Tim Swartley of FIFS Capital Advisor Group recently was named the Vice President of the Indian Valley Education Foundation (www.indianvalleyef.org) Board of Directors. The IVEF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that raises funds to support and enhance the educational programs and opportunities in the Souderton Area School District. Initially founded in 1992, this organization has instituted many programs that are now integral aspects of the school district curricula.
“As a parent of three children currently in the SASD, I have experienced firsthand how students benefit from the good work of the Indian Valley Education Foundation. From iPads in the fifth grade classroom at Franconia Elementary, to the Franconia Summer Book Blasts, to Chromebooks at Indian Crest Middle School, to the upcoming Greenhouse Project at the High School, my children’s learning opportunities have been expanded beyond the walls of the classroom. I am excited to increase my involvement on the board of the IVEF and continue the good work that the board has been doing in partnership with the school district. We are fortunate to live in a community with such caring and competent teachers, administrators, and staff who create a learning environment where our children can thrive. I am pleased to see the business community come alongside the educational community and partner in ways like the Pathways 360 Program, the IVEF, and others. I am excited to be a part of it as a parent, a member of the business community, and as a resident in the school district.”
Students at Indian Crest Middle School use their new 3D printer The Community comes out to enjoy the SASD Big Bash
One example of how the IVEF has partnered with the local business community to support the SASD is the new Helping Hands initiative, which was further explained in a recent IVEF Facebook post:
"Being a prepared student isn't just pencils and completed homework. Sometimes it's having a warm coat for recess, a healthy breakfast to power mental focus, or clean clothes.
IVEF is honored to share that with support from Bergey's, we're piloting a "Helping Hands" program in three of SASD's elementary schools, with the goal to have this program in all of our schools.
Principals and guidance counselors will have funds available to help with the hidden challenges of being a prepared student, so that all of our kids show up ready to learn and grow."
FIFS Capital Advisor Group and Franconia Insurance and Financial Services have a strong relationship with the Souderton Area School District. In addition to Tim’s involvement on the IVEF Board, several other examples include FIFS Operations Manager Karla Myers*’ involvement on the Pathways 360 Advisory Team, Karla’s selection as the 2017 SAHS Friend of Education, and FIFS Capital Advisor Group’s being added to the approved provider list for the SASD 403(b) Plan.
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