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    Learn more about how we are shaping the future for our students! Your support can enrich their academic endeavors by supplying innovative tools, resources, and experiences that grow and nurture their skills, interests, and abilities.
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Mission & Vision

  • Mission & Vision


    The State College Area School District Education Foundation is committed to enhancing the educational experience of students within the State College Area School District by providing financial support for innovative learning opportunities.



    An enriching educational experience that challenges and inspires every student to reach his or her full potential. 

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News & More

  • Education Foundation Seeks to Honor District Alumni

    Do you know a significant SCASD alumnus who deserves recognition for their accomplishments after graduation? What about a team or group who contributed to the community during their time within the district? Or maybe a retired coach or teacher who made a strong impact on your or your children’s lives?

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  • Young Alum Making Big Entrepreneurial Impression

    Just months after graduating from Penn State, SCASD alum Hunter Swisher is already making huge waves with Phospholutions, the startup company he founded as an undergrad.

    A Plant Sciences major, Hunter was inspired by a promising sustainable turf management technology invented by one of his professors—so inspired that after some thorough researching, he applied for the Happy Valley Launchbox, Penn State Summer Founders Program, and Ben Franklin TechCelerator to help him materialize his vision. All three accelerator programs accepted him.

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  • Radio Park Teacher Receives Prestigious Award

    The PDS Outstanding Dissertation Award recognizes a high level of excellence within new doctoral candidates who are able to greatly contribute to the understanding of Professional Development Schools (PDS). As the 2017 winner, Dr. Kelly Mark’s brilliance was first recognized when two of her dissertation committee members nominated her for this honor. All dissertations that were submitted for this award had to reflect the “Nine Essentials” that are found at the core of a PDS school.

    “The awards committee found my work to be an outstanding reflection of those essentials,” said… Read More +

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The State College Area School District Foundation exists to support major fundraising and ongoing development efforts for the district and its nine elementary schools, two middle schools, and high school. Donations to the Foundation directly benefit students by providing an environment in which skills, interests, and abilities can be nurtured and developed to a higher degree than the regular budget permits.