Educational Foundation

The Philipsburg-Osceola Area Educational Foundation is a recognized § 501 (c) (3) non-profit group, as defined by the Internal Revenue Act, which was formed in 2014 and dedicated to enhancing the educational opportunities available to students of Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District. The Foundation was established to receive the generous, tax-deductible donations made by friends of the District and to then use those gifts to improve the educational experience for all learners and in furtherance of the stated mission of the Foundation. In the future, the Foundation plans to offer scholarship opportunities, purchase and procure necessary educational resources, support athletic and extracurricular activities, and reward academic excellence and professional achievement, just to name a few.

If you feel inspired to join us and would like to make a tax-deductible donation to directly benefit tomorrow’s leaders, please make a check out to the Philipsburg-Osceola Area Educational Foundation and mail it to the Philipsburg-Osceola Area Educational Foundation Attn. Thomas Martin, 200 Short Street, Philipsburg PA, 16866


Regular meetings of the Philipsburg-Osceola Educational Foundation are held on the last Monday of the month, each month, at 6:00 P.M., in the School Board Meeting Room at the P-O Area Middle School. All regular meetings are open and members of the public are most welcome to attend.

Foundation Board Members and Leadership
  • Attorney Daniel J. Nelson, President

  • Mr. Raymond V. “Bud” O’Brien, Vice President

  • Mrs. Shawnna Baney-Shaw, Board Member

  • Mrs. Estelle Bowman, Board Member

  • Mrs. Donna Wasilko, Secretary

  • Ms. Jackie Mills, Teacher

  • Dr. Dan Potutschnig, Superintendent of Schools, ex officio

  • Mr. Thomas Martin, Business Manager, ex officio

  • Mr. Justin Fye, District Administration

  • Mr. Brian J. Pelka, District Administration

Mission & Vision

Mission Statement:

  • The mission of the Philipsburg-Osceola Educational Foundation is to partner with the district and community to secure resources and utilize talents that enrich the lives of every student.

Vision Statement:

  • Growing Resources, Guaranteeing Futures