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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 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

  • “Before I was a Nittany Lion, I was a Little Lion”

    Matt Suhey delivers inspiration, Golden Football

    Generations of football alumni and Little Lions fans gathered at Memorial Field on September 16 with a lot to celebrate: the Little Lions home opener marked the first annual Alumni Night, highlighted by special alumni guests Super Bowl champ Matt Suhey and Temple coach Matt Rhule.

    Before the game, the SCASD Education Foundation hosted Suhey and a group of alumni and community members. Suhey spoke about how his State High athletics experiences contributed to his success at Penn State and with the 1985 Super Bowl Champion… Read More +

  • The Power of Community in Public Education

    Foundation Board Gets to Work 

    The inaugural members of the SCASD Education Foundation board met for the first time on September 7 to begin work recruiting additional members and planning activities. Welcome and thank you to this engaged group of parents, alumni, and community members for being among the first to get involved with this important effort:

    Chris Buchignani Penni Fishbaine Ben Lawrence
    Betsy Whitman Doug Loviscky Ann McGlaughlin
    Michelle Frisco    


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  • Special Needs Students Receive New Bikes

    By Chris Rosenblum


    Charlie LaVallee cut right to the heart of why parents were smiling and children were fidgeting in anticipation inside Park Forest Elementary School’s gym.

    LaVallee, the chief executive officer of Variety — the Children’s Charity, looked happy himself.

    “When you think about it, 10 kids getting bikes today, how great is that?” he said to his audience.

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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.