Exeter Community Education Foundation
You can help the students of the Exeter School District!


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Businesses donate via the EITC Program.

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ECEF Bimonthly meetings 6:30 pm at Lausch:

ECEF 12th Annual Golf Tournament



The Exeter Community Education Foundation (ECEF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the education of students in the Exeter School District.

You can help the students and our community through joining, participating, and contributing your time, passion, and money to the ECEF. 

ECEF Board at 2018 Winter Meeting

ECEF's dedicated team. These are the folks working tirelessly to help the students of ETSD and our community. Many thanks to each of them, as we wouldn't be where we are today without them and their predecessors. We would be amiss to not thank their spouses and families for allowing them to give their time & talents. THANK YOU!

ECEF Board members pictured from left to right seated: Ed Peifer, Amy Lutz, Ken Levan, Matt Hathaway, Brett Diamond. Back row Chris Nein, Dr. Bev Martin, Dr. Nick Corbo, Nicki Smith, Dr. Harlan Kutscher, Brad Kissam, Jeff Bukowski, Debbie Sottosanti, Jasmine Hacker, Angela Cooke, Ed Yoder, Ellen Albright, Jason Shaffer, Jenn Seelig and Dr. Bob Phillips. Missing from picture: Laura Biancone, Dr. Patrick Borja, Dr. Glenn Corbin, Bonnie Lutz, Carole Kutscher and Jim Seidel.

Exeter May Days Community Festival
Community Driven! Community Focused!
Friday May 10
and Saturday May 11th at Exeter Don Thomas Stadium

The May Days Committee is once again proud to put on the Exeter May Days

Community Festival. This event will take place May 10 from 5pm to 10pm and May 11th from 12 to 10pm on the campus of Exeter High School. All proceeds will go to the Exeter Community Education Foundation (ECEF), a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the education of students in the Exeter School District. http://www.exetereducationfoundation.org/

The committee’s mission is to increase funding and awareness for ECEF and support the youth in our community by expanding on some of the traditions of Exeter May Days and enhancing this event so that it is exciting for both students, business and the community. This event will build on the traditions of May Days from many years ago and the vision of last year’s rain shortened event. We invite all surrounding areas to come out and enjoy the festivities.

Festival Activities will include:

  • Live Entertainment
  • Musical & Other Acts
  • Jeff Krick Jr. and Swinging Foxes
  • Food Truck Craze food trucks for all tastes
  • Community Merchant Stands
  • Kid’s Zone with fun activities
  • Exeter High School Jazz Band Spectacular
  • Student Community Spirit Award
  • Harry Potter craft stations
  • Fireworks Display

Festival Kick-off 5:00pm Friday - At Don Thomas Stadium and surrounding H.S. campus.

MUST SEE Main Event at 3:30pm – The highly celebrated Exeter School District Jazz Band Spectacular made up of Exeter’s talented musical students. This is a once in a lifetime special event performance you cannot miss one of the final times of the year this band will play.

Hamid Chaudhry Community Spirit Award will be given to the most active students who have made a difference in our community. Both the winner and runner up will be recognized for their accomplishments as we show our appreciation of these amazing students.

Musical Performances – Amazing musical acts including Jeff Krick Jr., Swinging Foxes and Exeter students Fireworks at 9:45pm – Grab your spot to see the biggest fireworks of the year as our way of saying thank you to the community and surrounding areas for your support.

We would like to again Thank the community members that came together to form the committee who put forth all the effort and planning to bring this event together. It has been overwhelming by how enthusiastic the committee continues to be. The Committee envisions this event will be a great event for all ages. This festival will involve Exeter students and bring them together with businesses and organizations from our community and surrounding areas. Follow us on Facebook @Exeter May Days


Join us for the 12th Annual ECEF Golf Classic Friday, August 2, 2019 at Reading Country Club

Thank you for making the 11th Annual ECEF Golf Classic a success raising over $32,000 to enhance the education of Exeter School District students! See photos and more on our Facebook page.

“Gift With A Future” Program

Show your appreciation to someone who is a special mentor in your child’s life. This could be your child’s teacher, coach, librarian, bus driver, family member or daycare provider. It could be simply to honor your child for excellent academic performance, service achievement, positive attitude or ANY accomplishment. Whatever the reason, your donation will help our foundation’s efforts to enhance and enrich student programs throughout the Exeter Township School District. This is a great HOLIDAY or ANYTIME gift to show that you care. The honoree will receive printed notification that a gift has been made to ECEF by the donor. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. ECEF is a 501(C)(3) entity. Click here for the form and more information!

Businesses donate via the EITC Program
Businesses donate to the ECEF by the EITC and get a Pennsylvania tax credit for up to 90% of the value of the gift!  Learn all about it here.

Mortgage America Makes EITC Donation to ECEF

Thank you Mortgage America, Inc. for your $2500 EITC donation to ECEF and our Exeter Township School District students! Your gift will help shape the minds of our students for years to come. Thanks to our awesome students at Jacksonwald for smiling big and holding the BIG check! Jacksonwald Elementary School Jacksonwald Elementary APT Christy Mohr D'Angelo Chris Nein

A special thank you to ECEF EITC recent donors Quadrant Engineering Plastics ProductsBB&T Bank, and Mortgage AmericaThe ECEF welcomes EITC contributions from other businesses as well.

Amy Lutz
Foundation Executive Director Hired

Exeter Community Education Foundation (ECEF), the fundraising arm of Exeter Township School District, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Amy Lutz as Executive Director.  Before taking on this role for ECEF, Amy worked for 14 years in fundraising and development for St. Joseph Medical Center.  Her job will be threefold – promote the ECEF to the community, fundraising initiatives, and overseeing the daily operations of ECEF.  Amy is married to Exeter graduate John C. Lutz II, together they have two young children, Chandler and Hudson, and live in Reiffton.  To reach Amy or ECEF please call 610-779-0700 Ext. 1202.  www.ExeterEducationFoundation.org

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ETSD Fall 2015 Newsletter
ECEF Articles in the ETSD Newsletter

Read all about how you, your neighbors, and friends are working to help provide funding for educational programs and activities through the Exeter Community Education Foundation in the Exeter Township School District Newsletter. Also, get an update on the ECEF News and our thanks to the many ECEF Golf Outing, Color Run, EITC tax credit program, and other donors and sponsors in the ETSD Newsletter.

Watch for the Exeter Community Education Foundation (ECEF) and Teachers In the Parks (TIPS) banners at the Exeter Senior High School stadium and gym.

Exeter Community Education Foundation (ECEF) was founded in 2008 and is dedicated to encouraging community-wide participation and philanthropy, including post-secondary scholarships, in order to enhance and expand enrichment opportunities for all students.

The ECEF’s Annual Golf Classic. ECEF hosted its Exeter Color In The Park Run/Walk fundraiser. ECEF is a participant in the EITC program as well. The “Gift with a Future” program allows Exeter community members to make a donation to the Foundation in honor of a special mentor in their child’s life, including teachers, coaches, librarians, bus drivers, family members or daycare providers.

ECEF helps support Teachers In the Parks (TIPS) – a quality yet affordable summer learning experience focused on math and reading. Exeter teachers designed the program to help students transition between grade levels. The Foundation also provides scholarships to students and funds mini-grants for teachers, supporting innovative teaching practices and projects. ECEF has purchased items for Exeter Township School District, including distance learning cameras and interactive white boards for elementary schools. 610.779.0770 |
www.exetereducationfoundation.org. See the entire article here.

Virtual Field Trip
Watch Reiffton students take a virtual field trip to the World War II museum using the distance learning camera purchased with ECEF funds.  

Virtual Field Trip


Interactive Whiteboard Technology

Watch how Exeter students are using interactive whiteboard technology to learn in a variety of new ways!  The Foundation has recently approved the purchase of a SmartBoard for Reiffton School and will be conducting fundraising activities to fund additional SmartBoards in district classrooms.  Check out your dollars at work in our schools! 




PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program for Businesses 
Beyond the direct benefit of investing in future of our students and community, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania also offers a compelling method to both contribute to the ECEF while providing huge tax benefits.  Pennsylvania businesses may contribute to education foundations and receive tax credits through the PA EITC program.  

Contact the ECEF:
Exeter Community Education Foundation
200 Elm Street,  Reading, PA  19606
(610) 779-0700