Smethport Foundation

We couldn’t do it without you! Your support of our fundraising efforts, your charitable contributions, and your willingness to volunteer on committees and in our classrooms help make Smethport schools a great place for our students to grow.

Thank you for being involved!

Our Purpose

Established in 2005, the SASD Foundation supports our schools by developing, promoting, and financing supplemental educational programs, activities, and projects. The foundation desires to enrich student learning and teacher development by offering financial assistance for:

  • Venture grants
    • Up to $1,500 per year, per school
    • Applications due by November 1
  • Student scholarships
    • Judge Glenn Mencer Scholarship
    • Dianna Taylor Scholarship
    • Harriet Rockefeller Scholarship
    • Kathleen Snyder Scholarship
    • Overcoming Obstacles Scholarship
    • Richard Shirey Scholarship
    • VFW Post 2497 Scholarship
    • Smethport Area School District Foundation Scholarships (2)
  • Arts in education
  • Musical performances
  • Visiting artists, poets, and storytellers
  • Classroom projects
  • Foreign language programs
  • Literacy programs

Ways to Give

As a 501(c)3 organization, all monetary donations to SASD Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please complete and return a Gift Designation Form to donate. Before giving any in-kind contributions or services, please contact us for the necessary paperwork. We reserve the right to refuse in-kind donations that do not align with our purposes. We gladly receive:

  • Endowments
  • Memorial/Named funds
  • Planned gifts
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Bequests


Brice Benson
Executive Director
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Tony Alfieri

Janene Coldren

Jackie Cooney

Fran De Lancey
Vice President

Kerry Fetter

Holli Gregory

Theresa Harris

Mary Jo Kreiner
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Jenny Nielsen

Patti Pennington

Jon Schaller

Dave Stratton

Crystal Woodard
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