Derry Township School District A Community Cultivating an Extraordinary Learning Environment

Trojan Foundation

 "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." -- Benjamin Franklin
Trojan Foundation
The Trojan Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides supplemental funding and support for Derry Township School District’s academic, athletic, and arts initiatives and innovations to benefit our students, teachers, staff and community.


Ross Santangelo - President

Alan Malkoff - Vice President 
Lou Verdelli - Treasurer

Ann Rowland - Secretary

Laurie Eberle

Bruce Hancock
Marc Moyer

Harjit Singh

Debra Suri

David Twaddell

James Zugay

Ex-officio Members

Joe McFarland - Superintendent

Julie Neal- School Board Liaison

Dan Tredinnick - School & Community Information

Barb Clouser- Hershey Education Association

Why a Foundation
As part of its strategic plan, the district has set a goal of being recognized as one of the top 5% of public school districts in the nation. To assist the district in this regard, the Foundation’s vision is to form a partnership on behalf of the students and community. 
The Trojan Foundation formed with the sole intent of raising supplemental revenue for the Derry Township School District in support of its innovative programs and services.
In the face of shrinking state and federal subsidies, it has become  increasingly difficult for the District to offer the very best education to our children. Local taxpayers in Derry Township assume almost the entire financial burden of the school district. Typically the District receives less than 15% of its revenues from federal and state sources. (Districts in the Commonwealth usually receive between 45-50% in state and federal funds.) The Derry Township School District began exploring the viability of an educational foundation in 2003 as a means of generating additional revenue. After a two-year maturation process, the board of directors incorporated the Trojan Foundation in 2005 as a private 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
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P.O. Box 898
Hershey, PA 17033
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