Hudock Moyer Wealth Resources announced its pledge of $15,000 to the Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation's Return to Glory Capital Campaign as part of the firm's continued strategic philanthropic efforts to support local non-profit arts, education and health organizations.
The contribution will be dispersed over a five-year period to help enhance the education experience of high school students in the district.
The Return to Glory campaign is a fundraising effort being carried out by a volunteer task force of community leaders with a goal of raising $3.5 million to restore and upgrade the Williamsport Area High School's aging athletic and band facilities.
To date, the campaign has secured commitments of more than $1.77 million toward its goal, according to Greg Hayes, executive director.
"We're extremely thankful for Hudock Moyer's commitment to our effort and support of our project," Hayes said. "Their contribution will help create a space that will be accessible to the public and serve as a venue for many community organizations and events."
Hudock Moyer's pledge to campaign represents the ongoing community support that the volunteer steering committee is continuing to build, according to campaign chair Joanne Ludwikowski, an attorney at McCormick Law Firm.
"We're excited for their partnership in this campaign, and thankful for their financial support in the effort," Ludwikowski said.
"We're thankful for Hudock Moyer partnering with us in this campaign," said Dr. Don Adams, superintendent. "Their contribution will help move the Foundation's efforts forward for our high school facilities and the betterment of our community."
Plans to upgrade the facility began in 2012. The campaign publicly launched last fall during a halftime kick-off celebration at Homecoming after a $500,000 commitment from the district's transportation company, Student Transportation of America Inc. That donation secured the naming rights to the high school stadium, which goes into effect July 1.
The project will include the installation of an expanded all-weather turf field for football and soccer, a new track-and-field complex and other infrastructure improvements to the stadium.
Facility work will begin this summer and be completed in the fall of 2015.
Making it easy to give is one goal of the campaign, as donors are being offered flexible, long-term payment options.
"Donors are able to schedule pledges at their convenience over a five-year period," Hayes said, adding that process has been favorably viewed upon by those willing to make significant gifts. "Every dollar makes a difference in this effort. We've been lucky and we're grateful for the support we've been able to attract so far. That continued support will be crucial to our success."
For more information, or to make a tax-deductible donation, vist www.wasd.org/returntoglory or call 570-327-5500, ext. 33495.