Foundation for Boyertown Education Celebrates 10th Anniversary at "3 Dog Garage"


by Jane Stahl

Greg Herb, founder of the Foundation for Boyertown Education, gives credit to former superintendent Charles Amuso for urging him to pursue the development of Boyertown's foundation as a 501(c)3 organization that accepts donations from businesses, organizations, and individuals to fund projects that enhance the education of the district's students. 

"These projects benefit so many students," explains Herb, "and it gives me immeasurable pleasure to realize all the lives we touched, all the minds we've opened to career possibilities for the students in the [Boyertown Area School] District.

 "These are projects and opportunities that the District's budgets may not be able to afford. But because the Foundation is a separate entity from the school district, we can elect which projects to support," he continues.

Greg Herb reflects on the Foundation's history. 

Projects in all disciplines have been funded over the years. Many involve the latest technology; others enhance science, math, and engineering; still others focus on the arts. 

As part of the federal education tax credit program, EITC, the Foundation provides a way for businesses to take advantage of tax breaks from their charitable donations.

The event was coordinated by Amy Muzopappa, executive director for the Foundation. Muzopappa gave thanks to the Foundations's board, the attendees, and her predecessor Tessi Melchior who shepherded the organization during its fledgling years--developing relationships with donors and charting the Foundation's fundraisers. 

Amy Muzopappa offers thanks and gratitude for donors, the Foundation's Board, and the attendees. 

Tessi Melchior (rt) celebrates with friend Liz. 

Attendees marveled at the facility's collection of vehicles and the venue itself. 

Along with celebrating the anniversary of the Foundation for Boyertown Education, community members were guests of "3 Dog Garage," surrounded by a breath-taking collection of antique and vintage vehicles. 

The site's renovation has been a point of interest for the community. The building itself has undergone a transformation. The landscape and hardscape have turned "3 Dog Garage" into a head turner of beauty and design, inside and out--obviously a labor of love or a "dream come true" for its owner. 

"3 Dog Garage" is a charitable, educational, and tax-exempt museum with a collection representing pre-World War II to the end of the 20th century.

Visit the website to learn more about the museum's mission and collection. 

Decor includes all sorts of neon logos plus vintage Boyertown signs. 

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