Supporting Education Everyday

The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation, Inc. is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes excellence in the Butler Area School District through programs like Creative Teaching Grants, The Kids' Weekend Backpack Program, funding scholarships for graduates, and by raising the profile of public education in the Butler community.

Our ProgramsHow to Support

EITC Special Thanks!

We're incredibly thankful to NexTier and UPMC for their donations to the EITC program for the benefit of the GTSF in 2019!

See How to EITC Program Works

FAB 2020

Our annual Fine Arts & Beyond Showcase returns for the 17th year! We hope you will join us.

Check out the FAB page

Follow GTSF on Facebook

Stay informed with the latest GTSF news by following us on Facebook.

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FAB Auction 2019

Our Programs

Kids' Weekend Backpack Program

The GTSF helps the KWBP to fight hunger by supplying weekend food for K-4 elementary students in need.


The GTSF awarded 18 $2,000 scholarships in 2018 as well as facilitates the distribution of over 40 others backed by private donors.

Creative Teacher Grants

These grants fund teachers who go the extra mile to incorporate creative and innovative projects in the classroom.

STAR Teachers

This program gives any student or parent the ability to recognize a teacher, retired educator, staff member, or volunteer for their excellent work.


The STEAM Room is a leading facility of its type in the state with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.

Walk of Fame

These bricks provide a lasting memento of that special time and place in your own life while at Butler High School.

Ways to Support

Annual Fund Drive

This drive is our main annual campaign drive.

FAB Sponsorship

Help celebrate our students artistic and musical talents during this special annual event.

Amazon Smile

It takes just a few clicks, and anyone can help the GTSF at no extra cost.

Buck Starts Here

An easy way for teachers and employees of the Butler Area School District to make a contribution to the GTSF.


A simple statewide program to help businesses contribute to the GTSF at no extra charge.

Memorial Tribute

Whether a one-time donation or annual scholarship, help remember someone special with the gift of education.