Who We Are
Hampton Alliance for Educational Excellence (HAEE) is a nonprofit, volunteer organization established in 1992 exclusively for the educational enrichment of students enrolled in the Hampton Township School District.
We are a mix of:
Parents from each school in the district
Alumni of Hampton High School
Taxpayers without school-aged children
Local business and industry
Encourage, support, recognize, and reward excellence and innovation in the Hampton Township School District
Promote educational programs that go beyond the basic curriculum and further enrich the educational experience of Hampton students
Raise funds for grants that directly benefit Hampton students
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 5K Run/Walk is our main yearly fundraiser. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we have been able to consistently fund new, exciting, and innovative programs in the Hampton Township School District. This year’s race is scheduled for October 5th, 2019. Use the link at the right to register today! For more information, click here.
Dine To The Finish Line Restaurant Program
Our new “Dine To The Finish Line” Restaurant Program will feature a Hampton restaurant each month. Then on a specific date a portion of each bill will be donated to HAEE! Our goal is to have this program fund all administrative and marketing costs associated with the Annual 5K so that all race registrations will go directly to the Hampton School District teacher grant fund!! Find out more here.