The contribution you make today will help us ensure our students have the resources and supplies they need to prevent a further divide in the achievement gap and help us continue to advance our mission. Together, we can make a difference and provide students with hope for the future.
Support Public Education
General and multi-year discretionary contributions support the programs and operations of LEF. Your support in this area allows us to do what we do best, support teaching and learning in the School District of Lancaster.
The Lancaster Education Foundation is a designated 501(c)3 non-profit organization that can be the recipient of your United Way donation during employee campaigns. Please consider designating us as your Donor Choice Agency.
Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC)
The EITC program is a tremendous “win-win” opportunity for businesses to support the work of our Foundation while also enjoying a tax credit of 75% to 90% on their state taxes.
Administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the program awards tax credits to businesses that make contributions to approved educational improvement organizations such as Lancaster Education Foundation.
Businesses can apply for the tax credit program if they are subject to:
- Corporate Net Income Tax
- Bank & Trust Company Shares Tax
- Insurance Premiums Tax
- Capital Stock Franchise Tax
- Title Insurance Company Shares Tax
- Mutual Thrift Institutions Tax
Tax dollars are used to support our Venture Grant program which awards funding to teachers for educational enrichment activities such as Artists in Residence programs, educational field trips, science equipment, and the purchasing of world musical instruments.
For businesses committing to two consecutive years of support, a 90 percent credit will be awarded. For businesses committing to one year of support, a 75 percent credit will be awarded.
For more information, please contact the Lancaster Education Foundation office at (717) 391-8660 or visit the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program web site www.newpa.com/programs/educational-improvement-tax-credit-program-eitc/.
This is a targeted investment in one or more specific classrooms. Your $250 (or more) contribution goes directly into the classroom or your choice or we can help you identify a classroom.
The Lancaster Education Foundation manages over 50 scholarships and is the largest community based organization provider of scholarships for McCaskey graduates. Scholarship contributions can be made to existing funds, donor designated annually or endowed.
Donor designated contributions provide extra learning opportunities for students. Example investments include the dual enrollment program, community gardening programs, mentoring programs, books, field trips and much more.
Business Investments in Public Education
We strongly encourage businesses to invest in the future of our local economy. Serving over 11,000 students annually, SDoL is educating future employees.
Donations can also be mailed to:
Lancaster Education Foundation
Attn: Sandi Mauer, Program Manager
445 N. Reservoir St.
Lancaster, PA 17602