In the Foundation for Wallingford-Swarthmore Schools’ ten-year history, we have always looked to the future and planned for it. This planning brought stability to our schools in spite of inherently unstable funding, which, in turn, brought continuous improvement. We strive to continue to introduce and support innovative programs throughout our school district.
As part of its mission, the Foundation serves as a fiscal sponsor to various groups within the district for targeted fundraising efforts when those efforts align with the Foundation’s mission. In serving as a fiscal sponsor, the Foundation helps short-term projects such as the Team Up for Turf efforts to install a turf field in the district. In another example, the Foundation supports the High School Home and School’s fundraising efforts by providing a critical partnership. This partnership provides the fundraising benefits of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to the High School Home and School.
Each year the Foundation undertakes a major fundraising effort: the Panther Pajama Run. This community event brings together individuals across the district for a fun opprotunity to riase money to continue to support the programs.
Since its inception in 2010, the Foundation for Wallingford-Swarthmore Schools has managed funds that support special projects and teaching tools in the arts, music, science, reading, math, environmental science, physical education, and technology.