Our mission is to provide supplemental funding for innovative educational programs and initiatives to enrich student learning.

Our vision is to inspire excellence and innovation in the Upper Perkiomen School District.

About Upper Perkiomen Education Foundation

The Upper Perkiomen Education Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 not for profit organization that serves as a fiscal intermediary between the private sector and the Upper Perkiomen School District. We are the only philanthropic organization that works directly with school leadership to align the investments of partners—private foundations, corporations and businesses, community organizations and individual donors—with the strategies that will impact the success of students attending our neighborhood public schools.

We identify, coordinate and connect philanthropic resources—through effective public-private partnerships—to leverage investments in the Upper Perkiomen School District. We target strategic priorities that have a measurable impact on the success of our students.

Board Members

The Upper Perkiomen Education Foundation staff and board is a team of dedicated professionals deeply committed to helping every child succeed and reach their full potential.

Luanne Stauffer | President
Former UPSD Parent
Retired – Upper Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce, President
PerkUp Corporation, Executive Director

Andrew Pistoria | Treasurer
Tri County Federal Credit Union

Daniel Direso | Business Office Representative
Upper Perkiomen School District
Business Administrator, CPA

Cory Burkhart
Gillespie Electric, Inc.

Mary Kate Raytek
Upper Perkiomen School District

Ruth Guenther
Upper Perkiomen School District
Mathematics Teacher

Sharon Shipe
UPHS Alum 
Upper Perkiomen School District
Software Coordinator

Nathan Wambold | Vice President
Current UPSD Parent
Cairn University
VP Alumni & Community Affairs

Kasey Schultz | Secretary
Upper Perkiomen Valley Chamber
Event & Marketing Director

Dr. Allyn J. Roche
Upper Perkiomen School District

Marcie Reeder
NCCN Foundation, Executive Director

Michael Elliott
Current UPSD Parent
Upper Perkiomen School Board Member
Casner Allstate Agency, Agent

Dr. Robert Carpenter
Current UPSD Parent
Upper Perkiomen School District
High School Principal

Suzanne Milkowich
Current UPSD Parent
Jim Thorpe Area School District
Mathematics Teacher