The Panther Foundation was formed in the summer of 2003 and is recognized in the State of Pennsylvania as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation also is on the approved list for the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (E.I.T.C.) for businesses in Pennsylvania. While acknowledging the excellence of the teachers and administrators in the District, a group of community leaders and area residents recognized that future demographic and statewide issues will have a significant impact on the District’s delivery of high-quality education. The population is growing and placing increased burden on local taxpayers. The Panther Foundation was formed with the intention of assisting the Board of Education in providing new and innovative means of increasing revenue for programs and projects outside the current funding budget of the Central York School District.
" To become the exemplary business model for private sector development supporting public education "
The Panther Foundation is a diverse school and community-based non-profit organization dedicated to providing and directing funding for the realization of educational, cultural and athletic programs for the enjoyment, enrichment and enhancement of the students and residents of the Central York School District.