In spite of its success, the Northwestern Lehigh Education Foundation, like all others in the state and across the nation, is confronted by the ever-increasing challenge of funding public education. Escalating costs, expanding enrollment, and decreasing state aid must be offset by alternative sources of funding if the District is to maintain the extraordinary range and caliber of academic, extra-curricular, athletic and social opportunities which have been its standard.
There has never been a more critical time to support our schools. We must ensure that important initiatives and funding are maintained.
Through effective solicitation and distribution of funds, the Northwestern Lehigh Education Foundation helps enable the District to continue to be the model of visionary social and educational leadership it has been since its inception.
Each year the Foundation allocates a certain amount of funds to be awarded to individual or groups of teachers who apply for grants that will enhance the teaching in their classroom.
The Foundation works with the district administration to selectively fund capital projects that impact the learning environment as funds allow.
The Northwestern Lehigh Educational Foundation has been approved by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) as an Educational Improvement Organization (EIO), meaning that our organization can accept Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC)