Keystone Central Foundation Adds Board Members and Updates Offering Options | News, Sports, Jobs


PHOTO PROVIDED In the photo, from left to right, Board Members Ronald Bowes, Leslie Smith-Secretary, Jeff Johnston, Lea Ann Plessinger, CPA, Angela Harding, Laura Weaver, Elizabeth Barnhart, Beth Riccardo-Treasurer, Dr Jacque Martin, Wayne Allison-President, Elisabeth Lynch, Kliney Williams, Melissa Bottorf-Director, Bob Dwyer. Not pictured Rocco Rosamilia-VP, Deana Hill, James Berkebile, Karen Brandt, Karen Probst, Laurie Weinreb-Welch, Zach Hanna, Albert Jones, Michael Hall, Art Foltz and Kira Rosamilia.

MILL HALL – Providing scholarships, funding classroom grants, and acting as a tax-deductible entity for the school district are just a few of the many functions provided by the Keystone Central Foundation. The organization, established in the late 1980s, is run by a volunteer board of directors and works solely to support students in the Keystone Central School District.

At the last meeting, the Board of Directors welcomed several new members and adapted updates to its current scholarship policy in anticipation of an increase in year-end donations from the community. The Foundation accepts tax-deductible donations of any amount, and at this time of year, IRA charitable contributions are a popular option.

“We like to work with individuals to establish criteria for their donation and give donors the flexibility to be involved in the process as much or as little as they want. “ according to executive director Melissa Bottorf.

“Donor-advised scholarships are a wonderful way to honor an occasion (such as a class reunion) or to commemorate a deceased person. We’ve made the process very straightforward and strive to make it as meaningful as possible to those who set up the gift.

The Foundation is also working on the creation of new scholarships that allow a donor to make installments up to 5 years to reach the amount pledged.

With the wealth of knowledge and passion of the new board members, coupled with a new website and some big projects on the horizon for KCSD students, the Keystone Central Foundation is positioned for a very successful 2022. .

For more information on donation options, visit their website at or contact Bottorf at 570-660-1306.

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