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Enhancing Educational Programs, Activities, and Projects For The Moon Area School District and Moon Township Community

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Moon Area Education Foundation and Four Twelve Project are partnering to continue enhancing education programs, activities, and projects for MASD and our community.

When you dine in or carry out, $1.00 of EVERY Kid's Meal will be donated to MAEF with all the proceeds directed towards Innovative Teacher Classroom Grants.



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With an eye on the future and a vision for enhancing Moon Area’s educational excellence, the seeds were planted to establish a nonprofit educational foundation to benefit the district and community. In April 2018, the Moon Area Education Foundation (MAEF) was incorporated.  Thanks to a generous donation from Image360, our student designed logo was adopted. 

The mission of the Foundation is to be a catalyst for positive change and to enhance, develop, promote, and finance innovative educational programs, activities, and projects for the Moon Area School District and community.  This is accomplished by creating partnerships between MAEF, Moon Area School District, the community, alumni, businesses, and charitable benefactors.

In May 2018 501(c)(3) status was granted by the IRS. In addition, the Foundation began to partner with approved organizations under the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) to create qualified educational programs.  To date, four programs were approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  

For more information about the ETIC program or to apply for the EITC donor program, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development website

Board of Trustees

Jennifer Daugherty, President: MAHS alumna, hospitality management, consultant, alumnae parent


Dr. Noah Eger, Vice President: MAHS alumnus, 3rd generation local business owner, current district parent


Basel Masry, Treasurer: CPA Vice President at a local leading financial institution, current district & alumni parent


Michele Estright, Secretary: Teacher in the New Brighton Area School District, current district & alumni parent


Ned DiBenedetto, Nominations Trustee: Retired Moon teacher and principal, alumni parent


Christianne Gribben: Customer Experience Consultant for Highmark, alumni parent


Andy Keppel: MAHS alumnus, 3rd generation local business owner, alumni parent


Cara Lindberg Mason: Director of Development for Auberle, current district parent


Al Quaye: MAHS alumnus, Army Corps of Engineers, software development, marketing, management, technology sector startups, current district parent


Michelle Zinsser, EITC Trustee: Strategy, Operations and Program Management Consultant; formerly with H.J. Heinz, Procter & Gamble and Valspar Corporation; alumnae parent

Kevin Romasco: Local business owner, winemaker, Principal, current district parent

Michael Santicola: MAHS alumnus, Attorney, local business owner, current district parent, Legal Counsel for Foundation

Board of Trustees
Moon Area Elementary School Assembly
Moon Area High School

Upcoming Events

Moonlit 5K - Friday, May 12th, 2023

Hosted at Tiger Stadium ~ run, walk, eat, enjoy outdoor stage musical performances and come together as a community!

Trustees volunteer their time & talents to support MAEF’s mission.

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Promote,. Innovate. Partner. Enhance.

The Moon Area Education Foundation (MAEF), a 501(c)(3) public charity, was founded in April 2018 as a catalyst for pathways to promote, pioneer, partner and enhance innovative educational programs, activities and projects that benefit the students of Moon Area School District (MASD) and the communities it serves. MAEF has 4 programs approved to receive Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit funds(EITC*). In addition, we seek to create partnerships between the Foundation, MASD, the community, alumni, businesses and charitable benefactors to further this mission. The MAEF Board of Trustees is comprised of 12 professionals who reside in our community with the ability and dedication to achieve this commitment. 

Click the images below to learn more about each of our Initiatives:

Grants in Action - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020

Film Technique Grant Videos

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