Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation (GLPIEF) is pleased to announce that Dana Marcinko and Robert F. Demangone have joined its Board of Directors. GLPIEF is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to encouraging community-wide participation and philanthropy to enrich the opportunities of Greater Latrobe school students.
Dana Marcinko is currently the manager at Douds of Greensburg furniture store, where she incorporates her 20-year sales background and love of decorating into her job. She is married to Robert Marcinko, Mid-Atlantic Director of Sales at Citizens Investment Services, and they have two sons Jack and Cole. Dana has served as President for the Westmoreland Drug and Alcohol Commission. She has also served as a board member for both Westmoreland Case Management and Supports, Inc and Homes Build Hope. Most recently, Dana joined the Development Committee for the Greater Latrobe Partners In Education Foundation in 2014. Serving on the Development Committee sparked her interest to serve as a GLPIEF Board member. Dana says, “My children have been at Mt. View Elementary and starting in this next school year my oldest will be attending seventh grade. I saw firsthand the improvements that the foundation has made to the Jr. High and I just wanted to be a part of something that can impact them and so many others.” Moving forward in her new role as board member, she hopes to introduce other parents to the opportunities for donating as well as volunteering to benefit all Greater Latrobe students.
Robert F. Demangone graduated from Saint Vincent College with a Bachelors of Science Degree in accounting. He currently serves as Vice President of Arnold Palmer Enterprises, Inc. He joined the Palmer organization in 1992 as a personal financial advisor to Arnold Palmer and now holds numerous officer positions within the affiliated businesses of Arnold Palmer Enterprises, Inc., including serving as Assistant Secretary/Treasurer for the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve. On his decision to serve as a GLPIEF Board member, Robert says, “I believe in the Foundation’s mission and in the importance for a community to have a strong education system.” As a board member, he brings experience in business, financial management, and philanthropy to add value in helping achieve the Foundation’s goals.
Dana Marcinko and Robert F. Demangone join the volunteer board of directors comprised of parents, alumni, and civic and business leaders committed to effectively governing the Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation. The board includes David B. Arnold; Luigi G. DiIanni; William A. Palmer; Michael J. Rossi; Bradley E.Smith, Esq.; Dorothy M. Staffen; Lester R. Sutton; Judith A. Swigart and Maryann White. The new officers of the GLPIEF Board include Jessica S. Urbanik, president; Raymond W. Mt. Joy, Vice President; Keith M. Visconti, treasurer and James R. Okonak, secretary.
The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation’s mission is to ensure the highest level of education innovation supporting GLSD students, faculty and staff with community involvement in a partnership of lifetime learning through philanthropic and volunteer opportunities. Its first project is the A+ Campaign which is a major, comprehensive capital campaign to seek philanthropic support for the 3 A’s: Academics, Arts and Athletics. To date $4.8 million has been raised towards the $5 million campaign goal. The three strategic goals of the A+ Campaign include the following: (1) Comprehensive cutting-edge technology integration in all classrooms K to 12. (2) Development of an up-to-date Athletic and Wellness Complex at the Senior/Junior High Schools. (3) The renovation of the Junior High School entrance leading to the main building corridor which provides a flexible space for the Junior High art collection modeled after the existing unique collection that we have developed at the Senior High School and three Elementary Schools, the Center for Student Creativity and courtyard.