This year, the Pennsylvania School Boards Association will celebrate its 125th anniversary and its place as the first and oldest school boards association in the United States. Highlights of the yearlong rollout include a book commemorating 125 years of education history in our commonwealth, a curated collection of archives housed at our Mechanicsburg offices, a gala dinner at the School Leadership conference, and this special anniversary website dedicated to historic tales, anecdotes and interviews.

The 1895 Society is providing financial support for the yearlong recognition of PSBA’s 125th anniversary. We invite you to join this exclusive group of donors, by becoming a Society Founder or Friend of PSBA. As a way to say “thank you,” you’ll receive these benefits in recognition of your commitment to PSBA’s mission:


$500 and above (limited to 25 individuals or couples)

  • Listing in PSBA 125th Museum on recognition plaque
  • Listing on 125th anniversary video and commemorative anniversary book
  • Copy of commemorative anniversary book
  • Recognition in program for 125th celebratory dinner


  • Dr. Britta Barrickman
  • Richard Frerichs
  • Art & Lili Levinowitz
  • Stacey & Nathan Mains
  • Roberta Marcus
  • Mark B. Miller
  • Marianne Neel
  • James Scheirer
  • Kathy Swope
  • Eric P. Wolfgang

Please make your check payable to “PSBA 1895 Society”

Thank you for your donation to further the mission of PSBA. As a 501(c)4 organization your contribution is NOT tax deductible to any extent according to I.R.C. § 170 –  corporate contributions should be recorded as a marketing expense. Please consult your tax advisor for any further information.

To confirm your 1895 Society membership or for more information, please contact Deb Harrington at or (717) 506-2450 ext. 3326.


Each week during the Keynote Webinar Series a new winner will be selected from the districts in attendance and announced in Daily EDition the day after the webinar. The award is a $1,250 scholarship that the district’s school board can award to a graduating senior. This scholarship is in honor of PSBA’s 125th anniversary and is made possible by the generosity of the 1895 Society sponsors.

  • Methacton School District
  • Bellefonte Area School District
  • Central Greene School District
  • Highlands School District
  • Tredyffrin/Easttown School District
  • Pittsburgh School District
  • Schuylkill Valley School District
  • Centennial School District
  • Hatboro-Horsham School District
  • Central York School District
  • Parkland School District
  • Peters Township School District