This is Our Story

The Norwin School District Community Foundation is focused upon a single idea: what if we can do more for our community and students?

Since 2007, the NSDCF has dedicated itself to supporting programs and activities benefiting students and residents of the Norwin School District, increasing community philanthropy, developing and administering scholarship funds for Norwin students, and supporting Norwin School District educational programs.

The results speak for themselves. We help Norwin graduates make college dreams a reality, seek to empower teachers to explore new ideas and opportunities to teach their students, and so much more.

It all began with one scholarship

In 2007, the estate of Thomas J. and Gladys Sowash Stoker sought to endow a scholarship fund for Norwin High School students residing in the borough of Irwin, Pennsylvania. During this process, the idea of the Norwin School District Community came into existence as a 501(c)(3) charity. Through the NSDCF, community businesses and families are able to setup scholarships without the need for management fees that would otherwise cut into endowment funds, limiting the aid that can be provided to Norwin students.

That was just the beginning. Today, the NSDCF has grown to manage over 21 community scholarships, the Educator Innovation Grant program,¬†two veteran memorials in the Norwin area, and support for the District’s STEM/STEAM initiatives.

Board of Directors

The Norwin School District Community Foundation is governed by its Board of Directors, composed of thirteen members bringing together a wide variety of experiences and community perspectives. The Board of Directors is responsible for supervising the Foundation’s operations and strategies in accordance with its bylaws, mission statement, and relevant guidelines.

John C. Boylan

Dr. John C. Boylan

Norwin Resident
James Duffy, Esq.

Mr. James Duffy, Esq.

Vice President
Norwin Business Community Representative
Jo Ann Stoecklein.

Ms. Jo Ann Stoecklein.

Norwin Council of PTAs Representative

Ms. Lauren Steiner

Executive Director

Mr. Matthew McKinney

William F. Caruthers II, Esq.

Mr. William F. Caruthers II, Esq.

Foundation Solicitor
Non-Voting Member
Cheryl Campbel

Ms. Cheryl Campbel

John Duncan

Mr. John Duncan

At-Large Representative
Maria Hanley

Ms. Maria Hanley

Norwin Education Association Representative
Ryan Kirsch

Mr. Ryan Kirsch

Norwin School District Director of Business Affairs
Debbie Kunkle

Ms. Debbie Kunkle

At-Large Representative
Jeffrey M. Taylor

Dr. Jeffrey M. Taylor

Norwin School District Superintendent of Schools
Robert Perkins

Mr. Robert Perkins

Norwin School Board Representative