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.

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The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation, Inc., BASD parents, and students want to say:
THANK YOU
Food Service
Bus Drivers
Custodians
Teachers
coaches
nurses
security guards
ADMINISTRATORS
Support Staff
for keeping our children safe and learning during these challenging times.

Tuff Tornado a soggy success!

The Tuff Tornado was back again for its fourth running, at Alameda Park on Saturday, October 1st. Despite the rain, lots of fun was had by the participants!

Tuff Tornado Page

Creative Teacher Grants

The application for Creative Teacher Grants during the 2022-23 school year is now available.

View the Application (PDF)

Tuff Tornado 2022

We will have more updates on the fourth annual Tuff Tornado Run soon!

Tuff Tornado Page

GTSF on Facebook

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

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In Memoriam

Members of the Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation mourn the loss of our friend and colleague Dr. Edward Fink who passed away on December 20, 2021.

Dr. Fink worked at Butler Area School District as a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. His career spanned from September 2, 1969 until June 30, 2012. He touched the lives of many throughout his nearly 43 years with the district.

Dr. Fink was a leader and active member of The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation, Inc. since the organization’s inception in 1991. He led with integrity and valued honesty, diligence, and reliability in others.  Dr. Fink’s colleagues admired him as he continually advocated for the students of the School District and members of the Butler Community in need.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

He was a valued member of our Butler Community, will be missed, but never forgotten.

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.

The 2022 GTSF Scholarship winners.

Our Programs

Kid's Weekend Backpack Program

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

Scholarships

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.

STEAM Room

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.

Distinguished Graduates

Each year the Distinguished Graduate Committee selects an individual for their professional and humanitarian achievements.

Learn More About Our Programs

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.

EITC

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.

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