Southern Columbia Community Foundation

Purpose: The Foundation is an independent public charity dedicated to encouraging community-wide participation and philanthropy in order to enhance and expand enrichment opportunities for all students in the Southern Columbia Area School District and insure long-range financial flexibility for schools within the District.
Mission Statement: The mission of the Foundation is to create a worldwide community of alumni and friends who will partner with the District in its continued pursuit of educational excellence through philanthropic donations of money, goods, services, and time.


A group of dedicated volunteers has formed an educational foundation whose goal will be to enhance educational opportunities for Southern Columbia Area's students and staff. The group's 501 (c) (3) paperwork filed in February 2017 has been approved and it is now recognized as a nonprofit organization known as the Southern Columbia Community Foundation. The SCCF has begun to hold regular board and committee meetings and has been devoting much time planning and implementing initatives which will benefit Southern Columbia Area's educational programs.

Foundation Board Members
Claire Campbell
Mick Fleming
Paul Gilbert
Curt Jones
Al Lonoconus
Bill Richie
Conrad Schuerch
Gail Zambor Schuerch
Becky Stametz
Pam Yeager
Ex-Officio Members: Paul Caputo, Denise Kreisher, Joe Klebon, Eli Yemzow.
Donating professional services are Rich Roberts (legal services), Joe Springer (financial services), Mary Frances Helwig (marketing services), and Jennifer Daubert (website development).
Teacher Grant Program- Deadline for Applications is Friday, April 6, 2018
Guidelines- overview of the grant program including its goal, funding priorities, application timelines, and reporting requirements.
Teacher Grant application- please complete your application using this Word version of the application. 
Foundation Resources and Links
SCCF MoodleMoodle which contains resources Southern Columbia Community Foundation Board Members can use to help fulfill the philanthropic mission of the SCCF.
Click the logo to the left to visit the Southern Columbia Community Foundation's Facebook page.