Indian Valley Education Foundation
January 2023 edition
We have lots of exciting news to share and events to put on your calendar! Please take a few minutes to catch up on our news, or acquaint yourself with our organization. The IVEF is committed to traditional public education in the Souderton Area School District. Your support makes a difference in our schools. TOGETHER, we THRIVE!
Warm wishes from everyone at the IVEF for a happy, healthy 2023!
Student Board Representatives
Clare Bagley, Class of 2023
Hi! My name is Clare Bagley and I’m a 12th grade student at Souderton Area High School. I am involved in many school activities such as Symphonic Band, Student Council, Unified Leadership Council, Winter and Spring Track, and many more. I was interested in joining IVEF at the beginning of this school year because I had some idea of the positive changes they were making in the building I’m in everyday and the other buildings in the district and I wanted to be a part of it. I also love to learn so by being on the IVEF board I feel I am gaining lots of useful skills in areas like leadership, teamwork, and collaboration.
Aidan Kearns, Class of 2024
My name is Aidan Kearns. I am a junior at Souderton Area High School. I am part of the cross country and track teams at Souderton and involved in the National Honor Society and the Link Crew. I was interested in joining IVEF as a student representative because several of their programs have helped me in the past, and I hope my input can help other students benefit from the foundation.
Molly Kreag, Class of 2024
World Famous Harlem Wizards vs. SASD Dream Team
The Wizards vs. Teachers game is more than a fundraising event. Its a friend raising event!
Basketball aficionados are treated to great skills, teamwork, slick dribbling, alley-oops and crazy slams. The night is funny, theatrical, exciting and spectacular and the gym will reverberate with oohs & aahs, laughter, enthusiasm, and much much more!
Online Ticket sales to be announced in SOON! Keep an eye out and don't wait, this event WILL sell out!
SAT Prep Classes
IVEF, in partnership with SAHS, is pleased to provide an 7-week comprehensive SAT Prep Class for students in their junior year at SAHS. This class will be taught by SAHS highly qualified teachers and will be conveniently held at the high school. The purpose of this program is to provide students who are seeking to pursue post-secondary education an affordable resource to prepare for the SATs.
The goal is to provide as many students as possible the chance to achieve their full potential. The IVEF is committed to being able to provide scholarships for students in need to take this class, giving them access to this opportunity.
SAVE THE DATES: Classes will begin Monday March 20, 2023 and run though Wednesday May 3, 2023. Details to come!
Thanks to the Souderton Area Education Association for their sponsorship and support of this program!!
Holiday Giving Campaign
Thanks to your generosity and love for the amazing educators we have in SASD, we exceeded our goal and were able to raise over $8,000 in support of our Innovation Grant Program! For more information about Innovation Grants that have been funded in your building please click here: Show me the GRANTS
Mid-Year Financial Snapshot
Thanks to the ongoing support of individual and corporate donors, those dollars are making an impact each and every day. We are committed to being good stewards of the monetary support entrusted to us by keeping expenses to a minimum while delivering impactful resources to classrooms district wide. For more information about how we are making an impact in our schools, please visit our website.
Through this network, all SASD alumni, supporters, and community members are able to stay connected and receive regular updates and news articles, along with a wide variety of information on special events, mentoring, and volunteer opportunities.
A private online directory allows you to easily find and connect with other alumni and community members, no matter where they’re located.
Graduates of SASD schools, former school district students, supporters, and local residents may sign up for this network and receive regular news and updates. We invite you to check out the SASD Nation network and all that this new online community has to offer. We look forward to connecting with you!
Who is the Indian Valley Education Foundation (IVEF)?
Our work is critical for the children of this community and supports the future with an educated workforce. Smart investments in public schools offer the opportunity to introduce cutting-edge educational models that enhance SASD’s current programs and advance learning outcomes for all students.
IVEF provides funds for educational programs and activities which are not funded by the school district's normal operating budget. IVEF funds are used to support student achievement and skill development, recognize and encourage staff innovation, and expand community involvement from individuals, businesses, and civic organizations.
THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS!
- Grandview Health
- Transportation Services, Inc.
- Almac Group
- Budget Store and Lock
- Franconia Insurance and Financial Services
- Access Security
- Souderton Telford Rotary
- W.B. Homes
- J.I. Welding Welding & Mechanical, Inc.
- Fraser, AIS
- Costanzo's Bakery
Please contact us to find out more about our Community Partnership Program!
SAVE THE DATE(S) & PLAN TO JOIN US!
The HARLEM WIZARDS RETURN!
Friday, Mar 24, 2023, 07:00 PM
Souderton Area High School, Lower Road, Souderton, PA, USA
The IVEF Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament
Monday, Jun 19, 2023, 07:30 AM
Indian Valley Country Club, Bergey Road, Telford, PA, USA
How Do I Get Involved?
Donate your energy, knowledge, and experience as a volunteer!
IVEF relies upon committed volunteers to help us advance our work and help accelerate our progress. There are many ways for you to make a positive impact. We would love to help match you with the right opportunity! Our success comes from our dedicated board members and volunteers working together to move the mission of IVEF forward!
Some of the volunteer roles within the IVEF include:
- Special Events support
- Promotional Writing (Newsletters, Social Media)
Our volunteers are one of our greatest assets and we encourage our parents and community members to become involved. Whether you have a few hours a month to help on an regular basis or a few hours a year to help with one event, we are grateful for your time and can assure you that it will be an opportunity to serve our schools in a meaningful way. We hope to hear from you! Please click here for our volunteer application.
2022 - 2023 IVEF Board of Directors
Briana Doña , President
Maureen Yothers, Vice President
Stacy Bucher , Secretary
Michael Taylor , Treasurer
Jon Graf, Ed.D., Past President
Frank T. Gallagher, Ed.D.
Katie Kennedy-Reilly, Ed.D.
A special thanks to Carol Luciani for her 6 years of service to the Indian Valley Education Foundation. Her never-ending support and commitment to our work has helped grow this organization tremendously!
Indian Valley Education Foundation (IVEF)
The Indian Valley Education Foundation is a non profit 501c3 organization that works in partnership with the Souderton Area School District to provide funding and innovative program opportunities to students and teachers.
Location: 760 Lower Road, Souderton, PA, USA