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WAEF was recently awarded $4,000 by Riverview Bank!

Pictured here are Stacy Galiano, Commercial Relationship Assistant; Karen Scalese, Branch Manager; Molly McCullough Murrill, WAEF Executive Director; Lauren Zuidema, WAEF Board VP, and Jason Shaffer, Commercial Lender. WAEF is so pleased that Riverview Bank continues to support us and the work we are doing in partnership with the Wyomissing Area School District!

Tompkins VIST Bank supports WAEF with EITC donation!

WAEF extends our thanks to Tompkins VIST Bank for their 2019-2020 EITC donation! On October 23, 2019, Tompkins VIST presented their gift to WAEF at the Junior Senior High School.

Pictured here, left to right, are: Michael Herr, EVP managing Director – Tompkins Insurance; Bethany Emkey, WAEF Board Secretary; Corey Jones, Wyomissing Area JSHS Principal; Steve Brunner, Senior VP, Employee Benefits – Tompkins Insurance; Susan Belfer, VP & Business Development Officer – Tompkins VIST Bank; Molly McCullough Murrill, WAEF Executive Director; Jen Mangold, WASD Supervisor of Assessments & Instructional Interventions

WAEF is grateful for Tompkins’ continued support of the EITC Program since 2015! If you have questions about participating in the EITC program, please email mmurrill@wyoarea.org.

2019 Toast Events were a great success!

Thank you to all of the hosts, planning committee members, donors, volunteers and guests who made the 2019 Blue & White and Fire & Ice parties such a success! Proceeds from these events support grant allocations for the 2019-2020 school year. We are grateful for the generosity of the Wyomissing community and look forward to next year’s Toast series!

The 2019 Scholarship Award Ceremony celebrated excellence in Wyomissing!

18 students and one adult who is re-entering education were honored at the 2019 Scholarship Award Ceremony, held on May 20th. $29,500 was awarded to the scholarship recipients for their post-high school educational opportunities, and over 160 guests attended the event.

In addition, two WASD faculty members, Meghan Tierney and Chris Stanchek, were selected by the WAEF Student Committee as this year’s teacher honorees.

Congratulations to the 2019 Scholarship Award recipients!

David M. Kozloff receives Distinguished Alumni Award

David M. Kozloff received the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award on May 20th as part of WAEF’s annual Scholarship Ceremony.

Since the age of two, Dave Kozloff has been a long-time resident of Wyomissing. Dave attended Wyomissing schools from kindergarten through high school and graduated in 1959 as president of his senior class. He continued his education at Harvard College, receiving an A.B.,cum laude, in Economics in 1963, and went on to the law school of the University of Pennsylvania, receiving an LL.B. in 1966. He was a member of Wyomissing’s successful football teams of the late 1950’s, and was named to the Inter-County League Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Wyomissing Football Association Hall of Fame in 2016.

Dave was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1966 and is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. His law practice has focused on civil litigation in state and federal courts, appellate practice, and business and corporation law.

In the early years, Dave became a partner in the Rhoda, Stoudt & Bradley law firm, leaving there in 1974 to move his practice to Wyomissing. In 1980 he formed a law partnership in Wyomissing which became Kozloff, Diener, Payne & Fegley. In 2000, the firm merged with Rhoda, Stoudt & Bradley to form Kozloff Stoudt, Professional Corporation, where he served as Chairman until 2011 when he became of Counsel to the firm.

His professional honors include President of the Berks County Bar Association, member of the House of Delegates of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in 2011, 2012 and 2013, and honored as a Legend of the Bar by the Berks County Bar Association in 2011. He is a Life Fellow of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Dave has served on numerous community and corporate boards, including the YMCA of Berks County, South Mountain YMCA, of which he was founding president, Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom, Berks County Senior Citizens Council, Reading Symphony Orchestra, the Historical Society of Berks County, Reading Eagle Company, and Moselem Development Company.

While he was in law school, during a summer stint at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C., Dave met a recent graduate of Wellesley College, Jeraldine Dickson. Up to then, he says he never paid much attention to redheads. That changed; they were married in April of 1967. In addition to their son, Sam, in whose memory they have established a memorial scholarship with WAEF, they are the parents of Louis Kozloff and Deborah Kozloff Hearey, and the grandparents of six grandchildren.

The Kozloff family has a long history with the Wyomissing schools. Dave’s brother, Philip, and sister Arielle, are both graduates of Wyomissing High School, as were Sam and Deborah. Dave’s mother, Marion Kozloff, was secretary to the high school guidance department until her retirement. As many of you know, Jeri Kozloff taught in the senior high school, and was the first executive director of WAEF.

When not lugging briefcases into courtrooms, Dave enjoys fly fishing, golf and antique automobiles. His 1950 Cadillac was a regular in the Fourth of July parade for over thirty years. Dave and Jeri share a mutual interest in music and travel, often in combination, and he can still bang out some classic piano rags, with proper encouragement.

Gage Personnel

Thank you to Gage Personnel for supporting WAEF through the Educational Income Tax Credit Program! Gage Personnel has been a supporter of WAEF since 2011.

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Thank you to BB&T for supporting WAEF through the Educational Income Tax Credit program! BB & T has been a supporter of WAEF since 2016.

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Google Expedition Kits Are Here!

Secured using funds raised at the Blue & White party last May, the Google Expeditions take students on immersive journeys both with Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)

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One School, One Book

One School, One Book is a literacy program designed to help an entire school community – kids and grown-ups alike – fall in love with books. The program enhances literacy skills and generates excitement while bringing the school community together.

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Meet WAEF’s new Executive Director Molly McCullough Murrill

WAEF is pleased to welcome Molly McCullough Murrill as WAEF’s new Executive Director. Molly is a 1990 graduate of Wyomissing and parent of two girls in the WASD. She is responsible for coordination of all fundraising, marketing, event planning and management of grants and scholarships

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