POTTSTOWN PA – Frank Strunk, senior vice president and relationship manager of the Pottstown branch of Tompkins VIST Bank, will serve as chairman of the 2019 annual support campaign of the Foundation for Pottstown Education, it announced Monday (Feb. 4, 2019). The drive solicits funds to financially support programs for the students and teachers in the Pottstown School District.
This year’s campaign goal is $75,000.
Strunk has spent the past 46 years in banking in the Pottstown and Boyertown areas. He has served as president of Vietnam Veterans Chapter 565 of Pottstown, treasurer of the Pottstown Area Veterans Memorial, is a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Pottsgrove chapter of the American Legion, is a past president of Pottstown Rotary Club, and board member of the Tri-County Area Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife Pam have three children and six grandchildren.
“Supporting the foundation’s annual support campaign is making an investment in our children, their education, and their future,” foundation President Dr. Tracey Brown said. “We are committed to providing the children of Pottstown with opportunities where they can explore, learn, and achieve.” Donations will make a significant impact in the amount of and types of its educational opportunities.
The foundation has already awarded more than $181,000 to district programs and scholarships for students and teachers. They include:
- An early college program that enables high school juniors and senior the opportunity to take up to 30 credits at the West Campus of Montgomery County Community College,
- Field trips to locations that enhance the classroom learning environment and environmental education programs,
- Assistance with the Advanced Placement testing fees, and
- More than $31,000 in scholarships for all grade levels.
Strunk and foundation Executive Director Joe Rusiewicz are currently working with the board and community leaders to develop the campaign’s executive committee.
Strunk photo from the Foundation for Pottstown Education