Volunteer Spotlight on… Grant Hummer

IMG_7946They don’t call him Grant for nothing.

Grant Hummer, president of the Warwick Education Foundation, expects to see the Foundation reach a funding milestone of one million dollars in grants to Warwick School District within the coming year. But he’s not stopping there.

“I look forward to the challenge of getting the next million in funding to the school district,” said Hummer. “When I first joined the board, WEF was offering mini grants with a $1000 limit.”

Since that time, the Foundation has expanded its offerings to include larger Innovative Education and Expert in Residence Grants, this year ranging from $100 to $7000, with a total of $177,214 to Warwick School District in 2014 alone.

The hiring of Executive Director Barbara Mobley has allowed the WEF to accomplish more, including the completion of a strategic plan, further development of business partnerships, and bonus funding for community programs such as Lititz Run Watershed Days.

Hummer helps to spearhead fundraising and visibility events such as the Family Movie Night, Family Fun Day, and “For the Love of Education” auction and gala celebration.

Hummer’s favorite programs include a blend of modern technology and the timeless focus on teaching kids to read.

Grant Hummer is president of the ELA Group, Inc. He has served on the board of the Warwick Education Foundation for nine years, and as board president for seven years. He and his wife, Judi, have three sons, two daughters-in-law, three grandchildren, and two dogs. In his spare time, Grant enjoys golf, gardening, hunting and fishing.