Worked closely with Mid-Atlantic Consortium of Education Foundations (MACEF) to establish The Green Dragon Foundation (GDF)
GSD was incorporated on April 21, 2008. Founding members include: Christopher E. Baylor, Andrea L. Bertram, Mark D. DiRocco, R. Brooks Gronlund, Robert J. Kallin, Graham C. Showalter, Kathy K. Swope, Ann R. Sherpick, Maurice Brubaker, Judith T. Wagner, Mark E. Temple, and Robert W. Donehower.
Search for executive director begins
First executive director, Ann Glock, hired on a part-time basis
GDF becomes an approved 501 (c)(3) charitable organization
Developed GDF logo
Initial Lewisburg Area School District (LASD) programs for GDF support were identified and approved by GDF board
GDF is registered as a charitable organization with the PA Bureau of Charitable Organizations
GDF is approved as an Educational Improvement Organization (EIO) with Pennsylvania’s DCED
Established GDF office in Spring Run Business Development within Brookpark Farms, Lewisburg
Created GDF group on Facebook and LinkedIn
Launched GDF Web site (www.greendragonfoundation.org)
GDF was introduced at LASD’s convocation of teachers/staff
GDF conducts three focus groups
Bucknell University’s marketing executives begin working with the GDF to help develop the organization’s marketing and communications strategy
Held 1st donor event at Normington Home
Fall 2009-Winter 2010
GDF makes presentations to area service clubs and PASR (LASD retired teachers/staff organization)
GDF gave LASD $40,000
Published first issue of The Green, a semi-annual fundraising newsletter for LASD
Published its first Annual Report (2009-2010 school-year)
Held 2nd Annual Donor Recognition Reception at The Campus Theatre
Gave LASD $61,252 for a cumulative total of $101,252
Held 1st Annual LAHS Alumni Weekend in partnership with the LAHS Alumni Association
Part-time executive director, Ann Glock, is hired full-time
Held 3rd Annual Donor & Volunteer Recognition Reception at the Campus Theatre
Gave LASD $72,300 for a cumulative total of $173,552
Held 2nd Annual LAHS Alumni Weekend in partnership with LAHS Alumni Association
Established its 1st endowment – The Josephine K. Machamer Steele Endowment to benefit district-wide special needs and student support programs and LAHS girls’ basketball
Held 4th Annual Donor & Volunteer Recognition Event at Fero Vineyards
Gave LASD $100,018 for a cumulative total of $273,570
Established “The 1885 Society” the foundation’s legacy society with first member, T. Patrick Collins.
Campaign Planning study conducted
Held 3rd Annual LAHS Alumni Weekend in partnership with LAHS Alumni Association
GDF Board reviewed results of campaign planning study. Approved campaign goal of $2.5 million.
Held 5th Annual Donor & Volunteer Recognition Event
Gave LASD $121,431 for a cumulative total of $395,001
Campaign Planning Committee is convened and begins preparing for comprehensive campaign
Established The Brandon S. Kramm Memorial Endowment to benefit LAHS athletic programs and facilities
Additional staff added – hired Larissa Pittenger as the Campaign Development Assistant
Started “Leadership Phase” of VISION 2020: Our Children-Our Future Comprehensive Campaign
Held 4th Annual LAHS Alumni Weekend in partnership with LAHS Alumni Association
Held 6th Annual Donor & Volunteer Recognition Event at La Primavera Restaurant
Gave LASD $156,000 (Cash= $125,000 plus In-Kind=$31,082) for cumulative giving of $551,083
Held 1st Annual Kindergarten Information session at Kelly Elementary School in partnership with Lewisburg Elementary PSA
Established The DiRocco Fund for Professional Development to benefit professional training opportunities for LASD administrators, teachers, and staff
Established the Miles McKennan Foreman Memorial Endowment Fund to benefit LASD poetry and visual arts.
Hosted 2nd Annual Brandon S. Kramm Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the memorial endowment
Held 1st Annual Kindergarten Grill-Out in partnership with Lewisburg Elementary PSA
Established The Green Horizons Endowment to benefit LAHS athletic programs and facilities, marching band and choir, arts and science programs through a planned gift.
Held Campaign Kick-Off event at Fero Vineyards
Held 5th Annual LAHS Alumni Weekend in partnership with LAHS Alumni Association
Established The Riya K. and Aamar S. Johal Endowment for the Enrichment of Environmental Sciences.
Held 7th Annual Donor & Volunteer Recognition Event at La Primavera Restaurant
Established The Pat Collins Endowment to benefit LAHS technology labs.