Red Lion foundation provides scholarships, funds for school projects

Red Lion students Haley Knapp, left, and Clare Kocman, right, were part of an advanced placement environmental science class working on studies of Barshinger Creek in the fall. Management of funds for the Barshinger Creek Improvement Project was among the work done by the Red Lion Area Educational Foundation in 2012. (File photo)

The Red Lion Area Educational Foundation, a nonprofit that supports the school district, recently provided a list of its 2012 accomplishments.

The list, provided in a news release, includes:

  • 44 scholarships totaling $37,700
  • $35,000 for the Horn Field entrance improvement project
  • Contribution for Red Lion Area Educational Foundation Dental Day
  • Contribution for an outdoor biology classroom at the high school
  • Management of funds for the Barshinger Creek Improvement Project

The foundation’s endowment value exceeds $1.4 million, according to a news release.

Many school districts around the county have established foundations to support projects or initiatives that the districts might not be able to afford through the district budget. In the past, I’ve heard from foundations about the projects they’ve supported, which range from major capital projects to mini-grants to help teachers do something in their classrooms.

For example, a York Suburban teacher was given a grant to buy Kindles for her classroom. West York Area School District last year announced the formation of a foundation to support the district.

Does your district have a foundation? Do you think it’s a good idea?

About Angie Mason

I'm the education reporter at the York Daily Record/Sunday News. I want to know what's happening inside York County classrooms. Email me at or follow me on Twitter: @angiemason1
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