SCASD Music Funds
The following funds have been established to benefit the SCASD Music Program and music students,both underclass musicians and graduating seniors. These funds are administered by the State College Area School District and are invested at the Centre County Community Foundation (CCCF). The Music Umbrella Fund includes a variety of named funds which have been established over the years to honor or memorialize music educators or music students of the District. Please consider a gift to the Music Umbrella Fund to support the music program and music students in our schools and our community.
Music Umbrella Fund
*Richard Victor Legacy Fund This fund has been established in May 2011 in honor of Richard Victor's 37 years of service as the SCASD Coordinator of Music and SCAHS Band Director. An annual scholarship will be presented to a SCAHS band student who demonstrates a desire to pursue growth and development in Music.
*John and Joan Kovalchik Legacy Fund This fund has been established in May 2011 in honor of John Kovalchik's 40 years and Joan Kovalchik's 33 years of service as SCASD Music educators. An annual scholarship will be presented to an elementary or middle school Band student who demonstrates a desire to pursue growth and development in Music.
*Heritage Fund This fund was established in May 2009 in order to support SCASD Music students in need.
- Mei Mei Cheng Memorial Fund The original fund, established in May 1969 in memory of Mei Mei Cheng, is presented to the outstanding senior student in the area of science who has also been successful in the area of music.
- Wilbert H. Hartman Memorial Fund The fund was established in August 1988 in memory of Mr. Wilbert H. Hartman, orchestra and strings director. The scholarship is provided to a graduating senior who plays a string instrument and will attend college, preferably majoring in music.
- Franklin B. Hege Memorial Fund This award is presented to an outstanding senior class band member who has also been a successful participant in other areas of the music program.
- Mario J. Marcanti Memorial Fund The Marcanti Fund was established in January 1996 and is awarded to a graduating senior involved in marching and symphonic band and has exhibited academic distinction.
Robert N. Hudspeth, Jr. Memorial Award This award provides financial support for lessons or music camp for an underclass student who participates in multiple music organizations and shows interest in pursuing music intensively.
Shiri Berg First Flute Award The fund was established in April 2007 as a memorial to Shiri, who so tragically passed away at the age of 22 on January 5, 2005. Shiri was a 2000 graduate of State College Area High School and was the first flute/piccolo in all three bands – Concert, Symphonic and Marching. Her parents, Sara Berg and Ron Tzur, created this award as one way to accomplish Shiri’s desire to make a difference in this world. The award is a small token of appreciation to young, talented musicians at Shiri’s teenage home who keep her music/soul alive.
Crescendo Fund The fund was created to endorse the fundamental purpose of teaching music to develop in State College Area School District students, as fully as possible, the ability to perform, to create and to understand music. The fund supports the sequential program of music courses in Band, Orchestra, Choir, Piano, Voice, Musical Theatre and Music Theory as offered at the different grade levels across the district.
If you would like to support Music in our Schools and our community, please consider contributing to the SCASD Music program and music students with a donation.
Phone ____________________ E-mail _______________________
Please make checks payable to SCASD and forward to:
Marie Caster- Business Office
State College Area School District
240 Villa Crest Drive / State College, PA 16801
Please designate my gift of $____________________ for:
__________ Music Umbrella Fund
________________Richard Victor Legacy Fund
________________John and Joan Kovalchik Legacy Fund
__________Mei Mei Cheng Memorial Fund
__________Wilbert H. Hartman Memorial Fund
__________Frank B. Hege Memorial Fund
__________Mario J. Marcanti Memorial Fund
_______________ Robert N. Hudspeth, Jr. Memorial Fund
________________Shiri Berg First Flute Award (fully endowed)
________________Crescendo Fund (fully endowed)
For on-line donations, please go to www.centrecountycf.org.
All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
For more information, please contact Marie Caster, SCASD, at 814-231-1021 or email@example.com.
James E. Langton Choral Award
James Langton served as the High School Director of Choirs (1966-1987) and SCASD Coordinator of Music (1975-1987). The Langton award is managed by the State College Music Boosters and is given annually to a deserving deserving student with an excellent GPA that will be studying music in college. For information on making a contribution to this award, please contact the Music Boosters.