The Mount Carmel Area Education Foundation exists to provide a means for alumni, parents, and friends to unite in their efforts to support and strengthen the Mount Carmel Area School District through gifts, trusts, and bequests. The goal of the foundation is to help maintain a meaningful and effective learning culture within the school by providing opportunities in academics, arts and athletics.
While much has been accomplished from year to year, the school district still faces limitations in funding which can have a direct impact on academic outcomes, as well as opportunities for extra-curricular activities.
In the past, Mount Carmel Area has been fortunate to have the support of a vibrant community, a healthy and robust economy, and state funding which fostered the acheivement of MCA programs to distinguished heights. As funding becomes more limited, and the local economy shrinks, administrators and the board of education must find ways to maintain the levels of support that MCASD has provided in decades past. It is this shortfall which the education foundation exists to address.
Summer Camp for MCA Students
A donation was made to the Mount Carmel Area Education Foundation by the Bucknell University Catholic Campus Ministry. The funds expanded available slots for MCA students attending the Mother Maria Kaupas Center Camp this summer. The Kaupas Center in cooperation with Bucknell University, Mt. Carmel Area School District, and the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit provides STEAM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) learning activities for attending students. Working alongside Bucknell University students and staff gives campers a chance to share in an enhanced learning experience while benefiting the community through their work. Donations to add more slots are still being accepted by visiting our ‘Donate’ page and listing Kaupas Camp under ‘To be used for’.
Pictured, from left, are Superintendent Bernie Stellar, Junior High Principal Pete Cheddar, MCAEF representative David McFee, Bucknell students Corrine Smith, Austin Smith and Carolyn Marino, assistant Catholic Campus Minister Suzanne Domazalski and the Rev. Martin O. Moran III.