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Cedar Foundation

The Cedar Foundation is guided by our volunteer Board members.  They are:

Debra Gingrich, President

Ms. Megan Bergonzi
Mrs. Debra Bowman
Mrs. Rebecca Brown-Koehler
Mr. John Copenhaver
Mr. Matt Hershey
Mr. Robert P. Hoffman
Mr. George (Gidge) Horn
Mr. Mike Kuhn
Mrs. Jennifer Nordall
Mr. Robert Nordall
Mrs. Alison Sherk
Mrs. Sherie Strohman
Ms. Sharon Swanger
Dr. Jeffrey Yocum

Arthur Abrom, Ed.D., Ex-Officio

Mary Harrell, Secretary

Our Mission

The Cedar Foundation is the 501c (3) educational foundation of the Lebanon School District. Our mission is to provide the financial resources necessary to stimulate innovative programs in the classroom, provide the means to realize post-secondary educational options and provide a link to our community, so that our children experience the opportunity to achieve educational excellence.

In the last few years, the Cedar Foundation has partnered and supported many initiatives. These initiatives include partnering with the Land Development Committee to help raise the financial resources needed to develop new athletic fields, which continues to be an important and on-going project; provided students with financial support to attend summer programs such as People to People and Voices United; and provide financial assistance to graduating seniors through the presentation of various scholarships.

Giving the Gift of Learning

Monetary donations help us to provide students and staff with the experiences and equipment they need to create innovate environments, learn and grow. Donations can be designated for just about any purpose – equipment, instruments, books, or dedicated to an individual school or subject!

Did you know that your contribution to the Cedar Foundation is tax-deductible? Upon receipt of your donation, the Cedar Foundation will acknowledge your gift by sending our thanks as a receipt that you should keep on-hand for tax preparation purposes.

If you will be donating an item to the Foundation, such as an instrument, equipment or apparel, we will have the item appraised, and we will send you a receipt based on the appraisal value.

Donate Today

With so many ways to show your support of our students, isn’t it time you made a donation to the Cedar Foundation?  Donation can be made by mail, or in person at the Lebanon School District, district office. Download our donation form from the bottom of this page for more information, or call our office at (717) 273-9391 and ask for the Cedar Foundation coordinator. Show your Cedar Pride by supporting our students today!

Cedar Foundation Donation Form

Donations may be mailed to:
Cedar Foundation
1000 South Eighth Street
Lebanon, PA 17042

Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program

The EITC program was established by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2001.  This program awards tax credits to businesses that make contributions to educational improvement organizations such as the Cedar Foundation.  These tax credits may be applied against certain categories of state business taxes.  The tax credit equals 75% to 90% of the contribution amount.

The Cedar Foundation wishes to thank the following businesses that made EITC donations:
First Citizens Bank
First National Bank of Pennsylvania
Lafayette Ambassador Bank
Phillips Facilities Management
Waste Management
Weis Markets

For more information about giving an EITC gift to the Foundation, contact Mary Harrell:

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