Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation

Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation The Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation was established in 1980 for the purpose of expanding the reach of the Pennsylvania District Kiwanis by enabling projects that exceed the scope and mission of individual clubs.
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We have so many raffle baskets in the raffle room at this year's District Convention. Stop by to purchase your raffle ti...
08/20/2021

We have so many raffle baskets in the raffle room at this year's District Convention. Stop by to purchase your raffle tickets for $20 per sheet of 25 tickets.

Not at the Convention? Ask us how you can still buy tickets.

There are far too many donors to thank in this post, but the PKF Raffle Basket room wouldn't be possible without the generosity of so many Kiwanians and clubs across the Commonwealth.

Lydia Barbour is a 2021 graduate of Montoursville Area High School who will be attending Misericordia University. She is...
07/15/2021

Lydia Barbour is a 2021 graduate of Montoursville Area High School who will be attending Misericordia University. She is the last of our PKF $2,000 Key Club scholarship winners. She finished out her high school career as a distinguished president of her Key Club – which boasts of 143 active members.

Outside of Key Club, Lydia served as captain of the Tennis Team, vice president of National Honor Society and the National Spanish Honor Society, and was involved in several other groups. Additionally, she was on her school’s Homecoming Court, was selected to attend the prestigious Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) leadership conference, and was nominated for North Central PA’s YWCA Young Women of Excellence in 2020.

In her written statement, Lydia shares that she plans to attend college to study occupational therapy so that she can continue to help others. She writes: “Inside and outside of Key Club, I have learned the value of lending a hand to others and the positive effect it can have on people’s lives.”

Lydia Barbour is a 2021 graduate of Montoursville Area High School who will be attending Misericordia University. She is the last of our PKF $2,000 Key Club scholarship winners. She finished out her high school career as a distinguished president of her Key Club – which boasts of 143 active members.

Outside of Key Club, Lydia served as captain of the Tennis Team, vice president of National Honor Society and the National Spanish Honor Society, and was involved in several other groups. Additionally, she was on her school’s Homecoming Court, was selected to attend the prestigious Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) leadership conference, and was nominated for North Central PA’s YWCA Young Women of Excellence in 2020.

In her written statement, Lydia shares that she plans to attend college to study occupational therapy so that she can continue to help others. She writes: “Inside and outside of Key Club, I have learned the value of lending a hand to others and the positive effect it can have on people’s lives.”

Paige David, a 2021 Lake-Lehman High School graduate, will be attending Penn State University, this fall. She is the rec...
07/13/2021

Paige David, a 2021 Lake-Lehman High School graduate, will be attending Penn State University, this fall. She is the recipient of PKF’s $2,000 Willi Schaefer Scholarship. Paige has been involved with her high school Key Club for two years, most recently as a distinguished club treasurer. Her Key Club highlights include chairing a Halloween drive-thru (“Fright Knight Drive”) at her school during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as chairing a collaborative online Community Cookbook in her community.

Outside of Key Club, Paige has been a lacrosse player since sixth grade, a member and treasurer of Student Council, and a Girl Scout. In fact, she has earned both her Bronze and Silver Awards in scouting and was working on her Gold Award at the time of her application. Paige also worked as a camp counselor at Camp Mocanaquah, a Girl Scout day camp, for four summers in high school. Paige noted in her application that she is a “stellar student” as well, being ranked 3rd in her graduating class.

Paige shares this sentiment in her written statement: “Being able to meet new people, help those in need, and put a smile on someone’s face has been incredibly rewarding throughout the past two years, and my only regret about Key Club is that I hadn’t joined sooner.”

Paige David, a 2021 Lake-Lehman High School graduate, will be attending Penn State University, this fall. She is the recipient of PKF’s $2,000 Willi Schaefer Scholarship. Paige has been involved with her high school Key Club for two years, most recently as a distinguished club treasurer. Her Key Club highlights include chairing a Halloween drive-thru (“Fright Knight Drive”) at her school during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as chairing a collaborative online Community Cookbook in her community.

Outside of Key Club, Paige has been a lacrosse player since sixth grade, a member and treasurer of Student Council, and a Girl Scout. In fact, she has earned both her Bronze and Silver Awards in scouting and was working on her Gold Award at the time of her application. Paige also worked as a camp counselor at Camp Mocanaquah, a Girl Scout day camp, for four summers in high school. Paige noted in her application that she is a “stellar student” as well, being ranked 3rd in her graduating class.

Paige shares this sentiment in her written statement: “Being able to meet new people, help those in need, and put a smile on someone’s face has been incredibly rewarding throughout the past two years, and my only regret about Key Club is that I hadn’t joined sooner.”

Kaitlyn Downey is a 2021 graduate of Hanover Area High School and is attending Wilkes University this fall. She is recip...
07/13/2021

Kaitlyn Downey is a 2021 graduate of Hanover Area High School and is attending Wilkes University this fall. She is recipient of PKF’s $2,000 Myrna Perkins Memorial Scholarship. She is a past Key Club president and secretary, a past Key Leader participant & facilitator, as well as Lt. Governor for her division. She has also attended numerous district and international Key Club conventions over her four years as a student.

Outside of Key Club, Kaitlyn was the captain of the varsity tennis team, played track & field, and was vice president of National Honor Society, among other things. In the community, she was a Girl Scout for 6 years and a long-time volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. She has received numerous accolades over the years including the Robert F. Lucas Outstanding Lt. Governor Award (2019).

In her written statement, Kaitlyn shares that Key Club helped her identify her future career path in nursing. She particularly pointed out the ELIMINATE project, which aimed to vaccinate mothers and babies against neonatal tetanus. “This project impacted my career aspirations, as I was able to see how a health crisis, like tetanus, could be resolved through early intervention and preventative medicine.”

Kaitlyn Downey is a 2021 graduate of Hanover Area High School and is attending Wilkes University this fall. She is recipient of PKF’s $2,000 Myrna Perkins Memorial Scholarship. She is a past Key Club president and secretary, a past Key Leader participant & facilitator, as well as Lt. Governor for her division. She has also attended numerous district and international Key Club conventions over her four years as a student.

Outside of Key Club, Kaitlyn was the captain of the varsity tennis team, played track & field, and was vice president of National Honor Society, among other things. In the community, she was a Girl Scout for 6 years and a long-time volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. She has received numerous accolades over the years including the Robert F. Lucas Outstanding Lt. Governor Award (2019).

In her written statement, Kaitlyn shares that Key Club helped her identify her future career path in nursing. She particularly pointed out the ELIMINATE project, which aimed to vaccinate mothers and babies against neonatal tetanus. “This project impacted my career aspirations, as I was able to see how a health crisis, like tetanus, could be resolved through early intervention and preventative medicine.”

Elizabeth Manning, a graduate of South Williamsport Area High School, is this year’s recipient of PKF’s $2,000 Barry J. ...
07/11/2021

Elizabeth Manning, a graduate of South Williamsport Area High School, is this year’s recipient of PKF’s $2,000 Barry J. Halbritter Scholarship. Her involvement in the K-Family extends back to Builders Club when she was elected president. Her most recent role with her Key Club was webmaster – a position that took on a whole new importance at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In her written statement, she explains that her father is the advisor for her school’s Key Club, so she herself “was introduced to [Key Club] values early in life.”

Outside of Key Club, Elizabeth served as her class treasurer, captain of both the varsity soccer and track & field teams, president of National Honor Society, and honors qualifier for the Academic Decathlon team. She was also named “Senior of the Year” in her school district.

In her written statement, Elizabeth lists numerous service activities she was involved with through Key Club. Her favorite was the school “walk-a-thon” to raise money for Trisha’s Totes, a local non-profit. She writes: “I loved the idea of pledging my time to activities that better my community and those around me.”

Elizabeth Manning, a graduate of South Williamsport Area High School, is this year’s recipient of PKF’s $2,000 Barry J. Halbritter Scholarship. Her involvement in the K-Family extends back to Builders Club when she was elected president. Her most recent role with her Key Club was webmaster – a position that took on a whole new importance at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In her written statement, she explains that her father is the advisor for her school’s Key Club, so she herself “was introduced to [Key Club] values early in life.”

Outside of Key Club, Elizabeth served as her class treasurer, captain of both the varsity soccer and track & field teams, president of National Honor Society, and honors qualifier for the Academic Decathlon team. She was also named “Senior of the Year” in her school district.

In her written statement, Elizabeth lists numerous service activities she was involved with through Key Club. Her favorite was the school “walk-a-thon” to raise money for Trisha’s Totes, a local non-profit. She writes: “I loved the idea of pledging my time to activities that better my community and those around me.”

Our third scholarship winner is Christopher James “CJ” Nagle, of Hermitage, PA. CJ is recipient of the $2,000 PKF Phil B...
07/10/2021

Our third scholarship winner is Christopher James “CJ” Nagle, of Hermitage, PA. CJ is recipient of the $2,000 PKF Phil Broadhead Memorial Scholarship. As a graduate of Hickory High School, CJ was his class valedictorian and plans to attend Duke University this fall. CJ was president of his Key Club during his senior year and was a member of the club for five years. The list of Key Club and Kiwanis projects he participated in is extensive.

CJ was also founder and president of the Yoga Club, president of National Honor Society, president of Student Government, and captain of both the indoor/outdoor Track & Field and the Swim teams. As a high school student, he also traveled on mission trips to Ukraine on two occasions. These activities are a tip of the iceberg in terms of his school and community involvement.

In his written statement, CJ said: “I can confidently say that Key Club has changed the way I view my family, my interactions with friends, and my impact on strangers.” CJ shares that he plans to research mental health neurology at Duke and has long-term goals of starting his own nonprofit and attending law school.

Our third scholarship winner is Christopher James “CJ” Nagle, of Hermitage, PA. CJ is recipient of the $2,000 PKF Phil Broadhead Memorial Scholarship. As a graduate of Hickory High School, CJ was his class valedictorian and plans to attend Duke University this fall. CJ was president of his Key Club during his senior year and was a member of the club for five years. The list of Key Club and Kiwanis projects he participated in is extensive.

CJ was also founder and president of the Yoga Club, president of National Honor Society, president of Student Government, and captain of both the indoor/outdoor Track & Field and the Swim teams. As a high school student, he also traveled on mission trips to Ukraine on two occasions. These activities are a tip of the iceberg in terms of his school and community involvement.

In his written statement, CJ said: “I can confidently say that Key Club has changed the way I view my family, my interactions with friends, and my impact on strangers.” CJ shares that he plans to research mental health neurology at Duke and has long-term goals of starting his own nonprofit and attending law school.

Stephanie Johnson is the winner of this year’s $2,000 PKF Circle K scholarship. As a student at Duquesne University’s Sc...
07/09/2021

Stephanie Johnson is the winner of this year’s $2,000 PKF Circle K scholarship. As a student at Duquesne University’s School of Pharmacy, she served as CKI president this past year and CKI vice president in 2019-2020. She has been involved in a plethora of campus organizations and community activities. She has served as a Relay for Life team captain and has participated in Flu and COVID vaccine clinics, among many other activities.

In her written statement, Stephanie says: “My goal is to find a career in which I can serve my community in a way that motivates them to live healthier and happier lifestyles.” After earning her Doctorate of Pharmacy, she hopes to join the healthcare field where she can “volunteer and work for the underserved population of Pittsburgh”.

Pennsylvania District of Circle K International

Stephanie Johnson is the winner of this year’s $2,000 PKF Circle K scholarship. As a student at Duquesne University’s School of Pharmacy, she served as CKI president this past year and CKI vice president in 2019-2020. She has been involved in a plethora of campus organizations and community activities. She has served as a Relay for Life team captain and has participated in Flu and COVID vaccine clinics, among many other activities.

In her written statement, Stephanie says: “My goal is to find a career in which I can serve my community in a way that motivates them to live healthier and happier lifestyles.” After earning her Doctorate of Pharmacy, she hopes to join the healthcare field where she can “volunteer and work for the underserved population of Pittsburgh”.

Pennsylvania District of Circle K International

Seven young students recently earned scholarships from the Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation, and we are pleased to introd...
07/08/2021

Seven young students recently earned scholarships from the Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation, and we are pleased to introduce them to you over the next week. Today, we introduce you to Olivia Wang.

Olivia Wang of Wayne, PA, is a 2021 graduate of Conestoga High School and is this year’s winner of a $3,000 Don and Myrt Neiman Endowed Scholarship. In addition to serving as president of her Key Club during her senior year, she was also the art editor of her school’s Literary Magazine for three years. Olivia has excelled in many areas academically, having been named to both the National Honor Society and National Art Honor Society. She has earned multiple Scholastic art and writing awards, has served as a Youth Leader in her youth group for two years, and has played the piano for 9 years.

In her written statement, Olivia wrote: “Participating in Key Club brought invaluable growth that I wouldn’t trade for anything, and I will continue to look fondly on the memories I’ve made in the years to come.”

Seven young students recently earned scholarships from the Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation, and we are pleased to introduce them to you over the next week. Today, we introduce you to Olivia Wang.

Olivia Wang of Wayne, PA, is a 2021 graduate of Conestoga High School and is this year’s winner of a $3,000 Don and Myrt Neiman Endowed Scholarship. In addition to serving as president of her Key Club during her senior year, she was also the art editor of her school’s Literary Magazine for three years. Olivia has excelled in many areas academically, having been named to both the National Honor Society and National Art Honor Society. She has earned multiple Scholastic art and writing awards, has served as a Youth Leader in her youth group for two years, and has played the piano for 9 years.

In her written statement, Olivia wrote: “Participating in Key Club brought invaluable growth that I wouldn’t trade for anything, and I will continue to look fondly on the memories I’ve made in the years to come.”

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06/21/2021
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The PA Kiwanis Foundation recently mailed out our individual annual appeal letter to Kiwanians across the state. We hope...
06/13/2021

The PA Kiwanis Foundation recently mailed out our individual annual appeal letter to Kiwanians across the state. We hope you consider supporting the Foundation.

NEW THIS YEAR! You can make your personal pledge using our online platform Qgiv. Hop over to our website at https://pkfonline.org/online-donation/ to make your personal pledge or club gift.

The PA Kiwanis Foundation recently mailed out our individual annual appeal letter to Kiwanians across the state. We hope you consider supporting the Foundation.

NEW THIS YEAR! You can make your personal pledge using our online platform Qgiv. Hop over to our website at https://pkfonline.org/online-donation/ to make your personal pledge or club gift.

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General information

The Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation was established in 1980 for the purpose of expanding the reach of the Pennsylvania District Kiwanis by enabling projects that exceed the scope and mission of individual clubs. All members of the Pennsylvania District of Kiwanis International are voting members of the Foundation and we hope you do a attend the Annual District Convention and vote at the foundation meeting. A fifteen member elected board is responsible for the operations of the Foundation. Five members are elected each year for three year terms. The board in turn appoints a Secretary and a Treasurer. While the activities of the Foundation may change from time to time based on need, there are two major areas of commitment: Kiwanis Children's Heart and Health Program Key Club and Circle K Scholarships Support of the Pennsylvania Kiwanis Early Learning initiative The Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax deductible. The growth and success of the Foundation depends on the membership of the Pennsylvania District Kiwanis.

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