Who We Are

NWLEF's photo booth at Night in the CountryThe Northwestern Lehigh Educational Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports the educational goals of the Northwestern Lehigh School District. It is an independent organization that relies on funding through donations from Northwestern Lehigh Alumni Association, parents, district residents, businesses, and friends. These funds are used to support educational programs that might not otherwise be funded, especially those programs that give our students the skills needed for today’s competitive global world.

As a fundraiser and an advocate, the Northwestern Lehigh Educational Foundation is dedicated to:

  • Making our school district a welcome home for families
  • Enabling our children and youth to thrive
  • Strengthening our entire community

Meet our Board of Directors.

NWLEF Facts

  • Many of our students and staff have benefited from the additional education resources and tools that were acquired through the Foundation’s Teacher Mini-Grant program and Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.
  • To date, the Foundation has distributed more than $850,000 to important education programs since inception.
  • In 2016, the Foundation awarded 10 Teacher Mini-Grants totaling nearly $15,000.
  • The Foundation hosts 4 annual events that raised more than $19,000 to help support our students and our goals in 2016.
  • Over $175,000 was raised through the EITC program thanks to local business in 2016.
  • Much of our success if due to the generosity of local businesses and organizations whom have supported or donated to our events.
  • Your continued support makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.

View the 2016 Annual Report for more insight! 

About the Northwestern Lehigh School District
The Northwestern Lehigh School District comprises approximately 110 square miles in the Northwest corner of Lehigh County. The District is primarily rural, including many agricultural areas, but is also within driving distance of several major cultural centers, such as New York City, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Washington D.C. The District is slowly becoming more diverse, both culturally and economically. The District has many geographical and historical attributes, such as the Appalachian Trail and the Leaser Homestead, which is noted for the preservation of the Liberty Bell during the Revolutionary War.

The District includes one high school, one middle school, two elementary schools, and a digital academy program with a total enrollment of approximately 2400 students. The District offers a variety of course options, including applied-level courses, career and technical education courses, and Advanced Placement courses, and many students even obtain college credits during their high school career. Our district campus is the central hub of the Northwestern Lehigh community and our program of studies provides a healthy balance of academic, athletic, and extracurricular activities. Strong community support is defined by active volunteerism, business partnerships, parent/teacher organizations, alumni and educational foundations, and athletic and activity organizations and school district facilities are frequently utilized by the community to house these events. Our District lacks a strong industrial presence, however, the small businesses within the district are primarily owned by Northwestern Lehigh School District residents. The District’s community and business leaders support the educational and extracurricular programs of the school district by providing financial, moral, and physical supports to our students. It is evident that the community revolves around the activities and accomplishments of the school district which signifies that the Northwestern Lehigh Schools are the heartbeat of this local community.

Visit NWLehighSD.org for more information.