Ms. Anna Barrick (2)

Param & Chris Bedi (10)

Karen and Michael Belenko (2)

Jeremiah & Kim Bennett (2)

Karen Bennett (10)

Glenn & Abby Beswick (9)

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Bilger (3)

Mr. Mark C. Bird

& Dr. Susan Glock Bird (8)

Mr. & Mrs. William Bollinger

Jacquelyn Paul & Albert Bothe Jr. (3)

Mr. & Mrs. Chris Brouse

Mrs. Ruth Brouse

Ms. Holly Buchanan

Molly A. Buchanan

Keith W. Buffinton

& Christine Miller Buffinton

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard F. Campbell (5)

Mr. Thomas R. Candrick Jr. (3)

Virginia Zimmerman & Jordi Comas (4)

Dr. & Mrs. Brad Confer

Chip and Michelle Cowher (7)

Laura Biernstein Cozac `68 (7)

Mr. and Mrs. Myles W. Crebs Jr.

Hillary & Ethan Cree

Michael & Kristian Creeger (2)

Tammie Cristini (8)

Eric Cuiper, Emma Cuiper, Li Zhang

and Ping Cuiper (2)

The Robert Curtis Family (4)

Diane Dawson (4)

Nancy Barton Deluca

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. DeSantis Jr. (7)

Larry and Elaine Dietrich (4)

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Dinsmore

Eleonore K. Dorland

Mrs. Dottie Douglas (5)

Dillon Durinick

Barbara Glock Duym (4)

Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Edwards (3)

June Berge Erb

The Lewisburg Studio

Ms. Susan E. Evans (6)

Jim & Cindy Farmer (4)

Ms. Jennifer Farren

Mr. Joseph Faust (4)

Mr. and Mrs. Don Feenerty

Mr. & Mrs. Harry Fegley `58

John B. Fischer (3)

Nora Ellen Forbes & Sue Forbes Snow (4)

Mr. & Mrs. Delbert Gallegos

Katy and Manny Garcia (5)

Gerald `66 & Linda Gemberling (8)

Dakota Gessner

Giuseppe and Phillis Giambanco (3)

Kevin & Heidi Gilmore (3)

Angelo and JoAnn Giunta (7)

Sylvia Gleason (7)

James E. Glennon

Angela and Brian Gockley (6)

Mr. and Mrs. David Gose

Dr. Robert Gotoff and Dr. Jill Gotoff

Ms. Karen R. Grisell

Janelle Groff (2)

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Gutierrez

Nate Hafer

Paul and Heather Harrison

Ned and Ann Hazlett

Helen H. Hower

Victoria & David Heberlig

Mr. and Mrs. Dean E. Heintzelman

H. Ray Hendrickson (3)

James G. Hendrickson

John G. Huckaby (3)

Ms. Wendy S. Hummel

Stephanie Jackson (11)

Linda and Sid Jamieson

Peter Johansson

Andrew L. Jones (2)

Mr. & Mrs. Steven C. Kratzer

Mr. & Mrs. Chadd Kraus

Mr. Bernhard Kuhn & Ms. Emek Ucarer

Ella Jane Kunkle (8)

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Randy Kurtz

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Langton

Mr. & Mrs. James Lavine

Mr. & Mrs. Steve Leauber

Mr. & Mrs. Kent B. Lewis

Lynne Pittenturf Lindemann (2)

Ms. Barbara Loyd (4)

Bob and Teri Mangano

Mr. & Mrs. Eric Martin

Mary N. Mastascusa (4)

Jim & Susan Mathias (2)

Don and Connie May (7)

The McClure Family

Matt and Wendy McTammany (2)

MePush Technology (12)

Casey G. Miller (5)

Todd & Jennifer Muccilli (2)

Mr. Joel Myers

Miriam Naugle

Mollie Nelson (3)

Sandy Nelson (6)

Mrs. Margaret O`Connor

Ms. Paulette Onestak

Ms. Patricia Ottmann

Brent & Ashley Papson (7)

Catherine Platusich (5)

Jan and Bill Pursel & Family (6)

Paul & Julie Raffensperger (2)

Kim and Steve Ranck

Don and Vickie Reichenbach (3)

Sue and Dick Rein (9)

Mike Rheam

Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Rogai Sr.

Roger & Jaxi Rothman

Christian A. Ruhl (7)

Robert L. Ryan (6)

Ann Gearhart Sabol `69 (7)

Linda Smolka and Peter Sak (5)

Dr. Gregory Salzler

& Dr. Elisabeth Kramer

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sasz

Ms. Abbey Scheckter

Sculptures Studio

George and Jane Scurfield (4)

Ned Searles and Michelle Johnson (8)

Dennis and Cynthia Shaffer

Smeltz Automotive

Amos & Janet D. Smith

Marguerite & Jim Smith (8)

Ethel A. Snook `50 (3)

Dr. Thomas Solomon

& Ms. Benita Kolmen-Solomon (3)

Angeline C. Stackhouse (2)

Bob Stackhouse (2)

Mary Ann & Ryan Stanton

Kathy and Bob Stauder

Elsbeth Steffensen (3)

Frank `53 and Mary Stillman (9)

Mr. & Mrs. Drew Swigart

Paul & Marsha Tarves

Peter & Janet Terry

Carol Rheam Tevis

The Fence Drive-In

Sherry and Marshall Ulrich (7)

Valley Farms Dairy (2)

Dr. Brandon Vogel and Dr. Erin Jablonski

Van Wagner (10)

Anne C. Wall `52 (2)

Jonathan and Denae Walz (6)

Linda and Richard Wampler (3)

Wendy`s, Lewisburg (10)

Mrs. Ruth S. Winebrenner

Alyssa (Wargo) Wischerth `07

Mr. & Mrs. Samuel A. Wood (2)

Donald B. Young Jr. (8)

Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Young (3)

Dr. Brenda A. Zack (4)

Mr. and Mrs. Zeek (2)

Mary Zimmerman

DRAGON STAR

Up to $99

(12) Anonymous

Mr. and Mrs. Kent R. Addis

Ms. Rebecca Roush Aikman

AmazonSmile Foundation (6)

Mr. John H. Beck (4)

Ms. Zane Berge

William and Julie Borys (2)

Leslie Boyer (2)

Ms. Lauren Brandes

Rebecca Cooke Burgee

Jason Cicoria (2)

Ms. Ruth B Clark

Ken & Betsy Cox (4)

Ms. Mary Ellen Czerniak (3)

The Lewisburg Studio

Jennifer & Bryan Delsite

John and Lilian DeWald (2)

R. Drozin

Ms. Kara Druckenmiller

Michael & Angela Farronato (3)

Ms. Joy Ferrante

Mr. & Mrs. Abe Feuerstein

Joseph and Lisa Folker (8)

Richard Foust (2)

Janet Scott Furniss `76

Jamie Garrett (2)

Brian and Sharon Garthwaite

Stacy Gasteiger

Ms. Claire Gault

Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Gilardi

Fran Graystock

David & Lestia Grill

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Harmon

Meenakshi Ponnuswami

and Mitch Hart (4)

Dr. & Mrs. Mark Haussmann

Cam Hays

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Heimbach

Patricia Reish Hemphill `55 (4)

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry R. Hensel

Mrs. Mary Jane O. Himmelreich

Hannah Irion-Frake (5)

Mr. Eric Johnson & Ms. Sheila Lintott

Matthew Jones

P. Joseph Keller (5)

Dave & Sara Kelley

Mrs. Corie Kline (4)

Krow Media

Janet H. Laird

John P. & Jeanne M. Letteer (10)

Amy Lowe Matukaitis (6)

Mrs. Jean Mabbatt

The Malusis Family

Jim & Dawn Maneval (3)

Jennifer Neuman March (2)

Marchiori Family (2)

Ms. Karline McLain

Shona McLaughlin (2)

The Michaels

Bill and Kristin Morrow

Ruth Blume Nicholson (2)

Mrs. Wendy W. Nolin

Ms. Christina Osborne

Mrs. Lauren Peck (2)

Jim Poynter `73

Sara Radtke (2)

Craig and Cathy Ranck

Erin Rittle (5)

Mr. David Rojas

Mrs. Marilyn Rossi (4)

Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Roy (8)

Sam and Sharon Ryder

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Why We Give: KELLY & NATHAN ZEEK

Mr. Nathan Zeek, 4th & 5th Grade Elementary

General Music & Choral Teacher

Mrs. Kelly Zeek, Elementary General Music

Teacher & Beginning Strings Teacher

The Green Dragon Foundation has

a staff giving program that allows

Lewisburg Area School District staff

to conveniently make donations.

Each year at the LASD convocation,

GDF makes a presentation to staff

encouraging participation in this

program. Among the donors to the

2019-2020 school year program were

Nathan Zeek and Kelly Zeek, music

teachers at LASD.

Kelly and Nathan have taught in

Lewisburg for the past four and three

years, respectively. When asked why

they decided to donate to GDF, they

replied, “GDF plays a huge role in the

ability our district has to provide so

many incredible opportunities for our

students. We love our students and

we love Lewisburg, so it makes

sense for us to make our

contribution!”

Kelly elaborated on her support for

GDF. “GDF has allowed our music

students to have access to many

neat experiences in the classroom.

We were especially excited about

GDF being able to provide every

3rd grader with their own recorder to

keep. Since we both use recorders

in our curriculum, we think it is so

beneficial for their music learning.”

GDF asked the Zeeks if they could

envision additional ways that our

organization could enhance their

students’ education. “We think it

might be interesting to ask the

students if they think anything is

missing or lacking from their music

education at Lewisburg and, if so,

be able to make it happen through

the GDF!”

Every gift, no matter the size, helps

GDF enhance the education of LASD

students. The GDF is very grateful to

all employees who choose to make a

gift through the staff giving program.

Their support is an excellent example

for the entire Lewisburg area

community.

Ms. Virginia Satterley

Linda Shaffer (10)

Anne Shapiro

Shannon & Jennifer Sisk

The Strosser Family (9)

Louise Zulli Theiss (3)

Bob & Barb Thomas (6)

Ms. Michele Thornley

Geoff Trout (2)

Suzanne Tufts and Andrew Breckridge (5)

Robert and Deborah Van Horn (10)

Ms. Cheryl Wadhwa

Christina Masciere Wallace (10)

Mrs. Gloria L. Walters

Mr. & Mrs. Russell E. Weiser

Debby Wetzel (8)

Ms. Laura Willoughby

Jack & Lisa Willoughby

Ms. Jennifer Wilson

Marty & Lori Wilson (11)

Ms. Berta Yee

Mr. Shing Chiu Yeung

& Ms. Fu Zhen Chen (2)

Stan and Karen Zellers (6)

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Ziemba

Current and past LASD students

benefited from the dedication of their

teachers, staff and administration.

Current and future students will

benefit from the generous support

The Green Dragon Foundation

receives from the LASD Board of

Education and current and retired

staff and teachers. Listed below are

individual financial supporters:

(14) Anonymous

Mrs. Peggy Albright

Mrs. Marianne Barlett

Ms. Kelly Beal

Mrs. Courtney Beddall

Mrs. Chris Bedi

Mr. Jeremiah Bennett

Mrs. Karen Bennett

Mrs. Carole Bollinger

Mrs. Julie Borys

Mrs. Leslie Boyer

Ms. Molly Buchanan

Mr. Jason Cicoria

Mrs. Hillary Cree

Mr. Michael Creeger

Ms. Tammie Cristini

Mrs. Elaine Dietrich

Dr. Mark D. DiRocco

Mr. George Drozin

Ms. Kara Druckenmiller

Mr. Dillon Durinick

Ms. Sydney Edwards

Mr. Joseph Faust

Mr. Jordan Fetzer

Mrs. Lisa Folker

Mr. Delbert Gallegos

Mr. James Garrett

Ms. Claire Gault

Mr. Dakota Gessner

Mrs. Angela Gockley

Ms. Janelle Groff

Mrs. Helen Hower

Mr. David Heberlig

Ms. Wendy Hummel

Ms. Hannah Irion-Frake

Dr. Erin Jablonski

Ms. Stephanie Jackson

Mrs. Courtney Jamieson

Ms. Jodi Jarrett

Mr. Andrew Jones

Mr. P. Joseph Keller

Mrs. Corie Kline

Mrs. Marsha Knoster

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Mr. Skip Kratzer

Mr. Randy Kurtz

Mrs. Barbara Leland

Mr. John Letteer

Ms. Amy Lowe Matukaitis

Ms. Barbara Loyd

Dr. Patsy Marra

Ms. Shona McLaughlin

Ms. Laurie Miller

Mrs. Cathy Moser

Mr. Joel Myers

Mrs. Margaret O`Connor

Ms. Christina Osborne

Mr. Kevin Oswald

Ms. Patricia Ottmann

Mrs. Ashley Papson

Mrs. Lauren Peck

Mrs. Jolayne Pinchak

Ms. Paula Reber

Mrs. Erin Rittle

Mrs. Michelle Rosenberg

Mrs. Marilyn Rossi

Mr. Christian Ruhl

Mr. Daniel Schwanger

Mr. George Scurfield

Mrs. Cynthia Shaffer

Mrs. Linda Shaffer

Dr. Steve Skalka

Mrs. Marguerite Smith

Mrs. Brandi Spotts

Mrs. Suzanne Stackhouse

Mr. William Stackhouse

Mrs. Mary Ann Stanton

Mrs. Tracy Strosser

Mrs. Kathy Swope

Mr. Mark Temple

Mrs. Barb Thomas

Mr. Geoff Trout

The Lewisburg Studio

Mrs. Sherry Ulrich

Mrs. Deborah Van Horn

Mr. Van Wagner

Mr. Jonathan Walz

Mrs. Debby Wetzel

Mr. Eric Wetzel

Mrs. Lisa Willoughby

Mrs. Paula Young

Dr. Brenda Zack

Mrs. Kelly Zeek

Mr. Nathan Zeek

Atty. Edward Zych

COMMEMORATIVE

GIFTS 2019-2020

IN HONOR OF:

Grant Adams and Elijah Adams

From: Laura & Jody Adams

Gary and Barbara Baylor

From: Ms. Rebecca Roush Aikman

Rebecca Cooke Burgee

Class of 1983

From: Jennifer Neuman March

Hannah Drexler, LAHS ’20

From: Kimberley & Michael Drexler

Anne Foreman

From: Alexandria Weld

Harry T. Fornwalt - my dad

From: Jane Fornwalt Coyle

Go Dragons!

From: The Luthi Boys

Thomas and Lauren Hetherington

From: Bonnie Hetherington

Dr. Amitpal Johal

From: Peter Johansson

Our brother, John, on his birthday

From: Joy Ferrante

LAHS Faculty

From: Mrs. Mary Jane O. Himmelreich

LAHS Teachers and Coaches

From: Mr. and Mrs. Myles W. Crebs Jr.

Allie & Avery Mast

From: Jim and Darlene Holtzapple

Cruz McClure

The McClure Family

Scott Nelson

From: Sandy Nelson

Lisa Perrone

From: Steve and Ann Glock

Shari & Dave Jacobson

Eric & Meg Martin

Jaxi Rothman

Sallie & Jack Pyper

From: Jeff and Christie Pollack

Paula Reber & High School staff

and faculty

From: Tom Solomon

& Benita Kolmen-Solomon

Kristin Nelson Schrimper

From: Sandy Nelson

Conrad and Emmy Shea

From: Carly and Terrance Shea

Bill Stackhouse

From: Melissa Skelton

Kathy K. Swope

From: Steve and Ann Glock

Bob & Tory Kallin

J. Donald Jr. & Joanne K. Steele

Drs. Christopher & Margaret Still &

Family

Niki Weber, Olivia & Nora

Hockenbrock

Ed Zych & Susie English

Emma Terry

From: Peter & Janet Terry

Dylan & Harper Vogel

From: Erin Jablonski & Brandon Vogel

Rick Reish and Joan Reish Williams

Patricia Reish Hemphill `55

The Lewisburg Studio

Donors wishing to fund educational, cultural or athletic programs, or capital improvement

projects, can make a donation online or by credit card by visiting: www.greendragonfoundation.org.

wGifts can also be mailed to: 115 Farley Circle, Suite 306, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

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IN MEMORY OF:

Connor Bell

From: John and Patty Driver

Carson Dale Berge (1958)

From: June Berge Erb

Wendell B. Bertram

From: The Bertram Family

Fred W. Brouse

From: Ruth Brouse

Tony Donato

From: Diane Donato

Denver Dyer

From: Captain Harry B. Robins Jr.,

USN, (Retired)

Carolyn Fischer

From: John B. Fischer

Miles Foreman

From: Ken & Betsy Cox

Ms. Mary Ellen Czerniak

Diane Dawson

Mr. and Mrs. Don Feenerty

Ms. Anne Foreman

Mr. David Foreman

Mr. Scott Goldman

Ms. Karen R. Grisell

Ned and Ann Hazlett

Ms. Susan C. Stitt

Alan Gardner

From: Mr. & Mrs. Richard F. Humphreys

Carmen Gillespie

From: Lisa & Felipe Perrone

The Lewisburg Studio

Robert H. Himmelreich

From: Mr. and Mrs. Kent R. Addis

Mr. & Mrs. Gary E. Baylor

Paul & Carol Brann

Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Gilardi

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Harmon

Mr. & Mrs. Kent B. Lewis

Mrs. Jean Mabbatt

Mrs. Wendy W. Nolin

Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Rogai Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sasz

Anne C. Wall `52

Mrs. Gloria L. Walters

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Ziemba

Tim Jarrett

From: Jodi Jarrett

Helen Kaiser

From: Nora Ellen Forbes

& Sue Forbes Snow

Jerry Kling, PhD, Class of 1960

From: Sue and Dick Rein

Brandon Kramm

From: Joshua & Courtney Beddall

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Dinsmore

Steve and Ann Glock

Casey G. Miller

Jeff and Deb Ranck

Wendy`s, Lewisburg

Mr. Kelly Widman

Ralph E. Laird Jr.

From: Janet H. Laird

William Lane

From: H. Ray Hendrickson

Earl P. Mathias

From: Steve Mathias

McDowell Family: David `37, Mary

Ellen, Mary Eleanor `33, Gladys `43,

Benson

From: Michael D. McDowell

Theodore Ronald Morris

From: Kathy Morris

Al Myers, teacher, coach and friend

From: William I. Troutman

Robert Nace

From: Nora Ellen Forbes

& Sue Forbes Snow

Bernadine F. Richard

Robert Odell

From: Dr. & Mrs. Robert H. Odell Jr.

C. W. Pursel, III (Billy)

From: Jan and Bill Pursel & Family

Jamie Stahl Rogers

From: Ms. Zane Berge

Ann & Steve Glock

Dr. Robert Gotoff and Dr. Jill Gotoff

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Heimbach

Mr. and Mrs. Dean E. Heintzelman

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry R. Hensel

Mr. & Mrs. J. Brad Lawton

Karen Russell

From: Mr. & Mrs. Abe Feuerstein

Leland A. Smeltz

From: Smeltz Automotive

Barbara Snyder

From: Mr. & Mrs. Russell E. Weiser

Betty Tufts

From: Suzanne Tufts

and Andrew Breckenridge

Harold A. Walters

From: Rob and Lisa Black

Margaret R. Young `71

From: Catherine Platusich

The Lewisburg Studio

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MODEL UN CLUB

The Lewisburg Studio

The Lewisburg Studio

PA EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT

TAX CREDIT (EITC) PROGRAM

AT LEWISBURG AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Every gift The Green Dragon Foundation receives through the PA EITC program improves the Lewisburg Area School

District educational experience for our students. During the 2019-2020 school year, funding provided Linntown

students with “Little Bits” magnetic circuitry to teach children hands-on application of circuit construction and how

electricity works. At the Donald H. Eichhorn Middle School, funding helped to purchase LittleBits STEAM

Education Packs for 30 students. These helped to teach fundamentals of robotics, electricity and coding to all

children in 6th grade in an authentic and challenging way. At Lewisburg Area High School, students were able to

participate in the Model United Nations (Model UN) Club. Students attended an Ivy League Model UN Conference

in Philadelphia and engaged with other students from across the state to solve a host of real-life problems in a

simulated United Nations setting. Students were able to display their global thinking skills while gaining valuable

experience before college.“I am really proud of my students and what they have accomplished,” stated Mr. Dakota

Gessner, Club Advisor.

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Why We Support GDF

The Green Dragon Foundation has benefited greatly over the last 11 years

from businesses that have made donations through Pennsylvania’s

Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. In 2019-2020 alone,

GDF received $44,500 through the EITC program, augmenting innovative

programs in the Lewisburg Area School District. Northumberland National

Bank, one of the first businesses to contribute through this program, has

continued its involvement for the past 10 years.

THE NORTHUMBERLAND

NATIONAL BANK

When asked why Northumberland National Bank selected GDF as a

recipient of its EITC contributions, Don Steele, Chairman & CEO, replied,

“We are happy to support The Green Dragon Foundation because the bank

supports educational opportunities for students in the districts that are in

our service area.”

The GDF is very grateful for this very generous annual support.

BECOME A PARTNER FOR EDUCATION

The EITC program, administered by the Department of Community & Economic Development, awards tax

credits to eligible businesses that make contributions to educational improvement organizations like The

Green Dragon Foundation. A gift to GDF can provide your company with a substantial tax credit—75 percent

credit (against taxes owed) or, with a written two-year commitment of equal funding, a 90 percent credit.

For more information about the EITC program, please visit: www.greendragonfoundation.org

or call the GDF office at (570) 522-8433.

The following businesses partnered with GDF during the 2019-2020 school year to provide funding for

advanced and innovative programs:

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