East Penn Press

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
PHOTOS COURTESY OF DECLAN SCHOENJill Killo, foundation secretary, Dr. Ken Bacher, foundation board member, Dana Bacher and John Zayaitz, foundation treasurer, gather for photo. PHOTOS COURTESY OF DECLAN SCHOENJill Killo, foundation secretary, Dr. Ken Bacher, foundation board member, Dana Bacher and John Zayaitz, foundation treasurer, gather for photo.
Gabe and Nikki Bloom enjoy the welcome reception before the gala dinner. Gabe Bloom is from Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group (Red Robin). Gabe and Nikki Bloom enjoy the welcome reception before the gala dinner. Gabe Bloom is from Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group (Red Robin).
Robert Saul, district business administrator, and his wife, Abby, listen to keynote speaker, Sal Verrastro, foundation president. Robert Saul, district business administrator, and his wife, Abby, listen to keynote speaker, Sal Verrastro, foundation president.
Wes Barrett and Sarah Stauffer, of Wesley Works Entertainment and Photography, enjoy dinner conversation with Kevin Reid from King, Spry, Herman, Freund and Faul, LLC. Wes Barrett and Sarah Stauffer, of Wesley Works Entertainment and Photography, enjoy dinner conversation with Kevin Reid from King, Spry, Herman, Freund and Faul, LLC.
Guests are treated to a performance by the Emmaus High School Chamber Strings at the inaugural mini-gala. Guests are treated to a performance by the Emmaus High School Chamber Strings at the inaugural mini-gala.

Education Foundation hosts gala; plans next event

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

The East Penn School District Education Foundation moved “Full STEAM Ahead” at their inaugural mini-gala held recently at Lehigh Country Club. This first official fundraising event of the foundation was aimed at providing monetary enrichment for the foundation’s Innovator Grant Program which supports STEAM-powered education in district classrooms.

The gala featured a performance by the Emmaus High School Chamber Strings, a cocktail hour, buffet dinner, raffle prizes for items donated by local businesses and individuals and a foundation living logo on site to entertain guests.

Members of the foundation thanked community stakeholders for their generous donations to the Innovator Grant Program. Funds in excess of $7,000 were raised through sponsoring this event.

Looking forward, the foundation will partner with the East Penn Chamber 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at the House & Barn for a happy hour mixer to benefit the EPSD Education Foundation and the East Penn Chamber’s Scholarship. The community is encouraged to attend this event.

To learn more about the EPSD Education Foundation, visit the website at www.epsdeducationfoundation.org or like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/epsdeducationfoundation.