What is WABEC?

The Waynesboro Area Business, Education, and Community (WABEC) Foundation seeks to establish and promote activities to build partnerships among schools, businesses, and the community-at-large in the Waynesboro area. Our goal to increase community involvement in education for all students. In an era of significantly reduced state budget support, the WABEC Foundation was incorporated to provide a means for donors to contribute resources to support student learning and achievement. The sole intent is to enhance student and community life in the Waynesboro Area School District.

When was WABEC formed and why?

Waynesboro Area Business and Education Consortium Board voted on January 7, 1999 to become a Foundation and changed its name to the Waynesboro Area Business, Education, and Community Foundation. The Foundation held its first Board meeting on May 6, 1999. The Foundation is organized for charitable and educational purposes as defined in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The WABEC philosophy is to support our students, school district, and the community and to continue to excel scholastically, culturally, and socially. The ultimate goal of the WABEC Foundation is to sustain ongoing educational youth programming and lay the groundwork for the future program funding to meet the needs of the 21st century.

WABEC aims to:

  • Encourage student achievement
  • Promote the importance of graduating
  • Encourage innovative classroom programs
  • Support district and teacher efforts to deliver effective career education
  • Provide a forum for educators and business leaders to share concerns and ideas about education
  • Develop public awareness of educational needs