•  "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.



    Patrick Lewis - President

    Lou Verdelli - Treasurer
    Stacy Peters - Secretary
    Bruce Hancock
    Melissa Mattison
    Marc Moyer
    Julie Neal
    David Twaddell
    James Zugay

    Ex-officio Members

    Joe McFarland - Superintendent

    Lindsay Drew - 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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