About Us



The Cougar Foundation, which was formerly known as the Palmyra Area Education Foundation (PAEF), is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that was formed in 1991 that supports the educational opportunities of the students of the Palmyra Area School District.  Through the fundraising efforts of the Cougar Foundation, grants are awarded to support a variety of activities for students, including special materials, field trips, clubs/activities, participation in competitions, and technology.  The Cougar Foundation has supported tens of thousands of dollars since its inception.  Annual fundraisers include the Daddy-Daughter Dance, the Mother-Son Dance, and Teacher Appreciation.

The Board of Trustees of the Cougar Foundation consists of parents, community members, teachers, school board members, and the Superintendent of the Palmyra Area School District.  The current Board of Trustees is as follows:

Allison Hoff – President, Palmyra Borough

Jennifer Keener – Vice President, School Board Appointee

Keith Mahaffey – Treasurer, South Londonderry Township

Carissa Woleslagle – Secretary, Parent of Current Student

Jim Kreiser – School Board Representative

Sara Frentz – Middle School Representative

Todd Knol – High School Representative

Flora Salvo – Elementary Representative

Steven Derr – North Londonderry Township

Marcy Garman – North Londonderry Township

Tracey Romanoski – South Londonderry Township

Aimee Bergner – Palmyra Borough

Kristi Stephens – Parent of Current Student

Kurt Koennecke – School board Appointee

Christine Fisher – Other District Resident

Dave Laudermilch – Other District Resident

Tanya Beauparlant – Other District Resident

During the 2015-2016 school year the Cougar Foundation (then PAEF) was approached with a proposal to amend their by-laws to allow a sub-committee to form within their organization.  In the Fall of 2016, the Cougar Committee was formed through a vote by the Cougar Foundation Board of Trustees and has a distinct advantage of operating within the framework of the Cougar Foundation and their 501(c)(3) status.  The Cougar Committee originated under the premise of enhancing athletic facilities for our Palmyra Cougar student-athletes including the addition of turf fields.