The Upper Dauphin Area Trojan Educational Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that receives its funding through the following methods:
- Donations from community members and alumni
- Donations from businesses
- Estate Bequests
- Sponsoring the Trick or Trot (beginning in 2017)
- Sponsoring the Trojan Legacy Awards Dinner, and
- Additional Fundraisers (Being Developed).
General donations to the Upper Dauphin Area Trojan Educational Foundation are split between the three main programs based on a formula approved by the Foundation Board of Directors.
The formula for general donations and general fundraisers are as follows:
- 32%: Impact Now Mini-Grants Program
- 32%: Trojan Legacy Award Program
- 32%: Building for Tomorrow Program
- 4%: Administrative Costs and Alumni Awards Program.
For example, for a $100 donation, $32 would go towards the Impact Now Program, $32 would go towards the Trojan Legacy Award Program and $32 would go toward the Building for Tomorrow Program. $4 would be available for administrative costs and the Alumni Awards Program
To make a donation, please mail a check, made payable to the UDA Trojan Educational Foundation, to:
Upper Dauphin Area School District
Attention: UDA Trojan Educational Foundation
5668 State Route 209
Lykens, PA 17048
Earmarked donations may be made to the Upper Dauphin Area Trojan Educational Foundation. An earmarked donation may be made to a specific purpose (based on the approved Building for Tomorrow Project List) or to a specific program (Impact Now, Trojan Legacy Award, etc.). Any earmarked donations must meet at least one of the Core Focus Areas of the Foundation. Foundation representatives may meet with prospective donors to discuss options for earmarked donations.
For earmarked donations, 96% of the donation will go towards the earmarked project and 4% of the donation will go towards and administrative costs.
For example, if an individual gives $100,000 towards a new field house, $96,000 would go towards the field house and $4,000 would go towards administrative costs.
To make a gift as a bequest of an estate, please contact Evan Williams, Foundation Executive Director at (717) 362-8134. The representatives of the foundation will sit down with each individual interested in planned giving and discuss options for use of the funds and explain the process for making such a gift. For more information about types of donations, please visit our Make a Gift page.