The Mardi Lowry McDonough ’87 Student Opportunity Fund and Grant Program

Special Maroon & Gray Issue: In  2016, the SCASD Education Foundation established the Student Opportunity Fund to give donors an opportunity to make a direct impact on students by providing financial resources to teachers and staff through grant awards. In June 2020, in partnership with her family, the Education Foundation honored Mardi Lowry McDonough ’87, longtime educator in the district, and parent to two State High graduates, by permanently adding her name to the fund.

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2021 Maroon & Gray Society Banquet

The State College Area School District community has shown incredible generosity throughout the past year, making an impact for students, teachers, staff and families. The 2021 Maroon & Gray Society Banquet, originally scheduled for May 2021, will be postponed again this year, but a different kind of recognition is planned.

We all look forward to the day that we can safely gather and celebrate everything your support is helping to accomplish.

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Important Update on the Mental Health Matters Fund

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” -Coretta Scott King

I’m pleased to give you this update on the impact you are making by supporting the Mental Health Matters Fund and to share opportunities for you to make a difference in 2021. Your gift will help to close funding gaps and make sure the district can meet growing needs in mental health services.

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