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THE MISSION of the Owen J. Roberts Education Foundation will secure funds through philanthropic means and engage all members of the community to support educational innovation, and the mission of the Owen J. Roberts School District.


Committed to Building a
Strong Sense of Community:
Developing increased cooperation
among groups.
Providing resources and opportunity
for district students.
Helping to create a district of which
the entire community is proud.

Board of Directors
Dr. Kathleen M. Hocker, Executive Director
Ann H. Franz, President
Debbie J. Eddinger, Vice-President
Danielle M. Ewing, Treasurer
Susan A. Fedoris, Secretary
Dr. Rod Gabel
Sharon Keith-Hopper
Joseph K. Koury, Esq.
Brian P. Leister
Mark C. Lloyd
Al Matarazzo
Dr. Kathryn Soeder
Kathy Stamm
Through community support and involvement, the Foundation works to enhance the Owen J. Roberts School District’s potential to become a world-class school district by helping bring innovative programs to the classroom that will afford our students the skills and tools necessary to compete in the ever-changing, fast paced global environment.

The Foundation is a public charity, 501(c)(3) organization, independent of the Owen J. Roberts School District, dedicated to encouraging community-wide participation and alumni participation and philanthropy in order to enhance and expand enrichment opportunities for all students attending the public elementary, middle and high schools comprising the Owen J. Roberts School District.

THE VISION of the Foundation
, in collaboration with our community, will support the Owen J. Roberts School District to champion superior performance, distinctive impact, and lasting endurance to inspire each student for success today and greatness tomorrow.

The Owen J. Roberts Education Foundation operates independently from the district, but is determined to support the educational goals of the district and all of the schools within it.

OUR GOAL is to encourage excellence among students and faculty by providing funding for activities that are innovative in nature and compliment the basic classroom educational experience. Won’t you please support this important goal?

Major Fundraising:
Through community support and involvement, OJREF works to enhance the Owen J. Roberts School District’s potential to become a world class school district by helping to bring innovative programs to the classroom that will afford students the skills and tools necessary to compete in the ever-changing, fast paced global environment.
Learn more about Major Fundraising…

Community Celebration
Our annual Community Celebration event is our largest single fundraiser. Beyond raising capital for teacher mini-grants and capita lexpenses, it accomplishes several other goals, including bringing the people in our community together!
Get the full scoop on our Annual Community Fundraiser…

District TV Studio:
The Owen J. Roberts’ TV Studio project is an exciting venture for OJREF, district students and the extended community. Wildcat TV went live in East Vincent and South Coventry in 2008. Broadcasting through Comcast via the township’s dedicated local education channels, Wildcat TV provides district residents with original student programming, broadcasts of district events and community service announcements and programs.

Classroom Mini Grants:
Classroom Mini-Grants fund dynamic and innovative ideas for education in the classroom. Teachers and administrators submit their ideas to OJREF through a grant application and receive funding if approved. Applications are accepted for consideration annually in the spring for the implementation the following school year.
Learn more about the OJREF Mini Grant…

PA EITC Program
The Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) provides companies with a 75% tax credit for donations to a non-profit scholarship or educational improvement organization.  The tax credit increases to 90% if the company commits to making the same donation for two consecutive years.

A business must be subject to one of the following Pennsylvania taxes to participate:
·       Corporate Net Income Tax
·       Capital Stock/Franchise Tax
·       Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax
·       Title Insurance Companies Shares Tax
·       Insurance Premiums Tax
·       Mutual Thrift Institution Tax
·       Personal Income Tax on income from Partnerships/LLCs and S-Corporations.




If you have any questions please contact
Dr. Kathleen M. Hocker
khocker@ojref.org
office: 610-469-5333 | mobile: 610-909-2933



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