Founded in 1992, HAEE was originally intended to supplement the core budgetary funding resources governed by the Hampton Township Board of Education. The HAEE concept was initiated by then Assistant Superintendent Paula Calabrese, who also acted as the first administrative liaison to the Board of Education but never actually served as an HAEE trustee. The first President of the HAEE was Aaron Walton, whose leadership helped craft and develop the same mission and operating principles in use today.
From the beginning, the HAEE has been an all-volunteer, working Board of Trustees, whose charge is simply to promote and enhance the educational experience of the students of the Hampton Township School District (HTSD). Since inception, HAEE has raised over $500,000 to support HTSD with grants that provide enrichment programs and materials.
Early fund raising efforts focused on a combination of corporate sponsors, United Way designations, and creative community events. In 1993, its 2nd full year of existence, the HAEE held its inaugural 5k Race and 1-Mile Walk, which in 2016 will be in its 24th consecutive year as the primary annual fund raising event. Fund raising sources have expanded over the years to include the Education Improvement Tax Credit (Act IV) administered by the State of Pennsylvania Department of Economic Development as well as community donors.
The HAEE Board of Trustees
Jacqlyn Boggs - President, Michelle Solkovy - Treasurer, Retta Martin - Secretary, Pete Catone, Michael Chapman, Paul Hanna, Brent Heitzenroder, Craig Kaforey, Jill McConnell, Laura Moser, Tom Nee, Nicole Tryon, Trisha Webb, Tricia Winklosky, Beth Veldkamp, Steven Veverka, Mary Anne Librich - HTEA Liaison, Cathy Lueers - School Board Liaison