Friday, June 7, 2013

TVCEF Announces Scholarship Winners for the 2012-2013 School Year

The winner of the Dorothy Groff Scholarship is James McGinnis. This scholarship awards $5000 to one TVHS student who is planning to pursue a math related field in college and who has been an outstanding student on the basis of their mathematical ability, overall character, and attitude toward school and community.

TVCEF also awards two $1000 scholarships to TVHS students who are committed to community service. This year’s winners are Joy Beam and Rachel Larson.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

TVCEF Awards over $6000 to TVSD through EITC

In addition to TVCEF's annual grants that we award every year to Twin Valley school programs, this year we were able to give out over $6,000 to worthy EITC approved programs at TVSD. These programs include the Arts Literacy Initiatives at Twin Valley Middle School and Honey Brook Elementary Center as well as the Anthology of Community Author's program at Robeson Elementary Center. All of these programs are innovative and enrich the day to day curriculum for TVSD students.
For those of you who do not know, the EITC (Educational Improvement Tax Credit) Program is a state program that allows businesses to receive a tax credit by donating to qualifying Educational Improvement Organizations, which TVCEF is one of. This is a great program which connects PA businesses and schools. A big thank you goes out to National Penn Bank and Krapf Bus Company for their EITC donations to TVCEF.
Thank you National Penn Bank and Krapf Bus Company!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Weight Room Info

Join the Twin Valley Weight Room
Memberships Only
$60 single for 3 months
$90 family for 3 months
$10 college student for 1 month
$20 one year use of track
5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday

Monday, December 3, 2012

TVCEF Announces New Director

We are happy to introduce TVCEF's new Director, Lynn Weller. Lynn is excited to work with the Twin Valley community and schools. She believes it is her career mission to benefit the greater good and bring communities together.

Terry McEwen, Board President, and Lynn Weller, Director
Lynn got her start working with non-profit organizations in college where she volunteered with Project SHINE: Students Helping In the Naturalization of Elders. With Project SHINE she taught elderly immigrants English and naturalization skills and eventually worked with the organization to bring services to Arab immigrants in Philadelphia. After college she worked as a Field Manager with the group, Clean Water Action, to gain community support for protecting our environment. Shortly thereafter she became the Empowerment Center Director for the YWCA of Bethlehem. At that position she ran programs in the Bethlehem community to eliminate racism and empower women and girls. She also worked on numerous fundraising events, such as a 5K race and golf tournament. Just before coming to TVCEF, Lynn was working at the National Defense University’s Capstone Program where she helped implement a federally mandated program for newly appointed generals and flag officers to expand joint professional military education.
Lynn graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia with a BA in Political Science. She also pursued a minor in Religion and spent three years studying the Arabic Language. She spent her junior year abroad in Amman, Jordan and participated in a summer program in Sana’a, Yemen. She enjoys gardening, canning, wine making, sewing, and all things crafty. Lynn and her husband, Michael, just became new parents to a beautiful daughter, Maybelle. Lynn currently lives with her family and coonhound, Willi, in Hamburg.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Community Award Winners Announced!

TVCEF's 2012 community award recipients were announced at the Gala on Friday. These people make a difference in the Twin Valley community through their service, volunteerism, and work. The recipients are:

Lifetime Achievement-Lyle Bliss
Community Volunteer-Deb Oldham
Rising Star-Jordan Putt
Community Service-Terry McEwen
Twin Valley School District Alumnus-Michelle Elliott
Community Educator-Brenda Hoffman
Community Business-Dan Fick and Karen Ketterer from Phoenix Rehab
Congratulations and Thank you!